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If looking for Job with work life balance NOV is the place to be. you can learn and grow in terms of knowledge. In terms of remuneration, it is not industry leading.
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Oilfield started crashing again and left due to the lack of hours. Seems that it’s not a sure thing anymore and needed to find something with more security to provide for my family
Pros
A chance to move up in the company
Cons
Oil field, it’s a roller coaster ride
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I worked nights and management doesn't care at all about us. They are not fair compared to day shift. When layoff time comes they keep workers that do not have the skills of other workers
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Management does not have your back. Before pandemic was declared, people lost jobs. Management has complete disconnect from the lives of the middle class. You are expendable for money reasons period.
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Unsupervised
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Job Security
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Typical day was immersion in team management of project development activities and production. Many meetings - mostly on Teams. Colleagues highly skilled and educated in their field. Communication with the team central to getting the job done. I was a Technical Writer.

Hardest part of the job was discovering and navigating the level of autonomy to assume in the presence of invisible or implied management guardrails in place while developing work product.


Most enjoyable part of work was interacting with bright team members and producing creative results.
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Relaxed atmosphere, benefits, challenge, learning
Cons
Oil and Gas business cycles
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no room for advancement
Some good people and hard working people always changing everyday steady work no real supervisor any one can be a supervisor
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Reliable wo egg k responsible for turn in the production in timely matter ensuring welding was done perfect and structures requested at 100% always in a timely matter and following safety guidelines flexible schedule
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Flexible schedule
Cons
No supervision
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Very stressful work environment. Lack of advancement, support and poor management. Shared services was not a fun place to be in. Thinking outside the box is not acceptable. Payroll area is horrible.
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Benefits
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Salary, management not flexible
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Unfair management and HR just sides with management. When you want to make a complaint on management, nothing is done or put on file. High demand for overtime.
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The company has some great benefits for the employees and wants them to be happy, The company does do fun things once a month with Donut Friday. Offers other perks for discounts on other services because of being a very large corporation. The Management is disorganized and many decisions or countermanded and wind up slowing down processes. Need more support to staff and helping them in the direction they want to go in.
Pros
Free lunch sometimes, great breakroom, good enviroment
Cons
Management help, not helping others to succeed
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Decent place to work but like all oil field jobs there’s really no security , you’re only a number . Work was decent and what I expected after years in the patch . The ppl I worked with were good guys though.
Pros
Decent job
Cons
Pay could have been better
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it was a great job with many good people to work with. I learnt many things and dealt with great customers. Management was very supportive. The hardest part of the job was the long hours sitting in one place in an office with very little sun. The most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with customers and employees.
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The company and department allowed me to grow in experience without the years of college but still gave me hands on and on the job training and knowledge.
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I enjoyed my time at NOV. Pay could have been better and management could have been more supportive. I learned a lot about new Construction and projects.
Cons
Long hours
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Company takes more than it gives. Wasted 10 years there, minimal advancement. Their classes for certifications are not very knowledgeable. They push you through them at a fast pace with very little depth. Raises seized about five years in. They throw you a bone and pick you dry and then throw you away like it’s nothing. I was a dedicated, loyal employee, worked a lot a free time away. It mattered not, beware .. the smiles are only teeth
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Bad management, poor organization, poor HR involvement in quality of life issues
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Collapse of oil market has really impacted business with several layoffs. Stability of work is somewhat questionable until the market returns. Corporate tends to make major decisions that don't get resources required to support. Strong local leadership, but lots of micromanagement from above.
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National oilwell Barco, empresa com alto nível de desenvolvimento e ética .
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Enfocados en la excelencia y calidad de servicio, grato ambiente laboral, oportunidades de crecimiento
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Great place to work. Loved the job and very busy most of the time.
Learned different ways to do the job with less effort from coworkers and boss. Lots of overtime on the job, but was well paid for.
Pros
Lots of company paid food brought in for the employees. Good wages.
Cons
None, just lots of overtime.
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This company is good they have a good managers specialy training managers like ahmed alsharif I met him he was good guy I love him he is good for Nov he is the resent for growing this company and make it to success
Pros
It's good company for today managers
Cons
HR section is bad they don't now how they make
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You have some people that is overall great to work with. Another side they look over certain people for jobs and place Friends in positions. Not much going on here anymore have not just cut hours but now employees have Friday off with no pay. The staff here at the workplace isn't very interested in you nor your work. Haven't seen a raise in 2 yrs and work is very slow.
Pros
Good Health Benefits
Cons
Poor paid
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