National Oilwell Varco

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Very good experience but efficiency could be better

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Former Employee - Finance Intern in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Finance Intern in Houston, TX

I worked at National Oilwell Varco as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Learning about field service is great
Nice people
Very laid back corporate atmosphere

Cons

Tough to get things done
Each part of the company is its own seperate entity so working with them can be a challenge
Very inefficient

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look at some of your processes and see how they can be changed
Use more technology within the office- pen and paper don't cut it anymore

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    A must have in your resume for future oilfield hands, or business management professionals.

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    Current Employee - Quality Manager in Kilgore, TX
    Current Employee - Quality Manager in Kilgore, TX

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

    Pros

    The benefits packages are amazing, mostly.
    The work hours are great during busy periods.
    A very close relationship with your fellow co-wokers is easy to establish based on how N.O.V. divides their facilities.
    They will send you places for training if needed.
    The will pay for any expenses for the training.

    Cons

    Dental insurance doesnt cover much.
    When it gets slow in the oilfield, it gets REAL slow.
    Because of how close you can get with your co-workers, favoritism sometimes is an issue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work if you find family irrelevant, love a crushing workload, and have no outside life

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Cedar Park, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Cedar Park, TX

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Reasonably competitive salaries
    Some good product ideas
    Many of the

    Cons

    Little strategic planning
    Use layoffs rather than planning to manage the cyclical nature of oilfield service revenues
    Engineering staff careens from disaster to disaster; "fight the biggest fire" mentality
    Not many employees over 55

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in R&D with the understanding that not every idea works or results in a salable product; that's why it's research.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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