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"Technology oriented multinational"

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Current Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Mountain View, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at AREVA full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

I am working for a subsidiary of Areva named Areva Solar. As a result, I have a view on both Areva and Areva Solar.
Areva is a large multinational which takes care of its employees. Their policy is to keep their talented workforce and as such they avoid layoffs as much as possible. They also promote internal training and allow mobility inside the company, between the different branches and countries. For example, several employees from France were given the opportunity to work for the USA branches in order to bring in their skill-sets.
Areva is also very technology oriented and encourages people from different departments to submit their ideas for patent writing.
Areva Solar is currently hesitating between different technology solutions. It is in transition phase between the start-up (ex Ausra) phase and the full Areva integration. As a result, there are a lot of possibilities for people willing to take on new challenges.

Cons

Areva has the issues of most large corporations, namely excessive bureaucracy. They try to compound this by having a centralized help desk which is sometimes very efficient. However as certain organic decisions must sometimes be take in France, this can lead to frustrating delays. On the HR side, some decisions can seem unclear even though the firm prouds itself on its transparency.
As mentioned previously, Areva Solar is in a transition phase. The downside of this is that certain strategic decisions are not thought through which results in the company going back and forth between various strategies. This leads to confusion of the workforce and eventually to loss of talent.

Advice to Management

Areva Solar should think its strategy through before jumping in with both feet. The market evolution over the next 10 years was only properly understood in the past few months. This needs to be properly mastered before taking important decisions.
Taking on important projects which are not viable and without a proper cost analysis should also not happen again. This leads the company to hire contractors below market price and stresses the business relationships. This stress falls on the Areva Solar employees.

Other Employee Reviews for AREVA

  1. "operator"

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    Current Employee - Fab Worker in Richland, WA
    Current Employee - Fab Worker in Richland, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    easy work lots of overtime pay

    Cons

    poor management, poor compensation, lots of mandatory overtime, pay freezes, promotions based on ass kissing not ability or performance

    Advice to Management

    Wake up


  2. "Limited opportunity within the Finance Group"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I didn't find any pros

    Cons

    Career Path and big salaries only for Engineers...

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