Environmental Specialist (Former Employee), Fremont, CA – September 7, 2014
Pros: my co-workers
Cons: very low wages
Early start each day, unloading trucks from previous day's work, load supplies and on to the day's customers. Per the work order and customer, segregate and pack hazardous chemicals for disposal and produce DOT manifests on site. I've learned valuable customer interaction skills with Veolia. Recent management was fair, tried hard to bring new energy – more... to the workplace, which I appreciated, but implemented too many changes too soon. My co-workers were the greatest! They were the reason I looked forward to a day on the job! The hardest part of the job for me was dealing with old equipment, as a professional, you want to present a good image but it was somewhat difficult with ragedy, old vehicles. The most enjoyable part of the job for me was safely completing all assigned tasks and the end of the day. – less
The benefits are fantastic at Veolia, but if you are a woman, you are led by the younger men who are in management to turn against each other. That is not acceptable in my eyes, and not a good sign of leadership, but Veolia loves it. They even have special classes for women in leadership to go and learn how to do this. Seems like Veolia should have – more... leadership classes in a generic fashion to enable teamwork.
I have spoken to many women in Veolia who have simply taken their measly role as it is because it is a job. Many women are accepting these roles as the only thing that they have. The younger men continue to look for flaws in women in the workplace, like reminding them that they forgot something. If you are a woman, better know someone in the high management region, because you will have a dead end job in Veolia. Also, you will have new women enemies that you never had in any other workplace. It's the accepted culture.
I have talked many older women down from just giving up and dying since I have been there. Several have said they just want to die, and it is just a job, even though they have a lot of experience in the industry to offer Veolia.
I am so very disappointed in Veolia for allowing this behavior in this day and age. – less
A great place to work, but not where I want to be in my career.
Relief Operator (Current Employee), Port Arthur, TX – July 28, 2014
Pros: good job for plant experience
Cons: could have improvements in management
A typical day at work consists of production. We burn solids, liquids, and gases. Veolia has taught me a lot. I have gained the knowledge and experiences of the environmental limitations and OSHA regulations. I've learned to become a hard worker. This particular facility has great employees, and some have become friends throughout the years. The hardest – more... part of the job is trying to learn without being properly trained. I have learned to do research on my own. The most enjoyable part of the job is that each day has its own tasks. – less
Refuse collector (Former Employee), Fleetwood UK – July 14, 2014
Pros: keeps you fit
Cons: you name it!
I was a refuse collector for the council for 13 years an them veolia came in an killed the job and the workforce. The contract was to big for the tender they put in so they worked everyone to the bone. Whoever they didn't want they either sacked or bullied you out the door, terrible terrible company to work for. You name it there doing it, bullying, – more... victimisation, disciplinarys galore for unjust accidents, don't pay you overtime, if the works not complete within the time period its your fault. They went thru most of the tupe transfers and are working there way thru them slowly either sacking them or making them quit. No one in the fylde county wants to work for them and they can't even get workers or drivers from the local agency's. The best thing I ever did was quit working for this company, if you want to see a place where everyone hates the job then fleetwood depot is the place to go. DO NOT WORK FOR THIS COMPANY, id say they should be reported but head office seems to be tolerant of the way they treat the workers. – less
Routing Specialist / Manager (Former Employee), Melrose Park, IL – May 9, 2014
The environment is basically employees vs. management and some times mid management vs. management. If you enjoy being micromanaged for 55 hours a week and don't mind when progressive discipline does not apply to whom ever management wants to push out of the office than this is the place for you
Territory Manager (Former Employee), Panama City, FL – May 5, 2014
I gained a larger understanding about waste and the process behind the business of waste management. Contractual details make it difficult to gain accounts. Customers are only loyal to price and want the cheapest service, no matter what so they will sign up for a lower price and over the course of a couple years, the fine print of the trash contracts – more... allows for providers to increase price without informing customers. Generally the price hikes are pure profit, not costs of doing business. Corporate buy outs that occur in this industry can be exhausting for employees. – less