Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC Employee Reviews

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Not a great environment for women; good old boys club certainly practiced here
Doc Specialist - Exec Admin (Former Employee) –  Lake Bluff, ILMarch 9, 2018
This company paid fairly well and had a great 401(k) program when I was there. The benefits were average but came at a high cost. Leadership is terrible and poor practices are constantly followed. Most of the people at the top are older and do not like thinking out of the box. The technology is outdated and even getting the company to utilized what they do have access to is difficult. There are no training programs, although you can self-train on various types of software. Still, learning the practices and procedures of the company is completely up to you. No one is very trustworthy here, so be careful, very immature and unprofessional crowd . . . including management.
Pros
Pay & 401(k) Program was very nice
Cons
Poor leadership, horrible training (if any), some racism, lots of sexism (women are not well liked in the workplace)
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Not the best
Manager (Former Employee) –  Cranberry, PAMarch 8, 2018
Lots of changes in my short time there. Seems that there were redundancies in different business units that caused increased overhead. At time Sr. Management was not aligned with reality.
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Great Pay, but requires a lot of sacrifice
Process Analyst (Former Employee) –  Waynesboro, GAMarch 7, 2018
I was working at Headquarters in Cranberry Township then transferred to Plant Vogtle. I was in a professional position; however, still treated as an admin. I could not break free from the admin role. Vogtle was volatile and unstable when I worked there. I could not have a work/life balance and had to work several nights and weekends without OT pay. Management tried to make up for this at times, but their hands were tied as far as they what they could do to make the conditions more pleasant. Westinghouse went into bankruptcy and several lay offs ensued, making it an unstable work environment for a while. However, the environment is more stable now. However, the long commute still makes it a rough environment to work in.
Pros
Amazing Pay
Cons
Everything else
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Great working environment
Electrical Test Technician (Current Employee) –  Warrendale, PAFebruary 28, 2018
Great place to work. Love coming to work everyday. Good compensation and benefits. Training and certifications acquired at work are relevant and used everyday.
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was a great place to work
Senior Designer (Former Employee) –  Cranberry, PAFebruary 27, 2018
Management was very poor. They would bring in relatives and friends leaving the workload on other people to cover for them.
Then they would promote and give them rewards and make the real workers nothing.
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Lack Of Future Contracts
Quality Control Inspector (Current Employee) –  Newington, NHFebruary 24, 2018
The uncertainty of future work/contracts is exhausting. The overall work culture is fine and there are many talented employees to learn from. I enjoyed my time there, but need the security of future work.
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Procurement Document Specialist (Former Employee) –  Jenkinsville, SCFebruary 22, 2018
Several years’ experience of administration and human resource functions, performs: interviews, sourcing candidates, interviews, E-verify/I9 compliance, new employee orientation, payroll; excellent organizational and communication skills, strong technical skills in MS Office applications, WORD, OUTLOOK, POWERPOINT, EXCEL; excellent customer service, communication and interpersonal skills
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Buyer Beware
Nuclear Automation (Former Employee) –  Warrendale, PAFebruary 20, 2018
This company is in bankruptcy for a lot of reasons.

Inadequate training, promotion by incompetence, no accountability for poor performance or negligence of duty.

Morally corrupt and dishonest upper management with no real vision. Frequent major policy changes and organizational restructuring without notice or proper research of impact, done for the ability to say something was done. Company initiatives and "solutions" to issues are solely buzzwords and catchy slogans with zero substance or functional relevance. Managers have no ability for empowerment.

Constantly expedited, only for next step of task to sit with expediter for weeks or months.Project Managers with zero functional knowledge of how various departments contribute to process. Very much a "get it done now and fix it later" mentality.


Questionable financial practices. Performance review process is completely ineffectual and means nothing...no raises company wide for several years, though executives receive extravagant bonuses.

