Veolia North America

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Veolia North America Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
81 Reviews
3.0
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Veolia North America President and Chief Executive Officer Terry Mah
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8 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits, good location - multinational company with good apportunities (in 6 reviews)

  • The company has good benefits an has flexible hours (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • French based company with some upper management that does not understand US work ethic/conduct (in 6 reviews)

  • Failure of senior management to keep talented people within the organization (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good college summer job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Veolia North America

    Pros

    -Good hourly pay for an internship

    Cons

    -Work was very boring, not much career development opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Going through a lot of changes

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Veolia North America

    Pros

    The company has flexible work hours

    Cons

    The company is going through a lot of changes and has very few policies.

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

    Change for change sake

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    Former Employee - Technical Director in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Technical Director in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Veolia North America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People I worked with were great the first 3 years but everything turned with the "mutualisation" that combined energy, water and transportation.

    Opportunities (global) were good but sometimes limited to the vision of senior mgmt.

    Cons

    Extensive travel (70%+) with little acknowledgement by senior mgmt.
    New CEO in 2013 was no where near the leader that Laurent was
    If you were not French - you had little real input into anything
    So much internal politics due to the constant "reorganizing" - absolutely a colossal waste of resources
    What happened in Paris drove decisions across the globe
    Consolidation of three divisions in NA to make all profitable gutted the two divisions that were of talented people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing - they would not listen to it anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Lots of work always growing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Veolia North America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    steady work, always busy, growing continually

    Cons

    slow processes in the upper management for getting hired

    Recommends
  6.  

    Satisfying

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Veolia North America as an intern

    Pros

    positive office atmosphere, casual, strong geographic region, intra-company growth, good employees

    Cons

    not a lot of diversity of the job, could have had more training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Once considered the best, now behind most.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Veolia North America

    Pros

    A good place to start to gain initial trainings, industry knowledge and leverage to move on.

    Cons

    Non competitive salaries, antiquated systems and training. Anti domestic partner benefits, passes any profits to headquarters and Facilities. No reinvestment to people or service group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Seems like a good place. Management takes the time to teach.

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    Current Employee - Account's Payable in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Account's Payable in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Veolia North America as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    People, flexible, benefits, seems to be concerned about well being.

    Cons

    Doesn't seem to be a lot of opportunity for temporary employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HIRE PEOPLE PERMANENTLY.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company, lots of inpolitics

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    Current Employee - Energy Efficiency Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Energy Efficiency Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Veolia North America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good location - multinational company with good apportunities

    Cons

    lots of politics, lots of bureaucracy, office is too quiet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce bureaucracy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Changing direction constantly.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Veolia North America full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, location, and pay.

    Cons

    Senior leaders incapable of recognizing talent.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I worked for Veolia as a contract automation controls engineer.

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    Former Employee - Automation Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Automation Specialist in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Veolia North America as an intern (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    My experience with Veolia as a contractor was very positive. Every project manager was very supportive of the work I did for them and kept asking me back.

    Cons

    Constant travel, virtually every week. Project scope creep was normal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend the board of directors include members from companies other than France. For example, Veolia is developing strategic opportunities in India. They should have someone from India on the board.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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