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Wabtec Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Work environment was ok, employees were helpful and friendly and they knew their machines and jobs well (in 5 reviews)

  • Great benefits and great coworkers to work with (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Azle, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Azle, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wabtec full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Autonomy, good coworkers, interesting work

    Cons

    Poor communication, bad management, low pay

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be held accountable for missing evaluations or failing to provide support for employees.


  2. "Sad situation in Duncan"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Manager in Spartanburg, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wabtec full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the smartest and hardest working people I've ever been around. They are friendly and helpful and I enjoyed my time with them.

    Cons

    The place is crazy. Very mismanaged and I am surprised at the corporate oversight there in Duncan. A new leadership team should step in and run the place like they care. Right now it's a big joke and the customers are not happy.

    Advice to Management

    The good people are leaving. Someone should take note.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Don't bother applying, considering, or accepting any position at this company!!!"

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

    I have been working at Wabtec full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    None
    (maybe schadenfreude)
    actually, one positive -- it's impossible to get fired no matter how incompetent you are
    (really a negative because of all the dead weight and horrible managers)

    Cons

    way below market value salaries
    no pay raises (I know several people who have waited YEARS for management to complete an "annual" appraisal.)
    horrible benefits (worst options for healthcare I've ever seen)
    hostile work environment
    incompetent management
    horrible work environment (loud, distracting, no labs or equipment)
    all complaints, constructive criticism, and suggestions are completely ignored
    no integrity in management (slimy used car salesmen who lie and blow smoke)
    no responsibility in management (always have an excuse for their failures; always someone else's fault)
    no trust in management
    no opportunities for advancement
    obsolete technology/languages
    hypocrites who do not follow company core values
    employees not seen as human beings; only seen as resources to be used or tossed

    Advice to Management

    To the executives in corporate headquarters:
    Fire all managers in Fort Worth, TX office and replace them with competent leaders who listen to employees and work with them rather than making ridiculous mandates such as: you will be happy at work (honest to God true statement from upper level management here).


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Azle, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Azle, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Wabtec full-time

    Pros

    Practically impossible to get fired from the job.

    Cons

    Low pay. Managers are not held accountable. Annual performance reviews/raises are always late, so don't hold your breath waiting for a raise. No direction from senior management. "Offshore" help is now being introduced.

    No development cycle, whatsoever.

    Advice to Management

    NONE.


  6. "Quality"

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    Former Employee - Quality Improvement in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Improvement in Houston, TX

    I worked at Wabtec (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good management, friendly co-workers and easy to reach officials

    Cons

    There is only less learning in this environment


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Leadership failure"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Duncan, SC
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Duncan, SC

    I have been working at Wabtec full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    history, past leadership and industry leadership

    Cons

    current toxic leadership failure destruction since 2015 driving moral to historic low


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Duncan plant closing down due to outsourcing of parts and merger with faiveley transport."

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    Former Employee - Technician in Duncan, SC
    Former Employee - Technician in Duncan, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wabtec full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Health care plan and 401k similar to other companies. 10 days vacation first five years with one day added over next ten. 20 days after 20 years. Usually a 1 to 1.5 percent pay raise every year.

    Cons

    Little job security, sick time consist of using vacation or working extra to make up time, and a schedule that involves 12 hour days at the end of the year.

    Advice to Management

    Let the employees know how much longer their jobs will be there.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Azle, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Azle, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large and stable company
    Growth via acquisition

    Cons

    Growth does not produce additional opportunities for movement.
    Employees are held in existing position
    Principals are unwilling to share business operations knowledge with techs
    No training offered in how complex systems are supposed to operate.

    Advice to Management

    Train new hire and existing tech staff in how the systems they are to work on and support are supposed to work.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Revolving Door"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Sales and Marketing in Moorpark, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Sales and Marketing in Moorpark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Wabtec full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Clean professional facility in a good location for Simi and Thousand Oaks residency.

    Cons

    Overly dependent on out sourcing of materials hence not price competitive in the market.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the loyalty of your management team.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Rough place to work. I worked there almost 5 years although the money was good. The management is biased to their frien"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Chillicothe, OH
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Chillicothe, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good money but hard and miserable place.

    Cons

    Always changing the rules to benefit a friend or family member. If you are a woman be careful of the main guy he is a sexual predator and will lie about anything. Not all the people there have to do their job. It's a boy's club and your either in or out. Harassment is there biggest policy.

    Advice to Management

    Dump your -- and start listening to your workers. Make everyone do their job.



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