National Oilwell Varco Employee Reviews

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Poorly organized
Communications / Automation Technician (Former Employee) –  Odessa, TXDecember 10, 2018
Poorly organized with no attention placed on the value of employees relocating to area. Employees on 14/14 rotation are scattered in several locations causing unnecessary delays and costly Travel Time which the employees must absorb out of their own pocket.
Pros
Few
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Many
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Good environment and productive workplace
Assembler Technician (Former Employee) –  Orange County, CADecember 9, 2018
here is like a family and works together efficiently and all are treated equally with no discrimination, as well as good equipment and good leadership/management as well as being a very clean and safe work environment
Pros
good place to work clean safe
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Overall a great company culture
US QHSE Manager (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXDecember 6, 2018
Diverse mindset and culture of the upper management. Certainly have a focus on growth and market penetration in to developing areas such as product technology
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Greatest Job Ive ever had
billing tech (Former Employee) –  Odessa, TXDecember 4, 2018
Great company for people who want to great great pay for their hard work. As an Employee you are given all the tool needed to stand out and shine. Great job and Great Company
Pros
Everything is great
Cons
layoffs can happen at anytime
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4.0
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An easy shop job
Mud Motor Technician (Former Employee) –  Casper, WYDecember 1, 2018
Would dress out for work. Inspect, breakdown, and rebuild mud-motors. Learned all aspects of mud motor technician's job. Management for the most part was really good.
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4.0
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Good place
Drilling Solutions Engineer (Drill Bits & BHE) (Current Employee) –  EgyptNovember 29, 2018
Very Good Experience, learned a lot and gained experience in different fields like sales, technical, marketing and other sorts of soft skills like Microsoft office & presentation skills.
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We are always busy! That is the best part about any job. I like to stay busy.
Order Manager (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXNovember 28, 2018
NOV has been an amazing place to work. After 8 years, I feel like my position isn't moving forward like I want it to.
Management has always been the best. NOV does great job in continued training.
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depends on who you are
Inventory Clerk (Current Employee) –  Conroe, TXNovember 27, 2018
if you like to be political then this is the play for you. if you like to come to work and just work they will never look at your for a promotion. they have lied about giving raises, but it's just inflation pay and it's every 3 years you get 2%
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People are very friendly and are willing to help
Welder (Former Employee) –  Conroe, TXNovember 24, 2018
This place is awesome the management is great they talk to you with respect and also they don’t mess with you or try to hurry you up it also has great president that interacts with other people
Pros
Everything
Cons
None
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Great work place be your own boss
Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Grand Junction, CONovember 17, 2018
Nov is a great place to start your oilfield experience fast-paced environment constant work, a job where you get to be your own boss, Move up in the company and make great money, long work days and longer work weeks.
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It was Very fast paced at one point over 350 employees, daily training and safety meetings, I was directly involved with 5 facilities in San Angelo, O
Regional Safety Manager (Former Employee) –  San Angelo, TexasNovember 15, 2018
very well organized in achieving the goals of the organization. had the autonomy of independence to make decisions that affect the direction of the Health Safety and Environmental department. I was Directly involved in 5 facilities in San Angelo and Odessa. Hardest part of the job was to prevent employees from making decisions that caused accidents and injuries
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Very positive environment.
Final Assembly Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Conroe, TXNovember 12, 2018
Very fast paced due to orders needing to be shipped out. Learned how certain oil field tools operate and how they are assembled.
Management was very friendly and helpful with encouragement to grow within the company.
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4.0
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Great Company
Area Manager Operations (Former Employee) –  West Coast, and South TexasNovember 10, 2018
Excellent benefits, advanced training in all aspects of the oil and gas distribution industry.Great upward mobility. The best part of the job is working with employees and customers. T
Pros
Able to relocate nationwide
Cons
Oil & Gas can be a up and down market
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Productive
Fireld Service TEch (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXNovember 7, 2018
Kept very busy every week I had a minimum of 4-5 jobs working in my area in the shop Management seen I had everything I needed to properly to my job keep me busy with parts and jobs I enjoyed working their
Pros
great bosses to work with
Cons
lazy co-workers and contractors layoff
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It has its ups and downs.
Assembly technician (Current Employee) –  Anderson, TXNovember 7, 2018
Certain members of management are excellent while higher management is absolutely terrible with hardly any room for advancement. Nov rolligon does not offer a good workplace for development
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fast pace working deptartment
Quality Control / tool crib manager/ shipping (Former Employee) –  Cedar Park, TXNovember 6, 2018
very busy interesting work place,a gung-ho spirit and the employees go above and beyond to help other employees. great training program with a financial aid
Pros
pay
Cons
too many hours
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Large corporation, has all the challenges and benefits you would expect.
Field Services Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Provo, UTNovember 5, 2018
It is exactly what you would expect from a large mult-national corporation. There were many opportunities for career growth as well as the downside of kingdom building. The corporate environment was amicable but not particularly empowering.
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Good company but management lacked
Field Service Technician (Former Employee) –  Odessa, TXNovember 1, 2018
Great company that started off with a great work culture. They paid well and took care of the employees in that aspect. Management could have been better about listening to employees and helping to fulfill the needs of those employees. Field supervisors were given too much leniency even when they were doing things against company policy. Things brought to the hire-ups attention tended to be swept under the rug and not discussed and fixed.
Pros
Plenty of hours, company vehicle, good insurance
Cons
Management, Issues not being taken care of, parts never seemed to come when company promised
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Great company
Administrator (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXNovember 1, 2018
Payroll Processor -> Process payroll for all weekly paid employees including Plant and temporary employees. Control data changes to employee files, earnings, deductions, time sheets and balancing.
Responsible for real estate leases, coordinating new and renewal lease procedures between Area Managers, Legal Department and Executive Management. Set up and maintain lease files on computer, pay rent and other expenses pertaining to lease properties. Responsible for American Express Corporate account including processing applications, monthly reporting and collection efforts as needed. Coordinate claims filed for workers compensation with the proper state authority or Insurance Company.
Pros
Great company
Cons
none
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satisfying
Design /CAD Operator -Electrical (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXOctober 31, 2018
I love to work for Nov, good benefit, education, training, upgrade new program give me more chance to learn new technology, I willing to continue to work to my retirement, unfortunately there was the time that they have to cut a lot jobs
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