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  • Work/life balance can be challenging depending on what group you are in (in 34 reviews)

  • Poor communication from upper management down to staff (in 51 reviews)

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  1. "senior financial analyst"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Financial Analyst in Cranberry, PA
    Former Contractor - Senior Financial Analyst in Cranberry, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Westinghouse as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The cranberry location is a beautiful site.

    Cons

    The company is going thru some rough times. The energy industry is downsizing. So is westinghouse. It was great place to work when the orders were coming in but its struggling now.

    Advice to Management

    Management had a complete turnover in the past 5 years. They need all the luck in the world to turn around Westinghouse to the glory days.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "what's going to happen to the pension?"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Financial Analyst in Cranberry, PA
    Former Contractor - Senior Financial Analyst in Cranberry, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Westinghouse as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    in the past there were plenty of good reasons to work for George Westinghouse Company but since GE/Toshiba took over nothing good to say about it. There was good pension, good people, good training, good celebrations, good hard workers, among other things. Life at the big W is just not the same.

    Cons

    The biggest Con on every persons mind is Chapter 11. How did it get this far and so fast...? Just a year ago, all was well. Something is missing - where is the accountability and trustworthy of our leaders? What did Toshiba know and when did they know it? Many questions still unanswered.

    Advice to Management

    Most management is OK. Top level management needs to listen to their employees. But for now it's too late to give advice that would be meaningful.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not a professionally run company at present"

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    Former Contractor - Financial Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Former Contractor - Financial Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are friendly; pay rate was more than fair. Just moved into new facility with walking paths.

    Cons

    What can I say. Working here was one of the most frustrating experiences of my life. The onboarding process was unnecessarily long with very little support from HR. From day one you're treated more like an unwelcome guest than a valued team member. There were significant issues with payroll including an delay of first paycheck. Even though eventually resolved there was a total lack of accountantability and no real "We're so sorry this happened". The onus is on the new employee to figure out how to navigate this new environment. No engagement from local management. No team meetings or anything to build teamwork within the department. Just 8 straight hours of working in a cubicle in an environment amongst a lot of unhappy campers. I get the sense those that have been there for a while tend to be more senior people who have kind of pitched their tent there and don't feel like working for work elsewhere. Those still in the first half of their career find this environment deflating and are more likely to leave. People are friendly in halls, elevators, etc. but other than it's simply a very depressing place to work. There was some acknowledgement that these problems do exist by management but as far as I can tell no plan to make things better.

    Advice to Management

    Identify the mistakes and start fixing them. Simple as that.


  4. Helpful (17)

    "Steer Clear of This Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Cranberry, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Cranberry, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great facility that includes an in house state of the art gym with fitness classes, men and womens seperate saunas & steam rooms, outdoor running track, beautiful office, great cafeteria with a sushi bar, fire brick oven and salad bar.

    Cons

    Very poor morale at the company due cost cut intiatives across all functions. Many people experienced multiple years without pay increases, including cost of living adjustments. The finance organization in particular has gotten extra lean yet demands and expectations are still very high.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees.


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Westinghouse can be good or bad for you...but please don't listen to INTERN reviews!"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Location, compensation, job security, social work environment, great benefits. If you're smart, you will make Westinghouse work for you. Accept an analyst job, earn about 70K a year (MINIMUM). Stay low on the pole and do a good job in your Analyst job, and you will have plenty of time to raise a family on a MORE THAN DECENT salary, with great benefits. Get them to pay for graduate school, while you maintain low responsibility. If you go beyond this, to a PM or Management position, be prepared to get rattled and worked to your last nerve.

    Cons

    I see a lot of interns posting on here. I was an intern for 2 years at Westinghouse before I actually started working here full time. Do not take intern reviews as reality. Life changes when you start to earn a real income and become part of the "Westinghouse Work force." Many interns are college grads or students, therefore they do not understand what a work life balance is (aka raising a family). Be prepared to work (on average), a 10 hour day, plus Saturdays. Also, be aware, the overtime policy has changed at Westinghouse. Mandatory 8 hour overtime per week, and NO OVERTIME COMPENSATION, ONLY COMP TIME WHICH YOU WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO TAKE. The competitive pay works out to be just about the same as those companies who pay "less," because those companies actually (1) Give bonuses, (2) Allow you to work 8-9 hour days, (3) Allow your vacations to role over and allow you comp time, (3) Give potential stock options.

    Advice to Management

    Management preaches the right ideas, but they don't really carry them out. I know we are in a tough time as a company, but for goodness sake, let your employees rest and go home once in a while. Horror Story: i know more than 50+ employees, working 14+ hour days, Saturdays, etc, since OCTOBER 2013. They are going out of their minds. Your ignorance will cause lots of hurt to families if you don't start to wake up to reality.


  6. "Westinghouse....really an overall great company."

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Monroeville, PA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Monroeville, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great advancement opportunities. Management promotes advancement. Great amount of knowledge.

    Cons

    People are very much in their own click of friends and help out only each other. Some feel as though they are better than others in the Accounting fields

    Advice to Management

    Continue to spread the word about Nuclear Energy and its benefits to countries worldwide.