Westport Innovations Reviews

Updated Aug 17, 2019

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2.4
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Westport Innovations CEO Nancy S. Gougarty  (no image)
Nancy S. Gougarty
7 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
  • "poor management, organization changes every 3 months, no vision, no direction(in 4 reviews)

  • "Favors new product development over selling current products(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Very good company to work for, nothing bad to say"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in El Centro, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Westport Innovations full-time for more than 5 years

    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. Helpful (2)

    "Good work life balance. Not much else."

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Westport Innovations full-time

    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.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Deplete and discard"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Westport Innovations full-time for more than a year

    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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  4. "Good but going under"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service/Training Director in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Westport Innovations full-time for more than a year

    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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  5. Helpful (2)

    "company review"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Westport Innovations for more than a year

    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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  6. Helpful (6)

    "worst ever"

    1.0
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    Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Westport Innovations for more than a year

    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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  7. Helpful (4)

    "Downsizing"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Sales Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Westport Innovations

    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.

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    "Former employee"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Former Employee in Vancouver, WA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Westport Innovations full-time for more than a year

    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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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Don't waste your time or talent here"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Westport Innovations full-time for more than a year

    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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  10. "Technical Environmental Development Production Advancement"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Westport Innovations full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Green technologies high production rates

    Cons

    Loosing corporate knowledge when downsizing

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