National Oilwell Varco Employee Reviews

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Productive yet fun workplace
Field Service Engineer (Former Employee) –  Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape9 October 2019
NOV is by far one of the most rewarding workplace I've worked at. They provide you with all the relevant training, personally, emotionally and career wise to prepare you for working in the most harsh and dangerous environments there is. Apart from that, it is very fun and positive workplace. You are able to spend a fair amount of quality time with your family, more then any other company would offer. Personally had the opportunity to work on experimental rigs, assisting on developing control and data acquisition software. I would recommend this company to anyone.
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Mechanical Field Service Technician (Former Employee) –  South Africa9 July 2018
Grateful for the training and exposure I have received!
Being able to pre for job, get on rig from traveling for hours and successfully complete the job as soon as possible.
Pros
Being looked after
Cons
Different rigs, different people
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good workplace
CAD DRAUGHTSMAN (Former Employee) –  Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape13 December 2017
enjoyed working there.
top management biased though.
engineering team good relationship.
support structures well co ordinated.
learned a lot - projects, welding etc
Pros
profit based bonus
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Good and safe working environment
CNC Programmer/Metal Turner Machinist (Former Employee) –  Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape10 December 2017
National Oilwell Varco is one of the top suppliers in Rigg and Mine tooling, with extremely hard working and professional employees from top management, down to the lowest paid employee.
Pros
good sallaries and benifits
Cons
Long hours
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Exciting company to work for
FIELD SERVICE SUPERVISOR III (Current Employee) –  Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape12 July 2017
Exciting company to work for, opportunities are plentiful if you a apply yourself. Strong company that holds itself as well during the downturn of the industry. No complaints, tons of Pros.
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Productive
Production planner (Current Employee) –  Port Elizabeth15 January 2017
Every day was a is a busy day we are handling new projects and finding ways to improve planning productivity.

I learned that it is not only important to have priorities, but also to schedule them.

I am lead by a great management team that let me handle my work as a mature person see problems and bring solutions or suggestions on my own or with team-work.

I work with analytic people which have influenced my personality to better.

The hardest part in production planning is trying to keep everybody happy also being realistic. The most bad part is being the first on to see that the organization is going to lose money in a project.

Every day is a new day with new challenges, there is never a day where it is a slow day in planning.
Pros
Team spirit
Cons
Long hours
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workmanship
welder/boilermaker (Former Employee) –  Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape13 January 2017
very high talented Artisans,who know what they do and willing to teach and guide. working on Big Jobs wich need your concentration.. nice environment to be
Pros
retainment bonus
Cons
long hours
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Productive, good quality systems
Technical Buyer (Former Employee) –  Cape Town, Western Cape12 January 2017
Learnt alot. Excelleny managed company with hard working employees. Look after their employees. Fun and challenging at the same time.
Pros
Performance bonusses, overtime payment
Cons
Long hours
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Productive and Great Exposure
Field Service Technician (Current Employee) –  Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape7 November 2016
Everyday is a learning and getting better day
Learnt communication skills and respect
Great management
Family culture co-workers
Facing difficult customers is hard
The challenges and exposure is enjoyable
Pros
Culture and Compensation
Cons
Unexpected travel calls
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Productive Workplace
Field Service Technician (Former Employee) –  Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape22 September 2016
Traveled the world and saw many place. Great training received. Met a lot of foreign friends. Really learned a lot and will always be grateful for the opportunity to have worked for such a reputable company.
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Good team
Fitter & NDT inspector (Current Employee) –  Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape22 September 2016
its a good place to work for, bat its is time for a new experience and to work my way up in the mechanical industry. I learn all about ndt inspection at nov but I want to do Mechanical fitting. The oil price is low at the moment so the company is letting people got.
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Hard work is key
Field Service Technician (Current Employee) –  Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape17 May 2016
When out on a job you work 12 hours a day 7 days a week and can spend long periods of time away from home.
I learnt that service matters. If you put in hard work for the client you will see rewards.
Management have there favourites but at the end of the day work quality is key.
The hardest part of the job is being away from the family for long periods of time.
The best part of the job is getting to see the world.
Pros
financially rewarding to be away from home
Cons
job stability
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Fun place to work
Field Service Technician (Current Employee) –  Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape15 April 2016
Wonderful teammates when in company workshop. Fun, challenging and exciting as a field service person working with different teams globally.
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Long Hours of work with little benefit
As mentioned above long hours of work with little financial benefits, The company provides good training, but oil price is unstable at the moment. There is no job security.
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Productive
Production Planner (Current Employee) –  Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape21 February 2016
A typical day at work: Running production meeting in the morning, getting feedback and giving feed forward to project engineers ans sales engineers about their projects. Scheduling and rescheduling jobs with MS projects to archive delivery dates and smooth work flow.

What I learnt: Speaking skills, presenting skills. advance MS excel and MS project skills

Management: Leaders, team players.

Co workers: Supportive and team players.

The hardest part of the Job: Running a project with a very tight delivery date where there is no slack time allowed.

The most enjoyable part of the job: Day to day job telling people what to do and when to do it.
Pros
Quarterly functions team end year functions.
Cons
Working on weekends and holidays some times
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