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Westinghouse Reviews

Updated February 9, 2019
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José Emeterio Gutiérrez
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Pros
  • "Good pay nice building great team daycare onsite" (in 74 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Work/life balance can be challenging depending on what group you are in" (in 35 reviews)

  • "Hard to progress in the company if you don't rub elbows with upper management" (in 60 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Cranberry, PA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Cranberry, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with world class engineers and technicians that help make this company great

    Cons

    Communication is sometimes lagging, hearing news from staff before it is in the local news


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great culture. Poor leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Cranberry, PA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Cranberry, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, great culture, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Poor leadership that lead to bankruptcy

    Advice to Management

    New ownership needs to replace and eliminate many VP roles.

  3. "Engineering at Westinghouse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, large knowledge base in the community, lots of perks

    Cons

    Difficulty finding support for furthering my career. Poor upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Do not look at nuclear like it is a dying field.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Extremely talented workforce and leadership team"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Leader in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Leader in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Development Opportunities
    Employees are treated respectfully as individuals
    Strong efforts being made to simplify processes and decision making
    Competitive compensation plans
    Forward thinking - current leadership team

    Cons

    IT infrastructure seems antiquated and cumbersome
    Selection processes are behind the times
    Corrective action program is complicated
    Change resistance is still to prevalent
    Some leaders don’t accept and reinforce accountability
    More diverse leadership and workforce is desirable

    Advice to Management

    Continue to encourage positive change and to be accountable for making things progress in a positive manner


  5. "Dynamic work environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working on an AP1000 Construction site is amazing and the experience are priceless.

    Cons

    Not happy with the decision to freeze the pension program, however; appreciate the additional 3% - annual 401K deposit.


  6. "Our Future is Bright"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Westinghouse full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Executive Leadership is finally leading the way to a healthier Westinghouse. Committed and resilient teams of bright employees are in every corner of the enterprise. Complex global business dedicated to providing clean energy solutions around the globe.

    Cons

    We have growing pains and lots of work to do to get to optimal performance levels.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good pay and benefits but bad communication, direction and of course bankruptcy"

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

    I worked at Westinghouse full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Good Benefits
    Great engineers
    3 weeks vacation to start
    some opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Bankruptcy and financial struggles as a company
    Executive leadership can't be trusted
    Business reorganization every year - too much volatility.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Not a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Cranberry, PA
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Cranberry, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good food in cafeteria but expensive.

    Cons

    Too many divas and stars.
    Poor working environment (noisy, poor environmental control)
    Too many people worried about what other people are doing rather than about what they are supposed to be doing.
    Too many useless feedback groups that are not listened too waste resources.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Top-heavy Management"

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

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

    Pros

    -Good starting salary
    -Generally easy work
    -Great Engineers to learn from

    Cons

    -Too many managers, not enough engineers to do the work.
    -No job security; constant lay-offs and people leaving
    -No promotions/raises/bonuses

    Advice to Management

    The engineers don't need more managers pressuring them to deliver. They need help. Projects that have people leave or laid off, if the person that has left isn't replaced, deadlines need to be pushed back. You can't keep piling these projects and pressures on the lingering workforce without any assistance or incentive.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "A job I will forget"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The departmental employees and the working staff.

    Cons

    A horrible work environment with poor management and hr staff. There is no corporate values.