DNV Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. Always interesting work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH

    I have been working at DNV full-time

    Pros

    Working in a research laboratory mean that you get to see and experience a lot of different things. There is no time clock and we have a very flexible schedule. As long as the testing gets done on time and you still get your 40hrs in, people can come and go as they please.

    Cons

    95% of the work if for the oil and gas industry, but the compensation is 1/2 as much compared to North Dakota or Houston. DNV GL is a global company with over 17,000 employees world wide, which is great; but sometimes the Dublin office is still ran as a small company. It is difficult to show strong profits with a research laboratory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent with the other DNV GL offices world wide. Know and follow the corporate policies put in place.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Works for me!

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    Current Employee - Office Administrator in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at DNV full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They have an annual fund to help employees increase their energy efficiency or reduce their carbon footprint. Everyone is so friendly and laid back, much more of a family feel than usual corporate politics. :)

    Cons

    Haven't been there long enough to find any cons yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DNV GL is a very complicated machine, give people lots of training walking them through it all for the first time, before jumping straight in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Still here. Still liking it as much as I did a year ago when posted the 1st review

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    Current Employee - Senior Approval Engineer in Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Approval Engineer in Katy, TX

    I have been working at DNV full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great company. Great people. Great opportunities for personal development

    Cons

    Lots of work. But not much stress. Cant think of any cons that are actually relevant to the organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up guys. All the little adjustments that has been made have had a positive impact.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Consultancy with high attrition

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    Current Employee - Building Simulation Engineer in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Building Simulation Engineer in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at DNV full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Founding company values are exceptional!

    Cons

    Current energy-efficiency evaluation practices are lacking in their professional standards/guidelines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reconnect to the exceptional founding company principles to establish a new company culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 4 people found this helpful

    Good company, values and services. Poor management and too many expat managers.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Katy, TX

    I have been working at DNV full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Solid reputation for integrity, quality and ethics.
    Involved in wide range of businesses and has some unique, one of a kind services.

    Cons

    Too many expat managers. Poor career track. Talk about diversity in nationalities, but all senior or key positions are expats. Global company, but acts like a Norwegian company with foreign offices.
    Cutting and reducing benefits.
    Salaries often don't reflect local market conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have great local people. They are committed to the company and can build strong customer relationships and provide continuity in management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 5 people found this helpful

    Was good until multiple mergers confused those in charge. Wrong top management chosen to make important decisions.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DNV full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, benefits, team atmosphere.

    Cons

    Reporting to managers in other areas of the country with no knowledge of your skills, strengths, etc. These people perform your annual reviews with very little actual knowledge of your job performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about merging all functions before doing this - may not be good for all areas and employees....only the DNV checkbook.

    Neutral Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    DNV is a great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DNV

    Pros

    Good working environment. Everyone is friendly and willing to help each other out. The pay is good and the work is manageable.

    Cons

    The management isn't the best. Top managers take your work without having any prior knowledge of it and passes judgment very quickly.

  9. Good working environment and great people

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at DNV full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is good. Coworkers are great and there are opportunities to move up if you perform well. The company has offices almost everywhere so there are chances to move around.

    Cons

    There seem to be more and more bureaucratic processes being instilled as the company is growing which can lead to some frustration.

    Recommends
  10. Great company with awesome benefits.

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at DNV full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Dublin, OH

    I have been working at DNV full-time (more than 10 years)

    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

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