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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)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. suffers from poor management

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Person in Punxsutawney, PA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Person in Punxsutawney, PA

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good pay, lots of hours

    Cons

    on call, poor management, driving a lot, under staffed

    Advice to Management

    take some Dale Carnegie classes.


  2. Very good experience but efficiency could be better

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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


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