Handle the setup, service and daily operations of warehouse setting, taking out merchandise that is requested by the customer/business. Ship out orders with all Postal Services, a Hotshot Driver and making personal deliveries to the designated area myself; operate heavy machinery that coincides with my job ethic. Prepare daily sales reports for management; conduct daily inventory; and perform social and interactive skills with every person I encounter on a daily basis. As an Inside Sales Rep my duties have been greater relied on given that I am also in charge of invoicing and working through weekly reports that consist of clearing open sales orders, work orders, purchase orders and in transit receivers.
Mechanical and electrical technician (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – February 9, 2016
Have to look at schematic at the first time. Recognize parts, wire, location, and size of parts before building system. I learned how to use drill, punch, jigsaw, saw machine, air drill, crane, and pallet jet. My co-workers are kinds, funny, and helpful. I really like test, find out problems of system after building it, and fix it before send it out.
The wellhead pressure control equipment manufactured at NOV Elmar was second to none and the pride within all employees made it that much more enjoyable to be a part of the team. As part of the senior management team, we worked as a cohesive unit with respect towards one another's roles, vision and decisions. The inclusion of our direct reports and theirs made it for a very open and ever improving environment with the efforts and interest on the business being the focal point for the employees which allowed for us to succeed in all aspects of the business.
Teamwork among all ranks and the respect for the roles of each and the decisions being made.
The VP's lack of engagement for both the Aberdeen and Houston business locations
Service Technician (Former Employee) – Bridgeport, WV – February 2, 2016
Night shift was great, loved working there with co workers and management. Took a position on day while all big wigs were there and public and it was different. Oil and gas went under and they didn't have the need for drills to be made.
Animator (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – February 1, 2016
I fully enjoyed my time at NOV, my boss was great to work for, and they did right by me as an employer. I feel that I learned a lot in my time there, and had the opportunity to vastly further my skillsets and abilities as an animator which will serve me well in the future.
Senior Buyer - Milling/Turning Dept (Former Employee) – Orange, CA – January 29, 2016
Meetings, meetings, meetings. No time to get work done. Often times the meetings would not stick to the agenda, running off in many different directions.
NOV provides a valuable product and has great concepts. The relationship between management and workforce feels strained. (Real) communication is lacking.
In years past (10-15 years ago), making business happen was not as cumbersome as present day. There are increasing hurdles to overcome, but yet they want more productivity. With a little "listening" to the challenges the workforce faces, they might actually be able to strategize ways around the hurdles.
Great company, just lost their way a bit.
CO-WORKERS / SHOP ENVIRONMENT (NOT AS TENSE AS OFFICE ENV)
Regional Field Sales (Former Employee) – Evansville, WY – January 27, 2016
A typical day at work going out to the drilling rigs and billing invoices and selling company products. i learned a lot about selling downhole drilling products and drilling rigs. My Sales manager was the best boss that you could ever ask for. My other sales partner was also the best that you could ask for. The hardest part of the was trying to find the different locations the Drilling rigs were on. the most enjoyable part of the job was having the best sales team around. We all worked good together.
Warehouseman (Former Employee) – Willis, TX – January 27, 2016
Fast-paced, busy warehouse which entailed construction of shipping crates, packaging of parts, loading and unloading trucks with forklift. Also responsible for cold storage and rotation of rubber stocks used in drill making process. I was also sent to classes to become certified in HazMat. A job like this makes the day go much faster. Management was available to respond to questions and problems.
Safety-oriented, good healthcare benefits and 401k
Not enough moving equipment; having to share forklifts with other departments.
Machinist/CNC Operator/Mazatrol Programmer (Current Employee) – Orange, CA – January 24, 2016
The environment is very easy going and smooth even when a deadline needs to be made. All of my fellow co-workers are very nice and like to help out where they can to make sure everyone who needs help gets it, Management is fair and is easy going with a full Open-Door Policy in effect at all times.
QA/QC Inspector (Former Employee) – San Angelo, TX – January 23, 2016
it is a good place to work with good benefits. slow pace, training, room for advancement lacking. a typical day work steady flow. I renewed my VTII training. good co workers good communication. the hardest part of job getting welders trained to quality standards. best part of job turning out a quality product.