Westinghouse Employee Reviews about "layoff"
54% would recommend to a friend
(99 total reviews)
63% approve of CEO
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- "The pay is good if you are an engineer but don't like to do actual engineering." (in 125 reviews)
- "Good benefits and you got paid." (in 97 reviews)
- "The people I work with are great people and are very helpful when I need them." (in 92 reviews)
- "Salary is good and work hours are reasonable." (in 63 reviews)
- "Great Coworkers that are willing to work hard even in a hostile enviroment." (in 26 reviews)
- "Poor Management / inexperience personnel/terrible customer service" (in 111 reviews)
- "Upper management is clueless!" (in 61 reviews)
- "Constant restructuring and layoffs." (in 50 reviews)
- "Some managers have been there for years and that is the only reason they are still there (it is not about ability)" (in 41 reviews)
- "Few women in senior leadership roles (of 15" (in 37 reviews)
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- 3.0Oct 27, 2015SupervisorFormer EmployeeChicago, IL
There is flexibility and the benefits are pretty decent
Due to the down turn in the nuclear industry there had been constant changes within the company and layoffs quite frequently
- 5.0Jan 28, 2018Fabrication Mechanic ICurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsNewington, NH
It has been a great company in the past and with proper management it will be again. The key to this is keeping employees with multiple skills and not just because the union says others have seniority. They need to keep people who are willing to work hard to get the job done.
With the threat of looming layoffs in March .. the company needs good hard working people not slackers because they have union seniority.
- 1.0Jan 7, 2017EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsPitts, PA
In my position, I am able to perform technically interesting and challenging work on a daily basis. I am fortunate in that I can do work that is consistently first of a kind - this keeps me interested even though most other aspects of the job are negative.
I've been with Westinghouse for a very long time - it has always had extremely poor management. I was with the company as it imploded in the mid to late 90s and what is happening now is very similar, in my opinion, to what occurred during that time. Unfortunately, the current management may 'win' for the worst I have experienced. I somehow made it through all of the massive layoffs and business unit sell offs in the 90s. I don't think the Westinghouse nuclear business has truly been financially healthly since even before that time but, like me, they have somehow managed to survive. It's not clear to me that the company will make it through this latest financial fiasco. I questioned Toshiba's business prowess when they paid $5.4B for us - clearly now an extremely poor business decision on their part (Toshiba wrote off $2.4B of that purchase price in 2015 I believe). It is somewhat difficult to know how Westinghouse has truly financially performed since that purchase (since we are no longer on the stock exchange, any financial numbers we see are rather limited and are presented to us by management). Because of my distrust of the management, I don't have much faith in the limited numbers they have shown us. I was always personally quite certain that we would see large financial losses with the new builds in China and the US - we still do not know the extent of those losses. I am equally certain that as those units start up, there will be significant issues which will further have major negative financial impact. I did not forsee the Toshiba accounting scandal or this CB&I mess. To summarize, I believe 2017-2018 will be disastrous years financially - I am not certain how we will survive.25
- 1.0Jan 14, 2015Project ManagerCurrent Contractor, less than 1 yearCranberry Township, PA
Nice office building, lunch room, gym.Very shiny Ohhhh ahhh
very political - typical of corporate No job security - I was warned when I was first hired that WEC likes to do massive layoffs BEWARE (both contract and full time!!!!!) Disrespectful to employees4
- 4.0Jan 11, 2022Senior EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsCranberry, PA
I have met some really great people working at Westinghouse and I get to help the planet by being a part of the process of providing clean energy to people. The company has been around a long time and will continue to endure.
I've had to withstand a bankruptcy and multiple rounds of layoffs due to lack of work at times. The company may be around for a long time but there are fluctuations in available work due to the economy and political influence on the nuclear industry.2
- 1.0Oct 21, 2019Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 3 years
The work is interesting and the salary is competitive to start!
- Upper management doesn't care about employees and puts blame on them. Even though upper management is what led us to bankruptcy - No promotions and few raises. Multiple individuals were submitted for a promotion and it got all the approvals but sat in HR with no end in site - ZERO work life balance. You are on vacation? Who cares you get phone calls. You are sick? Who cares you get phone calls. - All the good people are gone! Since bankruptcy all the top employees have jumped ship. And there hasn't been any replacements for them in multiple groups. Some groups have lost 5+ employees and there has been no replacements. - Reorganization. With the new owner we have seen a lot of reorg within the organization and its not for the best. Groups have been combined and removed unnecessarily and top managers have gone from managing 30+ people to managing 3. Why aren't you supporting your top managers? - Layoffs and more layoffs. Just when you think the layoffs are over, they come back a month or two later. Avoid at all cost. It seems like they are dwindling the business until its only nuclear refueling and they will outsource everything else. Your job might be gone in 2-5 years.14
- 1.0May 25, 2016EngineerCurrent EmployeeCranberry, PA
Cafeteria Onsite Fitness Center Walking Trail The food in the cafeteria is good
Senior leadership installed by Toshiba doesn't care about anyone. Secret layoffs along with arming the guard force are just a few of the things the current management structure has done.17
- 1.0Apr 14, 2016Project ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsPittsburgh, PA
Not many... Nice building, great people at the working level
Employees (including engineers) are in constant fear of being fired as management attempts to reduce costs by forcing people out without layoffs. Safe to say they toe the line with some employment laws. Additionally, management focuses on the metrics that make them look good, not the ones that explain why the company is failing to deliver its projects. Westinghouse also continues to defer raises and shutdown key projects as it shovels money to keep the toshiba dumpster fire burning.20
- 1.0May 10, 2016EngineerFormer EmployeeCranberry Twp, PA
They have a new shiny building they pay a lot of money for. Which is why you shouldn't expect to get paid much.
They do not pay competitively, although they state that they do. They do not give raises or inflation adjustments. There is no flexible time or work life balance, and expect you to work 'Casual Overtime' frequently. You will not gain much technical experience here, as they don't know what they are doing and farm most of the real technical work out to other companies. Their business is failing and they will probably be having massive layoffs in the near future. Their is a very poor ethics and safety culture here and they definitely use retaliation tactics so beware.23