Westport Innovations Employee Reviews about "westport"

Updated Aug 20, 2016

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  1. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Slacker's Paradise

    May 22, 2015 - Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    If you are reliable and personable and don't want to grow you career or accomplish anything it's still a paycheque in the bank. The existing management hasn't had experience developing a reliable product so they tend to be very soft on you when you fail as well. As long as you don't step on any toes you can study whatever you want most of the day, have minimal productivity, and you will not get laid off. There's a very primitive and non-science based approach to engineering that will please people who went through school with the "C's get degrees" attitude.

    Cons

    There are no career growth opportunities in a company that isn't growing. If you're looking to learn from a mentor with experience and sharp engineering skills it won't be found at Westport. Nobody really knows what they are doing and body has the drive to get things done. It feels a lot like high school. There are bullies, slackers, teachers' pets, cliques, free loaders, control freaks, agoraphobes, wanna-be-know-it-alls, etc. It's completely unlike any large corporation I have ever worked for.

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    11 people found this review helpful
  2. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Stressful, culture of fear

    Sep 28, 2013 - Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    -Interesting technology -Co-workers are friendly for the most part -CEO is good at raising money

    Cons

    -Technology is too complicated, expensive, and is developed too quickly. -High turnover rate -No mentoring, and lack of support for new hires trying to learn Westport processes -Salary is below market, hours above market

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    7 people found this review helpful
  3. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    More VPs than people doing the real job

    Dec 25, 2014 - Manager in Vancouver, BC
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    Pros

    Vancouver based. So nice city if you get transfered

    Cons

    CEO and COO are more concerned about hiring VP's than focusing on a proper defined strategy. Lots of operations guys let go to reduce cost, still lots of non professionals hired at the management level that confuse everyone. Lots of politics involved at westport. Words speak louder than actions

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    6 people found this review helpful
  4. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    When culture is the culprit

    Aug 20, 2016 -  
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Flexible work hours (but should that be a given now a day.)

    Cons

    Culture drives everything in the company. From integrity to the final completed work. Unfortunately, those qualities did not exist in Westport. Didn't feel like the senior management team cares about that but the stock price and profit.

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