National Oilwell Varco Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
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  1. Creative work environment

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

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Invests in personnel and allows freedom/creativity at work. Strong safety culture.

    Cons

    Slow decision making. Salaries below average.


  2. Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company with great opportunties

    Cons

    Lower compensation when compared to industry


  3. good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembly Tech in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Assembly Tech in Houston, TX

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits , flexible hours

    Cons

    too much drama since there are dif. racial


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  5. Great company, great people, great benifits.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Designer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - General Designer in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Diverse work experience, flexable hours, great opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Practices not consistant from facility to facility.

    Advice to Management

    Work on intergrating the company more.


  6. Good place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Purchasing Clerk in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Purchasing Clerk in Houston, TX

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, get paid time off, good benefits

    Cons

    No innovation, in the stone ages, low pay

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the stone ages


  7. Overall it's an ok company to work for. They don't pay well.

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

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Career stability, good training.

    Cons

    Poor morale, poor leadership. No employee gets recognized for achievements.

    Advice to Management

    If you pay people better, you will get quality employees


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Controls Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Controls Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone treats you like family. They are all so respective and very helpful. Management is very flexible and will work with you no matter what situation you're in. They help you find other jobs within the company if that's what you want.

    Cons

    Salary is a little less than what I was hoping for.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. You are great!


  9. Helpful (2)

    It's who you know more than what you know and do.

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

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good company overall to work for in Houston that gives one opportunities to learn different business sides and how it works in the oil and gas industry.

    Cons

    Like in all companies it’s who you know that moves you up the ladder of success and not what you know or done for a better bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t close the door on others not in your circle of acquaintances


  10. Has its pros and cons

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Corporate in Houston, TX

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, good travel opportunities, good career growth

    Cons

    Poor quality middle management who don't do their jobs well, low salary compared to rest of industry


  11. Competency

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - N/A in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - N/A in Houston, TX

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company culture, promotes family first.

    Cons

    Program is not very concise.



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