National Oilwell Varco - Depending on location, it is a good place to get your experience and then move on | Glassdoor
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"Depending on location, it is a good place to get your experience and then move on"

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Current Employee - Design Engineer in Anderson, TX
Current Employee - Design Engineer in Anderson, TX
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great experience, really enjoyed the projects

Cons

Ok management but dont pay employees enought

Other Employee Reviews for National Oilwell Varco

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great start to a career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great work place and great experience

    Cons

    salary could be a little better


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Not the company for high performers."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good starting point for fresh-outs and few years of experience people. In general: good work environment, laid back culture, conscientious about work/personal life balance. If you have the connections with management, sure you'll have a good career in NOV. Job security.

    Cons

    Limited career opportunity, even though it's a very large company, there's almost no cross divisional transfers. Lack of an objective performance evaluation system to promote the most capable personnel. Many people get promoted/given opportunity based on how the bosses like them (subjective). Salary all over the place, depends on employee's negotiation skills and leverage position. Average salary lower than industry's. Inefficient, don't know how to fix root cause's problem, everything wants to be solved with money, either increasing headcount or buying competitors. Falling behind the competition in the long run. There's a complete lack of synergy among all the divisions. Too much politics in the everyday work.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management ideas/message are not getting to the troops because the lack of management skils of the middle levels. Need to implement an objective system to promote the most competent people in the organization and stick to it. Give HR more power to do the right things.


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