National Oilwell Varco Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. medicore

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco as a contractor

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    laid back work environment, good company to have on your resume

    Cons

    low pay, low hiring standards (managers are incompetent)

  2. Overall, it's been a joy to work here

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    Current Employee - AP Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - AP Specialist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with majority of my co-workers

    Cons

    Some of the supervisors take being the boss to the their and will micromanage. Not a good look on some.

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    Current Employee - Fluid Control in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Fluid Control in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    plenty of hours, great insurancce

    Cons

    pay is lowest in industry, employess are lazy, rigs have stacked so work is very slow

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  5. good company

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    Current Employee - Assembly Tech in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Assembly Tech in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits , flexible hours

    Cons

    too much drama since there are dif. racial

  6. Good company with benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime when oilfield is booming.

    Cons

    None that I wish to discuss.

    Advice to Management

    More communication with your employees

  7. Good place

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Purchasing Clerk in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Purchasing Clerk in Houston, TX

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, get paid time off, good benefits

    Cons

    No innovation, in the stone ages, low pay

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the stone ages

  8. Overall it's an ok company to work for. They don't pay well.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Career stability, good training.

    Cons

    Poor morale, poor leadership. No employee gets recognized for achievements.

    Advice to Management

    If you pay people better, you will get quality employees

  9. okay

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Drafter/Designer in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Drafter/Designer in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    it a good place to work

    Cons

    opportunity to move around if you want to

    Advice to Management

    more on profit sharing

  10. My experience working with this company has been ok it could be better if the management had a since of direction.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Beaumont, TX
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Beaumont, TX

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The health insurance is good, 401k is decent

    Cons

    The salary isn't all that great for the amount of work I do

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more professional. Stop trying to cut everyone's throat for every little perk.

  11. Performed sales orders as an inside sales person.

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Williston, ND
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Williston, ND

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay for the position.

    Cons

    Management lies and does not seem to care.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about employees!

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