Van Oord
3.6 of 5 7 reviews
www.vanoord.com Rotterdam 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jun 30, 2014

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Pieter van Oord

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57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Van Oord is a decent employer. Plenty opportunities to work abroad. There are many opportunities for self development.

    Superintendent (Current Employee)
    Khobar (Saudi Arabia)

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

    ConsCompensation 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 Senior ManagementFocus 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    So so

    Superintendent (Current Employee)
    Mumbai (India)

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

    ConsDominance 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good team inside the ship and lots of friend we meet

    Messman (Current Employee)
    Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    Prosgood companion and friendly persons inside the ship

    Conssome of the crew are have no good manners

    Advice to Senior Managementthey are awesome

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDutch people are very friendly, good system.

    Constime management for the employee is complicated specially in operation

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pleasure working @ Van Oord

    Project Controller (Current Employee)
    Mumbai (India)

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

    ConsI really dont see any downsides

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I was exposed to the challenges of accounts.

    Account (Current Employee)
    Port Harcourt (Nigeria)

    ProsOpen system to work phase

    ConsHigh level of work load, lack of managerial backup.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmploye more, to reduce the stress

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Internship in R&D

    Development, R&D (Former Employee)
    Rotterdam (Netherlands)

    ProsGreat 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).

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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