National Oilwell Varco
3.4 of 5 229 reviews
www.nov.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

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

Senior Software Development Engineer (Former Employee)
Cedar Park, TX

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

ProsReasonably competitive salaries
Some good product ideas
Many of the

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good Company, Crappy Boss

B2B Representative (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time for less than a year


Pros: Pay, Company Appreciation, Benefits, Lots of Locations. Cons: Horrible Boss!!!!! Serious ego trips. Advice to Senior Management: Don't put unpersonable people in management positions. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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


Pros: 1. Solid technology and engineering foundation; 2. Good opportunities for… Cons: 1. Middle management to improve capacity 2. Low salary relative to… Advice to Senior Management: empower middle management of the company Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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