NOV is a good company to work for. The only complaint I have is that they hold you back from advancing your career with the company. They will not let you move to a different group to advance your career if you are valuable to the team.
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.
Favoritism, you can't move up unless your related.
Material Handler (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – August 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
Night Shift Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) – Conroe, TX – August 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.
Systems Administrator (Former Employee) – Lafayette, LA – August 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
FIELD SERVICE TECHNICIAN III (Former Employee) – Odessa, TX – August 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
Buyer (Former Employee) – Cedar Park, TX – July 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.
Overtime is there
Manager focus on bonuses, no opportunity for advancement, everyone is miserable
Process Improvement (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – July 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.
Drilling Solution Engineer / Sales Eng (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – July 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.
IT Systems Support Administrator (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – July 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.