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Veolia Reviews

Updated January 12, 2015
Updated January 12, 2015
82 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    Good college summer job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  3.  

    Going through a lot of changes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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  5.  

    Lots of work always growing

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

    I have been working at Veolia 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.  

    Change for change sake

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7.  

    Once considered the best, now behind most.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  8.  

    Interesting French Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Document Control
    Former Employee - Document Control

    I worked at Veolia as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay was decent, nice office, somewhat friendly people.

    Cons

    Lack of training by people who have limited English, teaching a rather complicated document control system. The way the system is used in Paris is not the same as it is in the US.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have qualified people that speak English and work on the same system here in the US provide the training.

  9.  

    Satisfying

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

    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
  10.  

    Good Company To Work For

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Controller in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Controller in Phila, PA

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

    Pros

    Cares about employee's, invests in employees. Management group doesn't think or act like they are better than the next person. Considers family life.

    Cons

    Could probably pay more for more experienced and educated staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate those who grow their education and experience to provide better service to the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great People, Positive Work Environment, World Class Design and Engineering for Water Treatment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Veolia full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly Work Environment, Very Competent Engineers and Designers, Excellent PTO and other benefits

    Cons

    Much of the work is tied to the Oil & Gas and Mining Industries which are very slow to commit to projects and funding. Results in a periods of low workload (years) followed by extremely challenging workloads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication with the troops on the market and upcoming opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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