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AREVA Reviews

Updated April 30, 2018
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  • The overall forecast of the Nuclear Industry is not very bright (in 17 reviews)

  • Manque de perspective sur l'avenir peu d'embauche (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Alliance Director"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Glen Allen, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Glen Allen, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AREVA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was allowed to use my people/team building skills to Manage a number of Fleet wide contracts that we had with Dominion Energy

    Cons

    I didn't have any, I throughly enjoyed all 16.5 years I spent with AREVA

    Advice to Management

    You really need to put a full time person back at the office I worked in. It would pay huge dividends


  2. "Good company, but the industry has challenges"

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    Current Employee - Director in Lynchburg, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Lynchburg, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AREVA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company takes care of its high performance employees. I have been fairly treated for the ~30 years I have been here

    Cons

    The leadership seems blinded to market realities. The nuclear industry faces mortal threat from renewables (verrrrry low marginal cost). We desperately need disruptive innovation beyond the blue sky stuff of academia and DOE.

    Advice to Management

    See cons

  3. "Civil Structural Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AREVA (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work in the power industry. Office had a very friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Nuclear market is under financial stress and company was downsizing the organization after many years.

    Advice to Management

    Naperville office is now closed.
    I believe the Lynchburg headquarters is be mainly a fuels and services supplier.


  4. "Slow and ponderous"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at AREVA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart and motivated coworkers were great to work with

    Cons

    Takes forever to complete projects and lots of red tape due to working at a nuclear


  5. "Areva review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AREVA full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work at

    Cons

    I do not have any downsides to mention


  6. "AREVA Richland"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AREVA full-time

    Pros

    Great employees and mid-level managers

    Cons

    Poor plant manager and employee concerns process


  7. "Former full time employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AREVA (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule including ability to telecommute
    Challenging work
    Typically friendly work / life balance environment

    Cons

    Unstable industry (nuclear power) leading to many staff reductions

    Advice to Management

    Keep enough good people to staff future work.

  8. "Principal Mechanical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AREVA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pretty good compensation. Highly safety conscious culture.

    Cons

    Nuclear industry is in downward spiral and company constantly shrinking.


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    "Nuclear Component Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer IV in Marlborough, MA
    Former Employee - Engineer IV in Marlborough, MA

    I worked at AREVA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work environment with an attractive culture and work/life balance. Great opportunities for mentorship and knowledge transfer. Direct management is engaged without being interfering.

    Cons

    Industry Downturn has lead to significant staff reductions and, in my opinion, an unsustainable drive to reduce overhead and internal costs in order to remain competitive. Conflicting messages from upper management regarding company priorities and direction has caused uncertainty with staff in the last year.


  10. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AREVA full-time

    Pros

    This company has always been a great place to work. Great pay, great benefits, great people, and interesting work. Incredible diversity and until recently invests tremendously in their employees.

    Cons

    The nuclear services industry has been shrinking and it is much more competetive. AREVA has a niche in this industry for specialized work but utilities are kicking the can down the road for specialized projects due to their own limitations. There have been many reductions lately to remain competetive.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are in the dark about the direction management is taking. We all want to align ourselves with the changes being made.


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