National Oilwell Varco Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Great company, great people, great benifits.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  2. NOV - Wellbore Technology

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Progressive company that is willing to invest in new technologies. Management now seems to look to the future with long term plans.

    Cons

    *About 10 years behind their competitors in technology.
    *Will ditch long term plans when the economy gets tough.
    *NOV depends on the oil and gas economy which is not stable for more than a few years at a time.

    Advice to Management

    When planning for the future, use the economically slow times to invest in new technology and process improvement. This will prepare the company for when the economy recovers and you will be ready to take the competitions customers. A slow business climate is not the time to cut the people who are improving your processes. (yes, a little bitter for my "layoff" but I really enjoyed wroking at NOV Wellbore Technology

  3. Good place

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

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  5. So far so good after 1 week......

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QC Cwi
    Former Employee - QC Cwi

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

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

    Pros

    i was hired as a full time employee. full awesome insurance 3 sick day 2 weeks vacation and boot allowance and other benefits day one. Steady work.

    Cons

    Rate of pay lower to compareable jobs i have had and my certs call for. No tobacco usage

    Advice to Management

    tobacco doesnt inhibit work.....

  6. My experience was amazing there, to bad the price of oil dropped

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ultrasonic Pipe Inspector in Pueblo, CO
    Former Employee - Ultrasonic Pipe Inspector in Pueblo, CO

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    72hrs a week. Long work week.

    Cons

    Little time with family. Always at work. 6 12hr shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people.

  7. It's been great.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco

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

    Pros

    A lot of growth opportunity.

    Cons

    There are absolutely no cons to this company. If I could think of a perfect company it wouldn't even come close to NOV.

  8. I worked at National Oilwell Varco

    Pros

    Good culture, great employees, fair opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Employees at some locations could be harder working

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

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    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

  10. okay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Drafter/Designer in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Drafter/Designer in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco

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

    Pros

    it a good place to work

    Cons

    opportunity to move around if you want to

    Advice to Management

    more on profit sharing

  11. My experience working with this company has been ok it could be better if the management had a since of direction.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Beaumont, TX
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Beaumont, TX

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

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

    Pros

    The health insurance is good, 401k is decent

    Cons

    The salary isn't all that great for the amount of work I do

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more professional. Stop trying to cut everyone's throat for every little perk.

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