Bureau Veritas
3.3 of 5 71 reviews
www.bureauveritas.com Neuilly-sur-Seine, France 5000+ Employees

Bureau Veritas Reviews

Updated Jun 28, 2014
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3.3 71 reviews

                             

100% Approve of the CEO

Bureau Veritas Directeur Général Didier Michaud-Daniel

Didier Michaud-Daniel

(1 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "It was very comfortable to work here and you can always learn a lot"
    in 4 reviews
  • "freedom to work and horizontal hierarcy"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "Disorganized, lack of accountability, passive management,"
    in 2 reviews
  • "low salary, lack of career opportunity for local branch"
    in 2 reviews
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    Good company to work for

    Climate Change Verifier (Former Employee)
    Shanghai, VA

    ProsGood working environment, benefits and fair annual assessment

    ConsMight be in a difficult position to go up the ranks if you are not french

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good crew in Costa Mesa

    Staff Geologist (Former Employee)
    Costa Mesa, CA

    ProsGreat team environment. Senior managers really try to keep staff busy and to listen to staff concerns.

    ConsSometimes slow to no work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to pull in more work by expanding into more federal projects.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a good experience to work in this company

    Management Trainee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompany culture is very friendly and diversified. It was very comfortable to work here and you can always learn a lot.

    ConsThey have completed and strict management, which also means they may not be a good fit for those creative and innovative talents.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was an amazing experience since I learned much about field engineering.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe teams that I worked with were very supportive and experienced. They knew what they were doing and that helped me a great deal.

    ConsThe resources of the company are not that great. Therefore, I believe my experience at the company could be enhanced if the resources were better

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey offer really competitive pay.

    ConsHeld back from transferring to a different department.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent enough for a giant global company

    Staff Geologist (Former Employee)
    Kailua, HI

    ProsI worked for the Industries and Facilities division of BV North America, and I have to say I loved the product we were providing. The quality of our final reports was held to a higher standard than at least our local competition, giving me satisfaction in my overall work experience. I do not tolerate sloppiness in final products as a rule, and BV stands by the same principles.

    ConsI didn't quite understand the workings of "corporate." As a small branch in a remote area, we were mostly cut off from the corporate world, but whenever something like a raise was discussed, my managers said things like, "we wanted to give you more, but corporate wouldn't allow it."

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep demanding a high quality product and your employees will continue to remain proud to work for you. However, I would allow more flexibility to local management in providing for the local branches. The review sheets upper management receives on employee performance do not tell the whole story of the local dynamic. What one manager sees as "fantastic exceptional amazing" another may expect as a baseline, even within a local branch, skewing perceived performance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anything and Everything in the name of the client.

    Test Technician (Former Employee)
    Buffalo, NY

    ProsIndustry Leader Quality Control Established Corporation

    ConsDisorganized, lack of accountability, passive management,

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemove your reactive middle managers and adopt a pro-active approach to management. Deploy tested systems in the Lab that work well for the users. Work along side your technicians for extended periods to understand the challenges they are facing and proactively develop protocols that support the work flow.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I have been working in Bureau Veritas for the last 32 years. Great journey!

    Vice President (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsVery entrepreneurial and lots of freedom as a manager. Great company for people that works hard. As the company is growing at double digit, lots of opportunities around.

    ConsI don't really have any cons to write about. As I said, it has been great to work in Bureau Veritas.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The work / life balance is great

    Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Buffalo, NY

    ProsThe daily work hours are set 8-5pm

    Consglobal company needs to improve internal communications

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue your employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Told moving up instead belittled to lower position

    Receptionist (Former Employee)
    Davie, FL

    Prosno pros, very catty and cold

    ConsReception Area small extremely small, told i was moving to better position, that was in back file room no windows

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeave personal feelings at home. Dont pick sides be neutral

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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