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AREVA Reviews

Updated September 17, 2017
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  1. "Going through tough transition"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AREVA full-time

    Pros

    Great Work-Life Balance, Work Flexibility, Telecommuting, Benefits

    Cons

    Currently downsizing due to shrinking industry and cost-savings initiatives


  2. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AREVA full-time

    Pros

    Chance for Opportunity and growth

    Cons

    lower side of the pay scale against the industry

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Technical Specialist III in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist III in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great medical and earned time off benefits. The company has a good safety conscious work environment and management is very fair.

    Cons

    Workload can be overwhelming and unpredictable at times. Sometimes planning is does not favor efficiency. Administrative roles are hard to grow in.


  4. "qc manager"

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

    I worked at AREVA full-time

    Pros

    great company ethic and employers

    Cons

    long hours but its worth it

    Advice to Management

    overall great


  5. "Good first job"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Started in a great time with good mentors and coworkers

    Cons

    Sometimes need to work long hours


  6. "It was great while it lasted!"

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    Former Employee - Process Improvement in Marlborough, MA
    Former Employee - Process Improvement in Marlborough, MA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had been there a long time and I'd developed some really nice relationships. I had five weeks of vacation along with one week off at Christmas time. I do miss that.

    Cons

    The nuclear industry is really not doing well right now, therefore, the company isn't doing really well in the United States.

    Advice to Management

    Keep at it. The United States needs a nuclear power.


  7. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AREVA full-time

    Pros

    International company which engages the people

    Cons

    fewer opportunity to pursue due to limited market

    Advice to Management

    limit your overhead

  8. "Field Service Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AREVA full-time

    Pros

    pay, vacation, fun work, freedom

    Cons

    too much travel, unstable company.


  9. "Good pay but stressful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AREVA full-time

    Pros

    Salaries at Areva are good as well as benefits.

    Cons

    Changes in company and industry creating insecurity and low morale.


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    "Advisory Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, NC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advisory Engineer is the senior level for staff engineers; they are subject matter experts on one or more topics within their respective engineering discipline; they are experienced with and capable of identifying and completing complex project tasks with relatively little oversight or direction.

    AREVA has global headquarters in Paris, France; its North American headquarters are in Charlotte, NC. AREVA is well-diversified across the lifecycle of nuclear power generation: it operates mines to obtain uranium ores, it operates fuel fabrication facilities, it performs design and fabrication of nuclear steam supply systems (NSSS) components, and of related power plant systems, it performs maintenance and testing of those components and systems, it performs replacement of major components (such as steam generators, pressurizers, reactor vessel closure heads), it provides safe means for spent fuel storage and transport, and it provides plant decommissioning services.

    AREVA has a strong, positive, established Culture and Values; these are well-disseminated throughout the organization, and generally well-supported by management.

    Cons

    U.S. nuclear plant owners are averse to taking on major engineering projects unless they are essential to maintain nuclear power plant operability and the cost of implementation can be recovered within one or two years of operation. As a result, most of the industry-wide engineering initiatives arise from regulatory authority (US NRC) concerns. The technical demands for some of these regulatory concerns can have the unintended effect of skewing industry demand for certain engineering disciplines. The current drive to establish effective cyber security programs at all commercial US nuclear power plants by the end of 2017 has caused an increased demand by the power plants for IT and electrical engineers.to staff these projects, leaving reduced industry demand for mechanical, civil, and structural engineers.

    AREVA suspended its project to obtain licensing approval for the US EPR plant design in the spring of 2015, when it became clear that AREVA did not have reliably defined schedules or cost estimates for the resolution of several technical challenges posed by the US NRC to the US EPR plant design. This makes it less likely that AREVA will be able to successfully compete for market share in the first wave of construction (2025-2035) to replace the existing fleet of aging nuclear power plants in the U.S.

    Due to leadership changes and global financial reverses in 2014, the French government has been restructuring the division of responsibilities between AREVA (power plant designer) and Electricite de France (power plant owner and operator). The impact of these realignments on the AREVA global headquarters in Paris France are also impacting the structure of the subsidiary AREVA - North America organization headquartered in Charlotte, NC.

    AREVA - North America has had several rounds of voluntary and involuntary force reductions since the 4Q 2014.

    Advice to Management

    Changes to the "mix" of engineering disciplines to meet short-to-intermediate term market trends, such as the ongoing cyber security initiative, increase the risk that AREVA - North America will lack adequate long-term bench strength in some engineering disciplines.


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