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"It's a job and it pays the bills"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Cranberry Twp, PA
Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Cranberry Twp, PA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Fringe benefits:
 - one of few places that still provides a pension (in addition to a 401(k); note: 5 yrs to vest)
 - availability for alternate work arrangements (telecommute, 9/80, 4/10)
 - compensation is higher than other industries

Cons

Very large company with a lot of red tape. Obviously, some is necessary due to the NRC and the industry (nuclear). Quite a bit of it is not necessary.

It does not seem that resources are allocated properly to work efficiently as a company.

One can get pigeon-holed into a particular role.

Other Employee Reviews for Westinghouse

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunities to broaden experiences and knowledge."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management provides enough guidance without micromanaging. There are always enough experienced engineers to mentor and lead, or just to ask clarifying questions. Company policies encourage technical growth and career promotions.

    Cons

    Lower-level management gain more from keeping experienced engineers where they are. Some departments are not allowed to hire from other groups, despite ideal personnel and talent levels, leaving some engineers 'stuck' working with lower growth and promotion opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    WEC has the advantage of employing considerable numbers of former military (Navy) personnel, though junior-level management has not benefitted from the professional leadership training that the Navy provides. Providing Resource Managers with some professional leadership training (akin to NLDP) will significantly increase their group performance.


  2. Helpful (10)

    "There is an overabundance of management layers prohibiting productive work and growth"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Cranberry, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Cranberry, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are okay Cafeteria is pretty good but expensive- if you like being lazy that's who gets promoted If you like being devious that seems to be good to

    Cons

    Layers of incompentant management and politics prevent employee growth and opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Strip out layers of management, remove those that perform to company's detriment (the unable and political) and perhaps projects would run better so that everything isn't in a last minute craze

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