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Updated Jul 18, 2021

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Bettis Laboratory CEO Brendan Bechtel
Brendan Bechtel
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  1. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Stable but bureaucratic

    Jul 18, 2021 - Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    9/80 flex time, stable employment

    Cons

    Too much dead weight. Way too bureaucratic.

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good Focus on Work-Life Balance

    Mar 1, 2021 - Nuclear Engineer in West Mifflin, PA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good people to work with, Unique work.

    Cons

    Security concerns make it almost impossible to be innovative.

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  3. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Stay away

    Mar 3, 2021 - Manager in West Mifflin, PA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    pay and benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    Siloing, retaliation, intimidation, investigation of dissenters, very homogeneous employee population, innovation stifling bureaucracy and over-engineered solutions.

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  4. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Avoid

    Apr 30, 2020 - Technology Technician in West Mifflin, PA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Working at Bettis was always about job security. Even THAT isn't a sure thing, these days.

    Cons

    Increasingly poor benefits. Raises do not even keep up with cost of living and insurance costs. Communication has ALWAYS lacked. Instead of promoting knowledgeable people into management positions, they choose people who just have a degree to their name, and are willing to be yes men. Those that do NOT tow the line, are usually discounted as disgruntled employees. HR department are the biggest comoany shills, who will stab you in the back, all the while, with a friendly smile on their face.

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    4 people found this review helpful
  5. 2.0
    Current Employee

    like working in the 1950s

    Jul 28, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Hours are flexible. Pay is fine. You will never be expected to take your work home.

    Cons

    Technology is way behind the times. Diversity is nonexistent. Definite boys' club vibe.

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Okay

    Mar 23, 2019 - Senior Engineer in West Mifflin, PA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good Benefits / Schedule. Very Nice People.

    Cons

    Somewhat monotonous day-to-day. Not satisfying.

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  7. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Most of the reviews summed up

    Oct 17, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    9/80 work schedual, great vacation/sick time, good benefits, and decent starting salary.

    Cons

    IT takes themselves too seriously. They are very outdated and slow to move forward with just about everything. They lack culture and an environment that makes you want to come into work every day. Management pretends to care about employees opinions but when time comes for an employee feedback survey, no one wants to voice their opinions because they know nothing will change. Starting out pay is great to bring people in, but you will soon realize that getting raises is a long process with little results.

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  8. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Poor Company Culture

    Sep 20, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in West Mifflin, PA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Work 9 hours a day and get every other Friday off. Pay is average for engineers, good for administration/business. Start off with 3 weeks vacation and get 4 weeks by the 3rd year.

    Cons

    Company culture is awful. No one talks to each other..they just hide in their cubes and stare at the clock until the day is over. Management definitely plays into that culture. They do not interact with their employees at all, and don't mentor. If a manager asks how your day is going, consider yourself lucky. Not allowed to interact with coworkers because talking might distract others. Employees seem jaded and overworked.

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  9. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    IF you're heading to IT...read

    Aug 27, 2018 - Project Analyst in West Mifflin, PA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Leave your work at work. 9/80 schedule is nice. Training available as much as you need. Good stepping stone for those who want to fly under the radar and gain some (emphasis) experience.

    Cons

    You will wait an extensive amount of time to work here. (over 9 months, easily) And when you finally get there. It's....unpleasant? Terrible cafeteria food, stained carpets, old facilities and the fallout that comes with it. Senior leadership lacks some serious vision and big picture. Stay away if you want to make a difference in the company. IT is very outdated. You will notice similar reviews as nothing has really changed in quite some time. Just don't. There are plenty of other companies in the Pittsburgh area worth your time. I promise.

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  10. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Caustic

    Jul 9, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Freedom to work on what interests you

    Cons

    Caustic work environment, not open to new ideas, resting on laurels.

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