National Oilwell Varco Reviews

Updated Jan 14, 2021

To filter reviews, or .
3.4
65%
Recommend to a Friend
63%
Approve of CEO
National Oilwell Varco President and Chief Executive Officer Clay C. Williams (no image)
Clay C. Williams
665 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Oil and gas unpredictable always redundancies(in 68 reviews)

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

More Pros and Cons
Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.
  1. "that was a grates company to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Welder/Fabricator in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    chances to learn a lot

    Cons

    low pay for the position but it's ok

    Continue reading
  2. "Absolutely Toxic Environment"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some developers are experienced, knowledgeable and willing to grow.

    Cons

    Toxic culture, poor management and scapegoating consultants.

    Continue reading

  3. "Pretty good place"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Designer in Calgary, AB

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time

    Pros

    Benefits rrsp and pretty good atmosphere

    Cons

    Sometimes management makes descions that you don’t understand

  4. "Oilfield Tools"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dispatcher in Nisku, AB
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay was good, always something new to learn,

    Cons

    The on-call schedule was quite demanding. Energy Sector

  5. "Great Place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time

    Pros

    Diversity, environment and great management team

    Cons

    Salaries need improvement to compete in market place

  6. "working environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Technician in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time

    Pros

    good working environment for employees

    Cons

    management are not fair to employees

  7. "Great benefits"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HSE Assistant in Leduc, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, positive safety culture

    Cons

    No career growth for employees

    Continue reading
  8. "Great"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Planner 

    I have been working at National Oilwell Varco full-time

    Pros

    One of the best organization to work in.

    Cons

    Too much pressure of work. Lack of training in some group.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Steer clear of this disaster of a company"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The people. That's it. They were awesome before Houston laid everyone off.

    Cons

    Disorganization at the top. Terrible pay. If you don't live in Houston you're just an expendable peon.

    Continue reading
  10. "Good Stepping Stone"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at National Oilwell Varco full-time

    Pros

    opportunities to move within company

    Cons

    low compensation and nepotism is rampant

Viewing 1 - 10 of 1,857 English Reviews