Distillation Operator (Former Employee) – Henderson, CO – February 18, 2013
The company reprocessed hazardous waste to recover industrial solvents as well as process other liquid and solid waste. The company is very active in the industry but is subject to the varying manufacturing environments. The company gets its business from other manufacturing companies. The company is short on qualified management at the regional and local level. Company lacks discipline and foresight in promoting junior management which affects the work environment. The company is a solid company and has many qualified and experienced technicians as well as on site lab support. Unfortunately there is little room for promotion or advancement. Work shifts are 12 hours and there is set shift rotation. There is a lot of heavy lifting and moving during the setup of pump equipment and the loading and unloading of railcars and vac trucks. Plant operators are required to do all their own maintenance and repairs. Plant site is heavily regulated by OSHA and EPA.
Regional Human Resources Manager (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – February 18, 2013
Veolia was a company that truly believed in work-life balance. My position, as Regional HR Manager, was the most flexible work environment I ever worked in. Being home-based, a typical day was filled with conference calls, or traveling to one of my 30 sites throughout the southeast.
Swing Driver (Current Employee) – Saint Paul MN – February 10, 2013
Good company to be a part of. A fit for just about anyone with a cdl and good driving record. Routes with overtime and routes without much overtime, so good fit for many. Room for advancement, good management listens to your concerns.
Local Management Unethical, Dishonest, & Unprofessional
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – La Porte, TX – February 6, 2013
Funny how leadership preaches ethics, honesty, and be professional and expects this from the rank and file but behind close doors they are completely hypocritical to all of these attributes. Pretty unprofessional how you can be told week after week how great you are doing then once you decide to turn in a two notice all of the sudden you are a sub par employee. Management does this to discredit you in order to avoid paying you your earned bonuses and/or commissions. There is definitely favoritism running all through the company which creates a horrible work environment. When I first started, I thought that the office staff was just "bumps on a log" with bad attitudes but after being there for 8 months, I understand as local management is to blame for most of this based on how they treat people. I would challenge the executives to participate on "Undercover Boss" but I'm sure that they would be too embarrassed for this to air on national TV. One other note, they fall under the old adage "the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing". Think long and hard before accepting a job with the La Porte office and if you have other options - take them.
n/a (Current Employee) – Nitro, WV – January 6, 2013
very poor management, very rarely see them in the field. they have their absolute favorites and some they keep out of town traveling and seems they basically forget about their existance. very poor bonus program. god forbid you get a ticket that you pay and doesnt go against veolia. very little raises. we cant even get so much as a tee shirt or a hat. I dont recommend that anyone come to work here. word of advise people, ivs, is right down the road.
the occasional lunch and dinner is bought, good insurance
Temp (Former Employee) – Port Arthur, Tx – December 16, 2012
I really enjoyed working for Veolia, but the management was terrible. When you are in a management position, you are suppose to set a good example to the employees beneath you. This was not practiced in Veolia office, and the position was abused.
I enjoyed my clients in which I worked for or with on a daily basis. Each day when I clocked out for work, I clocked out with pride knowing I done more than what my job required. It was one of those jobs that you enjoyed shutting the alarm off to in the mornings.
Field Tech/Fleet/Procurement, etc (Current Employee) – Ashland KY – November 28, 2012
The upper management two are very incompetent in their work responsibility. They use all the people that know what they are doing to make themselves look great & then try get the ones that know the business fired. The new younger generation wants to surround themselves with people that won't question the bad business decisions they are making. Very sad, evil ways.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Hartland, Wi – November 2, 2012
A typical day would consist of the very few customer service employees there constantly talking to each other, ignoring the incoming phone calls. The phone calls would go to one employee, it would be ignored, then it would bounce to the next available representative who would then ignore it and so forth. I had on the job training but from different employees. Each person I learned from taught me differently (the way they do their job) versus the correct way. I was told not to listen to my manager with certain protocols. The hardest part of the job was to take on a lot of the work because my co-workers simply did not feel like helping our customers out as well as the very unpleasant dispatchers that I had worked with. The only part of the job I enjoyed was the hours of operation.
Laborer (Former Employee) – Prince George, Virginia – September 20, 2012
It was an experience for me. I never hydroblast or waterblast a chemical plant before then. I was the only female and somtimes i did a better job then the men. We used to travel alot to different plants, the one i like the most was the Dominion Power Plant in Yorktown
Customer Service / Dispatch (Former Employee) – Nicholasville, KY – September 14, 2012
Was taught how to dispatch and excel in customer service. Management was great and easy to talk to. My co-worker was excellent and I couldnt have asked for anyone better. The hardest part of my job was leaving. I enjoyed absolutely everything.
Assistant Controller (Former Employee) – Batavia, IL – September 3, 2012
The role I had as Assistant Controller was very loosely defined. My primary function was to assist or fill in for a controller who was either indisposed or had left the company. The most challenging and rewarding span of time at Veolia was when I was functioning as a full time controller for three operating units over a period of six months.
If I was not assisting a specific controller or area I was responsible for completing ad-hoc reporting and analysis for corporate and some special projects. One special project I did enjoy was designing and implementing a macro based Excel sheet called the Labor Tracker. After rolling it out to the field, mangers were able to bring labor costs down to below budget.
After those challenges though, I felt there was very little possibility for growth. The culture in the office wasn't the most friendly meaning that everyone just sat in their respective offices without any sort of conversation.