DNV GL Employee Reviews

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Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Katy, TXMarch 23, 2016
The typical workweek was long and arduous for salaried employees. Weekend and evening work was necessary to keep clients satisfied. Management drove US units hard and resources were thin. Was constantly telling clients they would have to wait. Co-workers were very intelligent and dedicated, which was the most pleasant part of position. Bonuses and raises were small and infrequent. Salary was well below national average for similar position in this sector. Health benefits were good.
Pros
Co-workers, health benefits
Cons
Culture, management, pay
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Great place to work
Consultant - CFD and Safety Team (Current Employee) –  London BridgeOctober 14, 2015
I have thoroughly enjoyed working for DNV GL. It is a top company to work for that provides a good career path and possibility to progress. The working environment is very good and an extremely enjoyable.
Pros
Enjoyable working atmosphere. Appreciation of work/life balance
Cons
Industry struggling
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Exciting Overall Energy Company
Contract/ Project Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Katy, TXMarch 2, 2016
Love environment and disciplines in company. Process oriented , and very driven environment. Management is ideal for work conditions .
Pros
Orgnization and Management
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Good intentions - poor on execution
engineer (Former Employee) –  CaliforniaApril 25, 2016
Worked in the renewables independent engineering group, exciting work, however the company planned a merger very poorly and suffered with a poor accounting system, and horribly understaffed and burned everyone out. Would have been nice if management could have executed their vision much better.
Pros
exciting work, global reach
Cons
bureaucratic organization, very demanding clients, bubble in the solar industry
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Was great but worsening after merger and low oil price
Human Resources Specialist (Former Employee) –  LondonMay 20, 2016
Work was always busy. People are friendly and helpful with a caring and sharing culture. Work life balance ok as firm has/had a Scandinavian/German culture in the past. Low oil price and a drive to reduce costs has made the salary and benefits become average.
Pros
Interesting and challenging projects. Co-Workers.
Cons
Conditions reducing all the time.
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Productive Workplace
Inspection Coordinator (Current Employee) –  AberdeenJune 26, 2016
Varied day to day tasks relating to supporting client inspection requests.

Each assignment is dealt with according to country of origin.i.e culture / time difference etc

Respect and support management.

Good working relationship with co-workers.

Hardest part - pricing

Positive feedback from client
Pros
Fresh fruit
Cons
No scope for advancement within inspection
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A Work Place with Healthy and Professional Culture
Senior Engineer (Current Employee) –  Kuala LumpurJune 24, 2016
Working in DNV GL is best described as one's dream job with the professional yet fun and healthy culture. As everybody from the different levels are very much friendly and approachable, the learning curve here is always favourable to its employees.
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Good work life balance
Senior Asset Integrity Engineer (Current Employee) –  Kuala LumpurMay 19, 2016
The company provided the staff needed, good work spirit and culture. The salary package is competitive, and people love to growth in others expertise.
Pros
Work, life, balance
Cons
Market space as a benchmark for the industry sustanability
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work life balance
Project Manager - Consulting (Current Employee) –  HoustonMay 12, 2016
Recently after merger, things changed otherwise good place to work.
New CEO is promising and expecting to bring commercial culture and get rid of old way of doing the business.
Pros
Work Life Balance.
Cons
too many overheads and not agile and lean.
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Outreach (Current Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVJune 5, 2016
I love that I am being paid to do something that I am so passionate about. There is nothing I love more than being able to connect business owners with incentive dollars from the utility that they can use to reinvest in their own business.
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A good company if you want to work in Houston or Oslo, Norway
Legal Counsel (Current Employee) –  Burlington, MAJune 28, 2015
A nice company that's going through a lot of changes. Unfortunately, the European mentality (which can be great) is this company's biggest problem.
Pros
good benefits
Cons
management is just ok, poor communication
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good work place
Software Support and Implementation,SQL DBA (Current Employee) –  Kuala Lumpur,January 9, 2016
Friendly environment, work is managed in good manner, Group discussion to resolve complex problems. Daily scrum meetings to resolve individual issues with line managers. Project Documents are are properly managed. company's data is securely managed.
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Fun
Project Manager & O&M Inspector Engineer (Current Employee) –  Lubbock, TXSeptember 22, 2015
great place to work, and travel a lot, but difficult to be closer with the family. Nice benefits and friendly with the coworkers.
Pros
Nice benefits
Cons
Far from family
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productive, workaholic and relaxed place
Technical assistant (Former Employee) –  Rio de Janeiro, BrazilMay 26, 2015
My typical days were traveling for others estates around the Brazil, almost every day and office when didn't had survey scheduled.
Because was my first job, I learn how i should act on field and I had the chance to practice all my knowledge from university.
The management direct above me was a good boss. He ever gave me all support that i need.
My co-workers were every receptive and friendly with me. We were a good survey team, working together all the time.
The most hardest part of the last job were the return of the travels. After spent almost 14 hours traveling and working for another country by airplane, view the traffic jam on Rio de Janeiro and go home was a challenge.
The most enjoyable part of the job were the opportunities that the companies gave for all employees.There were a lot of incentives and pampering.
Pros
free lunches, airplane miles, reimbursement
Cons
bureaucracy
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Company in decline
consultant (Former Employee) –  Madison, WIOctober 12, 2014
The effect of two mergers coupled with poor mid-level management practices are having a marked effect on the company's professionalism. In particular, their energy-efficiency evaluations have seen too many examples of unprofessional practices, as noted by customers and utilities. Business development is in decline, resulting in a sharp decline in moral.
Pros
good traditions
Cons
poor office management, lack of engineering professionalism, below average total compensation, declining moral.
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Comment – December 10, 2014

A close examination of the high attrition rate in the Nashville office will provide insight into the substandard management of the energy-efficiency evaluation team along with a poor professional working environment for engineers/analysts.

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Good company with great upward mobility for high potentials
HR Manager - Energy Americas (Current Employee) –  Burlington, MAApril 5, 2015
Good place to work and just like all companies, there are some challenges. They have a heart and want to do the right thing but at times are constrained by having to make a business decisions that go against the employees. Overall, I recommend DNV GL.
Cons
Norwegian culture mindset does not work well in the US but they try to force it anyway.
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Good company to work for
Consultant (Former Employee) –  Katy, TXOctober 23, 2015
Nice place to work with good benefit. Treating the employees well and professional. Learning new thing from colleagues through project work.
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good place to work
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 4, 2015
good place to work, flexible, salary is not high, but it is fair enough. People are friendly to each other. The location is close to home.
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Very good company to work with
Inspection Engineer (Welding/Piping/Painting) (Current Employee) –  Abu Dhabi, AZJuly 16, 2015
Its an excellent company to work with. Lot of opportunity for learning and freedom to work. I have gained lot of knowledge whil working in this company.
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Global company with lots of interesting things to work on
Senior Lab Technician (Current Employee) –  Dublin, OHFebruary 14, 2015
-Large company benefits with a small company atmosphere
-Flex time
-friendly group of people to work with
- Great location in Dublin for lunch
- over 300 offices world wide
- multicultural work enviroment
Pros
global company with lots of interesting things to work on
Cons
many advanced degrees (phd). makes it difficult to stand out
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