Veolia water technologies
Joined in Feb 2020. To August 2020.
Was lured in to join from a safe secure better paid job, by the prospect of pay raises on completion of training modules and security, plus benefits of health care. Overtime only paid after 50hrs of work which is a joke. 2 planned jobs a day, 3rd jobs supposed to be paid at overtime rate but never was. Pay raises after training never came..... Was never issued all tools and equipment to do the job properly. Never had sim card for tabled so constantly had to tether to phone which ate the battery. Training was rushed and not concise. Was informed in the interview that I would only be doing service jobs for first 6months (probation period) then gradually start installs, and breakdowns.... But Was out on my own after a month. No feed back on performance at any point only at dismissal , limited support and well and truly thrown in at the deep end. Worked all the way through the pandemic with no option of furlough. Limited ppe for first few weeks, then better after that but no alcohol sanitiser, only peroxide. I Was informed this was not effective by 2 separate customerd so I raised it as a safety concern as we had been encouraged to do, only to be sacked for having a bad attitude??????
Obviously due to the reduction in custoner jobs they needed to thin the ranks and that made me an easy target. Used and threw away. I gave it my all and was told by my manager my work was exemplary.
HR team are obnoxious and rude trea
Veolia has been a good place to work for if you like to get by without doing a lot for little above minimum pay.
Days are inconsistent intentionally where I work, sometimes we’ll have so much work come in that we can’t manage it well, and then other days we’ll get next to nothing and be expected to try to ‘find’ work to do.
The workplace environment has been stressful for me for multiple reasons, including the inconsistency of the workload - I like to be able to just get on with my work and keep busy, with more days quiet than busy at Veolia I find myself exhausted through boredom.
The pay is not good considering the hazards we’re expected to handle and work with and the attitude towards pay increases is to give us the absolute minimum, often being less than the cost of living increase. This comes in hand with the fact that we’re never given job opportunities and a majority of the workforce on the site have been in the same job position for 20+ years.
However if you’re comfortable with having no job opportunities in return for a more often than not slow paced job then working here might just be for you.
The management here are pretty relaxed and won’t bother you unless given reason, you could say they take a hands-off approach as long as things are running consistently. They’re friendly enough and will listen to suggestions and requests and are supportive of staff needs including time off for family matters and personal health, including offering on site physiotherapy f
ProsRarely bothered by management if you’re working.
ConsPoor pay with no prospect of fair increases, no job opportunities, management are self serving.
• Supervise and assist in the day to day running of a small waste management transport chemist department.
• Diary planning and co-ordination between customers, sales representatives, chemists, drivers and disposal sites to coordinate smooth job completion.
• Customer account management – including customer courtesy visits, issue resolution and dealing with new sales enquiries.
• Securing and developing new business for the department by maintaining a good repor and high level of service to customers.
• Closing sales on the telephone
• Meeting KPI’s as part of a team
Other responsibilities and achievements included…
• Currently running a new sales trial from our depot in order to gain new business, involves telesales, researching new customers and securing new business at a lower level
• All administration for the business which included quoting, pre-acceptance, invoicing, crediting and all other credit control duties such as accounts setup.
• Creating and receipting Purchase Orders on SAP
• Typing up chemical waste lists to ensure fast quotation and collection times.
• Inputting technical information into systems to produce legal paperwork for waste collections
• Receiving Samples from current reps and shipping these to the appropriate sites for analysing
• Administration of vehicle service sheets, repairs, tacho-graph reports, transport arrangements and hotel bookings for staff.
• Month end duties, running reports, balance-sheet enquiries an
Working with the public to encourage recycling of household waste
Our day begins with a briefing on what movements of wastes and recyclables will be expected around the site. Each month we are also trained on a specific area of Health & Safety regarding ourselves and in managing the public on the site.
Throughout the day one deals with the public asking for advice and assistance with their household recyclables some of which are potentially hazardous to the environment and need to handled safely. We also advise the public how the waste is recycled promoting the company and local authorities policies on waste reduction and recycling.
