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Updated February 7, 2017
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  • A lot of intense work, and low pay (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Solid Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Katy, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at DNV full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to grow into different career paths and well known in the industry.

    Cons

    The pay is very low compared to industry, benefits use to be great but have changed dramatically, upper management is not as understanding, process changes EVERYDAY and inconsistent.


  2. 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


  3. 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.


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  5. 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.


  6. 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


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    offer international training and felxibility

    Cons

    High hourly rate, hard to win project.

    Advice to Management

    focus on technical in order to excel competitors


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, Iffy pay scale"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Fun atmosphere. Leading edge technology development

    Cons

    Below industry average pay in the technical areas. Sometimes take on dangerous work without consideration of safety.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good opportunities for growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at DNV full-time

    Pros

    Support staff/corporate staff have good opportunities for growth and development; management is approachable; you work with some of the most passionate people in the industry

    Cons

    Still a post-merger culture that will take time to be integrated; Lots of turnover in the US due to management changes and little opportunity for junior/mid-level positions; Too much internal focus due to constant changes in structure over past 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    Be more inspirational and visionary - leading with an iron fist and focusing on governance gets tiring.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Energy Engineer for energy provider efficiency program"

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    Current Employee - Energy Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Energy Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DNV full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to learn about the energy industry.
    Large variety of projects.
    Flexible work schedule.
    Very steady work, good job stability.
    Very nice people to work with.

    Cons

    The work can be monotonous.
    Some work outside of the normal work hours is expected.
    Salary is low compared to other Energy Engineer positions I've seen.
    Not a lot of room for upward mobility.
    There's been a lot of employees in my department quitting lately, and the company has been very slow to replace them.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they deserve, and they will not seek employment elsewhere.


  11. "Always interesting work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at DNV full-time

    Pros

    Working in a research laboratory mean that you get to see and experience a lot of different things. There is no time clock and we have a very flexible schedule. As long as the testing gets done on time and you still get your 40hrs in, people can come and go as they please.

    Cons

    95% of the work if for the oil and gas industry, but the compensation is 1/2 as much compared to North Dakota or Houston. DNV GL is a global company with over 17,000 employees world wide, which is great; but sometimes the Dublin office is still ran as a small company. It is difficult to show strong profits with a research laboratory.

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent with the other DNV GL offices world wide. Know and follow the corporate policies put in place.


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