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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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- 1.0Feb 19, 2016ManagerFormer Employee, more than 10 years
Some good people left that grew up in Westinghouse and understood the unique and special quality of the industry and the people. Unfortunately these folks are leaving at an increasing rate due to the ineffective leadership of the new executives brought in by Toshiba.
No upward mobility unless you are brought in by new senior leadership. Those who dedicated their careers at Westinghouse thought of by new leadership as worthless. Losing knowledge of nuclear industry by the minute. Firing people at a whim.26
- 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
- 3.0Jun 24, 2008EngineerCurrent EmployeeCranberry, PA
They are in the midst of a hiring spree. The nuclear renaissance is here and this place will keep on growing. The people I work with are great people and are very helpful when I need them. The atmosphere is very laid back and relaxed. Since starting here, I have gained valuable knowledge that I will in turn use to further my career. Westinghouse also offers 100% tuition reimbursement if you would like to go back to school to earn a graduate degree in a field that would be beneficial to the company.
People that have been working here three years are making less than some of the new hires coming in in the same pay band. I believe that when the new hire rate goes up, they should bump everyone else up in the same band by the same percent as what they offer to the new hires.1
- 2.0Aug 10, 2015ManagementFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsCranberry, PA
Interesting challenges and opportunities Large international company - you can see and do a lot Great people at the working level - especially those who have been there and experienced the previous generations of nuclear development
Short sighted leadership has created a highly toxic environment. People are miserable and afraid of the future rather than engaged and empowered to help the company succeed.12
- 2.0Jul 7, 2012Test EngineerFormer Contractor, more than 1 yearCranberry Twp, PA
Pay is better than average and benefits are good. Great experience for people just out of college. Get the Westinghouse name on your resume.
Be ready to work long hours and sacrifice some of your family life. Mismanaged projects go on and on and miss their deadlines. Everything gets rushed and then planning gets thrown out the window. The testing is repetitive and can lead to boredom. Also don't expect to work with any cutting edge technology since the NRC requires 'tried-and-true' equipment. Since the shop floor is union you are not allowed to touch anything. You will get scolded for picking up a screwdriver or multimeter. Some engineers have pushed themselves into leadership roles which makes waves in the team. A few of the skilled engineers have quit because of bad management decisions. Seems like the good people leave for better opportunities and bad tend to stay on.2
- 2.0Mar 29, 2016Fellow EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsCranberry Twp, PA
Technically rewarding industry. Very honest and ethical people doing their best in an uphill current of red tape and bureaucratic mazes.
Never before have I seen what was a great company become so bloated and bureaucratic. There are more administrative layers than ever. For a technically based company, there are more non-technical, non-value added positions than ever. We have production planners, issue trackers, project managers, change order coordinators, field action coordinators, site managers, field change planners, ethics officers, safety coordinators, field log entry staff, safety advocates, meeting coordinators, facilitators, etc. All who do not spend a single hour trying to make a better and more competitive product. We have multiple people on a job site (with full expenses and per-diem) that do nothing but attend meetings, update gantt charts and demand more on-site help. This company is about to collapse from the weight of all the corner offices and double-wide cubes above the glass ceiling. These people do not add value to a project, simply keep score on how well the project is doing down to the 5th significant digit. They catch a 2 hour billing error and beat their chests (cc 15 people) by telling everyone how much money they are saving the company. Then the executives wonder why our margins are shrinking. Their solution? Make 50 hour weeks the new norm and closely monitor it. Uncompensated, but factored during performance reviews. Every entrance/exit is badge access and automatically compared to time records to check/verify your working those extra 2 unpaid hours per day. Despite 10 free hours per week to the company, layoffs are rumored to be approaching. Every previous round of layoffs had no effect on the layers of administrators and middle managers, only the 'worker bees'. It's very disheartening to work for something you no longer believe in.24
- 1.0May 19, 2016Principal EngineerFormer Employee, more than 8 yearsPittsburgh, PA
Once a great company and there are still some amazing people that work there from that time. The corporate building is nice...
I was "let go" last year for a BS reason to make the bottom line look a little better. One day without warning I was asked to meet my manager in a conference room, and was greeted by an HR rep and a security guard...was told I could "keep my health benefits till 11:59 PM that night" then escorted out of the building. Don't understand how I deserved that since I was never given a written or verbal warning that my performance was poor. In fact, only a month earlier I received nothing but great performance marks on my mid-year performance assessment.... Since then I've discovered that this may have been the best thing for me. I quickly found a job making more money and for a company in the nuclear industry that actually respects their employees. I'm constantly finding myself working "casual OT" now...not because it's a BS company mandate, but because the work is fulfilling and I get lost in it. It still seems weird to work in a non-hostile atmosphere where the employees are actually happy to be there. Trust me though I'll get used to it! Yes, the work is hard, but it's worth it when you believe in the company. It does make me sad to think back on the memories of how fantastic Westinghouse once was as a company. Danny has run the company into the dirt and it's only getting worse. I hope once he's done sucking it dry and dumps it, some real leadership will take over and return Westinghouse to what it once was.32
- 1.0Dec 21, 2016Program ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsPittsburgh, PA
The salary is above average for the Pittsburgh area. The headquarters building is well equipped and nice to work in. I've worked here for almost 10 years and wish I could say more nice things - I unfortunately cannot - this company has been on a death spiral the last 4 years
There are many, ranked worst to least offensive: 1. Senior leadership - you cannot be trusted. Look at the every voice matters employee poll - we are telling you to be open and honest. You cannot have a relationship without trust and no loyalty without a r relationship - WAKE UP and BE HONEST 2. Declining business - the mechanical equipment side is dying a slow death due to lower demand and the Chinese reverse engineering our stuff. Are you surprised ? You foolishly gave away our technology. You killed the golden goose for one golden egg. I can't believe any of you graduated from a prestigious business school - you made bad business deals. Donald Trump would have fired every single person on the senior leadership staff - every one 3. Overtime is demanded, not requested. You are BLEEDING the people who are left and making this place a toxic work environment. Do you care about your people or only your bonuses ? 4. Unstable - our parent company is Toshiba and is cash poor and constantly wanting Westinghouse to jump through financial hoops to help bail out their other struggling businesses. Nuclear sales are way down due to depressed oil and gas prices. Employees are secretly being fired. Instead of a publicly announced layoff, the leadership secretly fired several people at a time hoping we won't notice. DO YOU THINK WE ARE STUPID ? We are nuclear engineers - you are not fooling anyone 5. Middle management - are only puppets, they are no real value and act only as a conduit for the higher powers who act selfishly and even unethically at times.46
- 1.0Jun 26, 2016EngineerFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsHeadquarters, KY
Decent salary and there are a select few people who are great to work for and with. The salary is not worth the daily torment.
Upper management ignores reality but then expects everyone else to come up with a solution to the mess they create. High performers continually have more and more work piled on them until they can no longer perform. Poor performance is ignored and their work is piled onto the high performers. Also you have all the responsibility but no authority. Frequent stealth layoffs.16
- 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