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Westinghouse Reviews

Updated September 19, 2018
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José Emeterio Gutiérrez
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  1. 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.


  2. "Westinghouse"

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    Former Employee - Projectmanager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Projectmanager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay rate is about reasonable

    Cons

    Going through a force reduction. Poor upper management.

  3. "Corporate Center"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranberry Township, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranberry Township, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    modern workplace, good total comp and good work-life balance

    Cons

    very quiet and slow computers

    Advice to Management

    I can see your attempts to improve business value and culture


  4. "Laid back job with comfortable atmosphere but job security scares keep the stress high."

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    Current Employee - Quality in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Quality in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance, Pay, Benefits, Retirement, Laid Back

    Cons

    Job security is a constant scare here .

    Advice to Management

    Pull more work in from different sources to keep people busy.


  5. "Changing for the better! Needs more investment in technology infrastructure!"

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    Current Employee - Director in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities for personal growth and development!

    Cons

    Bureaucratic decision making processes tend to slow down needed change!

    Advice to Management

    Let employees be creative, try new things and learn from mistakes. Encourage innovation. Walk the talk in servant leadership!


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Decades of Erosion"

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

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

    Pros

    Wonderful mentors and some truly excellent experienced engineers. This was a great company.

    Cons

    High salaries have attracted very greedy upper management that have bled the company dry over decades and caused so much talent to walk away.

    Advice to Management

    Move on to the next host. There is nothing left for you here.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "AP1000 Nuclear Plants"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Waynesboro, GA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Waynesboro, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefit Package, was better when started and over the years as all employers have done is to reduce the benefits due to cost. Parts of WEC are vey profitable and well run (fuel manufacturing, services for some) and then comes the AP1000 Group - WEC was over their head taking all the design of the nuclear side, needed to keep the portions that they excel at and contract other portions. Salary was okay, very little OT.

    Cons

    Due to the poor management, lack of construction knowledge in the upper tiers, late and poor design on AP1000 = bankruptcy for WEC.

    Advice to Management

    Don't try to design it all, focus on areas of competency and ensure the design dates and deliverables are met.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Westinghouse future is looking grim"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is adequate work expectations and productivity is not very difficult achieve.

    Cons

    Nuclear is different, it takes a village of people to make decisions. Lots of over head very inefficient company, slow to respond to market conditions.
    Layoffs are definitely in the future.

    Advice to Management

    Low level managers are Immature, many are inexperienced, there has been a big push to promote young engineers into management


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Should be a lot better than it is"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Westinghouse full-time

    Pros

    Higher pay than most jobs, benefits are same as most big companies maybe a little better

    Cons

    top level management is too excessive, every department and product line has SVP, multiple VPs, multiple directors, multiple managers, then not enough staff under them. Pretty ridiculous when HR of a $4 billion company has 5-6 Vice Presidents.


  10. "Westinghouse Electric Co."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Westinghouse full-time

    Pros

    Friendly/helpful people, good work environment, shifts don't seem too long, good upward mobility

    Cons

    I was not a fan of 2nd or 3rd shift


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