National Oilwell Varco Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2020

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3.4
63%
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National Oilwell Varco President and Chief Executive Officer Clay C. Williams (no image)
Clay C. Williams
592 Ratings
Pros
  • "lots of good benefits, world wide company, able to learn new things and progress(in 118 reviews)

  • "Wonderful Company to work with great benefits and advancement opportunities(in 108 reviews)

Cons
  • "The oil and gas industry is known for being a roller coaster(in 63 reviews)

  • "Business Market fluctuation and downturn(in 49 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are laid back and friendly. The company values the employee. Great environment

    Cons

    Difficult to get promote within

  2. "Good company when Oil n Gas is booming"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Texas in Houston, TX

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great team and colleagues to work with.

    Cons

    Mediocre benefits. Not up to the O&G standards.

  3. "A great company in a tough market."

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great company in a very tough market.

    Cons

    current and near future markets make it tough for management

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  4. "Good Company to Work for"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QC Supervisor/Manager in New Iberia, LA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It was a Great Environment & had Good Benefits

    Cons

    Pay was some what low when compared to other companies

  5. Helpful (1)

    "NOV is a great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Management was great. Compensation was competitive

    Cons

    Oil and gas is cyclical and thus RIF is always a concern.

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    "Company culture"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Friendly, open door policy, flexibility

    Cons

    No room for promotion, no salary raises

  7. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shared Services Order Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Employees are well taken care of (company amenities), respected and valued.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement partly due to nepotism. Lateral moves are available, however.

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  8. "PRODUCT DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, AND APPLICATION ENGINEER"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer IV in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good people and good technology

    Cons

    Lack of stability and organization

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  9. "Great experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembler in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Knowledgeable coworkers, and the experience.

    Cons

    Entry level pay was low in comparison

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  10. "Take a look"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant 

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly, fair, and casual atmosphere.

    Cons

    When the oilfield is on a down turn lay offs will happen.

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