National Oilwell Varco - Great place to work if you find family irrelevant, love a crushing workload, and have no outside life | Glassdoor
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"Great place to work if you find family irrelevant, love a crushing workload, and have no outside life"

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Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Cedar Park, TX
Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Cedar Park, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Reasonably competitive salaries
Some good product ideas
Many of the

Cons

Little strategic planning
Use layoffs rather than planning to manage the cyclical nature of oilfield service revenues
Engineering staff careens from disaster to disaster; "fight the biggest fire" mentality
Not many employees over 55

Advice to Management

Invest in R&D with the understanding that not every idea works or results in a salable product; that's why it's research.

Other Employee Reviews for National Oilwell Varco

  1. "A must have in your resume for future oilfield hands, or business management professionals."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Manager in Kilgore, TX
    Current Employee - Quality Manager in Kilgore, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits packages are amazing, mostly.
    The work hours are great during busy periods.
    A very close relationship with your fellow co-wokers is easy to establish based on how N.O.V. divides their facilities.
    They will send you places for training if needed.
    The will pay for any expenses for the training.

    Cons

    Dental insurance doesnt cover much.
    When it gets slow in the oilfield, it gets REAL slow.
    Because of how close you can get with your co-workers, favoritism sometimes is an issue.


  2. "Good Company, Crappy Boss"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - B2B Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - B2B Representative in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, Company Appreciation, Benefits, Lots of Locations.

    Cons

    Horrible Boss!!!!! Serious ego trips.

    Advice to Management

    Don't put unpersonable people in management positions.

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