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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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- 3.0Mar 8, 2014Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Great people. great goal (clean energy)
to many meetings. Upper management may be pushing themselves and rest of employees a bit too hard for long term good.
- 4.0May 14, 2015Structural Embedment Design EngineerFormer Contractor, more than 1 yearCranberry Township, PA
Very nice building in Cranberry Township. Good introduction to the Nuclear Industry, especially new design work.
The management team is not very technical and works in a perpetual state of crisis. They seem to perpetually take shortcuts and end up shooting themselves in the foot. Much of the design is there, its just getting the right group of engineers to back it up with sane analysis (some management design constraints force engineers to make stupid/unrealistic assumptions that redefine the meaning of conservative).3
- 2.0Jun 19, 2015Senior EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 8 years
The nuclear industry is an extremely interesting industry to work in. As long as you are in the right group, the work can be very interesting. If you are interested in travel, lots of opportunities to travel domestically and internationally.
Salaries pale to comparable engineering jobs. The performance review system is severely broken; performance objectives are unrealistic and promotions/raises are not distributed equitably. Management appears deaf to employee concerns and has no real intention to make the difficult choices to improve matters. Significant overhead puts squeeze on engineers to perform work in unrealistic budgets and results in errors and rework. Morale is low and overall industry outlook is unclear.9
- 1.0Jun 26, 2022Principal Quality EngineerFormer Employee, more than 8 years
The Engineers try to comply with quality requirements.
Management is largely cost and schedule focused and struggles to understand the regulatory quality requirements.2
- 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.
- 3.0Aug 10, 2021Chem Lab TechCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsColumbia, SC
Pay and most people are excellent. Few bad apples can mess your day up.
Management is not on site since the pandemic and most people cant be reached when there is an issue.
- 1.0Apr 23, 2016AP1000 EngineerFormer Employee
The paycheck is consistent every 2 weeks.
This place thrives on deception and lies. If you tell the truth, you are a troublemaker. WEC has downsized so many times, that only the 'yes' men/women are kept. They have tried to infuse new blood but retention is near impossible. They pay well to get you in the door but then shaft employees on raises. They now use the GE mentality of eliminating the lower performing employees (there is no 'they all are great;' WEC insists a gradient; thus, someone must suffer). Management cannot be challenged on a poor review (like asking someone else to look at the review). They nickel and dime departments right down to tightening the purse strings on stationary supplies. Meanwhile, Toshiba siphons off WEC's profits to buy up Toshiba's losses. The new builds are bound to fail as they are mismanaged and run by incompetent management staff. They will look the other way when they are told that a design will not work and would rather deal with design issues or schedule later rather than get in front of the problem before it becomes overwhelming. I'm not sure whether the China plants will ever get online.31
- 1.0May 30, 2016EngineerCurrent EmployeePittsburgh, PA
The engineers, first line managers, and support staff are some of the best people you will ever meet. They are creative and curious and have a genuine enthusiasm for this company and its products.
I can't overstate how toxic the relationship between regular employees and upper management has become. There have been stealth layoffs over the last 6 months where employees have been fired for absolutely trivial reasons to avoid paying severance. Then, none of those positions have been back-filled and instead mandatory unpaid overtime has been instituted for months on end with no relief in sight. People have families and lives outside of this company, the pressure is unsustainable and something will give soon if changes aren't made.27
- 4.0Jun 24, 2011Anonymous EmployeeCurrent EmployeePittsburgh, PA
Good distribution of work load Respectful management LOTS of advancement opportunities Lots of training available Fringe benefits (education reimbursement, alternative work schedule, etc.) New HQ with good food, gym and other recreational amenities Great, competent and friendly coworkers
Management seems to be out of touch with business goals and means to achieve them. I'm not sure if the company can be viable in the future should nuclear energy become less desirable/in demand.
- 2.0Aug 2, 2015OperatorCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
Good pay for fairly simple work. Work pace isn't overwhelming like other manufacturing jobs. Most of the people in the plant are very friendly and polite.
Hours are awful if you want to have any kind of life outside of work. False promises of having weekends off and then being called in most weekends. Management are terrible and use intimidation tactics to keep people from making them look bad. Unless you're best friends with someone higher up you are easily expendable. People who deserve to be fired are kept while others who should be hired or stay are fired or held back. Get on any of the managements' bad side and you'll have to live with them holding grudges. Certain managers swear and yell at Operators and are very unprofessional. Only guaranteed one day off every 21 days straight that you work. Everything is ranked by seniority so an intelligent individual is treated like they are as dumb as a rock if they haven't worked there as long as someone else.8