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"good career path"

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Current Employee - Momentum
Current Employee - Momentum
Recommends
Positive Outlook

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

Pros

great people that will take care of you and provide you get a good experience

Cons

salaries might not be the highest in the petroleum industry, you might want to enter an actual service company if you want lots of field experience and a large pay

Other Employee Reviews for National Oilwell Varco

  1. "NOV"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    NOV has a supportive and informal atmosphere with many opportunities for career advancement. Having fun is promoted by leadership whichis awesome. There is a great work-life balance within the culture of NOV. It is a series of small companies inside one large company, so it is nice in that there are many different opportunities from formal to informal work environemts. It is a great company for engineering, manufacturing, finance and sales personell. NOV is great place to gain experience and to develop. Leadership embraces new ideas. If you like working on projects, technologies, products or widgets, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    It seems that outside of the engineering, manufacturing, finance and B2B sales, little growth for a career can be expected. Lower than average starting salaries in comparison to the market average can be expected at this company unless experience is gained outside of the company.

    Advice to Management

    A recommendation is that management should be proactive in helping someone's career according to their employee's interests and not just the manager's business group interests. Currently, career paths are typically informal, and must be driven by the employee. Management should share more stories of their career paths, challenges and successes to motivate younger generation. I bet that more than 1/3 of them have spent time away from NOV, or gained skills elsewhere and then returned. This fact should be embraced and identifying skills obtained at other companies is as important as skills gained at NOV (unless of course an employee only wants a steady job and does not want to challenge themselves to advance)


  2. "Long term satisfying employment"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair compensation, good benefits, good career growth opportunities, ten holidays per year,
    good vacation policy, and fair sick leave policy.

    Cons

    Required work hours often grueling, little consideration for personal or family time, often poor planning leads to unreasonable or almost impossible delivery schedules.

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