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Project Accountant/Payroll Manager (Current Employee), Lisle, ILNovember 22, 2014
Pros: flexible work schedule depending on your manager
Cons: management out of touch with employees, don't think big picture with employees, no career path, no employee development
If you're looking for an entry level job or just a normal job, BV is okay. If you are looking for a career or want develop your career, you should look elsewhere. The center of the BV USA world is in Houston, TX and the other 30+ offices are not as important. It's very unfortunate as the company grows employees are less and less important which has resulted in low morale and higher turnover than in the past. They have begun to outsource some jobs to India.
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Overall good company with good benefits package.
Quality Assurance Inspector (Current Employee), Assignment locations varyOctober 25, 2014
For the first time in my life I am doing exactly the kind of work I want to do, and Bureau Veritas has given me this opportunity. I am very grateful to have the opportunity to move into third party Inspection, but things have not turned out as originally advertised. There seems to be plenty of work and the company has a good reputation. I would say BV is best suited to people who want to work in the North Eastern part of the U.S.
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All encompassing company. Covers the Owners bases.
Senior Consultant (Former Employee), Tampa, FLAugust 22, 2014
Pros: r&r account buildup for billable ot hours..very fair compensation program
Cons: company is extremely large..a bit impersonal after clayton buyout.
No down time, either on the project or writing a report..all good things. One must be flexible, in good physical condition, and tireless. Management was just a bit detached. Co-workers were terrific and very deep in knowledge base. Extended travel and living in distant hotel rooms was probably the toughest part, but would be great for a single person. The breadth and depth/dynamics of every project is the best part, as no two projects were ever the same.
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work overload
Superior temps Laboratory Technician (Former Employee), Amherst, NYJuly 22, 2014
because they hire so many temps i dont believe the training is good and you wont have the tools to do a good job
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Fun place to work always something new
Senior Inspector (Current Employee), Pittsburgh, PAJuly 17, 2014
Pros: good benefits
Cons: travel all the time never at home for anything
Travel the Country going from one fabricator to another representing different state DOT's
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Good Place
Project Manager (Current Employee), Houston, TXJuly 9, 2014
BV is a good place to work. Just wish they paid better is all.

Atypical day at work: general Matrix Project Management, have a flexible schedule.
What I've learned: The certification Industry
Management: The management team here is great and easy to work with and for.
Co-workers: Basically the same as any office environment.
The hardest part of the job: Redundancy
The most enjoyable part of the job: Flexibility
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productive
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee), Houston, TXJune 3, 2014
• Present results to clients verbally as necessary (pass results only) to maintain certification
• Monitor on hold submissions and ensure that they are followed up in a timely manner to meet guidelines
• Develop and maintain productive client relationships through professional service and effective communication
• Ensure day-to-day client requests, submissions, problems, issues and complaints are handled efficiently
• Communicate with internal staff on administrative changes to client documentation requirements
• Participate in on-site client visit meetings, conference calls, and manage accounts from business office and home based office
• Provide feedback to the director regarding departmental systems, processes and recommendations for improvements
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okay
Inspector (Former Employee), Houston, TXMay 27, 2014
management is good ,coworkers were kind and helpful, clean environment, fast past, and orderly.
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Fast paced office environment with strict deadlines.
Back Office/Invoicing Coordinator (Current Employee), Getzville, NYMay 13, 2014
Pros: experience to office job
Cons: long hours, stressful environment
The coworkers are friendly but the environment is very fast paced and high strung due to report deadlines. The hardest part of the job is getting all the reports out by closing time. Most enjoyable part is when everyone is able to leave on time.
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good
Civil Review Manager (Current Employee), Costa Mesa, CAMay 3, 2014
good place to work and good colleagues. gain hands on engineering experiences. meet city engineers and associate and learn about their experiences.
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productive
Surveyor (Former Employee), Houston, TXApril 23, 2014
Pros: productive
Cons: n/a
this company was patient in the trainging process.. making sure everyone was fully skilled in their assigned job duties.
very organized and punctual.
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Nice, small work environment
Lab Assistant (Former Employee), Amherst, NYMarch 7, 2014
Pros: decent pay.
Cons: not consistent for work
Typical work day was either sitting at a table with 3 others and prepping samples to be tested, or assisting lab technicians with paper work, and recording all sample information and tests.

I learned that even being an assistant is just as important as the people you are assisting.

