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Westinghouse Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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  1. Helpful (19)

    "Downright scary"

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    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

    None at this time. The uncertainty and lying is bad. Managers are trying to figure out how to "rightsize" down to zero.

    Cons

    Unqualfied leaders trying to fix the mess. People hate coming to work. Can afford an internship program but can't afford to provide educational opportunities to employees .

    Advice to Management

    Is it possible to put people first for a few moments instead of making them feel like useless garbage?


  2. Helpful (15)

    "Has been company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing good any more. Was once a top notch company, was a great place to work, enjoyed going to work.

    Cons

    Current leadership is blind to their bad leadership and unwilling to change, they say they're going to change things and nothing does, same behaviors that put company in bankruptcy is still be done now. No change just a shell game .

    Advice to Management

    Walk the walk and stop talking and start doing what you say. Open your minds to change.

  3. "Lots of Growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Westinghouse full-time

    Pros

    Found personal and professional growth within the company quickly and easily
    Great managers
    Professional networking opportunities

    Cons

    Very old school; not open to change


  4. Helpful (14)

    "From the eyes of an Engineer"

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    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

    Major overhaul in upper management

    Cons

    Bankruptcy, layoff policy, zero notice. HR and supervisors show up without notice and ask you to pack personal belongings and escort you out the door. No dignity

    Advice to Management

    Change your layoff policy... treat people with some dignity and respect


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - I&C Manager in Augusta, GA
    Current Employee - I&C Manager in Augusta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Flexibility in work / job definition

    Cons

    Very matrixed organization; inconsistent processes.


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Avoid"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Three day weekends every other week and salary is above average

    Cons

    The upper management sets you up for failure and doesn't give good guidelines to follow. No one knows policies and procedures, yet everyone preaches to follow them. Often you're given large tasks to achieve in very aggressive timelines, with no left and right limits, yet if you venture out of the invisible limits, you're chastised. The management doesn't want you to reinvent the wheel, yet offer no advice to keep you from it, so you end up reinventing the wheel anyways, and again get chastised. Very poor communication from the top down on project direction. Lots of communication from the top down on items not related to anything you're working on.

    Advice to Management

    When new hires come on board, give them the tools necessary to do their job. Coach instead of chastise. Set parameters and let those parameters be known to everyone. Stop micromanaging people's projects. Let the employees do their work, critique where necessary and develop you subordinates. Don't roll your eyes, or commit to extreme body language that voices your disdain without verbally saying it, as it's very belittling.


  7. Helpful (12)

    "Huh??? Really!!!"

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, but no raises again

    Cons

    Company has had many many issues over the last few years. Its the same people moving to different positions. Executive management just shuffles each other around but does not make positive changes. Mess up= move up or if your bff moves you up.

    Advice to Management

    Be truthful!!!

  8. Helpful (22)

    "Not getting better"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The paychecks clear, the lights are on, potential to change with new owners (hopefully!), Industry leading company (for now at least)

    Cons

    Management at this company is terrible. The employer morale could not be any lower. Every person I work with is looking to leave as soon as they can.

    The new COO is a joke. He spent half his introductory talk about himself and how hard it was for him to decide to stay at Westinghouse. Turns out he's getting paid over $2m a year. Tough choice right?

    So what does the COO do? Reorganize! They spent the past 4 years telling us how the new org layout is for the best. Now it's crappy and didn't work.

    Advice to Management

    I know management reads Glassdoor. Commit to the change. You folks ran this company into the ground. Maybe it's time to step aside.


  9. Helpful (22)

    "Work Harder, not Smarter"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (19)

    "It's a shell game"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are employees at various levels who are hard working and want the company to succeed. Can't think of any other pros.

    Cons

    They talk about transformation. What transformation? Keeping the same leaders and shuffling them around. That's their idea of change? God help us all.

    It's humorous to see management expecting the employee population to trust them when they have done little to EARN that trust. They have also given us very little hope.

    Senior leaders will tell people not to pay attention to Glassdoor reviews - it is just the work of disgruntled employees. Ha! For each review shedding light on this organization, there are 1000 employees reading it and saying "spot on!"

    Feel sorry for Jose and the grand mess he inherited. He's a caring person with high integrity.

    Advice to Management

    Say Uncle and move onto other pastures so competent leaders who understand business can help save the company.


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