National Oilwell Varco Reviews | Glassdoor

National Oilwell Varco Reviews

Updated September 11, 2017
459 reviews

Filter

Filter


4.0
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Clay C. Williams
167 Ratings

459 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • Uncertainty within the fluctuating marketing products, due to downturn in oil and gas (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. "Engineering Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, good work life balance.

    Cons

    Low salaries and they cut needed positions but make non-essential positions to protect certain employees.


  2. "assembler"

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

    it was alot of fun building different projects. I did not have any prior experience building machinery. They did not train you on how to read schematics.

    Cons

    they did not train me well for the position needed.

    Advice to Management

    train train train

  3. "North America Procurement Manager"

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for back when they took care of their employees.

    Cons

    Current market situation has caused mass layoffs, cut in benefits causing a big morale issue for the remaining employees. A lot of changes happening on the upper management team creating fear on lower tier employees.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication
    Get back to your roots of caring about your employees


  4. "Good environment"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time

    Pros

    Work with a great team who really care about you

    Cons

    Not great salary, hard to get an increase even with good performance reviews


  5. "Customer Service Representative"

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

    When oil is up, so are all the perks

    Cons

    Pay is way under market value, when oil is down, things are very tight

    Advice to Management

    pay your good employees more and don't let the other just coast by


  6. "25 yrs +"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - CNC Programmer Machinist Tool Manager
    Former Employee - CNC Programmer Machinist Tool Manager

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

    Pros

    growth as a person in society
    and financial

    Cons

    sometimes personnel, slow times, lack of tooling, lack of material,
    off days

    Advice to Management

    safety, quality, production is the key in that order


  7. "Sr Buyer"

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

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time

    Pros

    Great People. Very rewarding work

    Cons

    Oil business is very cyclical

  8. "NOV Review"

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture and work life balance. Senior Management is smart but willing to meet with anyone that asks.

    Cons

    Lower than industry standard pay. Can be hard to get raises even without the downturn.


  9. "Great Opportunity"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Global Travel
    Nice People
    It boils down to who your direct manager is. I worked for a great VP who allowed employees to shine and was for all of his employees.

    Cons

    Lack of Minorities in leadership roles
    Low pay

    Advice to Management

    Bring the fun back to NOV


  10. "Ok company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay
    Good culture
    Plenty of overtime
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Inexperienced management
    Lack of communication
    Lack of job security


Showing 459 of 1,300 reviews
Reset Filters