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3.3
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62%
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88%
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Rex D. Geveden
16 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible 9/80 work schedule option for salary(in 10 reviews)

  • "9 80 schedule, benefits are not bad(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "If you don’t have a security clearance, it can take a while to start after they agree to hire you(in 4 reviews)

  • "Sometimes BWX Technologies approaches problems from a "we have always done it this way" approach and it can stifle creativity(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Serious Job Security"

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    Current Employee - End User Support Analyst in Euclid, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BWX Technologies full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Long term government contracts ensure a long future.

    Cons

    Management in another state. Not necessarily a bad thing, but not keen to how the local business operates....mandates of pushing initiatives that dont work in every location.

    Advice to Management

    Understand each worksite and how it is different from the other.

    BWX Technologies2019-01-03
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not what it appears"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BWX Technologies full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Decent pay good people 9/80 work week.

    Cons

    Management is only in it for the money and don’t care about the long term business or employees. Top management squeezes working staff for more hours just to increase their bonuses. HR staff are puppets for management and do not care about diversity. Avoid at all costs if you want a career...and they are constantly trying to short cut the US Navy, their number one customer...how can they justify that?

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to short change the Navy and quit talking about how much money you made.

    BWX Technologies2019-05-13
  3. Helpful (1)

    "I'm free"

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    Former Employee - Quality in Lynchburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BWX Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lynchburg has very beautiful scenery

    Cons

    Training: Initial in-doc training was great. Came in as a manager was also transitioning in (this happens a lot, don't expect to work for the manager that interviews you) I was not assigned a co-worker to assist me in learning the position or given any direction as to what to do with my position. Left to figure it out on my own, which I'm a good worker I can do that, but it would have been nice to know what I should...

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    Advice to Management

    It would probably be better if there were less chiefs and more Indians as the saying goes. Possibly let another company take over this business...

    BWX Technologies2019-04-23
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Good steady job, Wish the compensation was competitive"

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    Former Employee - Welding Engineer in Barberton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BWX Technologies full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    -Interesting and motivating products. -Job security due to contracts being sold very long term and company being a sole source supplier for the Navy. -Great experience -9/80 work schedule is nice. -Minimal "demand" to work beyond regular schedule. -Relatively low expectations compared to more competitive industries. -Steady pay increases year to year ~2.5% -Good work environment -Great people to work with

    Cons

    -Minimal incentive to be ambitious. -Far too much time (3-4yrs) between hiring and first substantial (>10%) pay increase. -Long term contracts and minimal corporate aid ties local management's hands in regards to compensation progress. (Fixed promotion budget regardless of increased hiring pace) -Loss of experienced workforce due to retirement combined with retention issues for younger employees has created a wide...

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    Advice to Management

    Recognize top performers, reward them for their efforts, keep them engaged, hold them accountable, and watch them push your company to new heights.

    BWX Technologies2019-03-06
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Depressing Environment"

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    Former Employee - Project Management 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BWX Technologies full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    They pay well which makes it difficult to leave

    Cons

    The facilities are depressing and outdated, management talks down to employees. There is a lack of training and a lot of stress to do things quickly, but quality often suffers because of it.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better. They spend a lot of time there and they deserve better facilities and leadership.

    BWX Technologies2019-03-21
  6. "Ideal Internship Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Lynchburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BWX Technologies part-time

    Pros

    -Supportive culture at all positions and levels of management

    Cons

    -Security clearance externally performed and can be lengthy process

    BWX Technologies2019-02-28
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Don’t expect and one to have a clue"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Mount Vernon, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BWX Technologies full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    9 80 schedule, benefits are not bad

    Cons

    To much work politics, not many people that actually have a clue what is going on. Very poor company culture now. All about the blame game.

    Advice to Management

    Need to fix the mount vernon location

    BWX Technologies2019-04-02
  8. "Good Salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BWX Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Manufacture the best product in the world

    Cons

    Work most weekends and holidays are groups for July 4 and Christmas shut down

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the facility and people

    BWX Technologies2019-01-01
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great location for those interested in manufacturing"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at BWX Technologies

      Pros

      Good people to work with

      Cons

      No cells phones inside the facility

      BWX Technologies2018-11-08
    • "Master Fitter"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at BWX Technologies

      Pros

      Great company, everyone is willing to help you when your new.

      Cons

      2 year attendance probation program

      BWX Technologies2018-11-08
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