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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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- 2.0Jun 9, 2023EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
I like my manager and have an office with a door.
Raises don't match inflation. Staffing is too lean with company wanting to hire consultants to help on a task instead of paying half to hire someone directly. Unethical and possibly illegal behavior. Fuel side is growing but the new small reactors are oversized and too expensive compared to new companies.1
- 1.0Oct 28, 2017EngineerFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsCranberry, PA
The pay is good if you are an engineer but don't like to do actual engineering. The management is so inept and clueless, they think collecting as many review signatures on any document and making sure all rev numbers are correct is more important than actually getting work completed. This is a big reason why the project at VC summer failed, which led to Westinghouse filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Management is clueless on modern engineering practices. This cannot be more evident in their failed AP1000 project. Instead of using modern computer programing, they used software better suited for the Antique Roadshow. Case in point: All flow modeling for the nuclear safety systems was done using error filled excel files, rather than modern fluid modeling programs. They also used archaic project planning software for a nuke plant build, which the owner of the failed VC Summer project listed as one of the causes of the project's failure. Management is also seems to be sketchy in their practices as the customers at the VC Summer project claimed that Westinghouse Senior Management hid progress on the project and would only feed them tidbits of project data, only to change them later. And now there is talk that the pension plan, that a lot of retired workers rely is in real danger of collapsing. On top of that, management will ask you to work 50 hrs and only pay you 40 (see many of the other reviews on here about that). So if this is the management that you want to work for, then yes, Westinghouse is the place for you! This is a bankrupt company in a dying industry. Because WEC management fumbled things up so badly, there probably won't be another nuke plant built in the Americas for another 30 years.17
- 4.0Jan 11, 2017Anonymous InternFormer Intern
Friendly and knowledgeable coworkers, helpful management, enough work given (though it could have been a bit more varied). They are putting efforts into revamping the intern program, so I assume it will continue to improve. 9/80 work schedule available, but manager was very accommodating of rearranging my schedule.
Pay was not competitive for the area or for the area of work; this was somewhat addressed by providing virtually unlimited overtime opportunities. However, to someone who would like to stick to a 40 hr/wk schedule, the pay is not as good as at other opportunities.
- 2.0Apr 9, 2017EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsCranberry, PA
-The salary and benefits are pretty good. -Smart and friendly coworkers
-Work/Life balance is atrocious. 60 hour weeks (with little to no overtime pay) and mandatory Saturdays are quite common. -The byzantine policies and procedures make doing even the most mundane engineering work take 10 times longer than it should. -The company has filed for bankruptcy and its financial future appears dubious.16
- 4.0Jul 26, 2021Customer Support SpecialistFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsColumbia, SC
401K and good pay scale for hourly or salary employees.
Corporate management has moved to hiring executives from outside the company who have no idea about nuclear fuel.2
- 4.0Jan 9, 2015Senior EngineerCurrent Employee
Westinghouse is a leading reactor vendor worldwide. The brand recognition is great to have on a resume, but more importantly, there are many very experienced professionals at the company that are ready and willing to share their knowledge with younger staff. There is a wealth of knowledge and a broad variety of work that needs to be completed, so each day is different from the last. There are many opportunities for travel, site assignments, conference attendance, and graduate school. The 9/80 schedule is a great benefit.
Poor project management often leads to rework, time pressure, and added stress, which can be very frustrating. Also, there are many employees who are not pulling their weight, and the more enthusiastic workers are expected to pick up the slack. Pay is not competitive with other companies across the industry for the amount of effort expected of each employee.3
- 1.0Jul 12, 2022Senior Middle ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsCranberry, PA
Was great years ago. Today, not so much. Earns money for Brookfield and its investors (and senior managers). Brookfield wants to exit which can’t be bad.
Mediocre top management that excel only at keeping their pay bloated while systematically depressing the pay of those below them. Meaningless but trendy HR policies rule the day with managers graded by how well they check the boxes for the cause of the month without actually doing anything of substance to improve the lives and careers of those who work for the company. Nuclear industry has become completely transactional. Company not investing nearly enough to compete with smaller more nimble competitors with exciting new tech. Most profits going to pay dividends to Brookfield investors. This company, as currently constituted and managed, will find it difficult to be sustainable over the long term.7
- 4.0Oct 18, 2013Lab TechnicianCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
The pay here is a little bit higher than a lot of other companies in the area Flexible Schedule if you aren't a shift worker Tuition reimbursement
Bureaucracy can sometimes prevent common sense decisions You work around a lot of dangerous chemicals Decisions affecting the plant site specifically often have to go way up the chain before anything can be done
- 2.0Apr 15, 2017Senior Electrical EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 8 years
Depending on which department you are in the work can be very interesting and rewarding. If nuclear power peaks your interest and you can get into field services you will have the opportunity to see and potentially work with the crews performing maintenance, refueling and inspections on existing plants. Pretty neat stuff! Salary compensation seems at least better then average across the board. Raises were always national average or more as long as you performed and are not saturated in your pay band.
Nuclear power has is an interesting buisiness that is affected greatly by the public view and politics. In addition recent nuclear disasters (Fukushima) has had a great impact on new plant construction around the world. This coupled with the top management seemingly performing reckless reorganizations and acquisitions has pushed Westinghouse to basically rock bottom. Pensions are on more which was a great perk of this company. There is very little left of offer and I wouldn't recommend working here for a long term career. There are many other opportunity's out there without this much mismanagement.5
- 2.0May 1, 2012Anonymous EmployeeCurrent EmployeeCranberry Twp, PA
1. Fair, clean, office environment. 2. Nice employees and coworkers. 3. Benefits are top-notch. 4. Flexible time off for personal matters, lunch, illnesses, vacation, etc. 5. Accommodations are excellent for a similar company of this type. 6. Company tries to provide employees with an up-to-date work environment. 7. Opportunities to get advanced degrees and other training and company offers (or offered) to pay large portion or all at one point.
1. Outdated management style. 2. Little to no knowledge transfer that can't be blamed on the senior level employees. There is simply no program to train new employees out of college. There have been attempts but no one follows through. 3. Career advancement and progress is not as straight forward as it can be. 4. Advanced degree programs are not in place for those that get degrees and want to further their career paths within company. 5. It appears the wrong people advance in the company because of who they know or how they know the 'system' works. 6. Very little work related to actual engineering takes place. 7. Too much administrative burdens that block actual progress to take place. Things such as creating a simple calculation take far longer than any one else I know that works at other companies take. 8. Industry is too dependent on outside factors, government regulations, and the NRC. 9. The pay could be better stated or explained and could be higher. However, given the little actual engineering that takes place, the pay is ok. 10. The work overall is not stimulating or challenging in the areas that one would want it to be challenging. Having to wait weeks to get a design change through, or waiting days or weeks for a reply from another engineer or contracting company, or having to adjust the format of a calculation over and over to satisfy some guide isn't challenging - it is another time-consuming often unnecessary roadblock in the work production. 11. Overall, everything in the company just runs very very slow. 12. Employee population is heavily on the side of older males (40-50+) and those near retirement.1