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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time (more than 5 years)Pros
There are a lot of things on the move at our company. The people are excellent and normally treat you like Family.
Leadership is getting better at our Division and there are many things in process to help NOV improve.
Like all companies, there is good and bad but just remember - the grass always appears greener on the other side.
Keep in mind what may make it greener - and try not to step in it. We are growing as an organization, and are very stable. Pete Miller (DNOW currently) was an excellent Leader with a Vision, one I believed in - we at NOV
do miss him but Clay Williams may be more tactical which may work to NOV's and DNOW's advantage long term.
Both are excellent Leaders, and people. We are made up from the core companies and have grown thru both acquisition and modernization. This takes adding structure, organization and takes time.
Looking forward to working with NOV long term, not interested in chasing a buck.
Yes we tend to pay a little less, but the benefits are good and the people are even better.
We are getting better every day. The old ERP is on the way out and we will have a better system.
The Management in the last year has made more positive strides in the last year than the 5 previous.
Our Future is Bright!Cons
We tend to hire less skilled people with degrees at lower rates, then they gain experience and move on.
Need more Design Engineering support - There is not enough time, to save time and money.
We are on the lower end regarding pay, benefits and bonus.
If you do not like your current position - look for something else - within NOV.
You will find your place.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Always hire the best available applicant. When there is time, help them develop their skills.
At times a degree means less than a pot of beans when it comes to experience. Having both would be good.
Put Engineers on the floor for a short time so they better understand their products regarding what is critical.
Need more Engineering support - There is not enough time, to save time and money.
IF you can get 6 jobs a day done, there will be 14 on your plate. Fix it on the front end.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
We could stand to adjust up a little toward "market value" regarding pay, retirement and bonuses.
Training. Training, Training - More Process Improvement, development employees and systems.
Keep plugging away. We are moving in the right direction. Thanks.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 2 days – interviewed at National Oilwell Varco.Interview Details
Very intense 2 day interview process. Exhausting but fun. Only 2 actual interviews but really the whole thing is an interview. There is a huge emphasis on social interactions so make sure you talk to everyone!Interview Questions
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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...