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Westinghouse Cranberry Twp Reviews

Updated July 9, 2017
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  • poor work/life balance (saturdays and late nights) (in 29 reviews)

  • Trust in upper management is non-existing throughout the company (in 42 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Westinghouse"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Cranberry Headquarters: Nice Facility, Cafeteria, Gym and Recreational Activities (convenient for lunch breaks)
    - Smart and professional employees, good people to work with
    - Competitive Salary
    - Different areas of the company to potentially move around in - some product lines are much more mature and efficient than others. You can have a different experience based on where you are at in the company.
    - There has been transparency with the ongoing technical and financial issues

    Cons

    - Lack of structure and training, especially for the New Plants division. The processes, tools and expectations aren't clearly defined.
    - Low moral with bankruptcy and other measures the company has taken over the past few years. It used to be a much more enjoyable place to work (company picnics, recreational leagues, happy hours, etc).
    - Overcomplicated policies and procedures. It is a strictly regulated industry, but Westinghouse has not helped itself with the additional paperwork and processes.
    - Started "tracking" work hours which can make you feel like you are using a punch card at a factory. Less motivation to be efficient.
    - Doesn't seem to draw from industry or other best practices and can feel like you are always trying to come up with something new.
    - Different areas of the company to potentially move around in - some product lines are much more mature and efficient than others. You can have a different experience based on where you are at in the company.
    - Many recent changes in the Leadership structure


  2. Helpful (11)

    "Many great people.... However, Mismanagement are Us"

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

    I worked at Westinghouse full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Some great people to work with that want to do it right.

    Cons

    Way too many managers, some are outstanding, most appear incompetent. Company is in Bankruptcy for good reason. Very mismanaged from the top down.

    Advice to Management

    Gut it and start over, top down.

  3. "Senior Structural Engineer"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Westinghouse as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good place to work, employee oriented

    Cons

    no regret for laid off


  4. Helpful (14)

    "If I only knew then what I know now..."

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is competitive and the facilities in Cranberry are nice; good gym and cafeteria. Great engineering teams - creative and hard working.

    Cons

    Everything else - few opportunities for promotion, toxic environment with bankruptcy, very little trust in the capabilities of upper management to lead a scout troop, let alone a multi-national nuclear company.

    Advice to Management

    Fix this mess that you have gotten Westinghouse into. Make process more streamlined and easy to navigate – reduce organizational complexity and increase first line manager capabilities to make decisions.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work! I loved it!"

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    Former Contractor - Instructional Designer in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Former Contractor - Instructional Designer in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Westinghouse as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Westinghouse is filled with hard working, excellent people. Everybody was very competent, friendly and great to work with.

    Cons

    I don't have anything bad to say.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good"

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    Current Contractor - Engineer in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Current Contractor - Engineer in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Westinghouse as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, smart co-workers

    Cons

    Too many procedures that make easy things cumbersome. However, it's required in Nuclear Industry.

    Advice to Management

    Just started pushing gas on Innovation, So please continue


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Still a desirable place to work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great facility, great people, and lots of interesting assignments available.

    Cons

    Large organization in a highly regulated industry, requires lots of administrative overhead to document and manage. This is a large hurdle to an agile delivery model.

    Advice to Management

    Very impressive leadership through a challenging financial time. Please continue to keep the transparency and communications flowing.

  8. Helpful (11)

    "On the way to bankruptcy"

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

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

    Pros

    Reasonable pay for the area

    Cons

    Inbreeding at the senior management level
    Promotions based on good old boy network
    No work-life balance. Mandatory OT

    Advice to Management

    Toshiba should replace all director level and above if they really want to right the ship


  9. Helpful (43)

    "$6.3B reasons to get real..."

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

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

    Pros

    Superb technology.
    World-class employees - at the working level.

    Cons

    Senior management has completely ruined employee commitment, morale, innovation, pride, and most importantly - trust.

    Employee trust has been completely, and irrevocably, broken. In the wake of the latest financial crisis, it comes as no surprise that, as reported in the popular press and as further reported by Toshiba in its 3rd quarter financial reporting extension application, a whistle blower has come forward to highlight the "inappropriate pressure" exerted by the Senior Management team which explicitly violated the corporate governance requirements.

    This company is run by Executives who are no better than street thugs. The culture at Westinghouse is so incredibly "hushed", muted, and otherwise "chilled" by Senior Management, that it is widely known that the quickest way out of the building is to disagree (even professionally) with a member of the Senior Management team.

    A "hushed" culture is a great foundation for a company charged with the responsibility of building NUCLEAR reactors.

    Advice to Management

    Just leave. Take the annual bonus you received in January, and leave. Stop preaching the importance of a "Strong Nuclear Safety Culture", and leave. You believe no more in a strong nuclear safety culture than I believe in Santa Claus, the Toothfairy, or the Easter Bunny.

    We don't need hypocrites anymore, we need leaders. The employees made this company - you broke it - now leave.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Anonymous"

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

    Pros

    I enjoy working there, but management has made mistakes that put the company at risk.

    Cons

    Bad decisions by senior management!

    Advice to Management

    Sr mamagement has made big mistakes putting the company at risk.


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