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Wabtec Reviews

Updated Sep 10, 2019

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Wabtec CEO Raymond T Betler
Raymond T Betler
47 Ratings
  1. Helpful (15)

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

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    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 for 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

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    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).

    Wabtec2017-03-27
  2. Helpful (11)

    "Was a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wabtec full-time

    Pros

    Very nice new office. Professional and competent coworkers.

    Cons

    There is only one layer of management present at this location. All other management is remote and clueless to the day to day operations here. Management is willing to cut corners to make schedule obligations at the customer’s expense. This is compounded by a complete lack of any adherence to a software development process and leads to a focus on fighting fires. Employees are disengaged, un-empowered and... generally feel unvalued. There is no training programs, limited opportunities for advancement, tasks are dictated, and there are no bonus or other incentive programs, all the while management micromanages everything due to their distrust of the employees. Overall, the employees are underpaid based on current market values and because management is negligent on providing timely performance reviews the employees are left with no other recourse than to seek employment elsewhere. The attrition rate is on the rise. Poor performers are not being held accountable and no one seems to have any authority to make changes.

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    Advice to Management

    NONE

    Wabtec2017-03-15
  3. Helpful (6)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    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.

    Wabtec2017-03-13
  4. Helpful (7)

    "Software Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Wabtec full-time for 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.

    Wabtec2017-01-24
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Wabtec"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Wabtec full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Lots of acquisitions. Too much focus on shareholders.

    Wabtec2017-01-29
  6. Helpful (12)

    "Leadership failure"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Duncan, SC

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

    Pros

    history, past leadership and industry leadership

    Cons

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

    Wabtec2017-02-11
  7. "Quality"

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    Quality Improvement in Houston, TX

    I worked at Wabtec for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There is only less learning in this environment

    Wabtec2017-01-13
  8. "Life of working on the railroad."

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    Construction Crewman in Mesquite, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Wabtec for less than a year

    Pros

    You get to travel all over the US and earn travel milage for trips. You get six days off every other week.1

    Cons

    You stay away from home eight days at a time. Work in extreme cold weather and layovers in airports.

    Wabtec2016-12-26
  9. 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wabtec full-time for 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.

    Wabtec2016-12-30
  10. Helpful (7)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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     in Azle, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wabtec

    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.

    Wabtec2017-01-08
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