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Westinghouse Pittsburgh Reviews

Updated April 30, 2017
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José Emeterio Gutiérrez
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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. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work! I loved it!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "Good Company with Lots of History"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nuclear Automation Assembly Technician in Warrendale, PA
    Current Employee - Nuclear Automation Assembly Technician in Warrendale, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are great, the pay is great with a lot of overtime opportunity, and its low stress for the most part.

    Cons

    Uncertainty about the future of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees more and give credit were credit is due.


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  5. Helpful (11)

    "Declining Industry and Major Mistakes"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Still a desirable place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (13)

    "Good in Theory, Not in Practice"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company had 9/80 flexible work schedules, a promising growth prospectus in 2009, and a brand new facility.

    The opportunity to purchase up to 2 weeks vacation extra per year.

    Cons

    -poor management
    -poor leadership
    -significant market headwinds
    -poor work/life balance (saturdays and late nights)
    -Toshiba financial issues


  8. "Avoid it like the plague"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Contractor - Master QC Source Inspector in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Contractor - Master QC Source Inspector in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Westinghouse as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good place to learn about academic bias and conceit.

    Cons

    When you have the rare opportunity to score an interview, please be very aware that the ONLY factor that will be considered in a serious manner when determining whether or not to hire you will be your level of education. No matter how vast and extensive your direct experience, your stellar work ethic or your loyalty...these will not be given much thought, and could actually work against you. However, if you are good at sucking up to the right people and good at making it look like you know what you're doing, even when you haven't got a clue, and have a college degree in pretty much anything, then you have a really good shot.

    Advice to Management

    When someone like myself approaches you for a job, someone like me who worked for you as a contract employee for nearly five years, who would jump when you say jump, who would travel around the country on your behalf on very little notice and do his very best to represent you in the most professional and thorough manner possible, who, like me was replaced by a college grad who had never even worked in your industry and whom by comparison, had been on planet earth less time than I had been an adult...when that person comes to you for a position which he or she is qualified to do in their sleep, perhaps you would be well advised to consider such things as job knowledge, loyalty, work ethic and ability and desire to learn whatever it took to do the best work possible, over education and the ability to generate student load debt well into the tens of thousands of dollars. Many of us who have worked hard all of our lives were unable to afford such luxuries and worked very, very hard to compensate in other ways which were equally, if not more valuable. It just seems to me (and I am by far not the only one), that while we were talented enough to work on behalf of, representing Westinghouse, after four different interviews at three different locations, we were not talented enough to work for Westinghouse.


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Poorly Managed Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. Helpful (18)

    "The Hits Keep Coming"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work. Technical challenges abound. Self determined growth always possible.

    Cons

    Trust eroding with each Interim CEO move. He has demonstrated he can destroy people and careers by his handling and cover up of Columbia Fuel Facility debacle. He is repeating his Machiavellian ways with the handling of the recovery. Heads are rolling and he keeps asking for company to trust him. Transformation "specialist" is not communicating plan and laughs at requests for information. Employees are extremely nervous.

    Advice to Management

    Interim CEO touts trust but keeps making moves to lose trust. States he will be open and honest and then states he will not share anything. Interim CEO touts new way of doing business. First action is to create new senior management structure with new hires meaning high salaries, new bonuses and stock options. Transformation "specialist" with own team is another big expense. Lots of money being spent at the top when $6 Billion in the hole. Positive action does not mean taking care of yourself first. Start making the employees feel they have a future by creating a path forward and some stability. Interim CEO needs to step aside and allow a leader to take control.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "will overcome"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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