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National Oilwell Varco Reviews

Updated February 23, 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. "Design Engineer"

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    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


  2. "Great COmpany"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company and great opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    too much politics in every plant


  3. "Compliance Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


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  5. "Assembly"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "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.


  7. "Great"

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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 to work for

    Cons

    The long days 12 hour shifts


  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. "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


  10. "Regional Sales manger"

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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


  11. "Buyer"

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Buyer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Excellent Environment, I enjoy my team and coworkers.
    *Management is approachable.
    *Great 401K matching
    *3 Weeks Vacation

    Cons

    *Pay is lower than industry standard.
    *During current industry downturn turnover is high
    *Stressful at times.



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