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  1.  

    Van Oord is a decent employer. Plenty opportunities to work abroad. There are many opportunities for self development.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Khobar (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Khobar (Saudi Arabia)

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

    Pros

    Internationally challenging projects. Working with multidisciplinary teams. Room for personal growth. Plenty of courses on offer (internal + external)

    Cons

    Compensation seems a bit on the low site considering the working hours on projects. There is a leave period that directly follows a period of working abroad, although this is not well balanced with personal life. Sometimes you get stuck on a project that doesn't suit you and it is hard to change to a new project. You are stuck for the duration of that project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on better work leave schedule for staff working on projects. Focus more on overall picture instead of micro managing little things. Especially on projects. This is project manager dependent though.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    So so

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    Good culture and company policies, good safety, environmental and health standards, working with senior colleagues, overall good experience and satisfaction.

    Cons

    Dominance of dutch culture and colleagues is predominant factor. Simply can not integrate itself to call as an truly international entities while many nationalities people are striving hard to grow in the company to a senior position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    good team inside the ship and lots of friend we meet

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Messman in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Contractor - Messman in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Van Oord as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    good companion and friendly persons inside the ship

    Cons

    some of the crew are have no good manners

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they are awesome

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Van Oord ha a good system of project management, only concerns to local employee is not satisfactory.

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Van Oord as a contractor

    Pros

    Dutch people are very friendly, good system.

    Cons

    time management for the employee is complicated specially in operation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to give a right time of work for those is working in operation, must have a good benefits for the local employees as well

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Pleasure working @ Van Oord

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Controller in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Project Controller in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    People who are work here are professionals yet we work as a family.

    Cons

    I really dont see any downsides

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I was exposed to the challenges of accounts.

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account in Port Harcourt (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Account in Port Harcourt (Nigeria)

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

    Pros

    Open system to work phase

    Cons

    High level of work load, lack of managerial backup.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employe more, to reduce the stress

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Internship in R&D

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Development, R&D in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Intern - Development, R&D in Rotterdam (Netherlands)

    I worked at Van Oord as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great flexibilty of input (all ideas on the table).
    Friendly employees.
    Good access from anywhere in Rotterdam.

    As a Mechanical Engineering student, I was given the task of finding new ways of solving their deep sea work issues, letting free my creativity (something rare for a student doing an internship).

    Cons

    Slow paced company (Like all Heavy Industry).
    Interns in Europe have a salary of 230 euros/month (Taxes not included).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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