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Updated 17 Mar 2020

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3.3
61%
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National Oilwell Varco President and Chief Executive Officer Clay C. Williams (no image)
Clay C. Williams
100 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "A good company to stay with."

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Dundee, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Large company which invests in it's employees. Well paid for geographic location.

    Cons

    Some older staff members "don't see the point" in employee development.

    National Oilwell Varco2015-11-02
  2. "Drill Bits Manufacturing Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Quedgeley, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good quality training, excellent teamwork

    Cons

    High Risk of redundancy

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    National Oilwell Varco2020-02-04
  3. "Not a bad place to work"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to travel all over the world

    Cons

    Sometimes feel like you are a small cog in a big machine

    National Oilwell Varco2020-01-30
  4. "Fun but corporate"

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time

    Pros

    Good people, fair pay, good benefits, some interesting projects.

    Cons

    Vertical management structure, American corporate culture, bureaucratic and inefficient processes.

    National Oilwell Varco2019-12-20
  5. "Good Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Design Engineer in Montrose, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good pay, work life balance

    Cons

    No career path available. It's job not career

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    National Oilwell Varco2019-12-16
  6. "Interesting Work but difficult trading conditions"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Gloucester, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very interesting and technically challenging work

    Cons

    The oil and gas sector continues to struggle

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    National Oilwell Varco2019-11-01
  7. "Good company especially for new employees"

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    Current Employee - Production Engineer in Oldham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good environment, busy, good package for new starters

    Cons

    Pay not good for longer serving employees

    National Oilwell Varco2019-05-16
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Design Engineer in Montrose, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good salary bonus and working 35 h a week. As long as is relevant to work there is no problem with getting training

    Cons

    Not much of a development plans for career progress.

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    National Oilwell Varco2019-03-17
  9. "Poor pay, no prospects, poor management"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Freedom to explore different approaches to achieve objectives, but this is largely due to ineffective management

    Cons

    Management is ineffective and focuses on the wrong things. There is no room for promotion or progression and no training. Wages are well below industry standard and you must fight to get even a cost of living increase. The management seem to think that that the technicians and engineers are plebs, and that they can just haul anyone off the street to do the job. Deficiencies in management are evident from the lowest to the highest levels.

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    National Oilwell Varco2018-12-15
  10. "Good Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Cheltenham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Benefits - 7% pension, 20% bonus, free medical insurance, free life insurance, discounted gym membership, discounted retail shopping, discounted dental plan, employee development chat with manager every quarter.

    Cons

    May no pay bonus during downturn, could improve on planning, my center didn't do any appraisal, no pay rises during downturn.

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    National Oilwell Varco2018-08-29
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