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DNV Reviews

Updated May 27, 2014
Updated May 27, 2014
11 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company with awesome benefits.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX

    Pros

    There is an amazing amount of knowledge to be found in your coworkers as some of them are either retired from 20+ years of working in the oil and gas industry or have moved into a role as an expert. Great benefits and 401k. Management that cares about its employees. Enough vacation, time off, and lax hours. This is a great company to start and end your career. I just wouldnt have stayed there for the entirety.

    Cons

    There is a very rigid structure for promotion and upward mobility. 5 + years for promotion to senior. Sometimes management will use the excuse of "you're too young to be a senior engineer."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing fine - dont break the well oiled machine.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer  in  Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Dublin, OH

    Pros

    Friendly team work. My office has one of the best groups of engineers working together to accomplish common project goals and deliverables. There is a high emphasis on 'time on project', and local management seems to care for the employees.

    Cons

    Senior (offsite) management seems disconnected from day to day activities, setting strategies that sometimes conflict with local priorities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top-down management approaches do not work well in this company - management should involve employees actually doing the work ('feet on the ground') rather than set up ad hoc committees who role is (for example) integration. The only way things really work is when the feet on the ground are committed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Fantastic Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Sales  in  Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Director of Sales in Katy, TX

    Pros

    DNV (Now DNV-GL) is a great place to work. They genuinely care about their employees and live their mission. Pay and benefits are very good. Management is competent and engaging.

    Cons

    Very lean organization, often times people doing the work of multiple people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be engaged with the workforce.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Technical prowess has come down as company struggles to retain talent

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment
    Flexible schedule with personable management
    Limited micromanagement
    You can coast through this job for the rest of your life
    9/80 work schedule is an option

    Cons

    Too much overhead and politics
    The company reorganizes every year which confuses and stagnates most
    Quality has suffered as workforce has lost key personnel
    Promotions seem to be based on tenure and the danger of losing people rather than merit-based

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You cannot continue to lose engineers when you are a company that only sells knowledge.
    If you have decided to be a corporation instead of a foundation, that is fine, but you must provide incentives to employees or they will leave.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Approval Engineer  in  Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Approval Engineer in Katy, TX

    Pros

    Excellent facilities
    Above average investment in personnel's wellbeing
    Excellent benefits
    Great work environment
    Flexible schedules

    Cons

    Company struggles to find people, so a lot of work is required from current employees
    (Over time is compensated, so it is not as bad as it sounds) but customers are unhappy about turnaround times an put unnecessary pressure that can potentially turn into stress if nit managed properly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the Norwegian culture that emphasizes personal development and work/life balance. It seems like current market conditions has been pushing those values aside for the sake of increased productivity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, Poor management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Operations  in  Chalfont, PA
    Current Employee - Test Operations in Chalfont, PA

    Pros

    Can be a fun place to work. Lots of diversity. In general, the coworkers are fun to be around, and very smart. Vacation, health and retirement benefits are good.

    Cons

    Management is completely clueless. They have let employee moral slip for the last few years, and continue to DEMAND more from the workers while providing less and less to the point where the tools needed to do your job are just not there.

    Management will not listen to any suggestions.

    Lots of pressure from management with no tools.

    Outdated software and hardware.

    Low salaries that have been getting lower, with ever increasing workload.

    No path for career advancement.

    Expected to do the job of 3 or 4 people.

    Salaried positions are expected to work 50+ hours a week.

    All positions make far below industry average pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to some of your employee complaints. Make the work place better, and you'll get more work out of your people. For now, morale is so low that nobody wants to put in more effort than the minimum.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work with opportunities to for internal transfers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Surveyor  in  Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Surveyor in Katy, TX

    Pros

    Great job stability and flexibility

    Cons

    Salary are not very well aligned with the market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    I worked here for 9 years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good working envioment, friendly colleagues.

    Cons

    Not changed as per market

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Good company to start your carrer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good knowledge charing
    many trainning courses
    good basic company principles
    oportunities ti have an international carrer

    Cons

    low salaryig
    No recognition from managers
    big and heavy company structure
    no policy to keep good talents

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize when an employee have done a good job and do whatever you can to keep the good talents

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Centre of excellence for managing risk

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Technical competence of staff
    Culture that supports integrity and quality
    Senior management that listens
    Opportunities to learn
    Freedom to develop own career path
    Staff generally really care for customers

    Cons

    Poor integration of companies purchased (hard-earned funds wasted)
    Managers not held to account for mistakes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make decisions quicker - Norway is slow to intervene to stamp out occasional self-serving behaviour

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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