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WesTech Engineering Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2019

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3.6
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69%
Recommend to a Friend
84%
Approve of CEO
Rex Plaizier
33 Ratings
Pros
  • "Employee owned company where the profit is shared among all employees(in 8 reviews)

  • "You have a say in what happens at the company, and they have open book finances so you can really see how the company is doing(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management positions are awarded by time with company, not experience, education, of ability to perform(in 3 reviews)

  • "The company can't seem to make any progress because the corporate management has no teeth(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WesTech Engineering full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people are pleasant, funny, and unique. Some of the engineers are, well, engineers, but what can you expect. Family values.

    Cons

    I'd say the pay is conservative, and the promises of company ownership value long-term are lofty, but it could pay off if you stay long enough, like 20 years.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    WesTech Engineering2019-07-17
  2. "Nice place to work. Engineering environment"

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very stable job, focus in different markets, so they don't rely only in one kind of industry.

    Cons

    Probably too stable job, even for people who shoudn't be working at the company. Slow motion way to grow internally.

    WesTech Engineering2019-05-31
  3. "Good place to work"

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      Current Employee - Drafter in South Salt Lake, UT

      I have been working at WesTech Engineering full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Retirement, ESOP, family friendly, flexible

      Cons

      Salary is lower than average, but made up for with ESOP

      WesTech Engineering2019-05-22
    • "I enjoy showing up for work every day"

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      Current Employee - Student Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      They have great leadership and opportunities

      Cons

      Becoming an overly large company, not for someone looking for a smaller firm

      WesTech Engineering2019-05-19
    • "OK place to work"

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      Former Employee - Drafter II in South Salt Lake, UT
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at WesTech Engineering full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Employees are friendly Comfortable place to work, I never felt scared to lose my job Management seems to care Comfortable work arrangements (Salt Lake Campus) Extracurricular activities (Company retreats, Halloween and other celebrations through the year) Wonderful work/life balance

      Cons

      Company announces changes, then middle management refuses to carry out those changes if they feel it doesn't apply to them. The "groups" in the company structure seem to tell the CEO what they want, and the CEO just gives in. The "good ole middle management" seems to conspire to do things the way they want to. Beware coming up with anything new and trying to implement it. You will get buried. Also, beware of who knows...

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      Advice to Management

      If you are pushing for improvements company wide, make sure the implementation of which has teeth. It's very disappointing and is a hit to morale when a program is announced, and the middle management block the changes being made corporately.

      WesTech Engineering2019-04-05
    • "Going downhill fast!"

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      Former Employee - Varied in Salt Lake City, UT
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at WesTech Engineering full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Has some fun perks, but they are getting rid of them one by one. Cushy job if you are in management or HR.

      Cons

      High nepotism, employment is heavily placed on who you know and who likes you, not on merit. This used to be a great company, when Steve passed it all has gone to hell. Pay is lower then average, with a lot of pressure to do more. They make you think they are all about the employees, then screw you over. Makes promises not kept. At will company which means they can fire you without reason. Benefits steadily decreasing.

      Advice to Management

      Do like Steve did. Actually care about all your employees. Be fair open and honest. All those corporate improvement programs are worthless because your training is inadequate and you don't follow through. Don't play favorites and don't hire managers who do. Your bonus programs are worthless!!

      WesTech Engineering2019-04-04
    • "Caught in the Past"

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      Current Employee - Controls Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at WesTech Engineering full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Easy/laid back environment. Really hard to be fired even if you under preform. Good place to coast or great out of college job.

      Cons

      Management is hamstrung by a their mantra of going the extra mile to save a buck. It is an ESOP and it shows. Benefits constantly are being cut "for your own good" to increase ESOP share price. On the bottom end of the scale for pay. Don't expect to get rich working here.

      Advice to Management

      Pay extra to keep your good employees. Fire people who are bad at their job. Bring in managers from major companies to teach you standards.

      WesTech Engineering2019-03-26
    • "Good job at a fair company"

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      Current Employee - Designer in Salt Lake City, UT
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at WesTech Engineering full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      They care about their employees.

      Cons

      Sometimes overly conservative, but better than being careless.

      WesTech Engineering2018-12-06
    • "Good Company"

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      Former Employee - Senior Project Manager 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at WesTech Engineering full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      People are great, atmosphere is great

      Cons

      Does not pay fair market value for employees

      WesTech Engineering2018-12-05
    • "Designer and Export Manager"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at WesTech Engineering part-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Management is professional and cares about people

        Cons

        Nothing to report besides improving on benefits.

        Advice to Management

        Keep up with the good job

        WesTech Engineering2018-09-03
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