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Company has gone through numbers of changes over the year, some of them had a good impact and some not so much. Your experience in the company very much depends on which region you are working and which office has the management power. If you end up with short sighted ones then working here would not be satisfactory anymore. Company has some very good values but not every management in the company is walking to talk especially on "we care" aspects.


great colleagues with lots of experience and knowledge, good learning opportunities


short sighted management, managers who are not following on company values, bureaucracy
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Love it here

This is a place I can feel safe working in and as a business I feel like I am building a career in EMV. It feels good to work for company that is focused on climate change.


Fun projects, job security


Low pay, bad work-life balance
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  • Time and location flexibility
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  • Fair pay for job
  • Trust in colleagues
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Good working envirolment

Good Professional in approach and documentation. Good team player within the working team. Qualified personnel attend to the scope of work with diligent and professional attitude. Work towards betterment of project.


Good support from beginning till end of service.


Never get enough term of work. Too short of time available to work.
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Good place to start a career BUT...

...if you have some years under your belt, don't expect this place to be fulfilling. Leadership is weak and irresponsible, demonstrating incompetence regularly. Worse is the blame game, especially when it comes to financial results. It's usually the market's fault... In many cases, leaders are completely out of their league. (something a newbie wouldn't notice) and generally have little understanding of marketing or branding in the US. Many key positions are filled with inexperienced and/or incompetent people who engender zero confidence amongst the experienced workforce. Relying on fad leadership gimmicks, marginalizing experienced people in favor of the suck up, no discipline to the bottom line... the usual stuff from weak leaders. Take your chances if you must, but if you have the chance to work for one of its many competitors, do that instead.


decent salary and benefits


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Management struggles, field locations suffer

Many others here have articulated quite well the good and bad of DNV GL. On the plus side, the company's mission is noble, benefits are good, and many smart, dedicated staff work there. But many sub-par people also work there - staying under the radar, pulling down high performers and eroding morale. Management does NOT deal timely or effectively with poor managers and poor performers. They often turn a blind eye to severe problems - even when feedback is requested, and those problems are duly reported. Management is disconnected from many of its field offices, and has a very hands-off attitude regarding training, guidance and resources. But they don't hesitate to pressure field staff to try to get add-on business from existing clients - or pull their best and busiest performers to work even longer hours on business development. Field office to field office, there are BIG extremes in culture, loyalty and effectiveness. As someone else said, DNV GL is like a loose network of independent small companies. It's very difficult to tap into the company's national resources to get even basic projects done; field staff are often left to their own devices. Pay is not competitive, and there is very little opportunity for advancement. The most talented staff/highest performers just get more work piled on. Promotions and rewards are sparse. DNV GL struggles to get new business; it's constantly racing to catch up with its competition, and slow to adapt and innovate. The key to having a good work experience at DNV GL is being lucky enough to have a great manager who truly cares - 


Good company mission, many smart, dedicated staff, good benefits


Many sub-par staff, management is disconnected and ineffective, pay is not competitive, company is losing ground on retaining existing business and getting new business
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Good short term to pick up new skills...

DNVGL is a Norwegian based company which means everything runs from there and in general if you're there you will be prioritized. Pros: Easy work life, very laid back environment and nice people Cons: No progression No focus on your personal development No pay rise unless the company makes 50% better than expected!! (Goal posts always moving) I would recommend DNVGL if you're willing to relocate to Norway.


Work life balance, salary


progression, very noway based
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Good ambition, misunderstanding of market

Refused to play price war with competition causing severe losses leading to retrenchment and unable to secure advancement for staffs.


Great work life balance and ambition


Lack business minded management
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Professional work culture and friendly environment

My typical work including carry out the project data collection, trending analysis, and liaise with client, project team and project EPC contractors regarding their enquires and questions. The most difficult part and the most enjoyable part of the work is to manage the client relationship by providing the best solutions while understanding their expectations and deliver the service as expected.


Work with many experts from the industry
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Good company to work for

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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Company in decline

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.


good traditions


poor office management, lack of engineering professionalism, below average total compensation, declining moral.
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 – 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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Based on 394 reviews

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3.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.3 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.3 out of 5 stars for Management
3.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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