Bureau Veritas North America

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Bureau Veritas North America Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
26 Reviews

2.6
26 Reviews
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  1.  

    A "buttoned-up" organization

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Bureau Veritas North America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A small local corporate group (for North America) offers frequent interaction with executives
    Upstanding organization with good name in it's marketplace
    Generally positive office dynamices / minimal office politics

    Cons

    Global headoffice (in Paris, France) is distant and often difficult to communicate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not the worst, not the best

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bureau Veritas North America

    Pros

    Great managers in the office, superb leadership. CIHs are some of the smartest I've ever worked with

    Cons

    Highly overworked and underpaid, management in office has limited ability to increase salary, as vice president and president are responsible for approving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees salaries that match with work load and success.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Office politics and divisiveness dominate this workplace (Amherst, NY)

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    Former Employee - Technical Manager  in  Amherst, NY
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Amherst, NY

    I worked at Bureau Veritas North America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Free parking; building has heat and AC in the appropriate seasons; on-site IT support.

    Cons

    Incompetent senior management, lack of transparency, extensive hours for salaried workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house and start over with independent senior management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very poorly managed company.

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    Former Employee - Senior  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Bureau Veritas North America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice people at BV. Good network of offices. Could be a good place to work if you have a good boss.

    Cons

    There is no real leader (CEO) for North America.; he doesn't understand how to run a North American business with integrity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a real CEO for the Americas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Fine, so long as your division has unrealistically low overhead

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bureau Veritas North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good coworkers
    Adequate resources for most of the work
    Relatively flexible schedule
    Global resources

    Cons

    Low compensation in comparison to others in industry and area
    Numbers-oriented to a fault, even if your division's numbers are great for what you do, if they are even slightly less favorable to the company's bottom line (regardless of what your division does) you are targeted for cuts.
    Fairly obvious favoritism displayed by upper management
    Nonsensical insistence that all employees take specific online training for activities/situations that do not relate to job function or environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    On a downward trend with very little hope for the future. If you are beginning your career, look elsewhere.

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Bureau Veritas North America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits are good, but very expensive. Consultants work from home when not traveling. BV is a brand name in Europe and Asia so if you are wanting to gain international experience to tranfer overseas, this is a good state-side organization to start with.

    Cons

    Ineffective senior management, company retains only people who cannot find jobs elsewhere, no raises for years, no training programs, limited tuition reimbursement, headcount cuts are imminent. So much turnover now that its a revolving door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider selling off the HSE division, you don't know how to do consulting and no amount of six figure 'turn around' executives will make any difference. Stick with your core busines of inspections and quality attestation which you do relatively well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great for worklife balance, but horrible office politics.

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    Former Employee - Project Accountant  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Accountant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Bureau Veritas North America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance, rarely work over time. Some what flexible with hours. Good amount of vacation time, but not alot of holidays. Good Insurance, but you pay a high price especially if for a family. Full benefit package available.

    Cons

    Managers don't have any people skills and are so hands off they are annoyed with questions. They only care about marking their numbers. Lack of professionalism. The building is disgustingly dirty. I don't know if the carpets have ever been cleaned. Alot of computer software issues, which make it impossible to work at times. Managment is very high strung over month end and its always that way. Training is done all on the fly. You must be a quick learner or you will fail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to appreciate your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Anonymous-California

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bureau Veritas North America full-time

    Pros

    Most of my co-Workers were nice people. Benefits were average to good for a large company.

    Cons

    I have worked at several companies, large and small, and this is by far the worst office environment and managment that I have experienced. Camaraderie and team building is not encouraged and most people fear being fired everyday. Some of the management plays games with employees so they will either leave or so they can fire people and no body else in management seems to care. Bureau Veritas means Bureau of Truth which couldn't be further from the truth..... and I will leave that at that. I imagine as the job market improves many people will find jobs elsewhere. Maybe other office for this company are better than the office I was in, but my experience was terrible. I was actually relieved to leave there. Life is too short to work in this kind of environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management doesn't care how employees are treated as long as the work gets done and they get their money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Citrus Heights, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Citrus Heights, CA

    I worked at Bureau Veritas North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The staff is friendly and willing to do what it takes to get the job done. Always eager to answer questions and help get a situation out of control under control. David G is always a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Loved working for this company, sad to be laid off.

    Recommends
  11.  

    This is a good company to work for and gain experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL

    I worked at Bureau Veritas North America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with. I made many friends at this company.

    Cons

    Work outside of your scope.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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