National Oilwell Varco Reviews in Houston, TX | Glassdoor

National Oilwell Varco Houston Reviews

Updated July 9, 2017
558 reviews

Filter

Filter

Houston, TX Area

558 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • Oil and Gas downturns can be frustrating (in 46 reviews)

  • Upper Management is not well informed of the challenges of the employees to complete their tasks (in 28 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Service Desk Coordinator"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Lead IT Service Desk Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Lead IT Service Desk Coordinator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great company, wonderful people

    Cons

    No raise in 3 years

  3. "Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Developer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Its great company to work with.

    Cons

    It is great company, was able to sustain big economic downfalls but is in trouble as oil prices were down, but still its a great company and hope it will comeback as the oil market comes up.


  4. "Working at NOV"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. "Electrical engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting products. Lots of travelling available.

    Cons

    Remote and dingy field locations.

    Advice to Management

    Inter-company transactions (due to upper management dictates) sometimes have very low quality experience and service that go unreported.


  6. "Determined Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Little concern for employees"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Planner in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Production Planner in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paychecks are every two weeks

    Cons

    Be prepared to feel like a slave if working for NOV. Hours are long and compensation is low. Salaried workers are expected to carry the workload of at least 3 to 4 people so the company can be more profitable. Hourly workers are not always given sufficient notice about hours they are required to work (i.e. you may find out you have to work a weekend on Friday and will be written up if you don't cancel plans and comply.)

    Advice to Management

    Do not continue over working your hardest working employees and provide better compensation.

  8. "Business Development Manager review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global focus, travel at-will, room to run and support from upper management.

    Cons

    No upward mobility; pay was 30th-percentile; if you do things a bit differently they will penalize you; many get pigeon-holed in certain groups; cross-division mobility is difficult

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. "Design Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Regional Sales manger"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


Showing 558 of 1,270 reviews
Reset Filters