Management was okay. Would occasionally play favorites considering that their children and their friends were working underneath them.

Co-workers were alright. Environment was small.

Hardest part was such a small work area.

Enjoyable part was the freedom you had with your work. Not difficult and easy to accomplish.
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CLIENT REPRESENTATIVE
Client Representative / Administrative (Former Employee), Houston, TXFebruary 21, 2014
Coordinated- and managed over 250 clients and over 5MM in revenue annually, in delivering strong customer service providing and executing timely certifications and documentation for Multi-million dollar corporation.
-Facilitated internal teams of auditors and technical directors to ensure customer satisfaction was met for timely and accurate customer site certifications for standards including ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS.
-Demonstrated expertise in quality through contract review for accuracy and ensuring strict adherence to specific industry standards, while simultaneously qualifying auditors for audit assignments.
-Provided timely issue resolution in high pressure setting for clients for any disputes, and represented the face of the company to the customer if any breakdown in process from the execution team occurred.
-Acted in Sales function through negotiating with clients to extend existing agreements into longer term contractual services agreements providing additional revenue and margin for the company.
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Good place to learn. horrid management
Assistant (Former Employee), houston txJanuary 25, 2014
Pros: knowledge you can get out of it
Cons: family circle. cut corners with things
Office runs off of favoritism. If you are not in the circle then you are screwed.
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Organization, training and relationships
Marine Surveyor, Project Leader, Naval Architect (Former Employee), Genoa, La Spezia, Ancona, TriesteJanuary 20, 2014
Pros: flexible time, 2 awgs, trainings, travels expenses, healthcare, injury insurance, pension treatments
Cons: roles stated in the hiring contract are not related to the effective activities, no clear organization chart and roles, kpi system used improperly, slow professional growth, overtime avoidable with better work of managers and more effective internal procedures, lack of formal communications
Frequent lacks of supervision on activities by line manager; excess of delegation in an informal way so that organization chart is not adhering to the effective status, then no clear who and what.

Very good class training activities organized mostly in Venice, NE Italy or inside high tech test laboratories in Turin, NW Italy.
Quite good training on the job, but mostly depending on the trainer.

Likelihood to visit several shipyards, captains and owners and learn different environments as well as crew members of different nationality. Access to the high tech and specialized shipyards.

Likelihood to travel around Northern and Central Italy and visited plenty of new locations.

Attendance in fairs.

Networking.

After implementing on-line meeting and conferences, there was still excess of meeting in person, requiring overtime and money.

Most of communications are not formal and not shared in the team building or sometimes issued very late as related to results required by clients.

Used my knowledge and competence from degree and diplomas at 80%.

No defined career path ahead. No proper implementation of KPI system by most of local managers.

Very good relationships with most of the clients.

Good relationships with most of the colleagues too.
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Very fast paced environment and poor management
Client Specialist (Former Employee), Taunton, MAJanuary 14, 2014
Awful. That's all i can really say. Great benefits though..
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Excellent Company- Opportunity for Advancement Limited
Program Manager (Current Employee), Buffalo, NYJanuary 13, 2014
Pros: flixible work environments, competitive compensation and benifits
Cons: management out of touch with employees, working on-site leaves you to have little or no in-person support
Bureau Veritas is an amazing company. As an On-Site (working at a client's location) opportunities for advancement are limited.

Compensation and benefits seem comparable to other similar companies, I would recommend working here.

Management team is good, however profitability being the bottom line sometimes makes for bad decision making.
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friendly people to work with
Associate Product Test Engineer (Former Employee), Amherst, NYDecember 23, 2013
Pros: bonuses, some free lunches
Cons: project priorities changed continually
typical day is 8 to 4:30, with 30 min lunch and no set breaks.
I learned several key testing methods plus CPR training
Management was ok.
Co-workers were great to work with.
Hardest part of the job was getting broken or old equipment to work properly
Most enjoyable part of the job was the people.
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Field Engineer (Internship) (Former Employee), Rahway, NJDecember 15, 2013
Pros: chance to work on various jobs.
Cons: travelling
good place for internship.
Will get more chance to work on different projects.
Co workers are good.
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Comfortable attmosphere with most employees
Accounting Specialist (Former Employee), Amherst, NYDecember 13, 2013
Enjoyed working there for the short time I was there, being a temporary postion.

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