Babcock & Wilcox Employee Reviews

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The company demands a great deal of your time.
Production Technician (Former Employee) –  Lynchburg, VAMarch 20, 2017
The work is not hard, There is a great deal of training and policies and procedures that must be followed. A tremendous amount of oversight from several different government agencies and in plant auditors. A very highly trained workforce. A very structured work environment. Safety ,security, and quality are a constant in the daily routines. The hardest part of the job is the amount of time the company demands of the employees. Overtime is a constant requirement, sometimes more than others but always there. The hardest part of the job is dealing with managerial and supervisory changes. Sometimes they can be good and sometimes not. And dealing with the "good ole boy network" when it comes to promotions. The best part of the job is the pay and benefits. The worst part is the possibility of a lay off and they don't look at your time or seniority.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Mandatory overtime.
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Good pay expected overtime.. good place to work.
Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee) –  Barberton, OHMarch 9, 2017
Medical Benefits are typical but the 401k is above average.
Good Team atmosphere.
Youre expected to work more than 40 hours per week and backshifts 2nd and 3rd and the occasional weekend of which you will not be paid for your first four hours.
No cameras allowed at work so basically no decent cell phones allowed.
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Great Company
Project Procurement Manager (Current Employee) –  Barberton, OHMarch 8, 2017
Babcock & Wilcox is a great company with a strong; professional workforce. They are flexible in balancing both work requirements along with each individuals home life.
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Good People
Sales Engineer/ Applications Engineer (Former Employee) –  Overland Park, KSFebruary 15, 2017
Good place for someone looking to advance their career. Very good work life balance. Very good training and resources. Good work life balance and work atmosphere.
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would love to work there again
Operator (Former Employee) –  West Palm Beach, FLFebruary 4, 2017
loved this company would love to work there again pay was wonderful benefits great off days great overall best job i ever had in my life...
Pros
pay, benefits
Cons
rotating shift
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great enviroment
Welder/Fabricator (Former Employee) –  West Point, MSJanuary 21, 2017
great place to work, co-workers were my family. management was a little snooty but we made it work. A typical day was hot or cold but great place to work.
Pros
wages
Cons
plant closed
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Used to be a good company.
Engineer >10 years (Former Employee) –  Barberton, OHJanuary 20, 2017
Don't work at this company for more than 2 years. It is a declining industry (coal) and your work experience there will serve you very little any where else.

It is located in one of the worst places in Summit County.

Many offices in their buildings have no windows. The sewer backed-up in the basement of the south building (where engineers had their offices)! - No joke!

They have consistently taken away and reduced benefits.
Pros
9/80 Schedule (every other Friday off)
Cons
Declining industry, minimal yearly raises (0-2%), not much opportunity for advancement, management is clueless ... other than that it is great
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Good place to work
Police Sergeant (Current Employee) –  Lynchburg, VADecember 31, 2016
Pays well for locality. Good coworkers that are essential for the work atmosphere. Advancement is relatively moderate based on skills and education.
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Great workplace
Planner Scheduler (Former Employee) –  Barberton, OHDecember 16, 2016
Interaction with a lot of people
Learned a lot about power generation
Really good management
Fun and helpful co-workers
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relaxed atmosphere
Cashier (Current Employee) –  Hatfield, PANovember 11, 2016
Average pay, descent benefits with a casual dress atmosphere. There is no room for advancement and no job security unless you are willing to move out of state.
Pros
convenient location
Cons
little to no advancement and no job security
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Ok
Network Security Engineer (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCOctober 6, 2016
It was ok. I didn't mind it. Compensation is weak but every other Friday off is great. Only 2 weeks vacation until youve been with the company for 6 years.
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company stuck in its ways
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Barberton, OHSeptember 28, 2016
outdated work atmosphere. Feels like it is stuck in the '60s. Managers' roles are not clearly defined. A few bad apples can easily ruin projects. There are many who are good and they feel like a family.
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Poor Work Environment
Process Engineer (Former Employee) –  Barberton, OHSeptember 14, 2016
B&W has neglected to stay relevant in a changing industry and seems to reduce its staff every 18 months, so morale is typically low.
Pros
Ample Time Off, Good Support Structure
Cons
Job Security
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A technology driven company
Sales (Former Employee) –  OhioAugust 25, 2016
A good company to learn from. No longer family oriented and lots of the good old boy network still exsist. They have completely forgotten where they came from and have a difficult time adapting to a changing market place.
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Wonderful company all around
night shift timekeeper/payroll (Former Employee) –  Gillette, WYAugust 7, 2016
Loved everything about this company, everyone was nice and very helpful company is wonderful to work with
I would brass the guys in and do time sheets and keep hours for each employee
Would brass the crew out at end of shift
Would do it all over again if given the chance
Pros
Free to work at own pace, money was great, manager was amazing
Cons
Worked straight nights
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Overall not a bad company..
Purchasing (Former Employee) –  Barberton, OHJuly 16, 2016
This was overall a good place to work at which I leaned a lot. However significant cuts are being made all the time. I just lost my job in the last cut and I hear more are to come.

If you want to advance and not worry about your job, I suggest you don't work here.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Management, no advancement, and layoffs
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Design Engineering
Technical Designer (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 15, 2016
Great team work environment and it was a great experience working with such experienced co-workers, we have worked on a lot of projects together.
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Company in Change
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Barberton, OHJuly 13, 2016
I learned a lot during my time at this firm. However, due to a decline in the coal market, significant cuts are being made.
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New to this type of work
Electrical Planner/Field Engineer (Former Employee) –  Welch, MNJuly 6, 2016
I enjoyed working for B&W even though there was seemingly a lot of disorganization on how things were to be done, which created some confusion.
Everyday was hectic, always fast and furious.
I learned things aren't always perfect and you just take things as they come with a good attitude and make the best of. (making lemonade out of lemons)
Most of my coworkers were very good to work with, especially my craft and craft supervisor.
The hardest part of any day was just getting the information needed from the previous shift that you needed to get your shift moving in the right direction.
Of course the best of any day was when you could look back at all that had been accomplished and accomplished safely with no injuries and on time.
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Productive and Safety are number one
Journeyman Iron Worker / Foreman (Former Employee) –  Fruitland, NMJuly 5, 2016
Worked long hours at the power plant setting..where production is a must and along with a safe work day...worked along with fellow ironworkers working as a team for completing jod assignments safely.
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