National Oilwell Varco

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National Oilwell Varco Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.4 264 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

National Oilwell Varco Chairman, President, CEO, and Director Pete Miller Jr.

Pete Miller Jr.

(163 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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

  • Great benefits programs for salaried individuals(in 20 reviews)


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

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

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    Positive place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTeam work and great people who work there.

    ConsLack chances of advancement and recognition

    Advice to Senior ManagementOpen to change

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent company to work for, very different from the three major oil and gas service companies

    Remote/Real Time Drilling Optimization (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    Prosbenefits are about the same as the industry, maybe a bit better. training is flexible and depends a lot on your manager. Working here is like working for a family owned company even this is a large company

    Conspersonal growth maybe an issue and it depends on your manager and the department you work for

    Advice to Senior Managementhas to work better on personal development and career path, especially for professionals like engineers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Atmosphere, but tough to get things done

    Structural Engineer (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGood atmosphere and interesting work

    ConsPoorly organized so it's tough to find old design packages

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsVery much work life balance

    Consyou may have to work more than 40 hours

    Advice to Senior Managementlook at what the employee life goals are

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Constantly learning about the industry

    Buyer/Planner (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGood culture, willing to send you to get any necessary training you might need. Helpful in helping you learn about this complex industry.

    ConsSalary is not very competitive

    Advice to Senior Managementmake salaries more competitive to keep turnover low.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Intern (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGreat work environment
    Pay is fair
    Get a lot of responsibility

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place Fun

    Cost Estimator (Current Employee) Houston, TX

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

    ConsSalaries are sometimes lower then other companies

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Alright, if you have nothing else, but keep looking

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Corpus Christi, TX

    ProsNo pros from the Corpus Maching location

    ConsThey don't take care of there employees like they should. They save money by cutting overhead, usually hours and personnel, making others strain to acomplish there own careers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your employess.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's been a good job to be but it's time for me to better myself.

    Anonymous (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsYou get a lot of overtime is that's what you want, and the benefits are great.

    ConsI had cancer a few years ago and returned to work last year and they haven't treated me fairly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUse to you have already to fill new positions instead of hiring new people. Give the current employees a chance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great for a career, but you have the typical big corporation experiences to navigate.

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGreat benefits, job security, work environment.

    ConsSome problems with middle management. There is also the effect of when it's a very large company, you have to fight to stay relevant and not end up in the mushroom closet. It's ok if you want to work the minimal hours, but more difficult to make a name for yourself.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on your people, not the product. The people will take care of the product if properly managed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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