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National Oilwell Varco Houston Reviews

Updated April 12, 2017
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  • Laid off with oil and gas recession (in 44 reviews)

  • Upper Management is not well informed of the challenges of the employees to complete their tasks (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "engineer"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    variety of locations and positions available

    Cons

    currently experiencing a downturn and cutting workforce


  2. "Working at NOV"

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

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

    Pros

    It's a great company to work for. There are lot of great mentors that are willing to put in there time to develop there young talents.

    Cons

    They pay may be on the lower side in the Houston area, however the work life balance is perfect.


  3. "Determined Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people, becoming more diversified.

    Cons

    Tough industry times currently.

    Advice to Management

    Retain the people who will give you the brightest future.


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  5. "Design Engineer"

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

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Learning environment, good approach with higher management, punctual type atmosphere

    Cons

    Lack of training and career plan, lower salaries compared to competitors


  6. "Technology Manager"

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    Former Employee - Technology Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Technology Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance was great
    Travel was a great perk
    Not too much stress
    A lot of growth opportunities

    Cons

    Salaries are low
    Oil&gas is a cyclical industry
    Benefits were smashed during the oil&gas price plummet


  7. "Regional Sales manger"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time

    Pros

    Best Company to work, life balance,

    Cons

    no cons., systems IT, different policies for different divisions

    Advice to Management

    Keep training on young people


  8. "Quality Assrance Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurnce Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Assurnce Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Advancement/Promotions. Great Benefits.

    Cons

    Reductions in Force, and sometimes more people working in departments than necessary.

    Advice to Management

    Have managers complete employee evaluations that include face to face meeting. This will ensure good communication and foster goal setting.


  9. "Good People and Good Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, choice of insurance, 401K match with immediate vesting. People I worked with were amazing.

    Cons

    Subject to swings in the energy market.


  10. "Great place to work, not the best salary"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits are really good. Start with 3 weeks paid vacation. Bonus structure is available. Employees are great - the people are amazing. It feels like working for a small company.

    Cons

    It's widely known that NOV doesn't pay the best.


  11. "Multimedia Developer"

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    Former Employee - 3D Artist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - 3D Artist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good people, a nice work environment

    Cons

    Downturn in the oil industry made positions very unstable, many cutbacks on nice things like cofee and annual bonuses removed. Should improve in the near future.

    Advice to Management

    My management was very hands off, which I don't mind. Some better project strategy would be helpful.



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