DET Norske Veritas Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Excellent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Engineer in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at DET Norske Veritas full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for travel and interaction with many different countries. A vibrant and diverse work community and a good sense of working for the greater good. Technical training opportunities are everywhere.

    Cons

    A large company, sometimes it can be difficult to find out who you need to talk to to get what you need. The new employee initiation could be a little more in depth, many things you do not learn until months later on the job that would have been helpful to know from the start.

    Advice to Management

    The company is well managed.


  2. Helpful (5)

    Bad work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative in Houston, TX

    I worked at DET Norske Veritas full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Schedule 9/80 program. Location close to residence.

    Cons

    Extremely political, high favoritism, do not treat everyone the same. Very unprofessional management who is friends with the lower level employees, but if they don't like you better watch out because they will take you down!


  3. Helpful (3)

    not a good place for fresh graduate, very poor structure as a company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I worked at DET Norske Veritas

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    people there are easy going, balanced work and life, the location is in a pretty nice area,

    Cons

    no career development for young engineers at all, all senior projects managers only care about their own movement. lack of communication between engineers and managers. a lot of engineers left for better career opportunities. no training, feel like you are thrown there and grow by yourself. DNV seems to be a big company but in the end it's constituted by many small offices which have their individual culture. management is pretty horrible and care less about the development of young engineers.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Friendly place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at DET Norske Veritas

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent colleagues to work with

    Cons

    No structure and poor organization

    Advice to Management

    No comments


  6. Good company to work with, especially if you have an Engineering background

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at DET Norske Veritas

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good benefits Fun group to work Growth opportunities

    Cons

    Some sections might have limited growth potential Still a growing company


  7. Great people/workplace, discouraging advancement/processes

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Project Analyst in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at DET Norske Veritas

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers always willing to lend a hand Encouraging environment Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Poor compensation compared to industry Advancement based solely on narrow metrics Constantly changing management processes

    Advice to Management

    Make advancement avenues more apparent, consider more than just "chargeability" at the end of the year, pay employees what they're worth


  8. Everyone is very helpful, great friendly ambiance. Opportunity to travel and move up if you show you want to.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at DET Norske Veritas

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and ambiance at work. Several opportunities to learn and grow. Opportunities to travel and move from one department to another.

    Cons

    Salary probably not as much. Big focus on profit profit profit..new employee orientation needs work. Relatively small companies so you ended up working with the same people, which can be cumbersome.

    Advice to Management

    Should have a standard training for new employees. Mix upper management to be more diverse. Expat people both ways..not just one way.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Average

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at DET Norske Veritas

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Relative freedom, technical diversity, fair utilization ...

    Cons

    Lack of true recognition of skills

    Advice to Management

    Recongiz the personnel as the craetive working capital


  10. Helpful (3)

    Good People, Bad Systems.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at DET Norske Veritas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    -People are easy to work with and very supportive -Good downtown location -Good benefits, health care and a variety of fringe benefits

    Cons

    -Pay is low compared to cost of living. -Very little opportunity for advancement. -Too little training is provided. -There are many inefficient systems that hinder progress and make the company sluggish

    Advice to Management

    Identify people's strengths and utilize them. Stop restructuring everything. Bring cost of doing business down to be can be more competitive.


  11. Company offers exciting opportunities, but is management and process heavy.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MET Services Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - MET Services Associate in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at DET Norske Veritas

    Pros

    Interesting projects, interaction with many clients in the wind energy business, freedom to work independently.

    Cons

    Pay is low compared to the cost of living, large overhead burden and difficult access to senior management.

    Advice to Management

    The company is very diverse, which can be good in many ways, but hinders growth in key areas due to the burden of other groups.



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