Price of benefits increases every year, while scope of coverage shrinks
Pros
Flextime
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Good People
Manager (Current Employee) –  Warrendale, PAFebruary 19, 2018
Nice place to work, Low in opportunity for advancement. People are friendly and willing to help out. Goals can be challenging considering they are constantly changing
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Once a great company, now needs to rebuild, still some good products and services with good people.
Director - Contract & Sourcing (Former Employee) –  Cranberry Township, PAFebruary 19, 2018
No comment as Westinghouse entered bankruptcy in March 2017. There are very good people working at Westinghouse, but the previous senior management team led the company into the bankruptcy.
Pros
Nice building and facilities
Cons
Blind adherence to failed management approach similar to GE philosopohy
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This review is not relevant.
Senior Engineer (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAFebruary 14, 2018
The Westinghouse Power Generation Division, for which I worked, is not longer in existence.
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Cant let poor management get to you.
Fabrication Mechanic (Current Employee) –  Newington, NHFebruary 13, 2018
Management could you a complete new team. no matter how much floor worker lets them know of issues with parts. they look over it. and it costs them a lot of time and money to fix the issues that could have been prevented if they'd want to listen to the people actually doing the work.

I learned a lot about some interesting processes, and working with the large parts was defiantly beneficial. great co workers, make the work day enjoyable.
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Productive Workplace
Production Planner - Global I&C Department (Former Employee) –  Warrendale, PAFebruary 9, 2018
Receiving and shipping materials to build nuclear power plants in China. Testing of cabinets with the Chinese customer in attendance.
Interacting with various departments.

Hardest part of the job was that procedures/policies need streamlined.
Pros
Salary
Cons
Constant layoffs.
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Good Company
Internship: Project Management/Finance (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAFebruary 7, 2018
This company is full of talented and nice people who make coming to work worth it. There is a lot of opportunity to grow as a professional and learn about the industry.
Pros
Facilities
Cons
Upper Management
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great place to work
Head Test Technician, Production Department (Former Employee) –  Hanover, MDFebruary 6, 2018
Worked on the production floor assembling US postal service equipment. enjoyed the people and the work I was doing, it was a good time of my life. The people were fantastic!
Pros
Short commute
Cons
short lived job
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Slow Paced
Quality Control Inspector (Former Employee) –  Portsmouth, NHFebruary 3, 2018
It was a slow-paced position, but there was always work to be done. There was a few advancement opportunities in the QC department, but in any other department you could reach the plateau quickly.
Pros
Union protection, Benefits, Decent pay
Cons
Horrible Contracts, Management and Employee Tension
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Not a good place to work.
Incident Response Analyst (Former Employee) –  Cranberry Township, PAFebruary 1, 2018
I worked at the Westinghouse Electric Company HQ in Cranberry as an Incident Response Analyst for almost two years. Shortly after starting here it was announced that the company was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and would be cutting back its workforce, cutting the pension plan and putting a freeze on all performance based raises. I was paid an above average salary which was very nice, but did not get a raise during my two year employment and was not expecting to any time in the near future. I, along with many others, were laid off due to the financial restructuring of the company without notice. I showed up for work per normal and was informed that I would no longer be employed with Westinghouse shortly after getting into the office. My "severance package" was two weeks of pay - nothing more.

In addition to the massive, global cuts and lay-offs, the company was rather miserable to work for. Management has always seemed to be sub-par at best. Communication with other departments is almost non-existent and cooperation between similar teams was nearly impossible to orchestrate. Every single employee is incredibly overworked and most individuals with the business have a mindset of "looking out for number one". If you decide to work here, expect to be "thrown to the wolves". Whether you sink or swim is based upon how willing you are to work long hours and go above and beyond others on your team/department. Even if you do happen to "make a name for yourself", there is no guarantee you won't be blindsided by a lay-off.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Most everything else
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Great staff with technical knowledge of project work.
Principal Civil/Structural Engineer (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCFebruary 1, 2018
Big company with huge resources worldwide.
Lot of emphasis on quality control and assurance for nuclear safety. All technical work requires properly documented and saved for future reference.
Pros
Ecellent company.
Cons
Did not notice.
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Expeience
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Cranberry Township, PAJanuary 29, 2018
Job has never been that interesting based on the backwards nature of the industry. However, the Senior Management makes it worse due to their two face nature of their directives and back room dealing in general.
Pros
Salary
Cons
Work/Life Balance as well as vision/future of the company
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Productive
Project management (Former Employee) –  Waynesboro, GAJanuary 25, 2018
I have learned about management project skills. My workplace culture has safety cultureThe most enjoyable part of the job, I could learn new knowledges.
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