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Updated May 31, 2017
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  • Haven't been there long enough to find any cons yet (in 2 reviews)

  • A lot of intense work, and low pay (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Project Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DNV full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, treated with respect, very good benefits, good amount of PTO/Sick days.

    Cons

    Not too much room for advancement unless you're looking for technical positions. Otherwise, no other cons!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Was a great place before merger with GL"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Katy, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Katy, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and work-life balance

    Cons

    Upper managers are disconnected from what is really going on in engineering level

  3. "A decent place to work"

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

    I worked at DNV full-time

    Pros

    It is a steady job working around good, intelligent people, the benefits are great, as is the work life balance. Don't expect to make a lot of money, or what you could make elsewhere, at this job

    Cons

    The work gets pretty stale, it is not a very high energy, upbeat place to work. I strive more in a competitive, diverse, exciting environment and this is not the work environment here.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "good work bad pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    really smart and friendly (for the most part) people. Great learning opportunities and interesting projects. You can really feel like you're making a difference

    Cons

    The compensation is atrocious- no bonus structure and the yearly "raises" don't even keep up with inflation. Managers are a mixed bag; if you're lucky you'll get a competent manager but it's extremely frustrating that those seem to be few and far between.

    Advice to Management

    hire managers based on skill/vision/competency rather than just moving people up the ladder. Appreciate entry level staff and PAY FAIRLY.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "A Good Company with Financial Problems"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good environment, good package of benefits, highly educated & experienced colleagues

    Cons

    Unreliable managers whom choose the easiest solutions


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Ok Company"

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

    Pros

    good team, flexible hours, easy communication with direct management

    Cons

    too many offices, too spread out, behind in technology for the back of the house work

    Advice to Management

    update processes and limit the amount of offices


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Do not work there"

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

    Pros

    There really are no pros.

    Cons

    I could easily prosecute for labor violations. They operate in a very shady way.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees market rate and what they deserve.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Once proud company going down fast"

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at DNV full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Global company with wide exposure in the Maritime industry. Possibilities to work world wide and get involved with many aspects of engineering and survey work on-board ships, rigs, and industry suppliers.

    Cons

    Massive internal red tape, systems and systematic. Heavy on foreign expats in management only looking out for their own interest and pocket book. Very low morale currently due to layoffs and pay freeze.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to local management, compensate fairly and by performance not based on seniority. Very hard for young people to break into the company and feel appreciated.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Strong Consulting, Poor Compensation and Merger Fatigue"

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    Current Employee - California in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - California in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at DNV full-time

    Pros

    Flexible consultancy, some very smart people with great ethics. If you are committed to it, work life balance can be good.

    Cons

    DNV absorbed a number of companies over a handful of years. Many of the smaller groups are feeling a lack of control as the larger organization tries to convert them into a single organization. Local management has less influence now than they used to and that is very palpable.

    On a day-to-day basis, exceptional junior staff must demonstrate excellent work for years in order to substantially increase work responsibility. Even with increased responsibility, salaries are raised slightly on an annual basis, so if you lock in at a lower salary, there is no "jumping" to a higher level commensurate with your experience. Compensation is most definitely not Bay Area competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Give more junior staff more responsibility and increase compensation.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "High turnover for a reason!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    Hire smart analysts (who eventually leave because of lack of burn out and lack of appreciation), Fairly flexible work schedule, Interesting Projects

    Cons

    Low compensation, No bonus structure, Disorganization especially after merger, Senior Consultants and above unable to meet deadlines, Losing work, High turnover, Everything is a black box, Ineffective senior management

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your analysts, Communicate more and better


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