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Not a Good Company that Struggles with Ethics
Director - Business Continuity & Development (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXDecember 10, 2017
Fails to abide by a regulatory culture and ethical discovery; particularly in its service offering there is a lack of adherence to published policies and procedures.
Pros
None
Cons
Ethics
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Weak Leadership Team
Regional Risk & Safety Manager (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GANovember 15, 2017
Bureau Veritas has a weak Human Resource Team. They run the operations as a mom & pops set up. The company can be much better if they had better leadership.
Pros
none
Cons
salary is low
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Great Company!
Engineer (Current Employee) –  DFW, TXOctober 17, 2017
Great company with a great mission! Great benefits. Large amounts of growth within the company, especially oil and gas. You have the possibility of working anywhere in the world.
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Bureau Veritas
Environmental Risk Manager (Current Employee) –  Lisle, ILOctober 4, 2017
Disorganized toxic culture. Not interested in client development, just money. Procedures in industry are not standard and based only upon 1 department persons thoughts
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Technical Documents Processor (Former Employee) –  Amherst, NYSeptember 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. It
  more... 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
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good for entry level
Industrial Hygiene and Safety Consultant (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 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.
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Internship and temp job
Quality Engineer (Former Employee) –  Buffalo, NYJuly 31, 2017
long time ago, not sure how, what, when and change happened in there, as work internship, and temporary job limited learning and getting the work, not positive
Pros
No
Cons
No
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They will steal your commissions.
Business Development Manager (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 24, 2017
Terrible company that's completely mismanaged. Avoid this company!! They will steal your commissions. Nobody stays there longer than a year. Zero integrity in this organization
Pros
None
Cons
Zero integrity
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Narrow But Expanding Client Base
Safety & Ergonomic Consultant (Former Employee) –  Everett, WAJuly 14, 2017
Until the client base is diversified, work will be sporadic for some employees. Supervisors care about good employees but if work does not create revenue, they can't keep them around.
Pros
Good Pay, Good Supervisors
Cons
Unreliable work status
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Pittsburgh T&I: Project Management
Senior Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAJune 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.
Pros
Skills learned are transferable
Cons
Bi Polar management style
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Do not care about employees or clients
Don't care to share (Current Employee) –  Buffalo, NYMay 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".
Pros
work with people from other countries which is interesting but they are treated better than us
Cons
minimal "raises", employees are ridiculed when they try to improve processes
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Expected to work without overtime
Operations Support Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 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.
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Good job security
Lab Technician (Former Employee) –  Novi, MIMay 16, 2017
The people are great, and there are opportunities for growth. However, it can suck the life out of you if you allow it. It's a constant battle to have a life balance because of the busyness.
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fun place
Accounts Payable Analyst (Former Employee) –  Lake Zurich, ILMay 10, 2017
Excellent place to work. They did not micromanage there employees. When it can to family they let you do what you had to do.they people were always willing to help you out.
Pros
lunch
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Plan on a short term stop with this company
Management (Former Employee) –  CaliforniaApril 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.
Cons
Horrible benefits
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Below average company looking for below average candidates
Leadership Team Member (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 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.
Pros
none
Cons
too many
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A place where the right hand has no idea what the left is doing
Lab Chemist (Current Employee) –  Pasadena, TXMarch 14, 2017
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
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Could be better
Manager (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXFebruary 15, 2017
many ups and downs there. Worked with a great team but management was so focused on the out put for results they forgot to invest on the individuals providing the input which led to results.
Pros
Can learn a lot about the industry
Cons
To spread out among many markets; easy to get lost
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Good people, bad company
Regional Vice President (Former Employee) –  Chicagoland Area, ILFebruary 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.
Pros
Pay is fair. International opportunities
Cons
No regard for employees. Questionable management.
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Multi-National Company
Eastern United States Regional Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  New York StateFebruary 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.
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