Westport Innovations Reviews

Updated Feb 12, 2021

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8 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible schedule, great work life balance(in 7 reviews)

  • "Head office is not in some faraway land, it's right here in Vancouver(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Excessive turnover rate in upper management(in 4 reviews)

  • "poor management, organization changes every 3 months, no vision, no direction(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Very good company to work for, nothing bad to say

      Feb 15, 2016 - Field Service Technician in El Centro, CA
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      Pros

      Friendly, helpful, caring, not high stress. If help is needed just ask and you will get it. HR is great. All atound great company

      Cons

      A bit disorganized at times, some things are more important than others one day and the next they are forgotten about

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good but going under

      Sep 25, 2015 - Service/Training Director in Dallas, TX
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      Pros

      Great thinking atmosphere. Free to use your mind. Great health benefits. Pay is good and the local team are easy to work with.

      Cons

      Too many mergers, not enough employees, things change before anything takes effect. Pay periods are twice a month which is horrible. Stocks are declining at an alarming rate.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Downsizing

      Feb 6, 2015 - Sales Associate 
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      Pros

      Interesting and progressive work environment

      Cons

      NGV technology is awesome but a challenging sell. Company keeps downsizing hoping to find its niche. Lower gasoline prices complicate the message.

      4 people found this review helpful
    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Deplete and discard

      Mar 31, 2016 - Design Engineer in Dallas, TX
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      Pros

      Flexible schedule, variety of projects, decent salary.

      Cons

      No support from management, unreasonable deadlines, mistake repetition, no recognition for stellar job performance.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      company review

      Sep 11, 2015 -  in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      Located in Vancouver and technology based company. Nice office location which is not in downtown Vancouver. Good work life balance. Good training available.

      Cons

      Very unstable. Not good change management in difficult times. Very political and difficult to get promoted or raise in compensation. Average salaries are very low compare to industry.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Don't waste your time or talent here

      Feb 1, 2014 - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI
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      Pros

      People are diverse and very knowledgeable. Travel budget is unlimited with no restrictions on alcohol while entertaining.

      Cons

      Every 6 months they're re-organizing and changing their business model. People never get to excel and meet objectives. Constant changes and lay-offs becomes very daunting leaving people to wonder if they're next to be cut. Very high turn-over for this type of company.

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Former employee

      Feb 25, 2014 - Former Employee in Vancouver, WA
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      Pros

      Good health and dental benefits, flex work hours, good co workers,

      Cons

      Poor management, horrible and poor HR team with lack of knowledge and support, favouritism, money burning company and after they burn up everything they keep laying off the lower level employees.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      worst ever

      Apr 22, 2015 - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
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      Pros

      there was nothing there that would be a PRO

      Cons

      The operations is in total tail spin, they could carless about if it is good decision just do it. to work in that environment is childish.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good work life balance. Not much else.

      Jun 6, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Work life balance good. Reasonable PTO.

      Cons

      Company just doesn't know how to make money. Favors new product development over selling current products.

      2 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Superb profile job, poor management

      Feb 12, 2021 - Project Manager in Vancouver, BC
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      Pros

      Interesting technology, lots of applications, plenty of work, decent salary, lots of significant software applications

      Cons

      Micro-management, revolving door, multi-meeting, unclear directions,slow-motion

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