National Oilwell Varco

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National Oilwell Varco Reviews

Updated 25 February 2015
Updated 25 February 2015
360 Reviews
3.5
360 Reviews
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Clay C. Williams
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Pros
  • There is an excellent work/life balance in my position" (in 19 reviews)

  • Great benefits of working for a large company with many office all over the world (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of business structure with middle management (in 11 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is generally good, although it depends on the position a lot (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It's been great.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco

    Pros

    A lot of growth opportunity.

    Cons

    There are absolutely no cons to this company. If I could think of a perfect company it wouldn't even come close to NOV.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco

    Pros

    Good culture, great employees, fair opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Employees at some locations could be harder working

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Controls Engineer in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Controls Engineer in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone treats you like family. They are all so respective and very helpful. Management is very flexible and will work with you no matter what situation you're in. They help you find other jobs within the company if that's what you want.

    Cons

    Salary is a little less than what I was hoping for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. You are great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great People

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco

    Pros

    Atmosphere, I like my supervisor.

    Cons

    Non yet. I have been here almost 6 months. I cant find any even if I wanted to

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to work at.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Dayton, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Dayton, OH (US)

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The engineering team is very helpful and take their job very seriously. They are very flexible with working with your school schedule and in case you have some vacation planned out, they are willing to give you the time off.

    Cons

    Union employees make it sometimes challenging for engineers to get their job done. Sometimes the culture could be a little bit tense due to problems that happened before.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Competency

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    Current Employee - N/A in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - N/A in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco

    Pros

    Great Company culture, promotes family first.

    Cons

    Program is not very concise.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Has its pros and cons

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Corporate in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, good travel opportunities, good career growth

    Cons

    Poor quality middle management who don't do their jobs well, low salary compared to rest of industry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It's who you know more than what you know and do.

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company overall to work for in Houston that gives one opportunities to learn different business sides and how it works in the oil and gas industry.

    Cons

    Like in all companies it’s who you know that moves you up the ladder of success and not what you know or done for a better bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don’t close the door on others not in your circle of acquaintances

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Okay Company, Good starting point to the industry

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Not a bad place to work if you're interested in the oil and gas industry. I worked there only a very short time as I didn't feel it was a good fit for me, but NOV as a company seemed fairly decent. Co-workers were friendly and helpful, although not much training was provided. It was really a learn-as-you-go kind of job. Pay was standard for the industry. Benefits provided after 3 months. Very big company with many different divisions, various room for advancement.

    Cons

    Managers didn't seem to be around often, which could be good or bad depending on your viewpoint. You were required to work overtime and on-call on weekends. Long hours. No flexibility with hours or break times.

    No opinion of CEO

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