National Oilwell Varco Reviews

Updated August 1, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Overall, it's been a joy to work here

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AP Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - AP Specialist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with majority of my co-workers

    Cons

    Some of the supervisors take being the boss to the their and will micromanage. Not a good look on some.


  2. Helpful (2)

    I enjoy working at NOV

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

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and laid back atmosphere. Right now oil and gas jobs are being laid off, but NOV seems pretty loyal to its employees and have only laid off where it had to.

    Cons

    Pay is below average. Because the company has grown so quickly, most of the facilities are on a different ERP system so integration could be improved between business units.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Hostile work environment

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Relatively stable, except now that the price of oil is dropping.

    Cons

    Management by temper tantrum is not only accepted, but rewarded. Verbal abuse is common.


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  5. 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.


  6. 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


  7. 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


  8. 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.


  9. 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


  10. 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


  11. 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!



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