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DET Norske Veritas Reviews

Updated August 3, 2017
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  • Low pay, little direction of upper management, very poorly executed and little support with job tools (in 6 reviews)

  • low salary, very poor management (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Poor Movement"

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

    Pros

    Stand for doing good for the environment

    Cons

    Salaries are poor and very little in raises yearly. Very heavy in politics which can keep you from moving up. Management mainly held for Norway expats.


  2. "Opportunity to learn from senior consultants"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Mission; Really wonderful mentors; Great work-life balance

    Cons

    Pay; Communication across units could be improved; Office locations are in the suburbs


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Current Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

    I have been working at DET Norske Veritas (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and flexible working hours.

    Cons

    no salary raise and cut-off of time off.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Event Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Events Manager in Ashland, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing Events Manager in Ashland, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DET Norske Veritas (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated, loyal and enjoyable staff

    Cons

    too many M & A's.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Southeast Regional Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parkland, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parkland, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reputable CB, provide you the necessary tools to be successful. Great leadership, continuous improvement training, weekly motivational sessions. Always a creative and competitive environment fostering great teamwork. The company really values it's employees putting their health and safety first.

    Cons

    Taking people out of their element is not always a good thing. You can not say no to this company without fear of it backfiring on you. The inner workings of the company was difficult to navigate, and often times combative.

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to move an employee from one market sector to another sacrificing all of the strategic relationships established over 30 years in the business you should afford the employee more than 12 months to reestablish similar connections. No one will just hand you a piece of business when they don't know you.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "US"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DET Norske Veritas full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are great. Safety is a value in this company.

    Cons

    Company on down turn. Norway is looking at the US as number not as people have value


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people, beautiful office environment, and a bike to work program!!! Also very flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Get pigeon-holed very easily, once analysts learn SAS they leave for better paying jobs, salaries are below government levels. Managers out of touch with employees, and not much room to grow in your job.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more, allow them room to grow!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DET Norske Veritas (More than a year)

    Pros

    Casual office atmosphere. Offers an in depeth look into the renewables industry. Great peer colleagues.

    Cons

    Low pay, little direction of upper management, very poorly executed and little support with job tools.

    Advice to Management

    Gain a voice to stand up to upper management, especially when you know it would do good for the company and the employees.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DET Norske Veritas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    How well you like it here will depend a great deal on your immediate manager. Mine is awesome! There are limited opportunities for growth at the moment, though that may change depending on things like the Clean Power Plan.

    Cons

    Senior leadership is dominated by the Peter Principle, which is to say that the people there are lacking management and leadership skills. Because of this it's not always clear where the company is headed or what it's all about. However, for the most part they stay out of your way if you're doing good work.

    Advice to Management

    For people who are in high positions but whose primary strengths are sales or technical skill, please delegate your management responsibilities. Thanks!


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Healthy work-life balance, technical problem-solving"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at DET Norske Veritas full-time

    Pros

    Company with great values and work environment. You don't have to kill your self to get ahead but have challenging and interesting technical work.

    Cons

    The company has been a bit merger-happy in the recent past which led to management turning into a mix of too many people from too many different legacy companies. Still working all of those issued out.

    Advice to Management

    I suggest focusing more on running the business, our clients, emerging technology and making money rather than on internal processes.


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