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National Oilwell Varco Interview Questions

Updated Jun 27, 2017
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  1. Featured Interview

    Helpful (2)  

    Engineering Position Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at National Oilwell Varco (Houston, TX) in May 2017.

    Interview

    It took about 3-4 weeks after I initially applied for the position for HR to call me and set up an interview. The first round was a phone interview with the supervisor/manager. The second interview was a panel interview where they were able to ask me questions and vice versa.

    Interview Questions


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    Field Service Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at National Oilwell Varco (Houston, TX).

    Interview

    Interview is a general question/answer format about work experience, your contributions, expectations and then the manager or supervisors will break out a schematic of a particular piece of NOV equipment.

    The schematic test is designed to stress you out, especially if you are new to the industry. They want to see how you handle under pressure, if you will give up or get frustrated. Just take your time and work through the process, if you are familiar with schematics you will probably do great, if not, it's ok, they will help you through as long as you demonstrate you can learn as you go and keep trying.

    Interview Questions

    • Troubleshoot a top drive motor given a verbal description of the problem and a schematic of the piece of equipment in use.   Answer Question
  3.  

    Front End Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at National Oilwell Varco (Houston, TX) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Got a call for the interview with the panel. It was kind of technical+ HR round. It is a beautiful place to work and the people are amazing. I am done with my first round and waiting for the call on their decision.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself?   Answer Question
    • They asked me to rate my C and C++ skills. Then they asked me the difference between C and C++.   1 Answer
    • Gave a code and asked me to explain its operation.   1 Answer
    • Asked about polymorphism, inheritance and abstraction.   Answer Question
    • difference between == and === in JS.   1 Answer
    • Asked about closure in JS   1 Answer
    • Gave a scenario: In a dark room there is a drawer with 10 of white socks, 10 pair of black socks and 11 pair of blue socks and all being shuffled. What is the minimum number of socks that you need to pick in order for your to have at least one pair?   1 Answer
    • Tell me about your strength and weakness?   Answer Question
    • What motivates you?   Answer Question

  4.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at National Oilwell Varco.

    Interview

    I was asked for my resume from a tech to fill the position in the Permian Basin. After a few weeks of hit and miss attempts to meet our schedules met up and we got together over my lunch at the NOV facility and just had an awesome conversation and interview.

    Interview Questions

    • The biggest issue about hiring people in Midland-Odessa is a lot have a bad driving record, do drugs, and are not self starters.   1 Answer

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    Operator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at National Oilwell Varco (New York, NY).

    Interview

    They take Verbel interview & ask few Question about your working knowledge and experience.
    If you fill write candidate for job they put offer for the job & tell about company policy rules -regulation

    Interview Questions


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    Field Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at National Oilwell Varco (Houston, TX).

    Interview

    Brief interview discussing past positions and the job you applied for. The majority of the interview was about what you will be doing at NOV. It was really laid back and not overwhelming at all.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic interview questions.....where do you want to be in 5 years?   1 Answer

  7. Helpful (1)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at National Oilwell Varco.

    Interview

    You need to know your environment. What kind of people you are working with and the health and safety risks you are going to be exposed to. Also, very diplomatic.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you an Alpha or a Bravo? We have a lot of Alpha Males on the floor, and we do not need a pushover running projects...   1 Answer
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    Warehouse Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Iberia, LA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at National Oilwell Varco (New Iberia, LA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Found location, we. nt to front desk, taken to conference room, met by 3 supervisors, asked normal questions, and how I thought I would fit into the company. Nice people.

    Interview Questions

    • How I thought that I would rise in the company in the next 5 years.   Answer Question

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    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at National Oilwell Varco (Houston, TX).

    Interview

    I interviewed with the director of the group for approximately 20 minutes, general introductions and background type stuff. After that I spent around half an hour taking a tour with one of the group managers and talked about my background, what kind of work I was looking to do, and what the job would entail, along with a couple "how would you approach this task" quesitons. After that I spoke briefly with one person working in the group and got a chance to ask some questions about the position while the manager went and discussed my interview with the director. I then went back and spoke to the director who asked what kind of pay I was looking for and offered me the position.

    Interview Questions

    • What considerations would you take when laying out cables in this derrick?   Answer Question

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Anderson, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at National Oilwell Varco (Anderson, TX) in April 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online. First I had interview on phone with hiring manager. Then I was called for onsite interview It was second round. It took about 2 weeks total. It was for entry level position.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked basic questions on my academic projects. No technical question.   1 Answer

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