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National Oilwell Varco Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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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. "NOV"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fortune 200 company with plenty of growth opportunities throughout company/planet,. Corporate sponsored Employee Development program is helpful. Varied and interesting products. Excellent talent pool with collaborative co-workers! Decent benefits package.

    Cons

    Through continual acquisitions this was a fast growing company that sometimes suffered by not moving quickly enough on issues affecting existing business units. Watch your pay after being hired, as it appears to drift below industry standard.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck weathering this downturn in your market! Focus on polishing the resources currently held, don't get to top heavy by releasing lower level talent needed to recover. Continue efforts to unify the organization by minimizing quantity of business systems, maximizing opportunities to resource pool/share, encourage cross-functional team building to refine inputs & outputs.


  2. "Training"

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

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Autonomous role with opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Oil and Gas sector, cyclical work directly affected by oil production


  3. "Quality control"

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    Former Employee - Quality Control in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Control in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast pace when oil is productive

    Cons

    Hard to move up into position, people kiss butt to try slowing you down in moving up

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees and listen what the have to say when it time to make things easer


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  5. "hard chrome plater"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Chrome Plater in Willis, TX
    Former Employee - Chrome Plater in Willis, TX

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

    Pros

    good pay benefits safe workplace

    Cons

    lay offs wage and raise freezes

    Advice to Management

    drain the swamp!


  6. "Great place to learn the business"

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Lots of supports from upper management.

    Cons

    Field level management that was inherited from Wilson is very poor.


  7. "Great company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been working for NOV for more than two years. People there are awesome, everyone is nice and helpful. Opportunities for growth are numerous, provided you show initiative and a willingness to do some hard work.

    Cons

    Pay is not as good as in other industries.


  8. "Inside Sales Coordinator / Canada & Latin America"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits from the get go

    Cons

    The company turned into a very political groupy...

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people!


  9. "job"

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    Former Employee - Welder/Fabricator in Duncan, OK
    Former Employee - Welder/Fabricator in Duncan, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits decent pay good work schelede

    Cons

    lack of management failer to communicate


  10. "National Oilwell Varco Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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

    The management team were excellent to work for

    Cons

    Time spent away from home in


  11. "Today's Energy Management is 100 years behind the times"

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

    Pros

    Good base and better benefits. NOV used to be more "family oriented" compared to their competition.

    Cons

    Energy! The Texas-based management, along with the European and Middle-Eastern brothers can not plan for the future - this is a cycle that they are content to be in decade after decade. Bottom line, it is feast or famine. Terrible at long-range planning.

    Advice to Management

    Read a book on CCPM! It isn't black magic! Other industries are getting it...you should as well!



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