DNV Kema Energy & Sustainability

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DNV Kema Energy & Sustainability Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
34 Reviews
2.6
34 Reviews
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DNV Kema Energy & Sustainability CEO Pier Nabuurs
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  1.  

    Evolving company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Analyst in Madison, WI

    I worked at DNV Kema Energy & Sustainability full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of business lines and a lot of opportunities, good benefits, so far flexible work schedule, growing company so good job security

    Cons

    Mergers and acquisitions have led to un-uniform culture across business line, work is hectic, old and outdated folks leading at top level, not spending enough to expand into new areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do less work but bid with higher margin, share the profit evenly with employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very mixed.

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

    I have been working at DNV Kema Energy & Sustainability

    Pros

    Some of the people are great to work with. Lots of smart and very dedicated people.

    Cons

    A lot of workaholics here. Very cautious about hiring new staff even though current workload is unmanageable. Benefits are steadily declining. Average annual raises barely keep up with national inflation rate and are falling way behind locally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Only a handful are recognized for their hard work. The careers of many of the hard-working staff just languish.

    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    So much potential with this evolving organization, but the constant mergers and acquisitions are quite a trainwreck

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

    I have been working at DNV Kema Energy & Sustainability full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are some great people to work with, but they come and go due to limited growth opportunities and noncompetitive salary compensations.

    Cons

    Expected to work long hours with little recognition. Salary is not competitive within the industry. Everyone is overworked and stretched thin, and tasks are often delegated with little guidance. "You should be able to figure it out" and "that shouldn't take you long" are common phrases heard within this company. Disorganized upper management. Low morale within my office. Professional development program is an incredible waste of time, as it doesn't really translate to any growth and development goals are unrealistic due to the unreasonable amount of work dumped on your plate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your employees and stop pretending morale and stale office culture are not an issue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Customers are people facing challenges - focus on them

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at DNV Kema Energy & Sustainability full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a great opportunity to learn a lot about the energy and sustainability industries, to travel widely, and to engage with clients with interesting challenges

    Cons

    Internal politics destroys the experience. There is little to no accountability, and there is no interest in fulfilling the mission of the company. The result is a loss of respect for customers, and a downward spiral in revenues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on and get to know your customers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good job out of school

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

    I have been working at DNV Kema Energy & Sustainability full-time

    Pros

    Working with experienced engineers in wind and solar.

    Cons

    Most employees are underpaid in the Seattle office. With the constant threat of layoffs.

  7.  

    Good stepping stone

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

    I worked at DNV Kema Energy & Sustainability full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Had good coworkers and you will definitely learn a lot here if you are new to the field. Enjoyable work environment, but depends on the office. Good vacation benefits as well.

    Cons

    Pay is way below market and you are locked into the position and salary you start at. You definitely have to negotiate up front. Hard work is recognized with more work, but not rewarded, which kills employees' motivation. Education reimbursement benefits are touted, but in reality, it is hard to get anything approved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is nothing wrong with rewarding, promoting, investing in, and retaining good employees.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Slowly eroding benefits are the norm.

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

    I have been working at DNV Kema Energy & Sustainability full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are easy to get along with for the most part. Health benefits are good. Finally upgraded our network connection so it doesn't feel like we are connecting on a dial up connection any more. Still a long way to go however, see other comments regarding technology.

    Cons

    It is hard to get a promotion unless you live outside of the managers office. Personally I accepted a low salary thinking I would have the chance for promotion so 2% raises are unacceptable. The work is very repetitive, monotonous and boring. Some of the team leads let their titles go to their heads. Some parts of the network and some software suites are very antiquated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the business line has been so profitable wouldn't it make sense to share some of that success with the employees before more of the key ones leave? Does a 2% raise really reflect the success of the business unit? Stop taking away our perks and benefits. Moving bonuses to 401K isn't cool. A little reinvestment to upgrade aging technology wouldn't hurt. The money lost in down time far exceeds the money it would take to upgrade and migrate to a new database platform and new servers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disorganized Company

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

    I worked at DNV Kema Energy & Sustainability full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility in work hours, some good people to work with.

    Cons

    Management is very disorganized and spends too much time with political maneuvering and back-biting. Not enough time and focus given to building a coherent structure and training staff properly. It's very easy to end up pigeon-holed for years. Advancement is often based on personal relationships and not work quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees, and pay people what they are worth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    disorganized and resistant to change

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

    I have been working at DNV Kema Energy & Sustainability full-time

    Pros

    Some are well meaning, talented and hard workers. There is a sense that people care about the issues of energy and sustainability. The office environment is comfortable

    Cons

    There is no employee support for career development or growth (though a lot of discussion about how we should be thought leaders). There arent even designated IT or HR services in some offices.
    But there is little to no ability in strategic or conceptual planning instead everything is done off the cuff and often late

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work, but need more focus on client.

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

    I have been working at DNV Kema Energy & Sustainability full-time

    Pros

    Good, enthusiastic young and mid-level professionals.
    This could be a great company. A place where people are proud to work at. But they aren't there yet.

    Cons

    Senior staff are very self-centered. Need to be more client and company focused.
    Quality and contents of deliverables needs to be more consistent.
    All senior staff need to always think about mentoring and sharing. Teaching newer staff is the fundamental food that nourishes the roots of a company -- gives it "energy" if you will. This is what makes a company strong and ready to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retrain your senior staff. And you need to think about bringing in more new senior-level staff with fresh ideas and positive attitudes. Even at your consulting class, you teach professionals to approach a client meeting with the attitude of "what can I get out of this". This sort of attitude will eventually inhibit growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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