National Oilwell Varco Reviews

Updated 27 Jan 2021

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National Oilwell Varco President and Chief Executive Officer Clay C. Williams (no image)
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  • "Oil and gas unpredictable always redundancies(in 68 reviews)

  • "Oil and gas industries are in downturn(in 51 reviews)

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  1. "Great opportunities for development"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategic Sourcing Manager in Gateshead, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career growth is there if you want it.

    Cons

    High level of Red tape, this constrains the businesses ability to adapt to the market changes.

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  2. "fjkfglkhlh"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Aberdeen, Scotland

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time

    Pros

    Good colleagues and the company

    Cons

    Poor management and HR department


  3. "Unpredictable"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Semi Skilled in Sunderland, North East England, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work good salary

    Cons

    Oil and gas unpredictable always redundancies

  4. "General"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time

    Pros

    Good benifits Good working hours

    Cons

    Expected to take on more responsibilities with no insetives

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  5. "Good"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Cluster Assistant 

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco part-time

    Pros

    Very good had a nice environment

    Cons

    Not good Not many shifts available

  6. "Eye opener"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Engineer 

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time

    Pros

    Experience, you learn a lot because of your responsibilities

    Cons

    Poor salary, promotion based on who likes you not compency

  7. "Job not as it seems"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Great People - needs complete revamp

    Cons

    No job descriptions - it's a case of "i'll just do that"

  8. "Don’t fall for the sales pitch what you hear isn’t what you get."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Job security for anyone who is prepared to put up with the lack of organisation/management. The turn around of service engineers here is ridiculous, I’ve seen a lot come and go in a very short space of time.

    Cons

    The job is a con! You’ll soon see if you choose to work here. Promised big money but never seen it. You’ll be left to figure your own way around procedures. The training that was offered at the start was none existent. Almost everyone in the department appears to be depressed. Guaranteed motivation killer this job.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "incompetent"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Maintenance Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good shifts and plenty of overtime

    Cons

    no training and management is a joke

  10. "Groundhog day"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Bedlington, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Dress down Fridays and early finish

    Cons

    Repetitive projects, no real variation or technical challenge.

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