National Oilwell Varco

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National Oilwell Varco Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated September 7, 2014
Updated September 7, 2014
288 Reviews
3.5
288 Reviews
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Clay C. Williams
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is an excellent work/life balance in my position (in 15 reviews)

  • Great benefits programs for salaried individuals (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Some problems with middle management (in 7 reviews)

  • no work life balance and bad management (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Seem to care for their employees. They support continued training and will pay for other training opportunities People are great and many chances to travel. Insurance is great.

    Cons

    Pay may be a little low compared to other Oil and Gas companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Love my job!

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

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I have been here for over 5 years and have been in several positions. Each position gets better and better! As long as you come into work and do your job, you will succeed.

    Cons

    None, I actually left NOV and came back a year later.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Only thing is...watch how employees treat others. No one likes mean people!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company that truly supports the employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits benefits benefits. The healthcare benefits are the best out there. 401K is also great. There are numerous worldwide locations to find work.

    Cons

    NOV is a big corporation and change is hard to influence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider changing the website. In my opinion, it is not representative of a multi-billion dollar enterprise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Very much work life balance

    Cons

    you may have to work more than 40 hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look at what the employee life goals are

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Intern Review

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

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Pay is fair
    Get a lot of responsibility

    Cons

    There are no cons, the experience was very enjoyable. The work life balance was good, mainly because the office culture was relaxed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place Fun

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cost Estimator  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Cost Estimator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work for. Upper managment really try to interact with employees

    Cons

    Salaries are sometimes lower then other companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    NOV Inside Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Houston, TX

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Stable, good people. Culture of trust

    Cons

    Low pay, no clear career paths.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cross divisional integration

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Successful summer internship that taught me a lot.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineering Intern  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Engineering Intern in Houston, TX

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The atmosphere with NOV was great. Everybody I encountered loved their job and I felt the work I was given tested and challenged me almost daily.

    Cons

    I only worked at NOV for a short period of time, and I didn't encounter any cons/

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience as an intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Draftsman  in  Conroe, TX
    Current Employee - Design Draftsman in Conroe, TX

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco as an intern for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Management was understanding of intern situation. Very flexible.

    Cons

    You need to make your voice be heard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow for growth opportunity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    at nov I was a material handler

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    Former Employee - Material Handler  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Houston, TX

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco for more than a year

    Pros

    about learning and see how the company works

    Cons

    the place I was management change ever six months

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hard working and willing to learn more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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