National Oilwell Varco

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Good place to work

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX

I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Managers are very nice and easy going. Co-worker is helpful.

Cons

The only we need to do is to follow the working process

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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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
  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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    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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