Bureau Veritas
Happiness score is 49 out of 100
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About the company

  • CEO
    Didier Michaud-Daniel
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    £4bn to £7bn (GBP)
  • Industry
    Management & Consulting
  • Headquarters
    Le Triangle de l'Arche 8...
  • Link
    Bureau Veritas website
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Employee in Home Based
on 24 May 2021
Great experience
BV is not one company. The I&F division seems to be a good employer but as others have said, there is some internal politics. Training is relatively poor, but they are trying to improve. The problem is it is weak, and not targeted. Safety IS important to the company but they do still have an old mindset of money first you second. Nothing wrong with hard work, and working hard, but life balance is something they dont understand well. Each empire has it own out dated systems and no talks between systems. Most work is still done in spreadsheets. For such a high profile company they are very backward internally. Travel time and working hour are long, great if you are single, not so great if you have kids.
Engineer Surveyor in United Kingdom
on 14 August 2022
A stepping stone to better offers.
The worst place that I have ever worked. Incompetence, poor training, no managerial support, micro accountability, and horrendous pressure to work faster.
Engineer Surveyor in United Kingdom
on 23 July 2022
Watch your hours
Too much pressure is put on you to keep up your production hours. My management chain are dreadful. No man management skills and the higher the manager the deeper they bury their heads in the sand. I am leaving on bad terms and after all my working years, I have always left on good terms. Think twice before accepting a job from this company.
Inspector in Birmingham, West Midlands
on 25 June 2022
Terrible company to work for
Terrible company. Have to travel for up to four hours in your own time so daily hours soon mount up. End up working through your unpaid lunch to keep up. End up doing thousands of miles.
Engineer Surveyor in United Kingdom
on 7 June 2022
Room for Improvement
Coming from my own opinion and experience aswel as knowledge of friends experiences within the company: I can say that over the years, I have noticed morale amongst surveyors depreciate, whilst the indirect demand (reduction in target inspection times and encouragement to expand their original skill set) to work faster (under the guise of being more efficient) and harder has increased disproportionately with the salary and the nature of the some of the work involved. The trust for a surveyor to work an honest working week and be trusted to be responsible and able to account for each week seems to be depreciating and is now managed (micro managed) daily in some respects. The culture over the years seems to have swayed towards the Surveyor assisting with helping increase revenue/profitability by the increasing of production targets, whilst reducing target inspection times (double whammy), working away from home when required, assisting in finding new business, and accounting for work daily, all leaving LESS time to be productive (could say triple whammy), making it more stressful and in turn difficult to concentrate on the primary function of carrying out inspections / examinations thoroughly and safely. They will however always stress it takes as long as it takes, but that does not make these external pressures go away. Although they have made several attempts to re-structure remuneration packages and other incentives, they still seem to be slightly behind competitors. Even more so when you consider (depending on contract) that travel to your first and last client upto 1 hour each way can be in your own time, even when working away from home (unlike competitors were you're on the clock the minute you leave your residence). So theoretically you have the potential to work upto 10 hrs more per week than your colleagues with no additional benefit, unless of course you enjoy driving long distances, leaving home earlier, getting back home later, or spending more time away from your family I suppose. When I left the company there was still no immediate incentive to work away from home, although it is encouraged at times to support the business, which in turn can lead to you being out of pocket by missing out on financial commitments only benificial to you whilst at home. The company has multiple policies on several matters, some that haven't changed with the times (such as subsistence allowance) however I have seen on one occasion them reffered to as 'only guidance' when it was convenient for the business. Which can be very frustrating.Change management could be better (there's been alot of it) especially with the reporting system, and when things go wrong as a result, the onus can be left with the surveyor to manually rectify. The company was also not unionised. Clearly.

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