The management structure is very supportive and promotes regular training and supervision they also listen to our concerns and take action where necessary.
The hardest part of the work is often the most rewarding when dealing with site users are aggressive or do not follow instructions for their safety on site this is challenging but rewarding when managed to achieve a positive outcome.
The most enjoyable aspect of working here is that it is very much a team focussed approach that gets both physical results in terms of tonnage of recycled materials but also the appreciation of the public for the work we do. We also have the opportunity to support projects in the community through mentoring work placements or directly providing hands on support.
ProsWorking with the public and with a positive team.
ConsPay scale doesn't reflect the range of skills used.
I worked in Veolia for around 6 months before I had to go as the place was so negative. There was a team of around 15 of us and nobody was positive at work. The environment was full of people just moaning and complaining and they had good reason to as the work load was far too heavy.
The management didn’t seem to care as long as they didn’t have to answer for anything and the people they would delegate team leader roles too would get the position due sucking up rather than any real leadership or service skills.
They had zero care for the customers, 90% of them were so angry and wanting to leave but they are all locked into contracts which in my opinion were barely legal which didn’t help us deliver a positive service experience. Not to mention other staff being dishonest to the customers leaving others to clean their mess up. Over all it was a horrible experience and one I really would never want to return to, it left me depressed in myself and my own abilities and I felt forced to either change to fit the work environment or get out.
ProsThere was a few really good people I worked with who made it easier to go to work.
ConsLong days, no support, customers are bottom of their priorities, other departments aren’t held to account, negative environment, absent management, 3 days training which in my view taught negative approaches and skills
Velolia MRF Four Ashes Plant - Not good experience!
Employed as an recycling operative there through an agency. Much of the job involves removing metal and cardboard off fast moving conveyor belts. Whilst it only supposed to be recycling materials, people also put food waste, used babies nappies, radiators, car batteries, paint etc into recycling bins, so expect those on a daily basis. Noise, smell and dust are part of the environment. Veolia do however provide puncture proof gloves and lower arm protective sleeves and earplugs.
Sadly the plant itself is badly designed and poorly maintained, so you will spend a fair bit of your shift shovelling out blockages, which can be heavy, sweaty work when it gets compacted under the belts and conveyors.
There is plenty of secure parking there and both thirty minute breaks are paid for, but it's a minimum wage environment with no chance of permanent employment or progression. They will tell you it's long term work, but it is not. They are forever taking on and laying agency off to meet short term peaks in demand. Okay there if you only want a few weeks money for holiday or Xmas, but don't plan on long term work, as it just don't happen. They struggle to get staff there and haven't taken on any permanent staff for years.
ProsPaid breaks. PPE provided. Canteen area with TV
Head Office Review
-Serious biased towards french colleagues for career progression
-Poor prospects if you are wanting to change your role to work in a different area
- Some corrupt practices with recruitment/ HR
-Excessive spending in management for non essentials, money that could be paid as bonuses or better salaries
-No bonus's available to many staff/ no goal or career progression planning
- I worked in 4 teams while i was with the company, one was extremely unpleasant environment with a lot of gossip, another however had a great team attitude and great training.
- lack of consistency and policy for different teams. I.e. one team would get a lot of team training whereas another wouldn't
- I wanted to move into a different department, there was a vacancy for a role on a much lower level and salary than mine but I wanted a career change. I was told by the manager recruiting 'you don't have the experience/' This put me off applying. Ironically I managed to get a similar but higher paid more senior job with another company and was later contacted by a recruiter trying to put me forward for an interview in that team in a more senior job! I said no thanks
ProsFree lunches some nice colleagues
ConsOverworked, long house, corruption, no bonus unless senior, bias towards management development
Not a great company to work for, the work itself is fine. The structure of the procedures is poor. The enforcement of procedures and policies is poor. They are anti Union and bias towards individuals that do not fit in to the role how they believe they should. The passion for there work is poor, ie: most of the staff do not understand how important the job actually is for the progress of mankind. Poor recycling procedures, poor procedures for dealing with customers that break the rules, poor procedures for dealing with fly tipping, poor care of the staff for the work they do, poor understanding of the staff for the environmental impact the job has. Management have no backbone and look after there own circle instead of standing by rules and procedures. A get the job done fast and go home culture as its the only perk. A don't give a dam about cross contamination attitude as long as it gets done fast. Poor organisation and maintenance of the vehicles, (bodge it attitude no workplace pride and cleanliness for the work environment or workplace, need I go on, absolutely no motivation to sort these issues out. The structure needs a shake up, a few people firing and some proper training given along with full gong over the procedures.
