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There is no better company I have experienced
Surveyor (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 29, 2017
Working for DNV-GL was a dream come true. There are not enough words or even words that could describe the experiences and work life I had while with this company. It breaks my heart that most companies out there are not anywhere near the level that DNV-GL is at.
Pros
everything
Cons
none
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Good company, poor management ethics
Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Katy, TXJune 8, 2017
Software division in the US surprisingly poorly managed.
It became increasingly more difficult to to get any understanding for problems facing the division, management not understanding the basics of customer requirements and how to improve on our weaknesses.
It is a good company to work for, but senior management was unable to accept or understand the corrosive attitude of some of the mid-level management.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Poorly managed
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Not My Kind of Place
Contract Proposal Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Katy, TXJune 5, 2017
Management was not professional. Work process all over the place. Employees were messy and unprofessional. Employees took off to volunteer at rodeo when there was a deadline to meet. Manager was always taking off as well and always wanted to talk about her personal life. Hated this place.
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Good mission with solid knowledge base
Operations Manager/Senior Consultant (Former Employee) –  Chalfont, PAApril 12, 2017
Overseas based company doing good work in the US performing energy consultation and energy efficiency research and development. DNV GL has several independent offices that support utility companies across the nation. Mainly involved in energy rebate programs, DNV GL helps the client customers realize savings for their energy initiatives.
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Great environment
BOP Certification Surveyor / vendor surveillance (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 4, 2017
Very good community of workers and management. Great employees very knowledgeable. I would recommend any body to work there. Great atmosphere. The management really understands the worker.
Pros
Great managment
Cons
only cons are the down turn of offshore work
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Good work environment
Financial Analyst (Current Employee) –  Katy, TXApril 3, 2017
Norwegian company, with a similarly relaxed European atmosphere. Employees are granted autonomy and flexibility. There is a bias towards keeping Norwegians in management positions, but only in overhead departments. Technical/engineering departments are very diverse. Company supports employee development, and is reluctant to conduct reductions. Company is not publicly owned, and the company's priorities are aligned accordingly.
Pros
Benefits, atmosphere
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Productive and fun work place.
Business Development Representative (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 3, 2017
This is a great company to work for. Each Dept. is well trained and the Manager's are invested in helping you accomplish whatever you are trying to get done.
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Productive work place
Billing Clerk (Current Employee) –  Katy, TXApril 3, 2017
DNV GL is a great company to work for it keeps your mind active you are very productive throughout you work day. great people to work management is great
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Wind energy is environmentally destructive (greenwashing)
Field grunt (Former Employee) –  United StatesApril 2, 2017
This company and others who scope out ways to destroy landscapes with massive wind turbines, claiming to balance or mitigate the damage, should not be called progressive or green. Wind power also depends entirely on fossil fuels to exist, thus it's not really "renewable."
Pros
Gets things done
Cons
"Renewable" energy is laden with hypocrisy
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Avoid this company
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Morgantown, WVFebruary 10, 2017
DNV GL is a Norwegian owned company that has great customers; however, the work culture is atrocious. Technical and project management resources are expected to work well over a typical 40-45 hour work week, usually more towards 60 - 65 hours per week. Management on the US side is terrible because they will not hire enough resources to cover the work, while making record profits for the company. Benefits are pretty good, but that is the only bright spot.
Pros
Decent benefits and good clients
Cons
Hours, management and overall job culture
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Great people but poor Management
Manager (Former Employee) –  MidwestJanuary 23, 2017
Great company values that get lost at the top of the house. This is a very large company but the US side is run like very independent small companies. The units within the company do not get a chance to talk with one another much and when that gets improved then there will be some really great advancement to the company. Your work is really determined by the type of job you have and is really tied to your boss and what they allow. If you have a forward thinking boss then you can do almost anything within the company. Do your work first then go find fun stuff to do to make yourself and the company better.

Worst part of the job is that there a lot of really bad bosses. They promote based on technical skill and not people skills so your boss might be very smart but cannot interact in public to save their lives. These people seem to also shield you from the rest of the company.

Overall a good place to work and if you find a bad boss try to move out quickly.
Pros
Great work environment, little perks (free coffee, snacks), really smart people, integrity of company
Cons
Poor Leadership, people are overworked, runs as different businesses internally
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Excellent co workers, bad management
Process Safety Engineer (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXDecember 9, 2016
Since the merge between DNV and GL the company has not been the same again.

The oil crisis did not help, but changes due the merger were extreme, the company did not adapt to the change in the marked.
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Experts in Energy fields and very collaborative platform
Executive Administrator (Current Employee) –  Oakland, CANovember 14, 2016
DNV GL comprises of the technical experts in the Energy Efficiency field and the culture has an open and collaborative environment. The company allows you to grow that is congruent to your work results. The employees are dedicated and solution oriented.
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DNV GL was the best company I have ever worked for.
Surveyor (Former Employee) –  Katy, TXSeptember 15, 2016
Working for DNV GL was an experience of a lifetime. The work/life balance was absolutely amazing. And the opportunities provided by the company were amazing. There was a lot of room for growth. The company encouraged all of their employees towards individual growth. The management treated you like an adult, with minimal interference, while maintaining a supportive role in everyday activities.
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Intellectually stimulating place to work with people committed to values
Global Learning and Development Manager (Former Employee) –  Burlington, MAAugust 30, 2016
DNV GL has high standards that are values based. Great opportunities for those interested in doing their best and exploring the world.
Pros
global organization with a global mindset and really smart, good people
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Good work-life balance
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Science ParkJuly 21, 2016
Very friendly, hard working but fair company to work for. Nice offices in Singapore. Very international workforce, supportive management.
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Over worked
Sales (Former Employee) –  Katy, TexasJune 23, 2016
The department was highly disorganized, employees over worked, demanding overtime, management problems. Too many projects and not enough people to do the work.
Pros
Nice office, great benefits
Cons
Working hours and management
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Outreach (Current Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVJune 5, 2016
I love that I am being paid to do something that I am so passionate about. There is nothing I love more than being able to connect business owners with incentive dollars from the utility that they can use to reinvest in their own business.
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work life balance
Project Manager - Consulting (Current Employee) –  HoustonMay 12, 2016
Recently after merger, things changed otherwise good place to work.
New CEO is promising and expecting to bring commercial culture and get rid of old way of doing the business.
Pros
Work Life Balance.
Cons
too many overheads and not agile and lean.
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Good intentions - poor on execution
engineer (Former Employee) –  CaliforniaApril 25, 2016
Worked in the renewables independent engineering group, exciting work, however the company planned a merger very poorly and suffered with a poor accounting system, and horribly understaffed and burned everyone out. Would have been nice if management could have executed their vision much better.
Pros
exciting work, global reach
Cons
bureaucratic organization, very demanding clients, bubble in the solar industry
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