National Oilwell Varco
3.4 of 5 229 reviews
www.nov.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

National Oilwell Varco Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
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3.4 229 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

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

Pete Miller Jr.

(139 ratings)

66% of employees 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

I worked at National Oilwell Varco as an intern for less than a year

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

I have been working at National Oilwell Varco as an intern for more than 3 years

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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Good contract

Software Developer (Former Employee)
Cedar Park, TX

I worked at National Oilwell Varco as a contractor for more than a year

ProsIt wasn't the highest paying contract I've had, but enjoyed working there. I was always treated with respect, which is not always the case at some companies. The project was well organized, and I always received the information I needed. Manager and/or Business Analyst were available if I had questions.

ConsCan't think of any. I would consider working as full time employee if position were available.

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 start your career

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at National Oilwell Varco

ProsGreat people
You will learn lots of stuff
Managers are very easy to talk to

ConsPay.

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at nov I was a material handler

Material Handler (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at National Oilwell Varco for more than a year

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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One of the best jobs ever

Administrative (Current Employee)
Round Rock, TX

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

ProsGreat people, great pay and benefits

Consthis is a temporary job.

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Supportive, innovative, personal for its size

Intern (Former Employee)

I worked at National Oilwell Varco as an intern for less than a year

ProsI really liked how friendly and inviting everyone was. Also, I was encouraged to make my own decisions and take on individual responsibility. Not many other internships were flying out to field locations.

ConsAt times I wanted a more serious, demanding work environment. Also, much of the intern work was clerical, as expected.

Advice to Senior ManagementI only experienced the corporate engineering office, and I have no complaints. Everyone was very friendly and inviting.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Seven Years Overseas and Domestic Service at NOV

Senior Electrical Engineer (Former Employee)
Conroe, TX

I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time for more than 5 years

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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National Oilwell Varco is an excellent place to develope one's education and it provides a chance to change the future.

Lab Intern (Current Employee)
Lafayette, LA

I have been working at National Oilwell Varco part-time for less than a year

ProsUnlimited opportunites to educate yourself as well as advance your career to different heights and to different types of jobs from being in the field to being in an office.

ConsI have yet to find a downside.

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat job.

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

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Really like the team and the projects

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at National Oilwell Varco

ProsGood bucnh of folks, really like it here...

ConsBuild is dated and ugly, work in a cube

Advice to Senior ManagementThis place rocks keep doing the good stuff

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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