guys you work with are all in the same boat as you, most are lovely lads just trying to put up with the constant and incessant bullying culture of middle management.
Health and safety was not that much of an issue until something went wrong and then the blame was thrown in all directions except from where it should have been, could report issues for ages and nothing would get done until someone got hurt or injured .
the upper echelons of management are very forward thinking and do say health and safety first, but by the time its filtered down to the depots and depending which depot you are at its non existent and hushed up ... until something happens .
middle management (at my previous depot) bullied drivers into doing what was required, hushed up any issues from the higher management so no one knew what extent the depot was so badly demoralised, if your face fitted and the TM liked you the world was your oyster, if you stood up for yourself you constantly got the worst rounds and trucks .
depending on depot the kit varied, some depots had all brand new ish trucks others have all the old wrecks from elsewhere .
the only upside i found working there was the money, could earn almost a grand a week doing the early starts and working on your own
One of the most terrific and conceptual idealistic trend, would be the diversity of different nationality that obtain employment in this organisation. apart from learning how to get on with the difference of culture and personality, you discover we all desire the same outcome to provide for our family.
there are many different departments in the organisation and have different level of work like wise working condition, some management focus more on work ethic than employees work condition, others do more for employees benefits.
in every department work colleague are tolerant to different level of pressure, my department liaison with the hold site, this gives me first eye view on their behaviour and challenge on a day to day basics, and maintaining a team player department helps.
for my job roll providing customer service to artic drivers that Bing on the road for many hours, and I am not able offer a quick turn round and have deal with is upset or anger can be challenge.
The most enjoyable aseptic of that job roll is having a quick turn round for drivers which keep them happy, I generally have a good relationship with other staff and departments, so it make my day when they have no problem in their sector.
Fun offshore diving environment with extremely friendly people.
Chevron HRT. Salvaging and scrapping destroyed/downed platforms. Various working and storage depths, utilizing split-level saturation techniques when needed. • Working as the LSS with full responsibility of the saturation complex during a long-term contract with Chevron, reporting to the Dive Supervisor, and Super-intendent/OM of the vessel. Preparing daily gas & consumable reports of all gas on board the vessel. These reports included not only gas reports but also tracked the usage of other consumable items within the Life Support Department on board the vessel as well as submitting requisitions for items to be ordered. Verifying proper gas supply for working multiple locations within small time frames. Utilizing problem solving skills to run a split level saturation and, split level decompression when changing locations between various working depths, allowing divers to continue working at one location and no down time for waiting on divers to decompress when arriving to the new location. Working very closely and utilizing clear and effective communications with all other departments on board the vessel to ensure safe and efficient work practices. Also as LSS I would take on the position of mentoring new ALST/LST’s and teaching them all of the aspects of the job, whether it be tending to the needs of the divers in saturation or learning how to mix diving gas and teaching them the skills necessary to become an LST. Performing saturation chamber checks both internally
Steady employment, good benefits, local management needs to embrace company propaganda
PROS: Veolia is a multi-billion, multi-national company based out of Paris, France.They offer great benefits, competitive salaries, and extensive training. Speaking in general terms, this is a great company to work for. I have learned more in my first year than during the entire 16-years at my previous company. Big changes and improvements are planned and anticipated to be implemented and online within a couple of years. The company sends out surveys to solicit feedback directly from their employees in order to hear their opinions rather than management's version of their employees opinions. The company is showing strong growth with bright prospects for the future. Locally, many of the people I work with are bright and hard-working.
