Bureau Veritas
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Pros

Good pay / benefits. Worldwide company

Cons

Small work force
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Job Security is Terrible

I worked at BV as a Project Manager for 7 months before I and 10 others of similar positions were eliminated. I was given a 6 month raise, assigned a mentor, with advancement a month later. I’ve been around the block a number of times during my 25 yrs as a geologist. I usually sense when layoffs are going to happen. I was completely broadsided with an unscheduled Teams Meeting Monday morning to inform me my position has been eliminated due to financials. I do not recommend this company to anyone seeking job security. They always promote “we are family”, which is BS.
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Stay away at all costs. Most toxic environment top down I’ve ever experienced

Without a rival, the most toxic, backstabbing and dishonest place I’ve ever seen in my career. Do not work here.Every employee is effectively on a perpetual PIP plan and has 3-4 dotted lines they report to.Horrific environment even when dealing with peers given how on edge and bad the culture is.

Pros

Large Alumni network

Cons

Horrific management style, mental torture, threatening environment, constant public humiliations, intentionally low pay
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You have to yield a lot, or you’re invisible

Most of management team members never reply an email. As an inspector, you have to chase after them for working information everyday until 10pm even they know you regularly wake up at 5am to work. The benefits seem really good but it’s not. They can match up to 3% 401K but you’ll have to contribute 10% of your payroll to get. They can reimburse you the tuitions/certificates, but they could promise you today for an certain amount and turn around only to approve for 20%, plus you need to sign a document to return those money if leave within 3 years! Your faith and trust could be crushed very easily. You have all the disadvantages of a big company here but little advantages.

Pros

Affordable Medical insurance

Cons

Toxic Management, horrible overall benefit with hidden condition
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Awful place to work

Favoritism is a big thing in this lab.. a there are no holidays or bad weather days even if it's dangerous to drive there. Management doesn't care about your personal issues at all. It was like being back in high school all over again with the cliques. If one person decided they didn't like you for whatever reason, no one else did either. They hire you with promises of one department, then make you work another. The pay is awful and the hours are long and change with little notice.

Pros

You get breaks and get to leave

Cons

Play favorites, awful pay, management sucks
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No life!

I love working here. It is different everyday. It is a fast pace environment. Multi-tasking and a good sense of priority are a MUST. It is fun work, but you can kiss you life outside of work good bye! Plenty of work, but not enough staff. Consider working 6 days a week and anywhere between 10-12 hours. High turnover rate. Most lab tech don’t last even a year.Not the most professional people. Management is constantly changing. I’ve only been there for a 1 year and management changed 3 times already. Last but not least, too much politics

Pros

The lab tech are nice and fun to work with.

Cons

Not enough staff, not adequate trainings, unprofessional people
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Leadership not in touch with what is happening

I fully enjoyed my direct supervior. He was intelligent, understanding, and provided clear direction. I am cannot speak for the rest of the department and the company as a whole. There were some really good people with great ideas but egos and need for power seem to be the driving force behind any project or decision.
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Great place to work!

Interesting work, lots to learn, good people, good culture, good hours. Plenty of perks. Make a difference in the safety and quality of products you buy everyday.
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No advancement/leadership/clear purpose

Worked in highly toxic environment for 7 years with an employee that was un-fireable due to weak leadership. He could show up late, talk back to management, and belittle fellow staff. Currently an office full of leaderless men with no ambition or motivation to do anything to help the company but can’t blame them based on how the company as a whole treats it’s employees. Your expected to work with no guidance. When Covid first started they took away a 400 dollar car allowance from employees to “save” the company when they still profited millions by end of year, hired new employees with 3 weeks of vacation while old employees got shafted then won’t promote or give a raise until you tell them your leaving. The company recently said it has realized they didn’t treat employees good so they are working on it but not much changed. Your also stuck doing multiple jobs while working weekends.

Pros

Free phone, not a stressful environment

Cons

Lack of Leadership, immoral company
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Expect to never advance

There is no path forward for advancement, your job role will be reflective of what tasks are given even if outside of what you were hired to do. There is no specific sense of purposes except if you’re good at your job expect more work. Role ambiguity and work overload are huge here, so much so that there is a severe stress placed on performance. Merit raises don’t reflect the work you do. No clear standardized practices.
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You don't get much sleep

If you don't need much sleep it's probably great for you. If you're not lucky enough to be on shift, you'll be on call 24/7 4 days in a row. You get 4 days off aswell. There's not really much of a limit on how long they'll ask you to work and you can say no after a certain point. However if you get a few hours off and you only worked a few hours, they'll use that to justify calling you in again which isn't too bad until you only get 4 to 6 hours off at time over the course of days. This happens often because most jobs only last 3 to 6 hours. Can't be healthy for a extended period of time.
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Not bad, but no growth

Not bad place to work. Relatively friendly environment depending on which part of the lab you work in. Doesn't seem to have much space to grow since management doesn't leave but at least we have a good retention rate and i know all my coworkers. Super easy going and great work life balance taking time off or discussing life's struggles with my manager is easy

Pros

Easy going environment

Cons

Boring/ repetitive
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OK place

Compensation is below industry averageGreat flexibility post covid but that’s what it took to realize people can work from home and still have good performance Lack of innovation from management and implementation of new technologies to improve the quality of deliverables and efficiency of its employees.Lack of career path
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Great Company, great managers

Great place to work, company has made alot of changes in pay and structure. They seem to care about employees now and want everyone to be happy and feel appreciated. Lots of room for growth and advancement!
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Productive

Great place to work very understanding to wants and needs of the employees always Willing to listen and the pay is great.always wanted to work for a company with such a great reputation for taking care of its workers.
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Stay away

Toxic work evironment. Don't do it. Bad Management, underpaid, over worked. Bussiness constantly made bad decisions and harbors a toxic cluture and work environment.
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Ambiente de trabajo muy ameno

Personal es empático con los trabajador, buen ambiente de trabajo

Pros

Pagos oportunos

Cons

Pocos minutos de descanso para almorzar
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Management

Management claims to be open and honest but says what the employees want to hear over the truth The company meeting are a joke, u can tell they are scripted

Pros

Own work schedule

Cons

Low pay for job scope
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Don't work for this company... they don't appreciate the hard workers and reward and promote employees that are "YES" people.

Save yourself the time and go work for a company that will appreciate you and reward and promote accordingly.Don't work for this company... they don't appreciate the hard workers and reward and promote employees that are "YES" people.

Pros

None and don't appreciate good workers

Cons

The entire management team is oblivious to hard workers.
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The work was interesting but management support was poor

The lab work was interesting and challenging. Work hours could be long with off hours call outs frequent.Management had no formal training in how to manage people and leadership ability of management poor to non-existent. Training opportunities for hourly employees was poor. The equipment was often outdated or in poor condition. There was no training of technicians in equipment maintenance and repair. Replacement of non-working equipment was next to impossible due to the unwillingness to spend money.While management talked a good story about safety, it was all talk with no real action especially if it required money to fix the problem

Pros

Interesting business and challenging technical work

Cons

Extremely poor management and putting saving a buck over making a buck.
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Not worth the time

Title says it all. You're invisible there unless you yell a lot and have a hot temper. You are not rewarding for making changes that benefit the company. If management does not like you based on their own individual arbitrary reasons it does not matter how good you do. They will not support you.
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Based on 2,419 reviews

Ratings by category

3.6 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.2 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.1 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.3 out of 5 stars for Management
3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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