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Veolia North America – Why Work For Us?

Working for people and the environment

Energy, water and environmental services are critical for sustainability and human progress, and Veolia Environnement offers the most complete range of solutions to meet these challenges. Our 220,000 employees provide businesses, organizations and communities with sustainable solutions in three complementary areas: Water services and technologies, waste services and energy and facility management


Veolia Energy is a leading operator and developer of energy efficient solutions.

As the world's first energy services company, Veolia Energy employs 50,000 personnel in 35 countries who are fully focused on energy efficiency and environmental sustainabilit

Water Services

Veolia Water North America is the leading provider of comprehensive water and wastewater services to municipal and industrial customers

We combine expertise, depth of resources and smart thinking to create appropriate, scalable solutions - from water and wastewater systems to single-facility operations. Our municipal customers include small and large cities alike. Our industrial customers include global industry leaders and smaller companies.

We serve people in approximately 550 North American communities and provide industrial water solutions at about 100 industrial facilities, we treat more than 2.2 billion gallons of water and wastewater daily. Veolia Water North America is part of Veolia Water, a division of Veolia Environment (NYSE: VE; Paris Bourse: VIE), the world's largest environmental company

Water Technologies

Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies is the global leader in water treatment.

Serving municipal and industrial clients, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies North America:

  • delivers engineering and turnkey design & build projects
  • provides client-tailored water treatment solutions and associated services

Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies is a fully-owned subsidiary of Veolia Water, the global benchmark for water service


Veolia Environmental Services North America (VESNA) helps customers in the industrial, commercial and governmental sectors safely manage waste, ensure compliance and maintain efficient operating processes. The company’s national service offering includes turn-key industrial cleaning and maintenance, and the treatment, recycling and disposal of hazardous and regulated wastes.

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, VESNA reported annual revenues of $1.1 billion in 2012, and has approximately 5,400 employees across the United States, Puerto Rico and parts of Canada (British Columbia and Ontario).

The company’s mission is to deliver value-added services that protect people and improve the environment.  It does so through its best-in-class team, unmatched knowledge and experience, and industry-leading technologies and services.  Customers trust in Veolia’s long-standing safety performance and compliance ratings, including our multiple VPP-certified operations and ISO certifications.


Veolia Environmental Services fully adopts our Group Corporate Values.

    Veolia Environnement operates in a number of key activities which are water, waste management, transportation and energy services. There is a high degree of autonomy in terms of decision-making and responsibilities in our various activities, though in all circumstances, the professional behavior of our company employees must reflect, first and foremost, our shared guiding principles. These are:
  • Strict respect for the law
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Social responsibility
  • Risk management
  • Information and corporate governance
  • Commitment to sustainable development

At Veolia Environmental Services North America, our vision is to be the company trusted by all to protect and improve the environment. Our pursuit of this vision is rooted in four strategic pillars, or values, that define us as a company: customers, the environment, performance and our people.

We Value Our Customers

The depth and breadth of Veolia’s integrated waste services offering is unmatched in today’s marketplace, and we are committed to continuously enhancing the value we bring to our customers’ businesses. We understand our customers depend on Veolia to provide innovative waste solutions that improve the efficiency of their operations, ensure compliance, protect worker safety and preserve the environment. We take this commitment seriously, and strive to show our customers that we are a company that can be trusted–on a local scale with their projects, and on a global scale with the world we live in.

We Value the Environment

Every day the men and women of Veolia work to develop solutions that improve our lives and the environment. We are 10,000 innovators delivering sustainable environmental solutions, and striving to improve and preserve our urban and natural living environment. Our comprehensive research and development programs help to innovate and develop new technologies that solve our customer’s most pressing challenges and improve our planet. Veolia is a company that is passionately committed to making this world a more balanced, healthier, cleaner, and natural environment, today and in the future.

We Value Performance

We strive to achieve top performance in the areas of safety, cost-effectiveness, compliance and productivity. We provide world-class environmental services with a “Service First, Safety Always” commitment that runs deep throughout the fabric of our organization, and shows in our industry leading safety records. We’re always looking for ways to help our customers save money, including simplifying our own processes and reducing inefficiencies so that we can keep our solutions cost-effective. We view environmental compliance as the bare minimum and perform at standards that far exceed regulatory mandates. And we are focused on productivity, so that we can provide the most dependable, responsive and efficient solutions to our customers.

We Value Our People

At the heart of Veolia Environmental Services are our people. Every day, the men and women of Veolia carry our mission to be the company trusted by all to protect and improve the environment on their shoulders. They embody our deep culture of service in their interactions with our customers and one another. They live our commitment to Service First, Safety Always. And as a result, we maintain an unwavering commitment to ethical and honest relationships with our employees. We provide them with the training, tools and resources required to perform at the highest levels. And we fiercely protect their safety in the workplace so they can return home to their families everyday in the same way they reported to work – unharmed.

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    I worked for Veolia as a contract automation controls engineer.

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    Former Employee - Automation Specialist  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Automation Specialist in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Veolia North America as an intern for more than 5 years


    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.


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

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    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.

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Veolia North America Interviews

Updated May 13, 2014
Updated May 13, 2014

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    Environmental Specialist Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Veolia North America.

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    Easy to talk to and get a hold of. Very nice people all around. They asked the basic questions and did not sugarcoat the job. Very straight forward with what was expected and the hours that would need to be worked along with the over night travel.

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Additional Info

Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1953
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Business Services
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Veolia Environnement North America - working for people and the environment. Energy, water and environmental services are critical for sustainability and human progress, and Veolia Environnement offers the most complete range of solutions to meet these challenges. Our 220,000 employees provide businesses, organizations and communities with sustainable solutions in three complementary areas: Water services and technologies, waste services and energy and facility management.

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