Field Service Technician (Current Employee) – New Iberia, LA – January 15, 2018
Good environment but lacks a true identity. Advancement isn't based on job knowledge or education. More predicated on "who you know". Compared to other service providers, the pay is on the lower end of the spectrum. Offer good benefits compared to other employers. There was a sense of job security, even during the downturn. Lacks career advancement in my area of expertise.
I loved the workplace culture of NOV. I enjoyed the people I worked with and I had an amazing boss. I was promoted multiple times in my career at NOV, so I feel I was recognized and rewarded for my hard work.
Truck Driver Class A (Former Employee) – San Angelo, TX – January 11, 2018
Start my semi-truck, do a pre-trip inspection on the truck. Check my load and my paper invoice also with my oversized permits for the routes and drive to the places that the tanks needed to go. In Texas or in other surrounding States. Good management and good benefits.I really enjoy the work there.
Operations Manager (Current Employee) – Harvey, LA – January 10, 2018
As soon as the oil price dropped, they closed our entire site. Lots of people left looking for a job. I worked for a company that survived for 20 years as a small, private company. After 4 years of being purchased by NOV, the doors were closed.
I only worked for NOV for 9 Months, left for a better job opportunity. NOV was a good job, and would have stayed if they could have competed with the monetary benefits I was offered by ny new employer.
I had set tasks to do every work day, consisting of checking warehouses. Making sure certain doors were locked and patroling the surrounding areas. Also ran the main two gate entrances, Making sure only workers with a badge of National Oil Well Verco could come in.
Aftermarket Parts Sales Manager (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – January 2, 2018
company is big enough to offer many different opportunities and experiences. Good place to work to gain valuable experience and exposure to the many facets that make the oil field a challenging and opportunity rich workplace
The management was very helpful and there was constant communication. I enjoyed working for NOV. However, the downturn in the oil and gas industry meant no business for them when drilling rigs had to stop drilling.
2 weeks on and 2 weeks off allowed a lot of family time.