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Clay C. Williams
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    I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time


    I never wanted to kill myself. In fact, most days I found the job entertaining. Management did a great job of keeping me engaged and handing me additional responsibilities as I proved I could take them on.


    A fairly old school culture. As a recent college graduate I'm sure there are more enjoyable experiences out there. Really not too much to complain about though. Left on good terms.

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    I didn't feel like I was necessarily surrounded by the highest quality talent. A number of my coworkers were flat-out incompetent actually. Focus on human capital acquisition. It's a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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    Did two interviews on campus. Asked a few Engineering questions as well as behavioral questions. Nothing out of the ordinary. The first interview was with an HR representative and the next was with two of their Engineers. I recommend studying about the program and the company before interviewing.

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100 Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune, 2009
America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
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Headquarters Houston, TX
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1996
Type Company - Public (NOV)
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

National Oilwell Varco is the tool man that provides goods and services to exploration and production companies operating in oil patches around the world. The company makes, distributes, and services oil and gas drilling equipment for land and offshore drilling rigs. Its mechanical components include drawworks, mud pumps, cranes, jacking systems, automated pipehandling tools, top drives, and traveling equipment. Other products include masts, derricks, substructures, and cranes. National Oilwell Varco operates in 825 locations on six continents and has a network of... More

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