AREVA Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
72 Reviews
3.5
72 Reviews
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AREVA Président du directoire Luc Oursel
Luc Oursel
14 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • s work life balance is lacking, so it is a trade-off one makes (in 7 reviews)

  • Great place to pick up early career technical engineering experience (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Nuclear industry in the US is stagnant (in 4 reviews)

  • poor management, poor compensation, lots of mandatory overtime, pay freezes, promotions based on ass kissing not ability or performance (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Challenging work requiring long hours and dedication

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Lynchburg, VA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Lynchburg, VA

    I have been working at AREVA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Ability to accrue comp time. Work can be performed remotely. Matching work with interests.

    Cons

    Demanding schedules, multitasking, long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company too top heavy.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I would work for Areva Again

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Lynchburg, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lynchburg, VA

    I have been working at AREVA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Great benefits.
    2. Family friendly work environment.
    3. Interesting and challenging engineering design tasks.
    4. Overtime paid for outage related and high priority projects.
    5. Lynchburg is a great place to live and enjoy the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

    Cons

    1. Very little opportunities outside of engineering management.
    2. Typical of most large companies, very little can be said or done to change policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow lower management to have more autonomy and control over matters pertaining to the group they manage.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company in a bad industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at AREVA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    World wide mobility, good colleagues, relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    Nuclear industry is currently in decline

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make decisions, allow local managers to make decisions without escalation. Hold people accountable for their decisions. Stop bickering about money between organizations. Put the right people in key interface positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for in terms of benefits and location.

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Intern in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at AREVA as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people, great locations to choose from. In general its a great place to work. Hopefully, the industry will recover and improve, since its really the best choice for low carbon footprint energy we have at the moment.

    Cons

    Currently: Job instability, unstable economic outlook, old technology (control systems), lack of internal advancement opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To upper management: Embrace new technology and innovation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of flexibility and opportunities.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer IV  in  Lynchburg, VA
    Current Employee - Engineer IV in Lynchburg, VA

    I have been working at AREVA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    diverse opportunities, challenging projects, many unique customer challenges, safety and quality are held above all else, do the job right the first time.

    Cons

    large, slow changing company. can fall into a rut or be overlooked if not a self starter. Too many procedures, not enough documented processes.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great benefits and flexibility

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AREVA full-time

    Pros

    Benefit package
    Flex scheduling
    Casual atmosphere
    Work life balance

    Cons

    Slightly lower pay than average
    Advancement opportunities for non engineers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    change is the only constant - at super high velocity and I love it!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AREVA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    challenging, no day is the same, very innovative notions

    Cons

    beaurocratic, need to be allowed to operate regionally, one size does not fit all, it fits some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get outside of your silos and understand the art and science of leadership

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great group of people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Current Employee - Product Manager

    I have been working at AREVA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people are wonderful to work with. Everyone wants to do an excellent job. Additionally there are numerous opportunities that for someone who needs a flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Not sure of what the future looks like. With the unlikely chance of selling a nuclear plant, the company may be limited to just servicing existing plants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would love to see some future vision.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    love my job

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    Current Employee - Document Control Spec  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Document Control Spec in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at AREVA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    great place to work love my job

    Cons

    none at all great place to work

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sr Product Manager, Chemistry Services

    Former Employee - I Was Let Go On A Disability
    Former Employee - I Was Let Go On A Disability

    I worked at AREVA for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Limited nuclear services companies in the world.

    Cons

    French management style was damaging at times.

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