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National Oilwell Varco Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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Clay C. Williams
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  • Oil and Gas downturns can be frustrating (in 44 reviews)

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

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  1. "Compliance Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time

    Pros

    Great people , have the opportunity to move up internally

    Cons

    no cons about the company , besides the industry the way it is


  2. "Accounts Payable Coordinator/Senior Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Coordinator in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Coordinator in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at this company. Everyone worked well as a team, and the benefits were great.

    Cons

    I really don't have any cons to say about this company.


  3. "Assembly"

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

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time

    Pros

    Lots of work good people

    Cons

    Lay off eventually it's a vicious cycle


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  5. "Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work for

    Cons

    The long days 12 hour shifts


  6. "Good Experience Working at HydraFab"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good hours, good crew

    Cons

    closed down, closed down closed down


  7. "Regional Sales manger"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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. "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


  9. "CNC Machinist"

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    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Conroe, TX
    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Conroe, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    When Slow, they will cross train those who want it

    Cons

    They are like the dollar general of the oil field they pay the cheapest and make the cheapest product i was there for 5 years started at 14.80, left five years later as a shift lead and was still running machines for them making 15.85

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people their worth


  10. "Drilling Systems Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I got to do extensive traveling around the world.

    Cons

    Salaries are not very competitive in the oil and gas industry. Business is poorly managed.


  11. "Tester"

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    Former Employee - Tester in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Tester in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    401k
    Benefits
    Safety
    Good pay
    Can move up the ladder

    Cons

    Long work hours
    Hot working conditions
    Overtime available
    Oil industry fluctuate
    Management

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees up to date with job outlook



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