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AREVA Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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  1. "Benefit"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advisory Engineer in Marlborough, MA
    Former Employee - Advisory Engineer in Marlborough, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Matches the 401 K contribution

    Cons

    Areva Inc.Discriminates the old engineers

    Advice to Management

    Too many management levels


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Engineer II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Lynchburg, VA
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Lynchburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at AREVA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -good salary
    -good benefits
    -really nice coworkers
    -laid back work environment. Job is minimally stressful or difficult. It might be too stress-less actually. If anything I get quite bored.
    -flexible work schedule and life/work balance. I never work overtime, rarely have to travel, and can generally work from home if I need to for some reason. Doctor's appointments and
    -Location: Lynchburg has a nice small town feel, and the area is very pretty with great f outdoor activities, close to breweries and vineyards, and pretty good weather year round. Affordable housing, and good public education.

    If you like outdoor activities, and just want an easy job to provide for yourself or family, and you are occupied outside of work, you could do far worse.

    Cons

    -poor morale, see below.

    -uncertain industry. We really should have more nuclear power than anything else, but we've made it so expensive. No one seems to know if the industry will gradually and steadily grow, or if cheap natural gas is going to keep marginalizing us for a couple decades.

    -poor knowledge transfer. Worked here since fall of 2012, and have seen a couple rounds of small layoffs, most recently about 2 months ago (Feb 2016), almost all very experienced, highly paid people eligible for retirement. Now I hear we are recruiting college grads. So, it's out with the old (expensive), in with the new, but there is no formal system for knowledge transfer from these experts that built this industry. It does happen, and there is some mentoring, but it's not a priority and the remaining experts are going to retire (or die) in the next 10 years.

    -the normal big-company beaurocracy. Really bland mandatory trainings, overly cautious "safety culture" and seemingly millions of dry policies, procedures, and guidelines.

    -Location: Pretty isolated from anything "metropolitan." Liberty University has a strong influence on the town. The stores and restaurants are mostly generic. Acts like a smaller town that it really is, and you may feel like an outsider if you're from anywhere else. Far from any interstate, any driving trip will be scenic, but somewhat inconvenient.

    If you get bored easily, want to feel excited or even interested in your job, or want to do something innovative, probably look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Need to clarify and communicate the direction of the company better. Need to retain or transfer knowledge much better.


  3. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AREVA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Compensation and Benefits are excellent. Work environment, safety, quality, customer satisfaction are pillars of the company culture and values. Lots of career opportunities. Senior management really believes in the company values.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the excellent work.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with no future"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Proposal Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Proposal Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AREVA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome benefits: health, 401k, vacation etc. Great people and good office location. Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Management is not making any effort to transfer knowledge to younger employees and there are no ways to actually move up within the company. You will be stuck in your position until you quit or get laid off which has happened quite often in the last 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    Put in place more mentoring. Give employees more chances to advance in their careers.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Good place to learn and provide innovative solutions to help customers.

    Cons

    Bad economics for the nuclear industry hurt the company. Management lost its vision. Uncertainty in the market place forced good employees to leave. Management not doing a good job at raising the morals of the employees.


  7. "Engineer IV"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynchburg, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynchburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are difficult to match. The office area is modern and in a very nice location close to recreation and shopping. Lynchburg area has low cost of living.

    Cons

    Long hours at nuclear power plant (72 hour weeks) for sometimes months at a time. Navy nuclear culture is not for everyone. Feast or famine at times as far as workload.

    Advice to Management

    Management does a great job of rewarding employees monetarily for work well done. They do need to consider ways to be more cost effective and competitive to keep workload more consistent.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Field Service Maintenance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Lynchburg, VA
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Lynchburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AREVA (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good, Good Benefits, Opportunity to grow with company. Educational benefits. Very diversified many different directions to go with the company.

    Cons

    Extensive travel requirements away from home a lot. Some types of work are very physically demanding. During slow times it can get stressful at work.

    Advice to Management

    Listen attentively to your worker then follow through with what they have to say.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chief Engineer in Lynchburg, VA
    Former Employee - Chief Engineer in Lynchburg, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AREVA (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Reasonable work hours
    Positive work culture

    Cons

    Inflexible toward new work practices and in seeking new business.

    Advice to Management

    Flatten management structure and encourage technical and commercial innovation.


  10. "Avoid the Services Side of the Business"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Lynchburg, VA
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Lynchburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Pay.
    Acceptable Benefits.
    Fair Job Security IF NOT in the Service Business.

    Cons

    Micromanagement by the French causes much harm to North American business.
    Service Organization continually "beats up" field service employees.
    The "bottom line" rules all.
    Middle Management is HUGE!!!! Yet all cuts come from lowest level of work force.

    Advice to Management

    It really is time to trim middle management.
    Begin treating your field service personnel with a tad more respect.


  11. "Great Work Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Intern in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AREVA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very safety aware.
    Everyone is friendly and willing to help.
    Never had to be self conscious or worried about being ridiculed for not knowing something.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work was a little slow.
    It can be difficult at times to get a chance to talk to specific individuals.


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