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Updated January 18, 2018
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Brunel CEO J.A. (Jan Arie) van Barneveld
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Pros
  • Goed werkgeverschap, veel ruimte voor ontwikkeling, goede mogelijkheden binnen de organisatie en fijne werksfeer (in 5 reviews)

  • Many great company that provides service to shell (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Als je wat minder initiatief durft te nemen kan het een lastige werkomgeving zijn (in 3 reviews)

  • Op de laatste dag van de proeftijd toch er nog uitgezet worden, want het loopt onder andere slecht met het bedrijf (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "QA/QC Civil/Structural Inspector"

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    Current Employee - Civil/Structural Inspector
    Current Employee - Civil/Structural Inspector
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brunel full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great environment and great coworkers coming together to oversee and insure a petrochemical facility is being constructed correctly and safely.

    Cons

    No cons, I am a team player and the job and safety come first always. Getting coworkers on the same page is difficult at some times but relationship building begin and the safe work place is achieved.

    Advice to Management

    Support me and my knowledge of the crafts and Ill support you with my time away from my family to build a successful project.


  2. "Accouting Associate"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Asso in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Accounting Asso in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brunel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, Great PTO, Awesome work environment.

    Cons

    Medical Insurance, Corporate Management and Stability.

    Advice to Management

    - Promote from within.
    - Appreciate loyal employees.
    - Be honest.
    - Corporate should support management better.

  3. "So far so good..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brunel full-time

    Pros

    Great insurance and pay but no paid vacation!

    Cons

    No communication and no vacation pay.


  4. "Not satisfied with company"

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    Current Employee - Safety Advisor in Lake Charles, LA
    Current Employee - Safety Advisor in Lake Charles, LA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brunel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hiring process was fairly simple. Full line of benefits including 401 K match. Company have broad range of available work. Friendly human resource department

    Cons

    Account managers are untruthful, dose not genuinely care about workers, will not back up employees, company does. It treat all employees equally. Worker well being and satisfaction are not of concern to company


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Brunel Energy"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Accounting Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great PTO, 401K match, and nice office space. Flexible working hours and decent systems on both the Recruitment and Finance side. Great culture and diversity.

    Cons

    Insurance no longer provided at no charge to employees. No set bonus structure. Commissions for Sales/Recruitment paid quarterly. No clear direction from senior management. Trains employees for their job duties and processes rather than for their professional development and future career path.

    Advice to Management

    Sales/Recruitment are paid heavy salaries with a poor commission structure. They will rather do the minimum and get by rather than work hard for commission because their base salary is good enough to live rather comfortably. HR should focus on the development of employees and support them in areas of employee relations and training rather than people-watching for minimal infractions; no one likes to be babysat. The Director should meet with office and discuss successes and needs of the business on a frequent basis to boost confidence in employees and their commitment and contributions to Brunel.


  6. "Company will go bust"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Brunel full-time

    Pros

    Alot of people can hide as management has been sacked

    Cons

    I can understand why the COO was fired. Like the rest of the directors, they are terrible at there job. They just sack all the staff underneath them so they can steal the share money and keep there job. None of the directors actually do any work but reap the rewards and blame everyone else. They have sacked all the second tier management to save money and left all the rest of us staff with no guidance. The operations team are a joke and just do there own method. No leadership. Finance is incompetent. Dutch mangers hate work life balance

    Advice to Management

    rehire the old mangers you sacked


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Brunel (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Management needs improvement, not too bad.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Account manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Brunel full-time

    Pros

    Pay very well, lots of vacation, throw great parties

    Cons

    if you are Dutch they like you more. if your a female you are not treated like the males. they trust the all talkers. have no clue what to quote clients when working on proposals, lack of info about what is on the market and competition. there are so many employees that don't do anything but because they come across as confident and make these unrealistic promises they get farther.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the discrimination and pay more attention to money being spent on lavish parties , drinking and Volvo race that brought in no money


  9. "Project coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Hackberry, LA
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Hackberry, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brunel full-time

    Pros

    Very good positive work environment with good co-workers and good work ethic. Very productive and brings the best out of yourself.

    Cons

    Location of job and the number of hours asked to work sometimes. The traveling can be a con as well. But overall pros outweigh the cons

    Advice to Management

    The management is doing a great job on the project in hackberry LNG. They are on schedule and very competent about the things they want to accomplish.


  10. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Brunel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was a good work environment

    Cons

    They had to lay off many hard working employees


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