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Van Oord Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
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  1. "Site Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Site Engineer in Constanţa (Romania)
    Former Employee - Site Engineer in Constanţa (Romania)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A strong company, focused on performance and professional growth of employees.
     The company structure is well defined and the teams are led by experienced project managers from whom I learned a lot.
    I recom

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.


  2. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Van Oord full-time

    Pros

    See the world and work a great job.

    Cons

    Social and family life back home changes dramatically.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do best.


  3. "Safety Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good working environment, Good package and facilities, Opportunities to improve professional carriers etc. etc.

    Cons

    Deficiency of active projects.

    Advice to Management

    Expand the activities/business more to avoid demobilization.


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  5. "Good employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is good when going to projects, management listens to staff, lots of travel oppurtunity, good people to work with

    Cons

    Cannot think of any negatives leave schedule was not good before but now better, office salary not good but usually on projects so no problem


  6. "Van Oord is a decent employer. Plenty opportunities to work abroad. There are many opportunities for self development."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Khobar (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Khobar (Saudi Arabia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Internationally challenging projects. Working with multidisciplinary teams. Room for personal growth. Plenty of courses on offer (internal + external)

    Cons

    Compensation seems a bit on the low site considering the working hours on projects. There is a leave period that directly follows a period of working abroad, although this is not well balanced with personal life. Sometimes you get stuck on a project that doesn't suit you and it is hard to change to a new project. You are stuck for the duration of that project.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on better work leave schedule for staff working on projects. Focus more on overall picture instead of micro managing little things. Especially on projects. This is project manager dependent though.


  7. "So so"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Mumbai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture and company policies, good safety, environmental and health standards, working with senior colleagues, overall good experience and satisfaction.

    Cons

    Dominance of dutch culture and colleagues is predominant factor. Simply can not integrate itself to call as an truly international entities while many nationalities people are striving hard to grow in the company to a senior position.


  8. "Pleasure working @ Van Oord"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Controller in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Project Controller in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People who are work here are professionals yet we work as a family.

    Cons

    I really dont see any downsides


  9. "I was exposed to the challenges of accounts."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account in Port Harcourt (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Account in Port Harcourt (Nigeria)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Van Oord full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Open system to work phase

    Cons

    High level of work load, lack of managerial backup.

    Advice to Management

    Employe more, to reduce the stress


  10. "Bedrijf met mogelijkheden"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Veel mogelijk als werknemer het wat je er zelf van maakt
    Mooi en nieuwe hoofdkantoor in Rotterdam
    Vrij platte organisatie

    Cons

    Aparte mentaliteit van vooral de oudere garde,
    Het werken multidisciplinair in voor veel mensen nog best lastig. In het verleden is men gewend om veel zelf te regelen en binnen grote projecten kan dan dat gewoon niet meer.

    Advice to Management

    Er lopen relatief zgn "managers" rond. Snij die laag eruit, scheelt in de kosten en stimuleert de creativiteit van de lagen daaronder. Kijk nog een kritisch naar de oude garde, zet hun een stap terug en laat high potentials doorstromen.


  11. "Project Engineer Offshore Wind"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Het werk als project engineer biedt zeer diverse werkzaamheden in ontwerp, fabricage en installatie op offshore wind projecten. In startende functies krijg je over het algemeen al veel verantwoordelijkheid.

    Cons

    In veel aspecten van het werk kan meer structuur worden aangebracht. Overstappen op automatiserende systemen gebeurt nog langzaam.

    Advice to Management

    Het succes van de grote, complexe projecten staat of valt met de kennis en motivatie van de werknemers. Er mag meer aandacht uitgaan naar het gemotiveerd houden van werknemers.


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