Terrible management team. None hold truck licences, expect travel times to be similar to cars. Not a lot of thought goes into runs, favoritism big problem. Early starts aren't bad, but do not get concept of peak hour traffic or congestion, totally about jobs completed to numbers needed to meet target.
Long hours, n unreachable targets that you get held accountable for
Will be required to operate equipment that does not comply with regulations
Truck driver/industrial service operator (Former Employee) – Launceston TAS – 27 February 2019
I really needed money so spent 2 years driving faulty dangerous trucks doing dangerous non compliant works to meet managements numbers so they can get their bonuses.
The DVR is a joke, the hazard reporting even funnier. Everyone from the VOL team and upwards has been trained to dump blame on the operators.
They push you to utilize unsafe work practices in unsafe equipment and when things go wrong they blame you saying you shouldn't have done the job.
Veolia has a $3000 damage threshold, regardless if the accident or incident was your fault or not and the damage bill exceeds $3000 its a guaranteed written warning for the operator that started the key.
Because of the workplace ethos colleagues will say all the right things to your face but stab you in the back without hesitation just to keep their jobs.
Avoid Veolia at all cost unless needing a financial stepping stone until another job comes along.
Payed weekly although the rates are low
the whole operation is corrupt, favorites or those that brown nose get the easy stuff
Treatment Operator (Current Employee) – Cameron Park NSW – 23 February 2019
Lack of opportunities for advancement and upskilling. Bad culture due to previous employment through government employer before contracted out to Veolia. Lack of support from management to change this culture.
Good people in management, easy to deal with but wont step on the bad eggs toes to change culture issues
bad culture has not been dealt with by management, lack of opportunities for advancement
Various offshore instalments with good workmates and good facilities
Offshore Supervisor/Sheet Metal Worker (Former Employee) – Bibra Lake WA – 21 May 2018
My work day included pre starts followed by signing of required work permits and job start cards. This job required maintenance work including removal and then re instating existing cladding and insulation PIR, PUR, Foam Glass and Rockwool products. we also used a range of sheet metal, mainly stainless steel and colour bond.
I loved every minute of my job just wish I could of stayed but becoming homeless when I was starting out on my apprenticeship and having to move state so I wouldn't have to live on the street again sucked would love to finish my boilermaker apprenticeship in mount gambier with the company
Project Administrator (Former Employee) – Macquarie Park NSW – 5 March 2018
Work included the preparation of Tender Documents. This include the printing, collating of Tender Documents and the converting of documents to pdf and burning them to CD, developing and managing an Access Database for Company CV's. Using PowerPoint to produce covers and Word to format documents. Assisting Project Managers in required tasks, such as working on spreadsheets, for Document Control.
Deployment Specialist (Former Employee) – Sydney, Australia – 13 November 2017
Travel from site to site around Australia. Repair/replace IT equipment. Upgrade and install pc's, printer and modems. Work with internal customers on when to perform install. Working with trouble tickets for each job. Organizing replacement parts and shipping requirements.
If you like to be constantly bullied, sworn at, harassed ,treated like a dog, constantly micro managed , get false feedback, then this is the job for you..... especially out in chinchilla where you get no backup from the office jockeys in Brisbane.
Drvier Operator (Current Employee) – Western Australia – 21 September 2017
Jobs given to you on a daily basis are shared between all staff. This ensures that you don't become complacent with the same tasks. Management are easy to approach for any concerns, issues you may have. Have learnt to manage different vehicles whilst working here.
Metal bin Truck operator (Former Employee) – Archerfield, boundary road – 10 July 2017
Veolia has always been a company which looked after safety of it's workers and staff. Liked the vehicles I worked in and a friendly atmosphere. The reason I left was because of contract which has ended
The job in itself was ok. The management structure was toxic. I don't think that some drivers new where they stood from day to day. How sad that management have to inflict their inadequate style to the work place. The hardest part was having to deal with their policies.