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On average, employees at National Oilwell Varco give their company a 3.9 rating out of 5.0 - which is equal to the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest National Oilwell Varco employees are Field Service Technicians submitting an average rating of 3.0.

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3.9
Average Rating
(based on 89 National Oilwell Varco Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.7
Growth Opportunities
3.4
People You Work With
4.4
Person You Work For
4.1
Rewards You Receive
3.7
Support You Get
3.9
Way You Work
4.2
Work Setting
3.8
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Application Engineer
in Houston, TX

"Great company! I enjoyed starting my career with NOV. I have moved up and started supporting international projects in a vert short time and got a chance to travel around the world and run major projects successfully. Management is good; one thing they should focus on is training new hires."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
National Oilwell Varco Employee
in Robstown, TX

"Overall a great place to work. Awesome team work and communication."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.9
National Oilwell Varco (113)

4.4 Highest Rated in this Industry is Noble Corp. (7)
3.2 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Murphy Oil (11)
3.7 Average of All Companies in this Industry (451)
NDT Inspector
in Mills, WY

"Great conglomerate in the energy sector. Lots of people and experience to be gained. Sometimes you can feel like a number, just don't forget you matter and have a voice and talent amongst the thousands of people."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
UX Designer
in Houston, TX

"I had the opportunity to learn a lot from this company."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Average National Oilwell Varco Ratings in the Past 4 Years

Year Salary
2010 $4
2011 $3
2012 $3
2013 $3
Accountant
in Houston, TX

"I have only been with NOV for a short time as a Sr Accountant. I took this role on a contingent basis."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
National Oilwell Varco Employee
in Pampa, TX

"Overall its a great place to work but oil industry is always unstable. The people i worked with were great and really talented individuals. The management structure is kinda all over the place from reconstructing but will get better over time."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Design Engineer
in Houston, TX

"Good company to work for. Overall enjoyed my time there."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
National Oilwell Varco Employee
in Garden Grove, CA

"Worked there many years and enjoyed most of my time. Was always encouraged to contribute and speak up. Management from corporate could sometimes be disconnected but usually gave you the time to explain"

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Senior QA Specialist
in Houston, TX

"It’s been 5+yrs at NOV, it’s a great company to work with."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Production Coordinator
in Marlow, OK

"I've worked for NOV/WILCO for nearly 12 years. It has been a great family place to work. Deadline can be a chaotic mess but the job gets done."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
National Oilwell Varco Employee
in Odessa, TX

"Overall it is a good company. Expect to work 16 hours daily and be on call."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Drilling Optimization Engineer
in Houston, TX

"I've worked for NOV for almost 6 years and its a wonderful company, a lot of training, projects and software skills provided to provide a complete engineering and sales support to customers"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Mechanical Engineer
in Houston, TX

"NOV was a fantastic place to hone a young engineers skills. My time there was full of diverse work opportunities and many challenges. All these things combined to keep me interested throughout my tenure there. I'd certainly recommend NOV PCG to anyone."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
National Oilwell Varco Employee
in Houston, TX

"Contract position, they may treat direct hires better."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
National Oilwell Varco Employee
in Houston, TX

"I have worked at National Oilwell Varco (NOV) for the past 4.5 years. I have found the company very diverse. I always learned something new every day. The company has good benefits and a good work life balance. Management is supportive of your goals and where you see yourself. NOV pushes you to be the best you can be by giving the tools to get there. Including classes that are available to get certifications."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
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