Wabtec - Rough Waters Ahead | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (15)

    "Rough Waters Ahead"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wabtec full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The physical office is new and looks nice. You don't have to worry too much about work/life balance being a problem.

    Cons

    Pay is well below market standard and benefits are mediocre at best. Several engineers have gone years without a performance review or merit increase. There is little feedback on your job performance overall. Cooperation between departments and engineering teams is very poor. People seem to like to carve out a kingdom and stick to it. Upper management is severely lacking in leadership and transparency. They do... not inspire anyone to go out of their way at all and mostly stay in their offices with the door closed. The whole aura screams "go away, I don't want to talk to you." Management does not engage or challenge employees, and they have no respect from any of the people working in the office. This is not an engineering firm. They have no process in place to develop software, and the code they do have is so bad that it is at critical mass and is no longer maintainable. Despite that, management seems blind to these issues, even when they are repeatedly told they cannot continue this way. Even customers are starting to notice the problems. Employees are leaving like they are on a sinking ship and management cannot even begin to fathom why.

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    Advice to Management

    Take time to understand why employees are leaving. Make some effort to fix the problems before you lose all your customers.

    Wabtec2017-05-03
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to learn and grow as an Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Rosemont, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent exposure to all aspects of the product design process. You are not just a drafter, quality engineer, data analyst, or technical writer as these projects are integrated, fulfilling and require and go-getter mindset. Friendly people with years and years of experience in the industry that are more than willing to help you learn and are patient to help you with different tasks. Wabtec recently aquired GE... Transportation and has doubled its size and has become a Fortune 500 company. Also, you will not be trapped behind your desk doing trivial work as you will have opportunities to travel and visit various sites that manufacture, test, and refine our products.

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    Cons

    Sometimes work can get slow at times and it may feel like you have to constantly ask management for more tasks. However, this is not common.

    Advice to Management

    Build a comprehensive new hire agenda so that there is clear direction and exposure to aspects of the projects and products. I look forward to my future work with Wabtec and SCT!

    Wabtec2019-02-11
  2. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment with direct mentoring

    Cons

    Potential for relocation biannually

    Wabtec2019-10-05

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