National Oilwell Varco Reviews in Houston, TX | Glassdoor

National Oilwell Varco Houston Reviews

Updated January 31, 2017
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Clay C. Williams
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  • Laid off with oil and gas recession (in 44 reviews)

  • Upper management do not treat their employees respectfully or much care at all (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "cnc production machinist"

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    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Houston, TX

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    excellent benefits for employees and management

    Cons

    rotating shifts during holiday schedules

    Advice to Management

    better crosstraining


  2. "Employee Rating"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Administrator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Administrator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, teamwork environment organized environment

    Cons

    A lot of travel

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great leadership, education and teamwork


  3. "Great company to work for!"

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

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

    Pros

    I have been working for NOV for more than two years. People there are awesome, everyone is nice and helpful. Opportunities for growth are numerous, provided you show initiative and a willingness to do some hard work.

    Cons

    Pay is not as good as in other industries.


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  5. "cnc machinist"

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    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good company to work for in general

    Cons

    favoritism, if you dont know some one you are not going nowhere


  6. "Electrical Technician"

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

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

    Pros

    N.O.V. is a very good company in oil & gas industry

    Cons

    I have not seen downside


  7. "Field Service Technician"

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    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Team of people to work with. Good compensation.

    Cons

    Long hours and repetitious work.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  8. "Power System Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Power Systems Project Engineer Team Lead in Richmond, TX
    Former Employee - Power Systems Project Engineer Team Lead in Richmond, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for, dedicated and hard working management. Excellent working environment.

    Cons

    Almost nothing to bad about the company


  9. "Regional Sales Manager"

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

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Company ! good people and awesome atmosphere. The company is massive and you need to prove yourself and work hard if you want to raise up.

    Cons

    lots of politics, the company is huge, slow decision making process.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job and give your emploees all the training they need to be motivated and get better.


  10. "Best company I've worked for"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large global company where employees are valued for what they bring to the table. Lots of developmental opportunities. Managers are supportive of employee growth, and there is lots of room to grow. They definitely value a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Communication can be an issue sometimes. Information is not always readily available and may not trickle down as the leadership may hope.


  11. "Technician"

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    Former Employee - Heat Treat Technician in Cypress, TX
    Former Employee - Heat Treat Technician in Cypress, TX

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A lot of hours, hourly wage good, people are good

    Cons

    Management management management management management

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your experience employees



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