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Westinghouse Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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José Emeterio Gutiérrez
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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Beware of AP1000"

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    Current Employee - Advanced Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Advanced Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    challenging work, highly technical work environment, good salary and benefits

    Cons

    poor execution and control of major projects, poor estimating techniques, poor cost control, poor decision making and problem solving (especially at the senior leadership levels).

    Advice to Management

    those at the higher, strategic levels need to spend more quality time listening and understanding those at the lower, tactical levels.


  2. Helpful (26)

    "Far-reaching repercussions in the wake of bankruptcy"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Cranberry, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Cranberry, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -- Engineers in the trenches do the right thing, in spite of extenuating circumstances. Intelligent, hard-working, and skilled co-workers.

    -- Involvement in the completion of nuclear power plants that are highly significant for the countries in which they are being built. Unfortunately, the U.S. domestic projects are slowly being scrapped, and the possibility of new projects in UK / India stymied.

    -- The truly unique and innovative AP1000 Pressurized Water Reactor design

    -- Benefits were decent but salaries are no longer competitive, due to no pay raises and extremely limited promotions.

    Cons

    -- Incompetent upper level management drove this company into the ground. Ex-CEO Danny Roderick & Co. never took financial culpability for their actions. Instead, Roderick made $19 million. Mark Murano was, for some unknown reason, paid $2 million to stay at Westinghouse and made COO (he spent a whole meeting telling us about what a difficult decision that was for him to make - oversized ego)

    -- The annual review system is arcane and wasted, requiring direct managers to give out a certain % of bad reviews every year. This approach is proven to lead to a lack of teamwork and productivity. Why work hard when the majority of your group is destined for a 3-out-of-5 stars?

    -- July 31st, 2017 - 7% layoffs across the company were announced. This percentage will increase, with the decision on the same day to halt construction on V.C. Summer plant in South Carolina. The layoffs are being performed in the most disrespectful way possible - professionals come to work and - surprise! - their badge just doesn't work anymore. No severance pay, since the company re-wrote their involuntary separation plan to state that the bankruptcy voids any severance pay.

    Advice to Management

    -- Mandate 20% pay cuts across the board for VPs and above. Hold previous management accountable for the irreparable harm they did to this company and it's employees.

    -- Show the respect to your workers that they deserve. Give them notice of their pending lay-off in advance or, for heavens sake, at least let them come to work in the morning without cancelling their badge access.

    -- Don't try to hide and fake things. You tried to hide the involuntary separation plan changes by burying them within the weekly email round-up. Then you told us "not to read too much into it."

    -- Jose is right - servant leadership is the only thing that will resurrect this company.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "It's ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ogden, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays well, most colleagues are awesome to work with, work with cool equipment and unique equipment, safety is a priority. Good work/life balance. Good shifts.

    Cons

    Management reactive, not proactive. Favoritism is an issue that is consistently denied and swept under the rug. Supervisors aren't very helpful. There is no accountability for the actions of some maintenance employees while others get punished for small errors. Lack of respect for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Hire supervisor who have the proper experience. Show respect for employees even under stressful situations. Management should use meeting time more efficiently so supervisor can spend more time with employees on the floor.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "CAE Anaylst"

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    Current Employee - CAE Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - CAE Analyst in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule. Lots of responsibility and local management support.

    Cons

    Recent job instability. Job charges directly to projects and not overhead, so if a project is canceled you can be dismissed even if you work multiple projects.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Longevity is there if you are a good performer but that doesn't mean career advancement"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Westinghouse full-time

    Pros

    Vacation time, Every other Friday off, GREAT coworkers (some of them)

    Cons

    The same people get promoted over and over again without consideration for the talent that lies within the ENTIRE team. No matter how hard you work it is NEVER enough if you aren't one of the favs.


  6. "Uncertain Times"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Westinghouse full-time

    Pros

    Westinghouse is full of extremely intelligent employees.

    Cons

    The uncertainty of the company is very stressful and it makes it hard to look to the future with this company.


  7. "Principal Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, I'm sure there's something else

    Cons

    Upper management, unclear future, lots of dead weight left in place

    Advice to Management

    Good luck righting this sinking ship

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Westinghouse"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Cranberry, PA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Cranberry, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Westinghouse (More than a year)

    Pros

    No raises and currently little job security.

    Cons

    Great gym in the office.


  9. Helpful (13)

    "No idea what they are doing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Used to be a great place to work

    Cons

    Constantly changing management -
    6 managers in 5 years


  10. Helpful (15)

    "all"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Westinghouse full-time

    Pros

    Most older people here are just trying to hold on to their jobs, future is unknown

    Cons

    Bankruptcy, the loss of VC Summer project, mass layoffs

    Advice to Management

    management does not listen or care about the employees that make their jobs and exorbitant salaries possible, they are positioning themselves for the future , no one else.


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