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Veolia Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
132 Reviews
3.2
132 Reviews
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Antoine Frérot
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Very big company that is located around the world and covers several different industries.
    Good upper level management

    Cons

    Upper level corporate management did not understand exactly what all the divisions under them actually did or the benefits they provided.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enpower your managers at the lower levels and try to get the company all on the same page and under one umbrella

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Environmental Field Technician

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

    I worked at Veolia

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Highly safety conscious at every level of the company. Once you learn the job, you can only get better due to limits of what must be learned and/or understood. Company has more SOPs than most. Clear future career path.

    Cons

    Accidents and "exposure" will happen regardless how safe you try to be...inevitable. Hazardous work exposing you to known and unknown chemical compounds, which may affect your health in the present or future. Majority of the jobs do not go according to paperwork mainly due to third party "middlemen" vendors, who put the bare minimum or no effort in on their end of the work. Surprise work on Saturdays starting before 6:00am. Work/life balance is not good. If you want a decent check, you work for overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doubt many technicians would work if it weren't for overtime. Don't think any field technician would stay if hours or pay was decreased or stagnated. By a large margin, the biggest problem is the wasted time due to the lack of or mis-information provided from third party vendors like Workwaste. Countless times you have paid 1 or 2 employees to sit and wait for a contact for hours or drive somewhere a couple hours there and back only to reschedule the job, where it very well may happened again so long as these third party vendors are involved. For the lack of work they do, these vendors should only get the smallest possible percentage for a "lead" like an entry level sales rep. They deserve much less but than bare minimum, but whatever the smallest percentage is needed to maintain the relationship. They only make field techs days harder, because work orders are irrelevant on those pickups.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good working environment in the Division that I was based in.

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

    I worked at Veolia

    Pros

    Depending on your skill set there is opportunity to progress in your career with this company. The U.S. Management team has some talented people. Salary and wages copetitive.

    Cons

    No tuition reimbursement. May require relocation to move up in the company. Not much communication between the various companies.....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The ownership base in France paired down the divisions in the U.S. They were more concerned with the stock of the company than the people. The U.S. Leadership team has many good people but they follow what France says.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    One of the best companies that I have had the pleasure to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Manager
    Former Employee - Technical Manager

    I worked at Veolia

    Pros

    A company that cares about its employees and promotes growth of individuals.

    Cons

    Salary could be more competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Service Value Responsibilty

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good college summer job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Veolia

    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
  7.  

    Going through a lot of changes

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

    I have been working at Veolia

    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
  8.  

    Change for change sake

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Director in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Technical Director in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Veolia 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
  9.  

    Once considered the best, now behind most.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Veolia

    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
  10.  

    Lots of work always growing

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

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

    Pros

    steady work, always busy, growing continually

    Cons

    slow processes in the upper management for getting hired

    Recommends
  11.  

    Satisfying

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Veolia 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

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