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- "The pay is good if you are an engineer but don't like to do actual engineering." (in 133 reviews)
- "Good benefits and you got paid." (in 96 reviews)
- "Good People and in general professional" (in 95 reviews)
- "Competitive salary and increases." (in 65 reviews)
- "Great Coworkers that are willing to work hard even in a hostile enviroment." (in 27 reviews)
- "Poor Management / inexperience personnel/terrible customer service" (in 112 reviews)
- "Upper management is clueless!" (in 64 reviews)
- "I somehow made it through all of the massive layoffs and business unit sell offs in the 90s." (in 51 reviews)
- "Some managers have been there for years and that is the only reason they are still there (it is not about ability)" (in 43 reviews)
- "Few women in senior leadership roles (of 15" (in 36 reviews)
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- 3.0Aug 13, 2013Principal EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 3 years
-Lots of room for advancement for engineers -challenging work -Pay is pretty decent for engineering, average for nuclear industry however
-incredibly demanding...I've more than once been called in the middle of the night to work on something -Not enough trust in employees....recent badging in/'we're watching how long you're in the office' policies make you feel like you work for a call center or something, even though we are all professional employees who often work many many hours of overtime at home -Health insurance benefits are scary-bad. If you are in good health, subtract at least 1000 dollars from your salary a year for random unpaid medical bills....usually blood tests. But if you have a family, you can count on even more unanticipated out of pocket costs. It also doesn't cover a lot of things you would think would be no brainers. Asthma medication, for example....costs 100 (rescue inhaler only) -200 (rescue inhaler plus corticosteroid) dollars a month for my wife. The benefits get worse every year, and the employee contributions go up. Really not competitive when you look at companies like GE or AREVA's benefits, whose benefits are outstanding.
- 2.0Nov 6, 2017Senior Project ManagerFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsPittsburgh, PA
- most of the non-management personnel are talented and hard-working - variety of challenging opportunities - pay and benefits
- much of leadership (aka, mgmt), especially at senior levels, are poor decision makers and divorced from knowing what's truly in the best interest of the company and customers - tail wags the dog (aka, HR and legal have too much sway over technical groups in terms of business decisions) - "do as I say, not as I do" mindset, especially when it comes to work environment priorities and practices (i.e. mgmt preaches safety then quality the production but in reality production is priority #1) - lack of rigorous and effective change implementation processes13
- 1.0Apr 21, 2017Principal QA EngineerCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearWaynesboro, GA
great benefits and some of the people are upstanding professionals and I would work with them anywhere.
Old company set in their ways and not able to embrace the need to change and remove the "good ol' boys".8
- 2.0Aug 13, 2015Anonymous EmployeeCurrent EmployeeCranberry, PA
Lots if you are an executive or incentivized manager - definitely worth it if you are getting paid more than $130k/year ---the higher your salary, the higher your potential bonus on top of it! And there is also the executive Health and Benefits package which is held closely by HR and not published for the general population. no wonder!
In addition to all the reviews below The maximum merit increase (annual raise) in June for the majority of employees was 3.25%. HR isn't fooling anyone by not including where we fall in their "Market Pay Indicators" during the annual review this year. I guess they figure that everyone should be happy because this year's raise is better than the 0% last June. With inflation over the last 2 years being relatively low, I may actually be breaking even. On top of this, Incentivized managers have a 10% bonus target, Directors' bonus is either 23% or 33% depending on your tenure and position, while VPs have a 46% bonus target... not too shabby. I'm glad they can afford their luxury items this year.... You are welcome from everyone actually performing revenue generating work. Unfortunately, the thanks we get is further cost reductions so you can meet your financial targets for the upcoming year and get next year's bonus. This seems more like management's "Right to Grow" their bank accounts.9
- 1.0Dec 24, 2020Senior EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsCranberry, PA
Good pay. Benefits are OK but not excedptional.
The current Canadian owners have decided that American jobs pay too much, so work is outsourced to cheaper European and Indian employees. The Europeans are pretty good and seem to know what they're doing. The Indians are cheap, which is good because they take three times as long to get anything done, and even then it's likely to contain errors which need to be fixed leading to increased cost. So say goodbye to well-paying jobs supporting the American middle class.3
- 2.0May 6, 2011Business AnalystCurrent EmployeeCranberry Twp, PA
- good brand name in the nuclear power industry and in the Pittsburgh area - very competent engineers - great place to work if you're from Pittsburgh, Penn State, or Pitt - well-positioned for growth if demand for low-carbon energy grows
- near complete lack of competent, capable leaders, from top to bottom - lots of nepotism - very local hiring (Most offices worldwide are staffed primarily by locals, so it winds up being a 'multinational' firm and not an integrated global firm.) - main headquarters is new, but located very far from the city - building itself is not well-designed - tenure is usually confused with experience and capability - very short-term business focus - really bad in an industry involved in very long-term projects - benefits are good for Pittsburgh but not great compared to other large firms3
- 1.0Nov 16, 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Director-level employees and below are typically bright, hard-working people--some of the best in the business. The headquarters facility is a nice place to work, convenient to 279, 79 and the PA Turnpike.
Senior management is, for the most part, a group of self-serving ego maniacs with only their best interest (such as incentive pay and executive benefits) in mind. It is clear the 'general' employee population is not valued--this can be seen through mandatory overtime without compensation, lack of adequate raises (if any), reduction in benefits, 'stealth' layoffs, and other unscrupulous practices. The environment is toxic and management rewards bullies. It is apparent that being a member of the 'club' will land people in positions they aren't qualified for and don't deserve. These actions, combined with poor decision making at the top, have left the company in shambles.29
- 1.0Jul 8, 2016Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 8 yearsAugusta, GA
-you will learn how to navigate the most toxic culture and office politics you have ever seen -you will learn how to fight for benefits the company promised and then tries to renege on -you will learn to tape record conversations to CYA -you will deal with coworkers who think not taking a sick day in 14 years and arrival at work at 5AM is a marketable skill
-working at this company sounds good, but because the company is constantly in turmoil/crisis/restructure mode, you will never complete any projects to add to your own resume -promotion process is scarily opaque and secretive even when you have met all the criteria for promotion and have good performance ratings. somehow people you have trained as interns can be at a higher pay band than you are. -petty coworkers/managers who don't develop themselves are too scared to share information for fear of being replaced -repetitive busy work: no one really does any engineering, years of this will make you unemployable without trying really hard to sell whatever silly, paper pushing function you previously had at Westinghouse -new projects are always around the corner with locations in unstable, poor regions of the world, said projects never actually materialize in the form of cash flow into the company -no innovation/new designs to roll out since the AP1000 technology was sold/stolen by the Chinese -very easy to get pigeonholed into a piddly function because mobility throughout the organization is dependent upon (can be stunted by) your managers approval. you will then be laid off after being determined redundant even though you have a broad skill set and utility in other areas of the company which are also doing rather poorly based on the reviews here -professional development makes people targets for removal because managers are old, close to retirement and indifferent to actual completion of projects, managers are the same people who built previous projects that went over budget and 10 years behind schedule e.g. Vogtle 1&221
- 4.0Jan 4, 2009InternFormer EmployeePittsburgh, PA
westinghouse is in a very interesting and unique industry. If you want to go nuclear, this is the best place to be for you. The compensation was decent, though the benefits are a little sub-par. Most managers were willing to work with you to make things flexible though from what i heard.
they're only in pittsburgh, and it's very hard to move between offices. I'll need to relocate eventually, which sucks because i like working here. The benefits are ok but not great. You pay a very small portion of health insurance, but retirement is goofy. For example, 401k vests over three years, which means your money isn't growing all that fast.