BWX Technologies Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2020

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3.3
60%
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BWX Technologies President & CEO Rex D. Geveden (no image)
Rex D. Geveden
22 Ratings
Pros
  • "9/80 flex schedule to get every other Friday off(in 12 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Decision-making erratic and strategic planning method unclear(in 4 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great employer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Police Lieutenant in Lynchburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BWX Technologies full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great work hours and good people

    Cons

    Not really any cons with this company

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Wasted my time"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Lynchburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and Benefits, many very good people

    Cons

    BWXT makes all of their money on charging hours to the tax payers. I am not sure how they get away with it but they do. Brand new massive vertical machining centers, that us manual clamps, manual alignment, manual tool changes, manual clamps, cardboard chip shields, slowest speeds and feeds possible, smallest tools possible. When you get paid by the hour, why be efficient? Completely ridiculous! I came to BWXT Lynchburg as an experienced professional, having worked for a few major industrial power generation manufacturers, I thought this would be an easy transition. All I can say, is if you have not worked at a national lab, or shipyard, you will be sorely disappointed. Layers of useless bureaucracy, ineffective systems, work-around on top of work-around. Most of this is designed so nobody has any responsibility or reason to do their work. Some of the other sites, in Ohio and Indiana seem a little more realistic, but not NOG Lynchburg. There is no logic to this operation, everything is manual and inefficient as possible. Workers are trained internally and not given any training or information beyond the bare minimum they need to know. This is intentional. I had a 20 year experienced, ultrasonic testing inspector tell me he did not know what a decibel was. The lead engineer explained to me how we bought a bag of rivets, for $300, then managed to spend $60K of the taxpayer’s money, to inspect them, BWXT does not see a problem with this. I also remember management openly laughing when someone suggested using AQAP techniques, why use the quality system used by 98% of manufactures when you can use a 40 year old quality system? Managers use threats, false timeliness, intimidation to get workers to perform, since many others do not have the option of leaving, they put up with it. Managers have no respect in this organization, I believe I was threatened with mandatory overtime at least once a month during my tenure there. Overall my work and an engineer was boring, mundane, and could have been handled by any administrative person with basic technical knowledge. I had applied for another position within the company but was blocked by my manager, Leaving BWXT was the only way to get out of that prison. There are a lot of good people here, they pay well, but if you want to change or improve anything, forget about it.

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Stay away"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Master Fitter in Barberton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BWX Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Competitive Pay, Union, highly skilled workforce experienced co workers

    Cons

    Toxic atmosphere, Front line Managers, have effectively made this company uncomfortable place to work. From the constantly revised “Expectations” and belittlement of the working class. I regret my decision to join this company. While boasting Structure they fumble daily.

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  4. "Great place to work."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Lynchburg, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BWX Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and bonuses. Experience working with a product you can be proud of.

    Cons

    Slow paced and in a poor location.

  5. "Ok"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Lynchburg, VA

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

    Pros

    Many comp and schedule are good

    Cons

    Additional vacation time would be good

  6. "Good pay and benefits. $30/hour plus OT availble"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Welder in Barberton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BWX Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Safe and relatively clean work environment. Lot of overtime available with double-time on Sunday, but not mandatory.

    Cons

    Everything moves slowly and it can be frustrating.

  7. "Well paid"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Radiation Protection Technician in West Mifflin, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BWX Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Well paid, concerned about employee safety

    Cons

    Communication is lacking at times

  8. "Overall good company"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Barberton, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BWX Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good working hours, great co-workers, stable employment outlook. The company overall has the right ethics and understands that safety and quality are a priority over production.

    Cons

    Lack of technology. Security rules hold company back from advancing. Management doesn't understand the real issues holding the company back. Not all of the salary staff is treated equally as some receive company issued cell phones but others do not, with no clear reasoning behind who is important enough to receive such items. IT and managers who sit at their desk (right next to a desk phone) are all issued company sponsored phones while those that are on call from home 24/7 do not receive a company issued cell phone.

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Typical union work environment but they put safety and quality first as a priority."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Barberton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BWX Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Unlimited over time. They don't rush you, they would rather it be done correctly. Union.

    Cons

    On back shift long term

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  10. "Good Flex Schedule"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Mount Vernon, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BWX Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    9/80 flex schedule to get every other Friday off. Managers are lenient and work with your schedule.

    Cons

    Very stressful environment. Government deadlines are hard to meet. You're never fully caught up on work.

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