National Oilwell Varco CNC Machinist Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2019

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National Oilwell Varco President and Chief Executive Officer Clay C. Williams (no image)
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9 Ratings
  1. "Cnc operator"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Gateshead, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get good benefits, full sick pay, pension, health scheme and discount in shops

    Cons

    Factory management don't know how to run a factory or talk to people.

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    National Oilwell Varco2016-07-10
  2. "Excellent place to work for. Hope for business to pick back up."

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    CNC Machinist in Conroe, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco

    Pros

    Excellent atmosphere, benefits, 401k, and people to work work with.

    Cons

    None I can think of that they couldn't help with the current economic crisis in the oil industry.

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    National Oilwell Varco2016-03-30
  3. "Machinist"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    CNC Machinist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco

    Pros

    Decent benefits,at the time lots of OT Very good vacation plan and it starts immidietly all benefits starts on the first day

    Cons

    Very big company . You just a number . Lots of layoffs . Lots of favorism and too much related to Oil drilling. Up and down!!!!!

    National Oilwell Varco2016-03-08
  4. Helpful (1)

    "CNC Machinist"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Set up, edit operate CNC Mill to machine down hole oil production parts.

    Cons

    I don't have any comment.

    National Oilwell Varco2015-10-07
  5. "CNC machinist"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay, overtime and benefits. 401K with good medical and dental. Flex schedule and travel.Year end bonus and pay review each year.

    Cons

    Shift work, long hours, not climate controlled work facility.

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    National Oilwell Varco2015-09-08
  6. "NOV a great company for long term investing of your future."

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Navasota, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning environment, stable employment even during this oil downturn, resisting to the last draw before having to make a downsizing decision.

    Cons

    Pay is not the best, until you get into the upper echelons of the management staff (department manager+). Hours are either flat 40 with NO overtime allowed during slow periods and shoot directly to 72+ hours weekly when work picks back up. This statement comes from 15+ years of seeing it happen, no matter who is managing the company.

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    National Oilwell Varco2015-05-14
  7. Helpful (2)

    "CNC Machine Shop. Primary duties are repair of drill pipe threaded connections, repair of tooling for drill motors."

    2.0
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    CNC Machinist in Bridgeport, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco

    Pros

    Health insurance, 401K, paid holidays and vacation are OK. No complaints, the benefits are competitive with other companies.

    Cons

    Low wages, poor scheduling, very long hours required. Uncompensated on call scheduling. Poor opportunities for career advance.

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    National Oilwell Varco2015-01-18
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CNC Machinist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, really good pay, it's pretty consistent hours, nothing too outrageous!

    Cons

    nothing is really too challenging about working here. don't have any concerns!

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    National Oilwell Varco2014-10-21
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Too BIG to fail"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - CNC Machinist in Conroe, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to get started, as long as you don;t mind really long hours. Always Hiring on the shop floor, willing to take inexperienced people as machinists. Insurance is great, but can't make up for pay scale. Massive over time, in most departments.

    Cons

    Massive overtime. Management over shop floor (motors) wants 13 days of 12 hour shifts then want you to volunteer on the 14 "exhaustion day". Actually Will take vacation time instead of letting you off for the doctor or family or just rest. Pay is... tricky, If you start at a good rate you'll be ok, but they NEVER give raises or cost of living adjustments, worked there 2.5 years and never got a raise and worked with people that had been there up to 8 years and still at same pay. The three people that taught/trained me all left for other companies and increases in pay ($17 at NOV to $22 to $25 at other shops)

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    National Oilwell Varco2014-05-21
  10. "Trying to grind through not having more than two days off a month"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - CNC Machinist in Conroe, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of o.t. good pay great benefits okay food stressful environment!!!!!

    Cons

    Only two days off a month!!!!!! 12 hours a day for 13 days straight have no time with family or friends can't get anything else done with only two days off!!!!!! Bull$&!@ !!!!!!!

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    National Oilwell Varco2014-03-25
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