CONS: The various branches, facilities, and locations are not harmonized. It seems as though when Veolia acquires a location, that location is not fully assimilated into the Veolia way of doing business. This means that when one branch is dealing with another branch, it's like two different businesses dealing with each other. This leads to redundancies in tasks which increases work-load and decreases efficiency. Many of the IT systems seem to be plagued by the same culture. There is lots of manual data re-entry because one part of the system cannot talk to another part of the system. There is quite a bit of bureaucracy to getting a proposed upgrade of the system, no matter how minor. This issue along with the epic disconnect between the branches
If your expecting fairness and a healthy work environment, Your expecting too much
First things first, there is absolutely no harmony among operators. Everyone is always on edge and highly defensive. The lead operators set the absolute worst tone for this place, you’re subject to their judgment calls, whether they are rational or not, you are expected to carry out any orders they bark at you. They also seem to enjoy putting subordinates (trainees) in awkward positions just to have the satisfaction of feeling that they are in control. Basically, you are at the mercy of the lead guys crack-pot/off-the-wall demands and they make it seem like you don’t have a choice. The Lead operators love putting people on the spot and watching people squirm under pressure. Some of the Lead operators have a psychotic nature and become hostile or abusive at the drop of a hat. The unsettling part is that management is fully aware and embraces these behaviors.
The Morning routine is pretty typical. What’s supposed to start off as a “Morning Meeting” in the control room, discussing agendas, specific job-related issues or concerns about equipment malfunctions, turns into bad mouthing whomever is not in the room. The unsettling part is knowing when you get up from your chair to report to your department, or take care of any essential duties, you’re now the “TOPIC OF CHOICE”
In the timeframe that I’ve been here, I’ve seen a lot of young, smart, talented, articulated people that quickly take inventory, and quit. You can guess what stays behind, misfits that are constantly at od
Negotiation, Finalization & placement of purchase order, Documentation etc. and Follow up with suppliers, transporters for the delivery of materials & Co-ordination for Payment.
Responsible for achieving Invoicing target as per decide invoicing Planning.
Responsible for preparation of purchase orders, Long terms Rate Contracts, work contracts, service agreements.
Handling procurement of all types of Mechanical, Electrical & Instrumentation material and its spare, consumables items during project period.
Monitoring local & domestic Purchases, warranty related issues.
Managing the Vendor Development to Identifying new future Business partners and develop them to our standards in terms of Quality, Extending them value-added support for excellent service delivery Evaluation of Vendor in terms of Technical Capability, Financial Stability and Industrial Relations at Vendor end, Knowledge of manufacturing process and techniques. Development of new vendors to achieve cost reduction, minimize lead time, quality of supply and alternate sources of supply.
Cost Saving efforts taken for the organization & shown good profit in buying material.
Developed Rate Contract System for Regular usage items and saved lot of money & time.
Study the BOQ (Bill of Quantity) and plan for the material based on the requirements and the lead time of suppliers.
Proficiently Knowledge of the overall stores functions. Monitoring daily GRN, daily rej. Clearance, material iss
Caveat: Veolia is a very large international corporation that broadly oversees the operation of many small companies. Each of these companies have great autonomy over their management and, thus, each company has it's own unique culture. This review will focus on the management and culture of Veolia HPD, located in Plainfield, IL (USA).
Without a doubt, the biggest issue I had with this company was with it's management. If the culture in a particular department is problematic--if normal behavior includes demeaning people that are different than the norm, if the sharing of knowledge and opportunities for advancement is limited to an "in group," if loyalty to one's superiors is rewarded above all else--then it's the management that is to blame for maintaining it. I believe, more than something that stems from malice, it's a lazy attitude by management that permits this to go on. Something I noticed in my first year at the company, and again and again over eleven years of working at the company was that, as long as the bigotry was whispered, and nobody "got hurt," it was an acceptable cost of doing business. "Boys will be boys." Such nonsense, as people were hurt, emotionally and financially, by this toxic status quo. But, instead of admitting to a problem with the culture, invariably the problem was identified as the victim of the culture, and, invariably, the problem was terminated. I had enough, so I objected...and, predictably, I was terminated for my objection.
