National Oilwell Varco Employee Reviews

3.9
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Poor management/ favoritism
Tech Services (Former Employee) –  Conroe, TXAugust 15, 2018
If you don't want a life and want to bust your butt for a little bit of money and a lot of over time with no time off this job is for you.
As a field service technician I started out at 15.50 and it took 3 years to make 16.25 so imagine how many hours I had to work with no time off to make 80-100k a year.
Pros
Insurance
Cons
Favoritism, you can't move up unless your related.
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material Handler
Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 14, 2018
Transport materials from receiving to stocking area. Ensured all parts had the correct part, lot, and serial numbers before placing it within inventory. Operated overhead crane and forklifts (electric, sit down, gas, propane, diesel, stand up and side loader). Prepared items for shipping to clients while to safety and packing regulations for shipping. Completed orders and shipping documents
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Excellent job
Planner (Former Employee) –  Galena Park, TXAugust 8, 2018
Truly enjoyed my time working at National Oilwell Varco. I had wonderful coworkers and great benefits. There was room for advancement and training opportunities.
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A nice place to work
Night Shift Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) –  Conroe, TXAugust 7, 2018
pay was good, hours were always feast or famine, you couldn't get a day off or there was NO OVERTIME. depending on sales, orders and the market. People were nice but sometimes it seemed like HR was out to get you.
Pros
clean and air conditioned work place
Cons
always in a hurry, pressed for time
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Modern machine shop. Modern facilty.
NC Programmer (Former Employee) –  Conroe, TXAugust 6, 2018
Overtime optional.
Office culture is good.
DNC system needs improvement in some parts of the shop.
On-site cafeteria.
Management is easy to work with.
Pros
Occasional free lunches and catered events
Cons
Long drive from Spring.
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Good company to work for in IT
Systems Administrator (Former Employee) –  Lafayette, LAAugust 6, 2018
There was a good corporate structure due to the size of the company. There was some breaks in the structure due to size of 2 merging companies at first but then started to combine to clear up the differences between the structure of the 2 merging companies
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3.0
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Was a good company
FIELD SERVICE TECHNICIAN III (Former Employee) –  Odessa, TXAugust 3, 2018
Started off as a good job. Plenty of work and hours... Then the lies started soon as local management and a new department manager came in. They also created a hostile work environment with their constant threats and treating all employees like trash
Pros
None
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Too many to mention
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DOCUMENT CONTROL SPECIALIST (Former Employee) –  Conroe, TXAugust 1, 2018
Average Place to work, it is stressful and face paced but the benefits were great until a few years ago, now just average benefits and average pay maybe low end pay for oilfield.
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5.0
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One of my favorite places to have worked
Staff Accountant (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 30, 2018
NOV proved to be an excellent work environment for me. Expectations of management were known and the tools to achieve those objectives were made available to every employee.
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Great environment to work at
Buyer Planner/Production Specialist (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 29, 2018
Busy day every day order entry asap
Learned all of my skills
All my work experience was with nov
Managment takes care of its emloyees
Great co-workers
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Stay Away
Buyer (Former Employee) –  Cedar Park, TXJuly 28, 2018
The most greedy company i have ever seen in my life. Company cares more about if the managers get their bonus, and will work the hourly people to death to meet that goal. Staff can go years without a raise, and the company healthcare continues to get worse and worse.
Big Time buddy system here, if you dont know someone higher up...you will NEVER get promoted.
If times get hard and they need to lay off, get ready to do the job of multiple people without any extra compensation.
Morale is horrible, everyone hates there job.
Pros
Overtime is there
Cons
Manager focus on bonuses, no opportunity for advancement, everyone is miserable
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Not a good place to work.
Process Improvement (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 25, 2018
Working here is only good if you don't like money or time with your family. But this does change a lot based on what facility you work for.
Not well organized and if you are good at what you do most of your time will spent doing the job of other departments.
Pros
Easy place to work.
Cons
No challenge at all.
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4.0
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Great company as a sales organization
Drilling Solution Engineer / Sales Eng (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 24, 2018
great company as a sales organization driven, not a good environment for engineering in some of the company's divisions, some divisions rarely promote training and career development programs for employees, although the management is great. work place culture is great.
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Has become prone to bureaucracy
Vice President of Financial Reporting (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 23, 2018
The company has changed from being dynamic and flexible to rules driven and bureaucratic over the last three years. Outside hiring over promotion from within is also occurring.
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Overall great place to work
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Parachute, COJuly 18, 2018
Great place to work with many chances for job advancement, great benefits offered as well. Overall atmosphere was fast paced but pleasant to be in . Good management overall.
Pros
Great pay and benefits
Cons
Fast paced
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5.0
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Fun and productive place
Rig Technologies - Application Support Specialist (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 17, 2018
Casual friendly atmosphere. Many opportunities for group lunches on site, company sponsored group activities such as fishing, kickball, bag toss, sporting clays, etc.
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IT needs severe re-alignment
IT Systems Support Administrator (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 16, 2018
I worked in IT. Management and upwards is a joke, severe backstabbing in the department. Management loves to play favorites. The lying is intense, one manager specifically told me he would screw me over on purpose, so always get his agreement in writing.
Pros
Some employees were great to work with.
Cons
low pay, lying, backstabbing
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great company
IT CLIENT SUPPORT (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 16, 2018
super heavy job environment, over load. short staff and way to much work .each client support has over 100+ tickets and no help . over all is a great company to work .
Pros
greate company
Cons
grete company
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4.0
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Great place to work at
Software Test Automation Engineer (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 12, 2018
National Oilwell Varco is a great place to work at. There are a lot of advancement opportunities. The environment is very relaxed. I learned a lot during my time here.
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Great
Field Service Technician (Former Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKJuly 12, 2018
Great company to work for. Good benefits and even better pay. Very laid back environment and not a whole lot of stress. The only gripe I have is some of the guys working there are cry babies
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