Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC

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Not bad a few few years ago
Principal Hardware Engineer (Current Employee) –  Cranberry, PAFebruary 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.
Pros
Pays the bills
Cons
Trying to reduce headcount in an awful way.
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Enginner (Former Employee) –  Monroeville, PAFebruary 2, 2016
Exciting company to watch the new AP1000 become a reality. The company was good. I did not like because of no challenge. I needed more hats to wear
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Westinghouse is going down fast
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Cranberry Twp, PAJanuary 26, 2016
The workplace is a skeleton of what it was just five short years ago. They are lating off people and saying it is because of low performance, but it just a guise.
Pros
Nice facility and great co-workers
Cons
Management has no clue.
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Productive and fast paced environment
Team Coordinator/Manager Backup (Current Employee) –  Columbia, SCJanuary 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.
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Good people
Integration Construction Planning Team Engineer (Current Employee) –  Jenkinsville, SCJanuary 26, 2016
I work with people that make the job not so bad. The Work is rather dull though, as it seems at most nuke plants.
My day starts and ends the same almost every day.
Pros
good pay
Cons
boring life
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Process and Procedure Based Culture with Strict Adherence
Principal Hardware and Test Engineer (Former Employee) –  Warrendale, PAJanuary 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.
Pros
Flexible work schedule
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Good job and nice and provides stable income
Quality Inspector (Current Employee) –  Columbia, SCJanuary 13, 2016
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.
Pros
Stable envorniment
Cons
short breaks, micromanage sometimes
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Struggling company
director (Former Employee) –  Cranberry, PAJanuary 4, 2016
WEC is struggling along with most of the nuclear industry and therefore are cutting corners. Thus expect long hours and a lack of personal development opportunities.
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Poor Management
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Blairsville, PADecember 22, 2015
Very poor management structure. Nepotism is rampant and advancement is thru the "good old boys club" instead of knowledge and ability.
Pros
Established process
Cons
Poor Management Practices
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Westinghouse Electric
Chemical Operator (Former Employee) –  Hopkins, SCDecember 14, 2015
Pay and compensation was nice. Job stability not great. A lot of overtime and weekend work. Good benefits. Not a lot of room for growth.
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New executive management with many changes
Program Manager, RCP &VFD, New Plants (Current Employee) –  Cranberry, PADecember 10, 2015
New management and restructuring made work very challenging in recent time.

Large projects experiencing significant cost overruns and impacting employment opportunities.
Pros
good pay and benefits
Cons
expectations of working beyond standard work week
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Good people. Poor Management.
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Cranberry, PANovember 17, 2015
Historically good company. Great coworkers. Poor management. Management does not share enough information with workers. They do a lot of Push communication with minimal background information.
Pros
Compensation, Coworkers
Cons
Work/life balance, trust with management
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Contract Invoicing involving Fixed Price and Time and Materials
Contract Accountant (Former Employee) –  Cranberry Twp., PANovember 6, 2015
With the company being involved with the nuclear energy industry, there was thankfully a very conscious effort to have a very safety-first company.

Westinghouse has some new offerings and acquisitions that should insure a very optimistic future.
Pros
co-workers within the department
Cons
long-term contract position - limited opportunities to go permanent
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Stable company, work, and future.
Principle Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Madison, PANovember 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.
Pros
Good Benefits
Cons
Management was missing 6 months per year.
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Productive place to work, but a little heavy on the management side.
Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical (Current Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PANovember 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.
Pros
Good benefits.
Cons
Long hours, uneven workload from department to department.
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learned a lot and was given several opportunities that gave me great experience
Projects Manager / Sr. Asst. to District Manager (Former Employee) –  Needham, MAOctober 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.
Pros
great training
Cons
Company seemed to focus on the broadcast side of the business and away from service
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Manufactued and Tested 3 phase motor drives
Grade III Technician - Senior (Former Employee) –  Oldmar, FlOctober 15, 2015
Top grade company to work for although a bit tight on benefits. Very friendly people very good management. Easy work for qualified people. Went out of their way to make thing work.
Pros
Short drive good place to work
Cons
Ended by consolidation
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Don't work in Quality Department
QA Specialist (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Shoreview, MNOctober 13, 2015
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.
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Going down hill
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Cranberry Township, PAOctober 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.
Pros
On site gym, pension if you were there before the cut off.
Cons
Horrible raises, no feedback system, no clear direction
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• Sourcing Lead / Commodity Manager:
Sourcing Lead / Commodity Manager (Current Employee) –  Cranberry Twp, PASeptember 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
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