DNV GL Employee Reviews

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Quality is no longer important
Surveyor (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 30, 2018
The merger with GL is what caused the downward spiral of quality at DNV. They capitalized on incompetence by merging with GL. GL surveyors cut corners every chance they can. Safety and integrity has never been a tightly held belief for GL. They just rubber stamp certificates.
Cons
GL surveyors
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Long hours/Decent pay - no advancement
Senior Consultant (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILMarch 26, 2018
Not a horrible place to work, but lack of a strategy limits your ability to be creative and develop new products. Very much a "keep doing it the way we've done it" type of mentality. If you don't mind doing what you are told and pushing paper to get a check it's good. I've not seen anyone advance in the company - you are hired to do a job and that's what you will do till you leave.
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very good work life balance with low long term career advancement opportunity
Subsea Engineer (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 11, 2018
Really like working at DNV GL, which has a relaxed and encouraging working atmosphere.
Colleagues are very nice, and many of them of PHD degrees. They are responsible and highly competent.
However, the company is lacking long term career opportunities. as DNV is a certification and verification company, so it is hit very hard by the oil price downturn.
Management is working very hard to try to re-define, and re establish its domain market, and succeed. However it is not easy.
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Great globally, bad locally
Data Analyst/Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZSeptember 25, 2017
DNV GL is a great global company. I love the company as a whole, but the local office was disorganized and disfunctional. They provided little training and my efforts were scattered across multiple roles, so I could not perform any of them well. I felt like I was set up to fail.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
little training with high expectations
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3.0
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Constantly Changing
Intern (Current Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 21, 2017
Its a good company to work for and there are many new things that I have been able to learn. things are constantly evolving so you will have to be adaptable. All of the managers and coworkers are very friendly and it has a good atmosphere.
Pros
Good people
Cons
job advancement is hard to come by
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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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Productive and balanced worklife
General Laborer (Current Employee) –  Berkeley, CAMay 31, 2017
A great group of people. Management is great. Working as a contractor. I am able to take a couple days off here and there. They are centrally located in a great area.
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Overpriced and losing business
Senior Engineer (Former Employee) –  Katy, TXMay 8, 2017
Management is detached from reality. Multiple locations performing same tasks. Suggested admin consolidation, but was turned away.

Many cases of hiring less qualified people to satisfy unwritten quotas.
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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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5.0
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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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4.0
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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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