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Westinghouse Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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José Emeterio Gutiérrez
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  • poor work/life balance (saturdays and late nights) (in 30 reviews)

  • Trust in upper management is non-existing throughout the company (in 36 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Awful"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blairsville, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blairsville, PA

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

    Pros

    great pay for the area

    Cons

    Employees are backstabbers,managers don't manage,harrassment,bankrupt

    Advice to Management

    Just close already


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Work Harder, not Smarter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Cranberry, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Cranberry, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good starting pay
    - Nice facilities/cafeteria
    - Location near Pittsburgh
    - Brilliant coworkers

    Cons

    - Procedures so overwhelming that maybe 1-3% of all time actually adds true value (not exaggerating)
    - Little interest in efficiency improvements
    - Unpaid overtime is answer to all problems
    - No interest in establishing competitive design practices
    - Far too reliant on competition (aka Natural gas) getting more expensive than us getting cheaper
    - Generally ignore problems until already far too late
    - Stagnant pay quickly becoming noncompetitive
    - Drive away best talent
    - Management actions rarely reflect words

    Advice to Management

    Pushing all sacrifices on the employee with no light at the end of the tunnel has forced away thousands of talented people.

    Treat employees like human beings, give them the right tools to succeed, be honest with them, pay them commiserate with performance desired, and develop a long term vision.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Cranberry, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Cranberry, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Previously good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    "Good Old Boys Network", Bankrupt.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people that are qualified


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  5. Helpful (8)

    "Employees dropping like flys"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranberry Township, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranberry Township, PA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    none right now to speak of

    Cons

    Still letting employees go after no more reductions were needed.


  6. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Waynesboro, GA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Waynesboro, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great reputation and world leader in their field.

    Cons

    Rather not say read the news


  7. Helpful (15)

    "Do Not Recommend"

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

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

    Pros

    -The salary and benefits are pretty good.
    -Smart and friendly coworkers

    Cons

    -Work/Life balance is atrocious. 60 hour weeks (with little to no overtime pay) and mandatory Saturdays are quite common.
    -The byzantine policies and procedures make doing even the most mundane engineering work take 10 times longer than it should.
    -The company has filed for bankruptcy and its financial future appears dubious.


  8. "Good Company with Lots of History"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nuclear Automation Assembly Technician in Warrendale, PA
    Current Employee - Nuclear Automation Assembly Technician in Warrendale, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Westinghouse full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are great, the pay is great with a lot of overtime opportunity, and its low stress for the most part.

    Cons

    Uncertainty about the future of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees more and give credit were credit is due.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Retiree"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Quality Engineer in Cranberry, PA
    Former Employee - Principal Quality Engineer in Cranberry, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technical staff in the core.

    Cons

    Management with heads in the sand.

    Advice to Management

    Resign before it is too late. Engineers cannot run a business. WEC has never built any structures, just equipment. Stick with what WEC does best.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Project Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Project Management in Richland, SC
    Current Employee - Director, Project Management in Richland, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good, but many are overpaid for the work they actually do not do. Hours are flexible because management does not watch.

    Cons

    Sr Management does not let us do our job. They have to make all decisions and do not inform PMs

    Advice to Management

    Let PMs/Directors do the job we were hired to do. The current plan is not working. So try something new and let us do our job.


  11. "Professional and productive atmosphere"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Designer in Jenkinsville, SC
    Current Employee - Electrical Designer in Jenkinsville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Westinghouse full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Doesn't communicate very well with staff.


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