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"Excellent opourtunitys"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Gas Technician in Tarago, New South Wales (Australia)
Current Employee - Gas Technician in Tarago, New South Wales (Australia)
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great work place, Good opourtunities

Cons

Some issues are overlooked due to lack of Operational staff and Some Leachate issues are over looked to comply with gov reg and save money.

Advice to Management

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Other Employee Reviews for Veolia

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great to work for if you are in Operations, not for Support Staff"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The middle management on down have a great working relationship together.
    Great benefits/compensation
    Paid-volunteer program lets employees (with 1+ yr of experience) volunteer (wherever they chose) during work hours, while receiving pay and not sacrificing time-off.

    Cons

    Little to no communication from Senior Management regarding important issues or changes.
    Senior Management "backbone" is lacking.
    Even though we have alot of vacation time, its near impossible to use it.

    Advice to Management

    -Keep an open line of communication to all employees regarding changes to departments that directly impact the dept.
    -Understand that a healthy work/life balance is essential to morale and productivity.


  2. "Veolia Water - If you offer us a dollar we'll take 2"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Training and knowledge sharing of inter-project relations can be tremendous.
    There is a good mixture of seasoned veterans and greenhorns.
    If you are in the right position, the Company will take you all over the US for training and meetings. Benefits are great for single, married, and kids.
    The Company cares tremendously about safety and their employees wellfare.
    Depending on the area, there may be multiple positions to train or advance in / to.

    Cons

    The management at the site dictates how the Company runs. There is no standard for training, travel, or raises. Managers have the strong tendency to play favorites by assigning higher pay raises for less work - A manager can give raises based on his impression of his employees. Therefore favortism is not checked by Human Resources.

    Senior leaders (Area and above) do not offer routine checks to ensure that the Project Managers are following HR procedures.

    Since the Company is paid generally through tax-payer dollars and a contract is in place, there does not seem to be any concern over "extra-spending" when it involves the City's funds.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership - Know what your employees are worth. Veolia does not make a product, therefore, the people make the Company. Knowledge and degrees are needed not friends from years ago. A better checks and balance system of who is hired and how they are hired is needed. There is too many employees that are in management positions that hire friends to work under them; thus spending most their time talking about the good ole days.

    A lot of effort has been put into the safety of the employees, carry that over to the environment. When a incident occurs, or may occur, local managers are trained to see who pays for it before making a decision. Rather, solve the problem and sort it out afterwards. Become a Good Steward of the environment.

    Understanding that rocks roll down hill, Presidents and so make the rules, and the local staff manages. With that in mind, the Area Managers and Technical staff, middle management, bottle neck the flow of information and rush to get reports, information, etc at the last minute and blame the top.

    Lastly, consider a "refresher" program where the middle managers, Area Managers, etc are switched out while they attend the Boot Camp training or similiar. Too many of the Area Managers have grown deep roots in their seats and check on their employees via email and monthly calls.

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