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Updated Nov 20, 2014
Updated Nov 20, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Next Gen Rotational Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at National Oilwell Varco.

    Interview Details

    Was selected for a phone interview after I gave my resume to a recruiter at our career fair. Was asked mostly behavior questions during that time. About two weeks later I was selected for the second and final interview process, where they flew me to Houston. Most of the interview reviews listed below are the exact process: Dinner the first night, be very social then a facility tour with 2 interviews (one on one) asking situational and just general questions. And then a final dinner with higher management as well as execs. Make sure you are friendly to everyone, no matter who it is. Everything is a test it almost feels like but everyone is very friendly, so conversations are not hard to start if you're a social person. Be yourself because you don't want to work for a company that you aren't going to fit into.

    Interview Questions
    • -How do you describe being successful?
      -Give me a time where you were shared confidential information and what was the process you followed after receiving such information?
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Theres no negotiation as everyone in your program/major will receive the same salary figure.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Applications Support Analyst Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at National Oilwell Varco.

    Interview Details

    Applied via college career gateway for on campus interview. Face to face. Mostly Behavioral interview with one verbal case study. Very relaxed interview with the manager of the team you will work with.

    Interview Questions
    • How you would solve a business problem.
      What are your Salary expectations?
       
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Field Support Coordinator Interview

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    Interview Details

    Be prepared to answer thought questions. Must be a go getter. Honesty and a good sense of humor helps. ,it's be reliable and she loyalty. Dress we'll and learn about the product they work on. Communication skills is a must.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about yourself. What did you do when you had to deal with a boss you didn't like.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Very easy. They rolled out the red carpet.
    Accepted Offer
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    Field Tech Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at National Oilwell Varco.

    Interview Details

    The recruiter called me to set a mechanical and personality test after-which he said that I would be contacted by him to complete a final phone interview. From there I went to the store and got a one on one interview with the store manager where they put me in the shop to see if I could pick up on what the company was all about.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Machine Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bridgeport, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bridgeport, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at National Oilwell Varco.

    Interview Details

    After a friend recommended me to his employer, I was asked to drive to the Bridgeport office for an interview. After a brief conversation about my qualifications, they told me that I had the job. I had to come in for a briefing and a physical, but the process was very straightforward.

    Interview Questions
    • The usual questions, "why do you want to work for this company?" "Why do you feel that you would be a good fit?" "Are you willing to work hard?"   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Fixed rate per hour, $14.50.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Project Manager Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at National Oilwell Varco.

    Interview Details

    Resume is reviewed by an HR person and passed on to the Hiring Manager. A 2 step interview process is common. Expect more than 1 person (direct manager and another senior)

    Interview Questions
    • Provide details of projects where you were the lead and had initiated yourself.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation is possible. Pay is at par with market or about 5% below.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Systems Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at National Oilwell Varco.

    Interview Details

    I was hired through a contract house. I had two interviews and both were on the phone. The actual job I was hired to do changed once I starting working there. My perception was that it was a good place to work but not one to move up. I liked that there was an on boarding process which was very helpful.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was quoted $39.00 per hour but that changed to 33.00 per hour once I arrived on the job site.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mechanical Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at National Oilwell Varco in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied for this position through the NOV careers board, and received an interview call two days later. My interview was on-site, with a panel of engineering managers and directors. The interview was straightforward, and I was asked questions pertaining to the job description and my resume. It was informal, yet professional. The work culture seemed quite typical of an engineering company. People were in cubicles in the middle of a large office area, and there were conference rooms, and offices surrounding the cubicles.

    Interview Questions
    • The engineering director asked me questions about my music shows, since I have performed shows in college. It was a friendly question asked towards to end of the interview, and something other hiring, or engineering managers never asked before.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate much since I was happy with the offer. I did request relocation assistance since I was moving to Houston from college.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Ap Speliast Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at National Oilwell Varco in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Contacted through an agency for a phone interview. The interview was just 15 min. One of the shortest interviews I have ever had.The process was easy, quick and short.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Quite simple
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Technical Instructor Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at National Oilwell Varco.

    Interview Details

    You will be asked about your technical acumen and your ability to instruct classes with regards to technical content. Should you pass this round of interviews you will be asked to create a presentation that will be viewed as a simulated class to give to management and other instructors. Be advised, the position you are seeking is technical in nature so your presentation should cover a subject matter that you are comfortable with but contain some kind of technical base.

    Create a PowerPoint that looks like it was professionally produced and limit the amount of words on the screen. Memorize what you are going to say and be willing to "wing it" as questions will be asked to test whether or not you know what you are talking about. Hand outs and hands-on would be an added bonus.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Very straight forward. There is a set pay scale for the position as well as vacation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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