Responsible for Production Planning & Scheduling and Manufacturing process.
My responsibility as a Production Engineer is to plan daily E&I activities and monitoring the production activity like electrical wiring & instrumentation assembly works on systems as per drawings & documents with work distribution to the workmen as per their skill and abilities
Responsible of WTP,ETP & STP Plants & Processes(Water Treatment Plants & Processes)
Better Craftsmen’s handling, proper guidance & instructions to them
General electrical/mechanical maintenance, with maintain maintenance records as per ISO document like preventive; breakdown and annual maintenance contract with attend internal & external audits.
Testing and Quality check of the instrument
To ensure and monitor production department working as per given plan.
Daily Production work to plan & preparation for the craftsmen as per material availability & job priority.
Co ordination & mail communication of interaction movement for the systems and follow up with project engineer for material arrangement and material issue from store through ERP system.
Weekly interaction meeting with project, manufacturing & engineering for plan and feedbacks related of the systems with materials & engineering rework issues..
Documents submitted as NCRs, MIS, DAR, and production check list with stage inspection report.
Production manual updating like rework data sheet, master root card (MRC), material records, QC r
Veolia jest firmą dbającą o swój wizerunek, jednak ostatnio w związku z optymalizacją zatrudnienia, dotyczącą zarówno ilości pracowników jak i działań zmniejszających warunki płacowo-bytowe załogi, coraz trudniej jest ukryć niezadowolenie załogi.
Co dwa lata w firmie wykonywane jest badanie opinii pracowników na temat działalności firmy (strategii, kadry zarządzającej, warunków zatrudnienia itp.). Ostatnie było wykonane w 2017 r. i jeszcze nigdy ocena nie była tak zła. Jednym z celów CEO jest podniesienie oceny opinii pracowników nt. zakładu, jest to jednak trudne do realizacji z powodu ciągłych zmian i niepewności pracowników co do jutra.
W ocenie pracowniczej najwyższe notowania otrzymały warunki płacowe i dodatki. Jednak ostatnio zostały one radykalnie zmienione i zaobserwowano już pierwsze efekty w postaci odejść pracowników do innych firm oraz ograniczenia liczby chętnych do zatrudnienia w zakładzie. Na razie jest to nieznaczna tendencja i każdy przypadek (nawet na najniższym szczeblu) jest rozpatrywany przez dyrekcję.
Głównym biznesem firmy jest produkcja i sprzedaż ciepła i en. elektrycznej. Jest to największe przedsiębiorstwo ciepłownicze w Polsce.
Firma stwarza dobre możliwości rozwojowe dla osób ambitnych, po studiach, nastawionych na sukces, znających minimum język angielski (przydatny również francuski) i gotowych do pracy nad którymś z wielu projektów prowadzonych w firmie. Warunkiem jednak jest tu trafienie "w odpowiedni czas i miejsce" - przede wszystk
ProsDość wysokie wynagrodzenie liczone wraz z dodatkami
This area has great potential. Lack of product training
Territory has strong potential, with an awesome territory. Loved the opportunity to help clients find solutions and services to assist in managing there environmental disposal needs for hazardous and non-hazardous solids and liquids. I had a great manager who opened the scale of service capabilities that was incredible to learn about, but unfortunately left to work for our competition. I didnt let that discourage my efforts and pushed my self to learn the regulations and how they related to some amazing industries. It was an exciting experience to say the least.
