National Oilwell Varco

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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)

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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    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 an year)

    Pros

    good pay, lots of hours

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take some Dale Carnegie classes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion 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
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