National Oilwell Varco

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National Oilwell Varco Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.4 268 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

National Oilwell Varco Chairman, President, CEO, and Director Pete Miller Jr.

Pete Miller Jr.

(167 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is an excellent work/life balance in my position(in 15 reviews)

  • Great benefits programs for salaried individuals(in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • Some problems with middle management(in 7 reviews)

  • no work life balance and bad management(in 4 reviews)

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    Good Place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPushed and developed at same time; everyone has opportunity for own advancement if they so wish

    ConsExtensive Travel and time away can become burdensome but are supported while doing so

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery diverse company with lots of opportunities across the globe. My experience is of fast moving challenging work in a team of really nice people.

    ConsHonestly can't think of anything significant. The base salaries are not the highest in the industry but this is balanced out by a great working environment and good culture.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Mechanical Engineer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood learning curve. Very useful for future.

    ConsLearning depends on the project we work, sometimes seems very slow process.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to develop multi-skill expert instead of specialist.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company that truly supports the employees.

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsBenefits benefits benefits. The healthcare benefits are the best out there. 401K is also great. There are numerous worldwide locations to find work.

    ConsNOV is a big corporation and change is hard to influence.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider changing the website. In my opinion, it is not representative of a multi-billion dollar enterprise.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great company

    Cost Accountant (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat benefits, good pay, great people

    Conslocations may require commuting, systems

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Positive place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTeam work and great people who work there.

    ConsLack chances of advancement and recognition

    Advice to Senior ManagementOpen to change

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Atmosphere, but tough to get things done

    Structural Engineer (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsGood atmosphere and interesting work

    ConsPoorly organized so it's tough to find old design packages

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent company to work for, very different from the three major oil and gas service companies

    Remote/Real Time Drilling Optimization (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    Prosbenefits are about the same as the industry, maybe a bit better. training is flexible and depends a lot on your manager. Working here is like working for a family owned company even this is a large company

    Conspersonal growth maybe an issue and it depends on your manager and the department you work for

    Advice to Senior Managementhas to work better on personal development and career path, especially for professionals like engineers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsVery much work life balance

    Consyou may have to work more than 40 hours

    Advice to Senior Managementlook at what the employee life goals are

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Constantly learning about the industry

    Buyer/Planner (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsGood culture, willing to send you to get any necessary training you might need. Helpful in helping you learn about this complex industry.

    ConsSalary is not very competitive

    Advice to Senior Managementmake salaries more competitive to keep turnover low.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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