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Westinghouse Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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  • Work/life balance can be challenging depending on what group you are in (in 34 reviews)

  • Poor communication from upper management down to staff (in 50 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Greed is NOT good"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Getting less and less every day

    Cons

    CEO and Senior leadership insist on enriching themselves while planning to layoff 2100 employees. Entitlement as opposed to pay for performance is the norm. CEO is reason Fuel Facility was shutdown due to lack of oversight. Now CEO is expected to guide us through the bankruptcy but first with unearned 60% pay increase.

    Advice to Management

    SCANA listed lack of trust and confidence in senior leadership for walking away for contracts. Your actions continue to create distrust. Earn your pay by making Westinghouse profitable and then ask for an increase.


  2. "Good company but nuclear outlook is bleak"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Westinghouse full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, opportunities for international/domestic travel, competitive salaries, lots of different positions and can move around as needed

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be challenging depending on what group you are in. Organizations can be siloed as they dont pass on information to others. Locations are dwindling.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "A real straight shooter with upper management written all over it"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Westinghouse full-time

    Pros

    Nice people who do 80% of the work

    Cons

    Upper management who do 20% of the work

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together and quit losing the quality, loyal employees who make you look good.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Lack of concern for the younger employees"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Pros

    Good vacation/sick time, decent benefits

    Cons

    Failure to secure new work. Underpaid for experience.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Not a well run Corporation"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Windsor, CT
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Windsor, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with the people there. Pay was good.

    Cons

    Everything else, benefits used to be good but they kept taking things away. Severance package sucked.

    Advice to Management

    value your employees more.


  6. "Project manager 10+ years nuclear industry"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Project Manager in Adams, Armstrong, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Project Manager in Adams, Armstrong, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Westinghouse (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Get to apply my technical knowledge and commercial knowledge in order to communicate on many levels both internally and with customers all while increasing profitability with the company

    Cons

    A lot of remote locations so it's been difficult to communicate and schedule meetings with numerous groups across the globe


  7. "Good and Bad"

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    • Culture & Values
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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

    There are good people that work at this company, doing new and exciting work.

    Cons

    Upper management has made decisions that have made this place an unpleasant one to work. Everyone walks around on eggshells in fear for their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    While the transparency has gotten better, the quickness of receiving this info has caused a lot of good people to leave. Work on keeping those people and to stay efficient.

  8. Helpful (22)

    "Who can focus on work when all of the walls around them are crumbling?"

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

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

    Pros

    Managers and individual contributors who truly care and want to do right by the customers. They have worked hard for years with little personal recognition and reward.

    Cons

    Every week the axe falls... they do it this way to avoid media attention.

    Alix Partners making Westinghouse lean so it looks more attractive to suitors.

    Hypocrisy reigns supreme. senior leaders throw words around - like transparency, servant leadership, righting the ship, raising the bar - without truly understanding what it takes to effectively do so.

    First level management and their people are the real heroes in this saga. They work hard and care about the future of the company.

    Advice to Management

    I hope God asks you to justify how and why you squandered the company you were hired to lead.


  9. Helpful (18)

    "TOXIC Environment"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Cranberry, PA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Cranberry, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Was able to work without being micromanaged. Pay was decent

    Cons

    Westinghouse no longer cares about the people working hard to "Raise the Bar"; the Good Old Boys Club is too busy lining their pockets and taking care of the top leadership. Layoffs based on seniority rather than taking care of those who actually "Raised the Bar". There is no such thing as "ONE" Westinghouse. Company no longer cares about employees and their families. Communication is not transparent, news online is more truthful.

    Advice to Management

    Management didn't change with bankruptcy; just played musical chairs. Same players in the drivers seat. Management learned nothing. Should be promoting those employees who actually cared and went above and beyond in the name of Westinghouse.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Going Down, So Sad"

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

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

    Pros

    Technically Competent individuals in the ranks are a pleasure to learn and work with.

    Cons

    It seems everything related to nuclear construction is sub-par quality and results; Modules, delivery, documentation, schedule, costs. The owners viewpoint of WEC is destroyed. It's the end of new nuclear construction in America for a long time if the Vogtle project gets cancelled.

    Advice to Management

    I won't pretend to have the answers to this massive problem as others have posted. I'm just sorry to see Westinghouse fail in this area. Fortunately, they other core services which are excelling and doing much better than nuclear construction and design.


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