Westinghouse - Decent place to work, but advancement and overall career progress is limited for younger employees. | Glassdoor
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"Decent place to work, but advancement and overall career progress is limited for younger employees."

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranberry Twp, PA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranberry Twp, PA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

1. Fair, clean, office environment.
2. Nice employees and coworkers.
3. Benefits are top-notch.
4. Flexible time off for personal matters, lunch, illnesses, vacation, etc.
5. Accommodations are excellent for a similar company of this type.
6. Company tries to provide employees with an up-to-date work environment.
7. Opportunities to get advanced degrees and other training and company offers (or offered) to pay large portion or all at one point.

Cons

1. Outdated management style.
2. Little to no knowledge transfer that can't be blamed on the senior level employees. There is simply no program to train new employees out of college. There have been attempts but no one follows through.
3. Career advancement and progress is not as straight forward as it can be.
4. Advanced degree programs are not in place for those that get degrees and want to further their career paths within company.
5. It appears the wrong people advance in the company because of who they know or how they know the 'system' works.
6. Very little work related to actual engineering takes place.
7. Too much administrative burdens that block actual progress to take place. Things such as creating a simple calculation take far longer than any one else I know that works at other companies take.
8. Industry is too dependent on outside factors, government regulations, and the NRC.
9. The pay could be better stated or explained and could be higher. However, given the little actual engineering that takes place, the pay is ok.
10. The work overall is not stimulating or challenging in the areas that one would want it to be challenging. Having to wait weeks to get a design change through, or waiting days or weeks for a reply from another engineer or contracting company, or having to adjust the format of a calculation over and over to satisfy some guide isn't challenging - it is another time-consuming often unnecessary roadblock in the work production.
11. Overall, everything in the company just runs very very slow.
12. Employee population is heavily on the side of older males (40-50+) and those near retirement.

Advice to Management

The leadership at Westinghouse needs to look at what successful growing companies are doing outside of the nuclear industry. The entire 'senior level and experience is better than new talent' motto needs to be changed. They need to make career paths and options to employees more clear. Managers each have different interpretations and advice on career paths that are not consistent. There needs to be more clarity of what is going on with the company overall and where the opportunities are for young and old employees alike.

Other Employee Reviews for Westinghouse

  1. Helpful (3)

    "They are in the midst of downsizing-becoming very cut throat"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product/Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Product/Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay for the work

    Cons

    Poor Management
    CEO and New CEO left,
    3 vp's left
    Just asked for voluntary resignations
    Terrible travel policies

    Advice to Management

    Quit hiring friends and start hiring managers.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "An easy job at the expense of professional growth"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    From a technical standpoint the work is not challenging. It's a very friendly place to work, the interoffice politics are kept to a minimum, and the atmosphere is casual.

    Cons

    Because of the safety culture in Nuclear work you shouldn't expect to work on anything "cutting edge". True and tried systems will always be the chosen technology of choice.

    Advice to Management

    There's a massive disconnect between upper management and the first line managers and engineers. This comes at the expense of schedule slippage and overruns.

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