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Westinghouse Reviews

Updated November 14, 2018
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José Emeterio Gutiérrez
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Pros
  • "Good pay nice building great team daycare onsite" (in 71 reviews)

  • "Flex Time Availability allows for a good work/life balance" (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Great Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Westinghouse full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are great, good amount of time off (standard) and health insurance is good.

    Cons

    No cons come to mind


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Westinghouse full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    One of the leaders in the nuclear power industry worldwide.

    Cons

    The nuclear power industry in general and Westinghouse specifically have been in financial decline over the past 5+ years.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Not the same Westinghouse it once was"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Westinghouse full-time

    Pros

    Better than average pay for the Pittsburgh area. Flex schedule and now more remote work opportunities.

    Cons

    Cost reduction and downsizing. Now so few people to do the work that some areas are just able to barely keep the lights on. Everyone is stressed constantly waiting for the next round of involuntary separations.

    Advice to Management

    Resign, it's clear you don't know what you're doing.


  4. "Technology Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Westinghouse full-time

    Pros

    Unique Technology
    Lot of Talent around

    Cons

    At times things could be very stressful


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Worried about culture and future"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent salary, benefits
    Good location, easy drive and parking
    Recognized name in the industry

    Cons

    Business seems to be slowing down; layoffs; remaining groups are fighting for work


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Principal Engineer"

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

    I worked at Westinghouse full-time

    Pros

    Some coworkers were team players and not necessarily into backstabbing others to get to the top.

    Cons

    Negative environment and culture. Employees constantly looking over their shoulders.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, alternate work schedule (9/80s). They gave us employees cake a few weeks before a massive layoff so that the higher ups could get some happy photos with everyone.

    Cons

    Employees are currently awaiting yet another round of layoffs. The COO Mark Marano held a big meeting the week before everyone knew layoffs were coming and conveniently ignored the elephant in the room everyone was waiting for him to address. There is no transparency with regard to who or why certain people will be let go and it’s all anyone can do but stand around and guess at how layoffs will be handled. These are the employees that are left after sticking around through bankruptcy, and the reward is we all now are yet again wondering if we’re safe.

    Advice to Management

    These are people with families and obligations that are still here. Treat them with more respect. A few less directors and appointment announcements could mean dozens of jobs kept for the real workers that moving product and meeting deadlines.

  8. Helpful (13)

    "Same old Westinghouse"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    For the most part, project team members (i.e., engineers) work hard and want to have a successful project.

    Cons

    Resources are extremely strained due to layoffs, voluntary attrition, good people leaving for better opportunities. Senior management is horrible. Their plan to achieve financial goals is to cut the lower level employees who actually do the work while creating new positions for managers whose jobs were eliminated even though they are not qualified to do the work. Top level management positions increase while engineering and PM positions continue to be eliminated. Not a plan for success nor a working culture that motivates or encourages employee dedication to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Clean out the entire old guard at Westinghouse. It is time for Brookfield to bring in new leadership that value employees and their input to delivering quality projects on schedule and under budget.


  9. "Great People but some uncertainty"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newington, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newington, NH

    I have been working at Westinghouse full-time

    Pros

    People are great; most are smart and good team players

    Cons

    Business conditions have caused uncertainty

    Advice to Management

    Reassure employees jobs are safe


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Up to 5 years ago this was a great company. Has been in a downward spiral ever since."

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people who actually do the work are wonderful, very knowledgeable, and want to improve the company.

    Cons

    All of the downsizing causes major stress. Keep wondering how long you have left. As an IT person you use to feel like you were part of the solution, now you are just expected to do what you are told as long as you have a budget number no real ownership feeling of the project.

    Advice to Management

    If you keep getting rid of people you are going to overwork the people still there and they will leave eventually.


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