Principal Hardware Engineer (Current Employee) – Cranberry, PA – February 2, 2016
Lots of great people work there. Very smart hard working and ready to improve nuclear power. Unfortunately, those people are leaving but we have plenty of management to go around. The hardest part of the job is trying to get it done while roadblocks are continually being thrown up in front of you. Virtually no money for research.
Team Coordinator/Manager Backup (Current Employee) – Columbia, SC – January 26, 2016
A typical day at work includes starting the day with a huddle meeting. In the huddle we discuss safety, production plans, training, and much more. My coworkers and I are very team oriented. We work well together to meet daily production plans. The most enjoyable part of the job is that no day is the same. Each day presents a new challenge and opportunity to learn and grow.
Process and Procedure Based Culture with Strict Adherence
Principal Hardware and Test Engineer (Former Employee) – Warrendale, PA – January 13, 2016
As a Principal Engineer I was responsible for overseeing design, implementation, review, and approval of hardware, systems, and testing documentation daily both in a cubicle/office setting, as well as manufacturing/production environment.
You work at different stations that requires different work abilities. You learn quickly how to troubleshoot and to be on time for work. You will also learn how to check behind your work. The management is great at sometimes and bad at other times. The co-workers make the job great. At every job there will be a few people you may not get along with but overall the co-workers are great. The hardest part of the job is the constant shifting around between work stations. The most enjoyable part of the job is your co-workers.
Principle Software Engineer (Former Employee) – Madison, PA – November 3, 2015
Learned a lot about what happens when nuclear power plants go down for maintenance. Learned how the Turbines are run and how they interface with the reactor. Learned how the systems we built were used for maintenace of the reactor and turbine systems.
Worked on planning, scheduling and documenting the plans for replacing the software that was used for reactor and turbine systems maintenance. The knowledge of the systems was spread out through 10+ engineers. If the expert was not available, it was difficult to get answers to how the systems worked.
Productive place to work, but a little heavy on the management side.
Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – November 2, 2015
Westinghouse is a great place to learn many important skills for advancement in an engineering career. However, like many large companies, it does not always reward the hardest workers as it should. It seems like there are just as many employees in a "management" position as there are engineers.
Long hours, uneven workload from department to department.
learned a lot and was given several opportunities that gave me great experience
Projects Manager / Sr. Asst. to District Manager (Former Employee) – Needham, MA – October 19, 2015
Changed positions since Westinghouse Electric at the time was purchase from CBS and the company focus had changed towards the broadcasting side of the business and away from the Electrical Field Service which our Division was responsibly for throughout the US and Canada.
Company seemed to focus on the broadcast side of the business and away from service
The quality department management is terrible. The managers should in no way be "leading" others as they have the personalities of a stapler. rest of the company may be ok but just avoid quality. You get treated bad and work terrible hours.
Engineer (Current Employee) – Cranberry Township, PA – October 1, 2015
I haven't spoken to my manager in over a month outside of business meetings. I have never met my director. I only met the vice president because he thanked me for working on another project. These people are directly responsible for your raises yet don't care about you in the least. You will often be confused who is actually in charge as your manager is just a middle man for someone above them. The CEO is trying to right the ship but everyone in the middle is working on their own personal goals and not the companies.
Your coworkers at Westinghouse will be the best part. A good team makes it worth coming to work.
Expect to be overloaded with procedures that don't actually tell you how to do your job. Everyone dislikes them but not one is willing to learn a new procedure to make it better.
On site gym, pension if you were there before the cut off.
Horrible raises, no feedback system, no clear direction
Sourcing Lead / Commodity Manager (Current Employee) – Cranberry Twp, PA – September 28, 2015
o Develop valve commodity specific procurement plans designed to maximize cost reduction opportunities and minimize schedule risks o Responsible for project management activities associated with the procurement of specific valve commodities for the Westinghouse AP 1000 reactor including: o Timely completion of engineering specifications o Identification, and timely availability, of quality assurance requirements o Timely execution of procurement activities required to support reactor build schedules (including RFP issuance, cross functional proposal evaluations; negotiations; source selection; and P.O. issuance) o Experienced with the evaluation of, and negotiations with, foreign sources of supply, including those from South Korea, India, Czech Republic, Germany, England, France, Canada, Sweden, and Italy o Identified by Westinghouse management as the senior sourcing lead responsible for training, mentoring, and guiding of junior sourcing specialists o Achieved $4,000,000.00 in cost savings during the first 6 months in this position o Negotiated and led resolution of post-contract claim activities o Utilized and negotiated teaming agreements with key suppliers for assurance availability of critical components at reduced prices • Project Supply Lead: o Ensured the timely completion of purchase agreement milestones and associated document submittal requirements o Communicated production/delivery schedule risks to the appropriate stakeholders at their point of earliest identification o Coached supplier personnel on Westinghouse expectations and requirements omore... Provided feedback on supplier performance capabilities/achievements to internal stakeholdersless