- A typical day consisted of making an set number of client calls, holding weekly face to face client meetings, create and build contract, meet with clients to understand hazardous and non-hazardous disposal needs and provide pricing to client FRP's. When you travel your encouraged to drive, bit of a challenge unless you use the windshield time wisely to enjoy the travels.
- I learned that in the hazardous market hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals are never the same. There is an incredible aray of regulatory and compliance language and interpretation to understand but amazing when you see the results of how and why those regulations were put into place. I learned about many hazardous chemicals that I felt happy to know were being managed for disposal the right way. I loved being a part of means to best practice in managing the disposal of some of our clients smallest and largest.... even deadly hazardous conce
Entreprise qui a loupé sa transformation, désorganisée et en perte d'attractivité
L'entreprise propose des métiers polyvalents intéressants et une culture d'entreprise de prime abord, intéressante qui donne envie de rejoindre l'entreprise.
Au bout de 2 mois, on comprend que ces nouvelles valeurs sont une coquille vide, que le but est seulement de décrocher des trophées "d'entreprise bienveillante" pour faire vitrine et briller. Ces valeurs ne sont pas incarnées ni mises en oeuvre, pour laisser place au fonctionnement "à l'ancienne" habituel dans l'entreprise qui perdure depuis de nombreuses années :
Entreprise très politique, où il faut obligatoirement "copiner". Les relations sont fausses, manque de professionnalisme dans les relations, ce qui conduit à la nomination de managers / directeurs incompétents et à créer des relations conflictuelles entre les salariés. Cela conduit également à de graves dysfonctionnement internes. Pas ou peu de possibilité d'évolution au mérite et à la performance.
La politique de rémunération a été très attractive fut un temps, mais ne correspond plus aux besoins et aux attentes des salariés, salaires actuels pas attractifs.
Manque de moyens humains nécessitant de compenser pour les salariés en créant un déséquilibre permanent vie pro et vie perso.
Système encore à l'ancienne avec beaucoup de process longs et déconnectés des besoins du terrain, beaucoup de strates ne permettant pas de prises de décisions fluides, rapides et pertinentes. Pas d'agilité et réunions très fréquentes inutiles.
Cela conduit à un turnover très
Pros36 jours de congés, TR
ConsManque de compétences, pas de moyens, Instabilité constante car très fort turn over, Entreprise très politique avec un manque d'équité entre les salariés, Forte inertie dans les décisions, Salaire faible, Journée de travail à rallonge : déséquilibre vie pro et vie perso
Questions and answers about Veolia
How does someone get hired at Veolia? What are the steps along the way?
Asked 25 May 2017
Answered 9 Dec 2020
Our vacancies are advertised on our Veolia careers site and various platforms such as LinkedIn, Indeed and our careers social channels.
Applicants are shortlisted against the criteria of the role and then the hiring manager shortlists candidates to interview. Candidates will be informed of the format and if there is anything to prepare for the interview.
Feedback is then distributed to all candidates and if successful an offer will be made and the candidate will be onboarded.
Answered 2 Dec 2020
What is the organisational culture at Veolia?
Asked 25 May 2017
Veoila four ashes is an accident waiting to happen. Time will tell unfortunately
Answered 10 Apr 2022
Look at the turnover of staff at veolia it is a bonus related company so managers cut corners when it suits but punish employees if they do .look at there h and safety record .that will tell you how bad it is
Answered 12 Feb 2022
If you were in charge, what would you do to make Veolia a better place to work?
Asked 8 Oct 2018
Answered 2 Mar 2022
Nothing really it's a boring job by nature
Answered 5 Feb 2022
On average, how many hours do you work a day at Veolia?
Asked 4 Oct 2018
More than 5
Answered 20 Mar 2022
7.5 hrs was my working day with all weekends off .
Answered 23 Jan 2022
How is feedback from management delivered at Veolia?
Asked 4 Oct 2018
Normally from site manager otherwise the shift leader.
Answered 14 Nov 2021
Feedback from interviews is distributed by the recruitment team. Feedback is aimed to be provided to all candidates who have attended an interview at Veolia.