Technical Documents Processor (Former Employee) – Amherst, NY – September 20, 2017
I was a temp at BV and I did not feel valued. I was working every day until 6 or even 7, which is two hours after the building closes. This was a problem because vital people would leave at 5pm when reports weren't completed which would cause a constant backup of reports. There were also times when there was no work to be done whatsoever, which was disconcerting. Either I was very busy or not busy at all, there was no in between. Even when there were no reports to be done I still had to try to find work to do. I could not take part in any of the discounts or outings that the permanent employees were a part of. The permanent employees get paid more, have more benefits, and take part in social team building exercises that exclude the temps. Holiday parties also exclude temporary employees. After being there for over a year I was let go without anyone at work telling me that it was my last day. They called me at 7:30pm on Friday night and told me that my employment period had ended. People constantly disappeared or switched positions within the building. It was not exactly easy to focus on my work; the openness of the room was a constant rattle. Lab samples being moved back and forth constantly making loud noise along with everyone clacking on their keyboards and yapping on their phones. That's not even mentioning all the side conversations and quiet whispers that try to squeeze through the torrent of sound. Even when I had headphones in, with all the people constantly walking around at times it was very hard for me to pay attention to the work I had to do. Itmore... was not private at all, I was out in the open with everyone and the walls that lie between you and your neighbor are not tall enough for you to not see or hear them. The open concept is not particularly comforting. I did not get any sick time or vacation time. I did not receive a raise.less
Industrial Hygiene and Safety Consultant (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – August 14, 2017
good experience for entry levels but poor management. lots of traveling, but flexible in work schedule and time off. High turnover rate. compensation is not good. but think of it as a learning experience.
Senior Project Manager (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – June 8, 2017
Work balance can be a strain due to outdated systems and lack of detailed work processes. There is an opportunity to learn multiple DOT requirements and cultures. Management, it runs from good to really bad. The workplace culture is all over the place, many land mines trying to determine a path to decent performance. The office focus is mostly technical based, manipulated by a few of the under skilled trying to carve out longevity with little effort on their part. The company seeks the best to fill skilled positions only to have them managed by late night hangovers and the unstable. With a few changes this could be a great place to work with potential to advance. Currently I would not recommend this particular division within this company.
Don't care to share (Current Employee) – Buffalo, NY – May 20, 2017
The managers seem to care about employees but do not get support from upper management or HR. HR is the worst - the running joke is that raises are late or benefits information is wrong because "it's HR". The company relies heavily on contract "temporary" employees, and often exclude them from social events. Direct managers ask for feedback on improving processes but don't have time to implement anything. When staff leave, they are not replaced for months or years, resulting in overworking remaining employees. Lunches are not paid, you are "encouraged" not to be sick/take unscheduled PTO and there are numerous job injuries despite a big push for "safety".
work with people from other countries which is interesting but they are treated better than us
minimal "raises", employees are ridiculed when they try to improve processes
Operations Support Coordinator (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – May 16, 2017
The company is incredibly understaffed and underpaid. Managers do not help you resolve work issues. Benefits are not the best. No sicks days and you are forced to take PTO for 5 days Christmas week because the company closes.
Management (Former Employee) – California – April 25, 2017
90% of the employees here are over the age of 50. While great for lack of age discrimination, the culture of the business is not very current. The company builds a 5 year plan, but it is routinely ignored for short term decisions. Unless you are a retiree looking to prolong your career earnings with a short term job, this company is not a good decision for employment.
Below average company looking for below average candidates
Leadership Team Member (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – April 7, 2017
No communication as a whole. No life work balance. No upward mobility. No training or development offered. Benefits are horrible and the culture here is unmotivated folks that have ended up in a bad spot and are looking for a way out.
This company refuse to give raises all while saying they "appreciate their employees" and after two years of work none of us have yet to see a raise or promotion because they hire outside people without ever opening the job to their own
Regional Vice President (Former Employee) – Chicagoland Area, IL – February 10, 2017
Mangement focus is on the top and bottom line only. No focus on staff, staff development or company culture. There are some opportunities here. It's a big, global company. But no longer is this a place for a career. Just a job. Turnover rate has been about 25-30% for years. Tells you something.
Eastern United States Regional Sales Manager (Current Employee) – New York State – February 7, 2017
A diverse company with many business units Bureau Veritas is a dynamic organization that allows a professional both new and well seasoned a plethora of opportunities to flourish in various disciplines.