National Oilwell Varco
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www.nov.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

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Intern
Houston, TX

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at National Oilwell Varco.

Interview Details – I had a family friend who knew someone very high up in the company. After a brief email correspondence with this very-high-up person, I sent them my resume. He forwarded it to other directors, who passed it down and it ended up on the desk of my supervisor-to-be. He needed an intern for the summer, and I was the first he called.

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Intern
College Station, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at National Oilwell Varco in February 2013.

Interview Details – -Applied through university recruiting website
-Received call to schedule skype interview
-Went to company informational
-Interviewed and received call next week asking me to schedule second interview with the manager I would be working with
-Second interview was more informal. Just a discussion about what I have done and my experience and what I would be doing on the internship
-Given offer a week or so later and declined

Interview Question – How do you feel about working on a team of people who are all older than you?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – The other offer was more money and NOV does not have a rotational program for graduates. The reviews on GlassDoor also deterred me.

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Intern
Navasota, TX

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at National Oilwell Varco in May 2011.

Interview Details – Contacted HR to see if any internship positions were available. I heard back almost immediately. I was first given a phone interview with the hiring manager. Afterwards, I was invited to come do an on site interview. Both interviews were very relaxed. The questions were mostly about my skills and experience. Within a day or two of the on site interview, I was offered the position.

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Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation.

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