They’re nice, professional; but you always wonder about management. They do not fully communicate with staff completely. They tend to leave you wondering, until its too late... news has leaked from other places.
While at BV we were subjected to constant restructuring by US Management for no apparent business reasons. The managers that were longest tenured and that were the backbone of the company were either forced out due to their salaries or made miserable to the point they resigned. The executive VP for the US is completely in over her head and is an extremely volatile and poor manager.
This company is really hit or miss depending on who and which department you work for. There is the potential to move up very quickly in some areas, but others are definitely stagnant. The morale is also quite low due to corporate savings initiatives including layoffs of valuable employees. This creates a culture of everyone fending for themselves, where the success of one employee is seen as a threat. This is not a good environment if you're a self-starter, willing to learn and wanting to grow in your career.
Easily one of the worst career experiences i've ever had. I've seen been gone, but was an employee for 5+ years, and during that time the managers/supervisors were constantly judgmental, rude and pressured you constantly (even though you were doing your job correctly).
I would never ever recommend anyone work at the Buffalo location EVER.
QHSE Lead Auditor (Current Employee) - Houston, TX - December 27, 2019
Should be strong, healthy, willing to travel weekly as a minimum, should be good educated and trained, should participate in all provided training and meetings.
As a staff member my schedule was extra "overfull", as a Contractor I became independent and have my own time management.
Let me just summarize that the only enjoyable parts of my position were working with PCR, Microbiology, and a couple of coworkers. Before accepting the position, I thought I had a clear understanding of what was going to be asked of me, that I was fairly accommodated AND THAT THIS WAS NOT A PRODUCTION JOB. Wrong.The site is understaffed and hats I should not have had to wear were worn. Some days were just those tasks and then was chastised for not having the skills needed for the position the supervisor was looking for. There was drama everyday and seemed to be just swept under the rug until it got to be overwhelming for management and the staff, not to mention the disorganization in environment, process, and scheduling. New people are expected to be everything the department needs from Day 1.The hardest part of the job was being made feel like you're not good enough any job because you can't do 4+ things at once and made me have a negative perspective on lab work and Production. THEN, I had to haggle HR about getting my last paycheck because they forgot about it.
Thankful I have found another position and I'm not going back to the lab environment for hopefully...ever. But if I had to, it definitely would not be with this company.
A typical day at work started at 8:00 am, collaboratively plan my day, and make sure that the most urgent work gets done first. Everyday was a learning experience, Management could of use a little more effort. Workplace culture is a big one your working with different departments its a mix organisation. The hardest part of the job not getting the training needed its self learn. What I've enjoyed part of my job Coworker and the flexible.
COMPLIANCE ENGINEER (Former Employee) - Port Everglades, FL - October 17, 2019
Fast paced and rewarding work, requiring a large degree of schedule flexibility to meet client and regulatory body requirements. Management very supportive with a positive work place culture. Hardest part is to get foreign shipbuilder buy-in to their responsibility to comply with regulatory and statutory requirements.