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Monroeville, PA

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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 36 reviews)

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  1. "Growing too quickly"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monroeville, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monroeville, PA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great benefits and compensation, nice headquarters, good people

    Cons

    Growing too quickly, very disorganized, easy to get lost in the shuffle

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve the siloed chaotic operation of the business and start functioning as a unit - IT and data systems to support growth are not there and the business units do not function as though they all are part of the same company.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of opportunities for progression if you're assertive!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Nuclear Engineer in Monroeville, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Nuclear Engineer in Monroeville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible work environment. You really are in control of your own career at Westinghouse. The employees and direct supervision are all very friendly and easy to work with.

    Cons

    The requirement to charge a network and activity for 85% or greater of your time becomes frustrating after a very short period of time (if you are not "productive", you can not be considered for a merit raise - if you take your vacation and holidays, you are already only 90% productive). There is quite a bit of work that needs to be done, but it often does not accompany an active project. The company as a whole is a little top heavy - far too much emphasis on project management, and not enough emphasis on technical management. The business leaders don't seem to have a good understanding that the customers must be satisified. There is a great tendency in the organization to blame the customer when a deliverable is found to be deficient. There is concern among some of the working level that cuts may be necessary if the economy does not recover or the government does not provide money to the industry for new construction. There is also division between the engineers and technicians in benefits provided. Non-degreed positions get less vacation and pay more for the insurance benefits. It promotes a class system. Also, the winning performance bonus will no longer be given after 2009 because the company recognizes there are not enough profits to award the workers with a bonus and cover the overhead associated with Customer 1st and the New Reactors organization.

    Advice to Management

    Re-focus the business on actual customer satisfaction - Not on the process of Customer 1st. A greenbelt project should only be considered complete if the customer is actually satisfied by the result- not simply because it met the internal metrics. Consider a different way of recording time - the current system is punitive. If you need the workforce, hire it. If you don't, then don't.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "The nuclear industry is back and there are plenty of opportunities"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Monroeville, PA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Monroeville, PA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best place to work if you are interested in the nuclear industry. Good benefits. Excellent cafeteria. Company is moving to a new location (Cranberry) that is a nice area. Senior management is very focused on delivering new plants.

    Cons

    The young workforce is inexperienced. There is alot of pressure to meet schedule and budget. Steep learning curve for the procedures and processes used if not from the nuclear industry. The departements within westinghouse do not seem to work well together sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Give young workforce more guidance.


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