Licensing Engineer (Former Employee) – Cranberry, PA – August 15, 2017
WEC was a decent place to work prior to the bankruptcy and AP1000. Engineers had good morale and were committed to the AP1000 projects, management was decent. WEC senior execs were unable to deliver on the promise of the AP1000 design and ensuing nuclear renaissance, which may well be the death knell of the nuclear industry. If you are considering working for WEC, areas of the companies that deal in support for the legacy plants are still good places to work.
Westinghouse is an amazing place to work considering that Internal Components for Nuclear Power Plants is what is manufactured but the management team and system leaves a lot to be desired while leaving a questioning attitude at the longevity of the shop.
Administrative Assistant/Technician (Current Employee) – Cranberry, PA – May 11, 2017
I enjoyed working here but with the recent financial crisis the company is experiencing I'm not confident I'll still be employed at the end of the year. Career advancement opportunities are almost non-existent at this point and salary increases are frozen for this year. That will possibly continue for years to come.
Sorry place to be unless you have a friend in upper managment.
OPERATOR (Former Employee) – Ogden, UT – May 7, 2017
Could have been a good place to retire, but the company started to make bad decisions, bad investments and as a result many, many lawsuits. Cut benefits like retirement. Reduced vacation. Very few raises, and when they happen they are small. Plenty of safety procedures and safety equipment though.
Fabricator/Welder (Current Employee) – New Hampshire – April 23, 2017
Newington site has had lot's of conflicts with new contracts of components. The management team tells a different story every day. The co-workers are very talented. If the bankruptcy goes down bad then they will be in jeopardy of losing their talented people. This is a very complex type of job. The experience i learned in fabricating their parts is invaluable. I'm worried about our future as many of the older folks have retired. We have lost a good amount of tribal knowledge. This concerns me for the future. The recent loss of severance pay is concerning. This makes it obvious that they have no intentions of keeping their best and brightest. Very concerned about our future without experience and talent. Low wages and gutted benefits make Westinghouse just another company to work for. It's a good stepping stone for your future but I don't recommend staying.
good coworkers ok pay some OT
gutted benefits no raises no pension no severance pay
Production Planner (Former Employee) – Warrendale, PA – April 20, 2017
I have been at Westinghouse for 6 years and I have enjoyed it for the most part. The employees are great and most of the managers are easy to work with but there is a lot of old school ways of thinking that are bogging down the system.
Engineer (Former Employee) – Township of Cranberry, PA – April 13, 2017
This is cutting-edge leader in Nuclear Power!
From heating and cooling systems that sense their own surroundings, to high-definition TVs that are setting new standards for price and performance, we’re constantly developing advanced products, rigorously testing them to make sure they work time after time, day after day.
When you see the W, you know you’re getting a product packed with features that make your life easier, while still being easy to use. A product that has all the latest thinking, while providing years of value.
Manager (Former Employee) – Cranberry, PA – April 13, 2017
I learned how toxic leadership trickles down and ruins moral and a once great company. The CEO walks the halls in shame and rightfully so for empowering and defending those who ruined the company. The executives blatantly lie about business affairs and are morally bankrupt. There is no accountability coupled with retribution, back stabbing, and no trust. A terrible place to work and should be avoided.
Schedule Manager (Former Employee) – Cranberry, PA – April 11, 2017
Never have I experienced such inept management culture. Loved the work, loved the people I worked with. Really wanted to be a part of next generation nuclear power. Unfortunately, the company has run itself into the ground, filing for bankruptcy.