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Westinghouse Cranberry Township Reviews

Updated May 6, 2017
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  • poor work/life balance (saturdays and late nights) (in 30 reviews)

  • Trust in upper management is non-existing throughout the company (in 40 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (10)

    "Employees dropping like flys"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranberry Township, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranberry Township, PA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Westinghouse (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    none right now to speak of

    Cons

    Still letting employees go after no more reductions were needed.


  2. Helpful (12)

    "Declining Industry and Major Mistakes"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Cranberry Township, PA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Cranberry Township, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pockets of flexibility along with interesting and meaningful work.

    Cons

    Limited growth markets, 'forced' acquisitions, changing project requirements all have created a season for distrust, terrible financials and weak outlook. No raises this year, and in 2013, no pension moving forward.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency is necessary, otherwise what trust has been lost will never be regained.


  3. Helpful (9)

    "Poorly Managed Company"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Cranberry Township, PA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Cranberry Township, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Westinghouse full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable Pay, great people at the working level

    Cons

    Company in bankruptcy due to poor management at the executive level

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach


  4. Helpful (4)

    "will overcome"

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Cranberry Township, PA
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Cranberry Township, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Westinghouse full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, good salary, nice environment

    Cons

    Nuclear industry itself is getting down after Fukushima and low gas price so Westinghouse is also getting down.... Due to delays of works... there were mendatory overtime without compensation.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Westinghouse Nuclear - great company trying to find their way"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cranberry Township, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cranberry Township, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Westinghouse full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people, co-workers are fantastic! The goal to provide the world with safe clean energy is inspiring.

    Cons

    Upper management seems to have lost focus - The company should focus on the technologies that they are good at providing.


  6. "Great challenging place to work."

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    Current Employee - Principal Mechanical Engineer in Cranberry Township, PA
    Current Employee - Principal Mechanical Engineer in Cranberry Township, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Westinghouse full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to solve challenging technical problems and the occupation is fulfilling knowing that I am helping to provide the world with clean safe electric power. If you can handle the stress you will be well taken care of here.

    Cons

    The nuclear industry isn't for everyone, the highly regulated environment requires significant attention to detail, much time working against real deadlines requiring extra effort, and the analysis methods are a bit behind the times.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to break down organizational silos and maximize utilization of experienced mentors to educate the up and coming generation of engineers for continued reduction in inefficiencies due to learning curves associated with level of experience.


  7. Helpful (12)

    "Good pay if you can tolerate a terrible work environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Cranberry Township, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Cranberry Township, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Westinghouse full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    * Pay is above average
    * Flexible work arrangements available (telecommuting two days a week, 9/80)

    Cons

    * The company is completely devoid of effective senior leadership, leading to inconsistencies in policies and employee treatment throughout the company.
    * Very little attention paid to employee development, you have to fight tooth and nail to get training or development opportunities.
    * The overall atmosphere is terrible. It just feels like most people have no interest in being there, which is reflected by the terrible employee survey responses that come through every time.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employee development and facilitating team bonding, if you can give people goals and a bit of camaraderie it'll help raise moral.


  8. Helpful (13)

    "Front line management is killing this company"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Cranberry Township, PA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Cranberry Township, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Westinghouse full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good location. Nice building.

    Cons

    There are, unfortunately, several. They have slowly removed the perks that previously made this a great company to work for while placing more and more demands on the employees. Front line managers place far too much emphasis on metrics (e.g. monthly 'human performance' observations) that add no value to anything and distract from the engineer's duty to provide sound technical answers to our customers.

    Advice to Management

    The problems are so engrained in the culture that we're way past a 'simple course correction' if things are going to improve in the long run. Front line managers need to be held to a much higher standard and the metrics used to evaluate them need to be completely revisited.


  9. Helpful (20)

    "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranberry Township, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranberry Township, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Westinghouse (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There is an intelligent and talented pool of engineers.

    Cons

    owned by Toshiba who replaced all good management with outsiders who do not know how to manage the business and are doing a terrible job. Layoffs have been replaced by terminations with a company policy stating they are not in the business of paying separation benefits.

    Advice to Management

    respect your workforce


  10. Helpful (30)

    "Nice company, shame about the management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranberry Township, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranberry Township, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting technology, lots of smart hardworking people. Great benefits and pretty decent pay. HQ office located in the convenient place walking distance to restaurants and some retail.

    Cons

    In the name of the cost savings couple of layoffs have taken place. Work load remained the same, placing a greater burden on the remaining staff. As a result more people left while management placed a freeze on external hiring. At the same time more VP and Sr. VP positions have been added while "workhorses" are left to deal with 60-80 hours work week and delivering all the deadlines on time.

    Advice to Management

    Less VP's, more individual contributors! Your biggest asset is your people. Bring back the flex time. Modify the performance reviews to make them meaningful.


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