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National Oilwell Varco Reviews

Updated October 19, 2018
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Clay C. Williams
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Pros
  • "They also encourage you to have a work/life balance which you can tell when the NOV tower starts turning into a ghost town even before 5pm" (in 78 reviews)

  • "Good salaries and good benefits" (in 102 reviews)

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  1. "Mechanical Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, culture and management

    Cons

    Bonus depends on how well the company is doing as well as your group.


  2. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Friendly management

    Cons

    Oil and gas stability

  3. "Manegar for fried chicken"

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    Former Employee - New York Life Agent in New York, NY
    Former Employee - New York Life Agent in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Better life. And I am respect the job.any jobs no problem because all job is equal.

    Cons

    I know I am very responsible person I will Best trying the job.

    Advice to Management

    Any job no problem. And I am respect the working and my all boss.only need to confidence and i can do it that’s it


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Freedom to operate independently without micromanagement.

    Cons

    No training in expected roles, learn by trial and error.

    Advice to Management

    So many software and technologies offered, but no formal or even online training offered to managers on company products and services to its employees on how to do the job.


  5. "Great Company to Work For"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer

    Pros

    Great group of employees to work with.

    Cons

    Business is very dependant on oil prices (obviously). The work dries up quick when oil prices drop significantly.


  6. "I&C engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and friendly people

    Cons

    Low pay and no growth


  7. "Great company."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, hours, and management.

    Cons

    No cons I can think of.

  8. "It is mediocre"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility. Working for such a well known company.

    Cons

    Need fresh eyes in here. Too many people have been here too long.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees when they are conveying changes that will stop the turn over.


  9. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time

    Pros

    Work with leading industry technology.

    Cons

    Promotions are mainly off of a buddy system.


  10. "Decent organization"

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Great corporate culture, promoted work-life balance

    Cons

    Salaries are generally lower than market value

    Advice to Management

    Come closer to matching market value for compensation


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