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Bureau Veritas Reviews

Updated February 18, 2019
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Bureau Veritas Directeur Général Didier Michaud-Daniel
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  • "politics, communication and work/life balance" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Poor Management, high Turnover" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Inspection Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging , Active ,

    Cons

    Stressful and unpredictable , day to day challenge mainly for managers


  2. "Great Firm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Qualified management; opportunity to develop career path; competitive relocation packages; fun job.

    Cons

    long hours; poor life-work balance.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more to ease off work pressure.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Do not work here"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Littleton, MA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Littleton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no pros here

    Cons

    It is horrible. If you enjoy people in their 40s, 50s, 60s acting like highschoolers then this is the place for you! The environment is so toxic. Micromanaged, no morale, never acknowledged for achievements only criticized for mistakes. The BV lifers think they run the place so to survive you need to be in their clique. Sp;eadsheets used insteadof investing in important software to run reports. The software that is used is old and outdated. No structure. Engineers are overworked and forced to do overtime. Management has never been in actual management positions prior, only promoted for being there so long.

    Advice to Management

    Stop acting like children with your gossip and drama. Take a look around and realize the reasons the turnover is so high.


  4. "Dysfunctional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bureau Veritas full-time

    Pros

    Laid back dress code is nice

    Cons

    Horrible pay
    No appreciation for employees
    Uneducated/irresponsible in roles they can’t perform


  5. "superindendent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spain, SD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spain, SD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    international environment, good benefits, nice

    Cons

    none, none, none, none, none


  6. "Senior consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bureau Veritas full-time

    Pros

    Work with great people and clients

    Cons

    Salary is lower than industry average


  7. "Employees are not Valued at this Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Competitive benefits
    *Great variety of professional positions in one location
    *Bonus generally given on a yearly basis {~6% of salary}

    Cons

    *Open "noisy" floor plan that allows no confidentiality or privacy for necessary client discussions
    *Under-qualified managers working their own agendas rather than contributing equally and making decisions for the good of the company
    *Obsession with bottom line rather than the well-being and overall value of loyal employees
    *Poor work/life balance; the general expectation for most positions is to work well beyond a 40-hour week for salaried positions
    *Overall very low employee morale

    Advice to Management

    *Appreciate and value your employees; at the end of the day, they are what can make or break a company
    * Take a look at under-qualified managers who often do not show up to the office or arrive late and leave early on a daily basis; this does not set a good example and contributes to low employee morale

  8. "Good company to work with"

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    Former Employee - Client Onsite in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Client Onsite in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bureau Veritas (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Management, encouragement for growth; employees valued as individuals.

    Cons

    Depending on which client you work with, you will have different challenges.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Applicant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Bureau Veritas full-time

    Pros

    Nothing that I can think of.

    Cons

    Horrible! I called Corporate to notify them of an issue with the website preventing me from submitting my application and was yelled at. The receptionist kept repeating that she does not know and is unable to disclose information. I was not seeking information on the application but assistance regarding an error with their website. This type of service will prevent applicants from being able to successfully apply. The website is not allowing applicants to enter the correct dates of employment without an error message stating Administrator. I was then directed to an out of service number.

    Advice to Management

    Please train staff on proper customer service/personal relations. I will never recommend this company.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "No career growth and very low wages"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers and M-F work week

    Cons

    Lack of communication about major changes that affect their livelihood.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so secretive about major day to day changes. Pay your employees more and turnover would not be a problem. Fighting for measely $.20 merit raise is not worth all of the work that is done by employees. People can not continue to produce at the levels expected without some incentive