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Westinghouse New Stanton Reviews

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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 47 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "High Expectations"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in New Stanton, PA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in New Stanton, PA

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

    Pros

    Good salary, Great coworkers, Lots of challenges and diverse projects, lots of opportunity to advance

    Cons

    High, I mean really high expectations. Some disgruntled employees. A distance between leaders and workers.

    Advice to Management

    Understand your people and expand benefits especially for work/life balance, Trust your employees


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Challenging Times"

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    Current Employee - Project Specialist in New Stanton, PA
    Current Employee - Project Specialist in New Stanton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong History of Innovation. George Westinghouse was an industry leader in Providing for his employees. We were proud to see the Westinghouse name on products.

    Cons

    Uncertain future. The company tried to get too big too fast and got in over their head. Not sure how the company will survive the current financial crisis.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in a new leadership team

  3. Helpful (9)

    "yikes"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New Stanton, PA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New Stanton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Westinghouse (More than a year)

    Pros

    nice facility, nice facility, nice facility

    Cons

    everything else or honestly awful if not in management

    Advice to Management

    quit


  4. "great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineering Technician in New Stanton, PA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineering Technician in New Stanton, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Westinghouse full-time

    Pros

    great company, great benefits, great people to work for. everyone is very nice and appreciates your input on anything

    Cons

    there are not any cons to this business. if i had to state one i would say that safety is a little bit off the charts in some areas

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what they are doing. every single person i work under is a great guy and really values my opinion.


  5. Helpful (14)

    "Lots of hype but no substance"

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

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

    Pros

    The people in my department are very dedicated and are some of the best I've worked with. Each one of them brings a unique set of skills that allows the group to complete difficult and technically challenging projects.

    Cons

    Morale has been a major issue due no raises for this fiscal year and layoffs in the previous year. Overtime is offered for exempt employees but you have to work 8 hours of casual (free) overtime per week and accrue 300hours of CTO (credited time off) that requires director approval - in essence there is no overtime pay for exempt employees. CTO can only be used with director approval, basically making it unusable. Mandatory overtime has been implemented for some employees due to a specific project needing to make a deadline. Other employees are under constant threat of mandatory uncompensated overtime although they've meet their project commitments.

    There are no leaders throughout management. They are unwilling to backup their employees and fold when push by higher levels of management so not to be seen as trouble maker. Each has an agenda that does not align with the message put out by our CEO and conflicting instructions are often given causing chaos within the ranks.

    Promotions are non-existent unless you are in management.

    Performance ratings are not based on work performed but who you know and how willing you are to back their decision no matter how bad.

    The use of the term "Safety Culture" is used as an excuse by management to make the working conditions hostel at times by enforcing rules that make no sense. Someone is always around to point out what you done wrong but not what was done right.

    Claim to be a highly technical company. Technical Excellence is being replaced with COTS (commercial off the shelf) and seriously reducing the expertise and knowledge base of the engineers and technical staff.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach. Just because you have a title does not instantly make you a leader. Leadership is earned, not given. Earn it!

    Consider your employees when making a decision. If you have happy employees you will instill a sense of worth and loyalty in them making them go the extra mile to ensure success for Westinghouse, you, and them.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "In general it was ok"

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    Former Employee - Repair Tech in New Stanton, PA
    Former Employee - Repair Tech in New Stanton, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Westinghouse full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    can make money if you travel

    Cons

    should change some management personal


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