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Bureau Veritas North America Reviews

Updated Aug 8, 2019

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Bureau Veritas North America CEO Natalia Shuman
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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - IT Systems Administrator in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bureau Veritas North America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great working environment, Excellent personnel, and interdepartmental relations. High ethical standards, and commitment to quality work to be proud of, and great communications, Good benefits, Retirement Plan, Flexible hours.

    Cons

    No cons to report. The company is very well organized, it has a clear strategic and organizational plan.

    Bureau Veritas North America2019-08-08
  2. "admin asst"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bureau Veritas North America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    MOST of the coworkers are pleasant

    Cons

    compensation is far below the industry

    Advice to Management

    in order to keep good employees, the pay has to be at least similar to competition

    Bureau Veritas North America2019-06-25
  3. "got nothing to say here"

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    Current Employee - Field Inspector 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bureau Veritas North America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    lot of overtimes good team

    Cons

    you always on call and schedule changed all the time

    Bureau Veritas North America2019-05-17
  4. "Not as expected."

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    Current Employee - Marine Surveyor in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bureau Veritas North America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Okay medical insurance, Profit share and 401k

    Cons

    Feel like overworked and underpaid. No opprunities for professional upgrade. Training hardly offered or non existent.

    Advice to Management

    Feel like overworked and underpaid.

    Bureau Veritas North America2019-03-30
  5. "Job Shop"

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    Former Employee - Regional Vice President in Lisle, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bureau Veritas North America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Many opportunities for travel. Opportunities to grow - mostly because turnover is so high.

    Cons

    Company has laser focus on bottom line. Everything is sacrificed to get there. You know it's a bad place to work when no one would recommend a friend to work there.

    Advice to Management

    None. With the French running the show, there's no hope.

    Bureau Veritas North America2019-04-01
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Unproffessional Headquarters and HR"

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    Former Employee - Quality Control in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bureau Veritas North America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent, steady money and benefits. A FEW good Engineers and Managers.

    Cons

    They talk a good game about equality and fair treatment. Don't expect HR to back that up.

    Advice to Management

    You need to have an open door policy for lower Employees to be able to speak to Senior North American Directors about the way that Mid-Management and HR mishandles issues. You have some very incompetent people and no way to communicate this to upper Management. You have been either hiring Construction Managers that have no idea how things are built, or Engineers that have no idea how to manage personal. You need...

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    Bureau Veritas North America2019-03-21
  7. "Collections Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amherst, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bureau Veritas North America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very diverse group of employees; many company run activities monthly; good management and direction

    Cons

    Benefit costs, but that is expected in this day and age

    Bureau Veritas North America2019-02-21
  8. "Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bureau Veritas North America for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance if you have an understanding manager.

    Cons

    Top heavy in management, some are there with no real purpose.

    Advice to Management

    Team work works best

    Bureau Veritas North America2019-01-03
  9. "A risk to personal health and safety."

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bureau Veritas North America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some of the managers were approachable.

    Cons

    Difficult to use analytical instruments due to environment being completely unregulated (eg: temp swing from 65F - 85 F in one day). lab is not in safe working condition, safety concerns not taken seriously or addressed, I used my stop work authority because something was unsafe, which resulted in managers asking someone else to do it instead of addressing the underlying issue, acid fumes in lab areas with inadequate...

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    Advice to Management

    If you can’t afford to make the lab safe, maybe you shouldn’t run a lab.

    Bureau Veritas North America2019-01-29
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Stay away from Curtis Straus/Littleton"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Littleton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bureau Veritas North America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pros - Functions completely independent from Bureau Veritas. There is definitely some flexibility that probably wouldn't be accepted at BV. - If you are a new engineer, you gain experience for future jobs.

    Cons

    Cons - Engineers are paid poorly. We are pushed to work overtime but not at an overtime rate. - Many engineers have left. They have not been replaced, but the work remains constant. Juggling too many balls in the air. - Engineers are not paid enough to seriously stress over the work not happening. - Engineering stays clear of the business side of the house. Gossip runs rampant on that side. Those not part of the...

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    Advice to Management

    There needs to be serious changes at Curtis Straus. No one seems to notice or CARE.

    Bureau Veritas North America2019-01-07
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