I like working there and with some of the guy's but management is terrible and the no incentives, no raises, no reason to work hard and no loyalty to the employees. They want a lot from us but don't want to give to us.
I find NOV is a fair work place and a competitive company to work for. NOV has excellent benefit that employee and family depend on. NOV have it's own product line and is rate one of the best world wide.
I came to work, and talked to the previous shift, and went to work. The hardest part of the job was trying to make small parts in tolerance that the machine was not capable of because it was meant for larger parts. They treated me well until my job was gone because plant was closed. I lost my job after 30 years. I did nothing wrong. I miss it very much. Trying to start over. Co-workers and benifets and supervisor was great.
good benefits, and co-workers, safety incentives.
too much overtime for me. some people wanted that overtime.
I learned a lot in this company it taught me a lot about the oil and gas industry. Great company with great benefits and decent starting pay. The people there are easy going, the schedule was one the best schedules Ive ever had, very convenient.
good benefit but you work by the group dealer as they like you then you survival but not you out! manager don't care your work ,all they care products and number product is mess after all after send customers
work as you need to bribery and suck.... if not you out!!
Begin shift with operations in process, check the machines job board. Continue production as required and make changes if necessary to maintain quality. Lead men are picked by favoritism rather than experience and leave much to be desired if machining issues arise. First article inspection is always a problem, as they eliminated that position, and rely on all the machinists to fill in which requires shutting down, or waiting for a break in the program. All parts are timed and any variances are written on your machine board. This used to be a fast paced fun place to work, but when economy dictated micro management, and you are not in the boys club things can become harsh and hard. The most enjoyable time was setting up "The Blue Room" and training machinists to run the machines. Unfortunately when it came to layoff time I got picked. It seemed we were doing 12 hours straight for two weeks with one day off for a long time, and then down to just eight hours a day for five days. All in all it was an experience and sometimes I miss it, and other time I'm glad I'm free.
CNC Machinist, VTC and CNC Lathes (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – April 4, 2016
The hardest part of the job was trying to find your supervisor. As machinists, we know our jobs and the language that the machines speak. Memory storage in the machines of successfully ran programs was and is at a premium. We, as machinist, know how to properly and safely set-up jobs and correct programs that are not to print. What was and is lacking can be discussed in person.
Free coffee and an occassional employee appreciation meal.
Non-controlled climate work enviroment for critical tolerances.
Stable work load coming to machine shop. 4- shifts per machine
CNC Machinist/ LEAD MAN/ NIGHT SHIFT (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – October 3, 2015
Very large & stable company. 4 shift per machine is a down side in term of employees' overtime & communications. I personally did not have much experience to the upper levels of management To the lower level of management here, the problems are typical as at everywhere else- unfair practice, favoritism, preference treatments, lower pay for Asians comparing to the same skill & years of experience level of those who are White or Hispanics.