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Westinghouse Reviews

Updated December 14, 2017
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José Emeterio Gutiérrez
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  • Work/life balance can be challenging depending on what group you are in (in 34 reviews)

  • Upper management like our Human resources did not help us when it came yo problem co workers (in 52 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Design engineer/R&D"

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

    I worked at Westinghouse full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Was able to move into R&D very quickly based on recognized skill which is always a good corporate trait
    Definitely not boring work
    Everyone was proud of the work they were doing
    New HQ was awesome

    Cons

    HR is an evil monster. Way too many bad experiences to list.
    High level leadership railroaded the company
    Layoffs aren't over yet

    Advice to Management

    Resign.


  2. "Hope they pull through bankruptcy okay"

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

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

    Pros

    Good people who honestly care about you as a person, your career, and good work-life balance. Decent benefits. Fair salaries.

    Cons

    Well, the bankruptcy is kind of a big cloud over everyone's head. Some of management seems a bit tone deaf to obvious employee concerns over the future of the company. Not a great place to advance in an obvious career path. Some of the mandatory online training is onerous and unneeded waste of valuable time. People who are good and decent seem stressed and stretched by high demands surrounding bankruptcy and impending sale.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to some of your own employees and direct first line managers instead of high priced outside consultants who have very little in depth knowledge of how the Nuclear Industry actually works.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Former employee"

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

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

    Pros

    Most employees are hardworking, dedicated and great to work with. But like any company, there’s always a few who can be difficult.

    Cons

    Upper management is out of touch. Directives are never completely articulated.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the little guy who actually has to work directly with the directives you dictate.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "AP1000 Field QA"

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

    I worked at Westinghouse full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and decent pay

    Cons

    Worst management I have ever experienced ... they are not able to hear the right answer when it is given to them. Then when they do hear it they take it and claim it to be their own idea. There are several reasons they went bankrupt but mainly because they are morally bankrupt. No accountability and no reward for the job done right; only rewards for friends and buddies.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house


  5. "Project Manager III"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Westinghouse full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Exciting work they do in the New Plant & Major Projects division

    Cons

    Many reasons that contributed but management of the domestic new builds has put the company in a position where they have to rebuild their organization.

    Advice to Management

    Increased Transparency in all directions


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Challenging Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Cranberry, PA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Cranberry, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Challenging Work, Good Customer Interactions

    Cons

    Horrible executive managers (notice I didn't call them leaders). Uncertainty surrounding job future. Executives are only out to pay themselves and do not care for the individual contributors and front-line employees that allow the executives to even have a job.

    Recent example, gave CEO $500k raise and CFO $150k raise even though we are currently in Ch 11 bankruptcy.

    Advice to Management

    Put front line employees first. Be an actual leader instead of a sub-par manager.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Compliance Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    you get paid buku since everthing you do has the nuclear stamp of approval. pay reflects.

    Cons

    everything has the nuclear stamp so everyone is scared to actually do work. anything you do is scrutinized and picked apart b/c there is a fear that anything done wrong could be held accountable for a nuclear meltdown.

    Advice to Management

    have better communication with you employees and cut the amount of managers. there are way too many levels of management.

  8. "employment experience at Westinghouse headquarters"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Cranberry, PA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Cranberry, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to work with many highly skilled engineers and managers

    Cons

    Work can be occasionally stressful and frustrating, just as many other jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Do your best to retain key players during bankruptcy proceeding.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Bad management"

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    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Warrendale, PA
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Warrendale, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays good, clean working environment. The work is not hard labor.

    Cons

    Hard to balance work and personal life. There's too many managers and supervisors.

    Advice to Management

    There's too much management.


  10. "Overall a Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are professional and respectful. The work is interesting and challenging. The current CEO has done reasonably well under the circumstances. I recommend this to someone who needs a job and is willing to accept limited career advancement in the short term.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, poor management decisions have put the company in bankruptcy. Senior management is below average. This makes the current environment challenging. Career opportunities are temporarily limited until Westinghouse emerges from bankruptcy.


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