National Oilwell Varco

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National Oilwell Varco Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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2.6 138 reviews

60% Approve of the CEO

National Oilwell Varco Chairman, President, CEO, and Director Pete Miller Jr.

Pete Miller Jr.

(93 ratings)

34% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is an excellent work/life balance in my position (in 15 reviews)

  • Great benefits programs for salaried individuals (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Some problems with middle management (in 7 reviews)

  • no work life balance and bad management (in 4 reviews)

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    Great company that truly supports the employees.

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsBenefits benefits benefits. The healthcare benefits are the best out there. 401K is also great. There are numerous worldwide locations to find work.

    ConsNOV is a big corporation and change is hard to influence.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider changing the website. In my opinion, it is not representative of a multi-billion dollar enterprise.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsVery much work life balance

    Consyou may have to work more than 40 hours

    Advice to Senior Managementlook at what the employee life goals are

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Intern Review

    Intern (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGreat work environment
    Pay is fair
    Get a lot of responsibility

    ConsThere are no cons, the experience was very enjoyable. The work life balance was good, mainly because the office culture was relaxed

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place Fun

    Cost Estimator (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGreat place to work for. Upper managment really try to interact with employees

    ConsSalaries are sometimes lower then other companies

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    NOV Inside Sales

    Inside Sales (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsStable, good people. Culture of trust

    ConsLow pay, no clear career paths.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCross divisional integration

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Successful summer internship that taught me a lot.

    Project Engineering Intern (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsThe atmosphere with NOV was great. Everybody I encountered loved their job and I felt the work I was given tested and challenged me almost daily.

    ConsI only worked at NOV for a short period of time, and I didn't encounter any cons/

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience as an intern

    Design Draftsman (Current Employee) Conroe, TX

    ProsManagement was understanding of intern situation. Very flexible.

    ConsYou need to make your voice be heard.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow for growth opportunity.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    at nov I was a material handler

    Material Handler (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    Prosabout learning and see how the company works

    Consthe place I was management change ever six months

    Advice to Senior Managementhard working and willing to learn more

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Seven Years Overseas and Domestic Service at NOV

    Senior Electrical Engineer (Former Employee) Conroe, TX

    ProsOpportunities to develop and demonstrate skills in overseas locations - the Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Singapore, Thailand, Offshore United Kingdom.

    ConsHeavy internal politics, jealousy on the part of second-class supervisors, false Patent applications obtained by "borrowing" Applications filed by others,

    Advice to Senior ManagementInstitute a moral SHAKEDOWN at NOV, re-instate former employees and establish a COD OF CONDUCT for LL Supervisors. Re-investigate all forced terminations since 2009!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    laid off lack of work, good company to work for

    Electrical/Mechanical Assembler (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    Prosgood benefits and at first had a lot of overtime

    Conslack of work, they hired on too many people at one time.I was on the 2nd lay off first count was over100 people second was 34

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive me plenty of work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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