Westinghouse Employee Reviews about "leadership"
54% would recommend to a friend
(113 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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- 4.0Jan 17, 2019LeaderFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsColumbia, SC
Development Opportunities Employees are treated respectfully as individuals Strong efforts being made to simplify processes and decision making Competitive compensation plans Forward thinking - current leadership team
IT infrastructure seems antiquated and cumbersome Selection processes are behind the times Corrective action program is complicated Change resistance is still to prevalent Some leaders don’t accept and reinforce accountability More diverse leadership and workforce is desirable1
- 1.0Jan 7, 2018Program ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsCranberry Township, PA
There is a core of committed managers and a great group of people who try very hard to do the right things.
There are a great deal of horrible managers and nearly all the senior leadership who could care less about the right things. Selfish, ignorant decision makers who make things worse. Now there appears to be a new owner who values the potential Westinghouse offers, but it is yet to be determined if they have the wherewithal and courage to fire the senior managers who made the mess we are all too real.18
- 1.0Dec 17, 2017Senior EngineerFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsCranberry, PA
Nice facility with professional and dedicated engineers who are trying to hang on in a dying industry -- the teamwork and camaraderie during this difficult time has been a plus.
My colleagues and I continue to read that the executives continue to further enrich themselves with huge bonuses -- it's fair to say that the sentiment here is both strong and unified in disgust for this move. This is especially bad when we read that the original recommendation to the judge was focused on the Sr VPs. Why are they a flight risk? They are either lifers that would never leave or incompetent executives with no where to go -- or in case of the COO have already burned bridges from past (including girl/expense report trouble at competitor). Therefore this is nothing but a glorified hand out to the exact group that is responsible for getting us here. This is truly disheartening!! To make the above matters even worse the existing executive team continues to cover up the reasons all this happened. At the beginning of 2017 -- at the insistence of Toshiba -- an independent root cause team was commissioned. This team was comprised of recognized industry experts and they were chartered to find out how the company got here. The current CEO told us about this in an all hands meeting in March and he promised to communicate the conclusions of this review once complete. That never happened!! What did happen is of great concern to me and my colleagues. Apparently when the first drafts were reviewed the company didn't like the answers. The first drafts highlighted the flaws in the process used to buy CB&I and was clearly not to the liking of the CEO. Apparently this version of the story didn't match the conclusions reached by the outside lawyers that others in the company had hired (same outside lawyers were allowed to review the draft root cause -- how is that independent??). As a result of this the root cause was suspended and ultimately cancelled. In addition, the executive who was managing this effort was removed from the senior leadership team and sent home. How is any of this consistent with the values we hear about? What happens to 'walking the talk'? At a recent company leadership team meeting the CEO was asked again about this root cause. He said it was cancelled because it contained 'factual errors'. Errors according to whom?? Do you think the independent experts would agree with that? Why not address these 'errors' directly with them and fix the report. This really seems to be a case of not liking the answer and going to extreme measures to not allow these conclusions see the light of day. It's certainly not ethical. Do these guys really think this report will stay buried forever?? Separate issue -- in addition to the executive bonuses mentioned above about 200 employees recently received bonuses as well. These ranged between $50-100k. First half paid now with second half paid in April. Why can't we see that list? So the company is laying off people left and right -- but somehow believe it's appropriate to send 9 people to a conference in India (all flying business class). Great sightseeing trip if you can get it. How many jobs would the bill for this trip pay for? Does the company think India will really buy all these reactors? It's also hard to believe that Saudi Arabia will buy this still unproven and expensive technology. I wonder how many executives will travel there? Why hasn't China loaded fuel??28
- 4.0Jun 8, 2021Electrical Engineer IIIFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsWaynesboro, GA
Good place to work, opportunities for training. Hard to get advanced. Senior management provided excellent leadership during tumultuous situations.
Offices not aware and supportive of field activities during construction. Tendency to hold on to unproductive people.
- 1.0Dec 4, 2017Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 5 years
The only positive thing I can say is that the Company will support continuing education and training.
The Company treats employees like property, and it was doing this even before it filed for bankruptcy. Long-time employees have lost benefits, lost pensions, and even been 'laid off' after relocating to a project site...stranded in a different location than what was once home. The leadership team that caused the Company to go bankrupt remains in place; there is no helping this Company.11
- 2.0May 12, 2013Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsShoreview, MN
Good people, global company, leading new plant build worldwide
Lacking leadership and accountability at most levels of the company; limited industry growth for the foreseeable future.4
- 1.0Jun 13, 2017ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 10 years
Pioneer and global OEM of light water reactors specialty services for the commercial industry - still some brand recognition. Global presence, still have some excellent Technicians and engineers, project managers and middle management. Industry still has limited qualified service and fuel vendors - limited competition ensures some level of sales even with hardships.
Deceit. Heavy handed upper management - ego do as I say not as I do. Global market changes, not changing with it. Senior management reorganizations still use the same senior management (no new ideas or leadership). Same leaders and same ideas. Just different formats. Huge salary and bonuses for directors and above - came clear with bankruptcy. Yet the majority of company stuck with poor future prospects, no raises, no bonuses. Just lectures of being focused and in his together. Many managers and senior engineers and project managers have just as much commitment. Plugged in 24 - 7 and have given as much for much less. Current restructuring indicate no new leadership or meaningful organization changes forthcoming - while a major course correction is needed as well as a heathy understanding of the changing market conditions and increasing competitive nature of all our businesses. Cannot expect our typically good product lines to still deliver as always - it's a false assumption or worse, a near term lie to make your numbers before you jump ship.21
- 1.0Mar 21, 2022ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 10 years
Most of the engineers are the best in the industry
Dishonest and manipulative senior leadership hyper focused on short term goals and meeting financial forecasts at all costs Terrible compensation/raise potential, minimal bonuses No overall strategy or consistency to ensure long term business prospects Complete misalignment of incentives - really ensures product areas fighting against one another to the detriment of the whole Non-existent boundaries - employees are expected to work unsustainable hours with no regard for evenings/weekends/vacation Almost no diversity Leadership positions are filled externally instead of promoting from within10
- 4.0Jun 25, 2016Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Empoyee training and development is well established with much being computer-based.
The leadership has changed significantly over the past years bringing in executives from competitive companies. This has changed the culture.
- 4.0May 4, 2015Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsIndianapolis, IN
Excellent Pay and Benefits, generous retirement package with health benefits. You can advance to higher levels without a degree if you can prove your abilities and leadership.
Lost position due to transfer of production to Puerto Rico and I had to select the VIP early retirement package. .1