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Veolia Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
41 Reviews
4.0
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Antoine Frérot
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits, good location - multinational company with good apportunities (in 6 reviews)

  • The company has good benefits an has flexible hours (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • French based company with some upper management that does not understand US work ethic/conduct (in 6 reviews)

  • Failure of senior management to keep talented people within the organization (in 3 reviews)

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    Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Veolia full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very big company that is located around the world and covers several different industries.
    Good upper level management

    Cons

    Upper level corporate management did not understand exactly what all the divisions under them actually did or the benefits they provided.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enpower your managers at the lower levels and try to get the company all on the same page and under one umbrella

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Satisfying

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Veolia as an intern

    Pros

    positive office atmosphere, casual, strong geographic region, intra-company growth, good employees

    Cons

    not a lot of diversity of the job, could have had more training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company To Work For

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Controller in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Controller in Phila, PA

    I have been working at Veolia full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cares about employee's, invests in employees. Management group doesn't think or act like they are better than the next person. Considers family life.

    Cons

    Could probably pay more for more experienced and educated staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate those who grow their education and experience to provide better service to the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great People, Positive Work Environment, World Class Design and Engineering for Water Treatment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Veolia full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly Work Environment, Very Competent Engineers and Designers, Excellent PTO and other benefits

    Cons

    Much of the work is tied to the Oil & Gas and Mining Industries which are very slow to commit to projects and funding. Results in a periods of low workload (years) followed by extremely challenging workloads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication with the troops on the market and upcoming opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    I worked for Veolia as a contract automation controls engineer.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Automation Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Automation Specialist in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Veolia as an intern (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    My experience with Veolia as a contractor was very positive. Every project manager was very supportive of the work I did for them and kept asking me back.

    Cons

    Constant travel, virtually every week. Project scope creep was normal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend the board of directors include members from companies other than France. For example, Veolia is developing strategic opportunities in India. They should have someone from India on the board.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Lead operator 2 treating waster water

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

    I have been working at Veolia

    Pros

    I'm making a difference in the world by improving the local water ways.

    Cons

    I work around many hazards.

  8.  

    Really good company to work for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Veolia

    Pros

    a French transnational company (TNC) with activities in four main service and utility areas traditionally managed by public authorities - water supply and water management, waste management, energy and transport services

    Cons

    In 2012, Veolia employed 318,376 employees in 48 countries. Its revenue in that year was recorded at €29.4 billion.[2] It is quoted on Euronext Paris and the New York Stock Exchange. It

  9.  

    The experience was great.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Machine Handler in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Contractor - Machine Handler in Tallahassee, FL

    I have been working at Veolia as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    The company is expanding to higher hieghts.

    Cons

    Would be nice if cmpany would discuss futher opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is the key.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great HR Organization at Veolia!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Veolia full-time

    Pros

    Veolia is a company that values the function of HR. There are several companies who have HR Professionals, for the sake of having HR professionals. Veolia truly respected the opinion of the HR Department, and treated HR as a true business partner.

    Cons

    The company was sold in 2012! This was one of the few cons I had with working at Veolia. Had the company not been sold, I would still be employed there.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Manager
    Current Employee - Maintenance Manager

    I have been working at Veolia full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities and ability to grow.

    Cons

    Seem insignificant when company gets so big.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with the employees below Project Manager on local projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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