National Oilwell Varco Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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Clay C. Williams
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Pros
  • There is an excellent work/life balance in my position" (in 19 reviews)

  • Great benefits programs for salaried individuals" (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • A high number of leaders in middle management is a COMPLETE waste of company money (in 11 reviews)

  • No work life balance and bad management" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Field Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco

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

    Pros

    Alot to learn and develop

    Cons

    Salaries benefit and vacation


  2. Over View

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    No cons for for this company.


  3. staff accountant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco

    Pros

    The company is very nice to the employees

    Cons

    The company is too big


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  5. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 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

    I would recommend them. The work life balance is good, and they have a hands off management style.

    Cons

    With the oil market the way it is right now there is not a lot of room to advance. Salaries are frozen across the board. It would be tough to get on.

    Advice to Management

    The only advice I would give is to try and promote from within a little more and get those ERP's integrated a little better.


  6. Contract Coordinator Rig Solutions

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    Current Employee - Contract Coordinator in Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Contract Coordinator in Katy, 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

    The benefits, the training they provide and the people

    Cons

    The salaries need to be adjusted per the market


  7. Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great family work life balance.

    Cons

    Don't appreciate good quality workers and don't have any concern with yard workers opinions.


  8. Compensation was great, work environment ok

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    Current Employee - NOC Engineer
    Current Employee - NOC Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are great. Casual work environment, but can get too casual at times. Worked with latest technologies, great learning environment. Some extremely talented individuals.

    Cons

    Huge re-org process underway after distribution split. Responsibilities and scope of work changed after 2nd year; then my title was changed. Not same job I was hired to do; have no idea what my actual job will look like in 6 months. "Working" managers great at technology, bad people/team management skills. Constant acquisitions makes fractured, piecemeal infrastructure with no consistency very difficult to support. IT policies set on paper not practiced; no cohesion between departments or regions. VERY lax and reactive attitude in IT silo.

    Advice to Management

    Join the 21st century of IT and get ITIL/Six Sigma structure in place. Take more time transitioning acquisition assets into your infrastructure, and enforce your IT policies and standards across your enterprise.


  9. Field sales bits

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Bits in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Field Sales Bits in Midland, TX

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco

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

    Pros

    Great company, training, benefits, family time, this is the best company Ive worked for.

    Cons

    Management at times is a downside, they promote who they are buddy buddy with rather that promote based on performance.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to promote off of performance not the whole I'm going to give the job to my buddy.


  10. Overall Good Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time

    Pros

    Very laid back culture and opportunities are available for growth.

    Cons

    There is no strategic plan being followed. Managers have been in their positions for years and are basically collecting a check.


  11. Had to move on

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits for new employees

    Cons

    Too many managers telling people how to do the job.



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