Can be productive and enjoyable place to work if management would not micro manage.
Welder (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 17 July 2017
Very good benefits and ok pay. Most of the shop employees are great to work with. Many get work due to ethnicity and cheap labour. Highly micro managed, lead hands are not left to lead their teams. If this would change, it would be a great place to work.
Senior Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee) – Nisku, AB – 14 June 2017
I worked at NOV for 12+ years and had a lot of positive experiences and opportunities over that time. Unfortunately with the downturn there was a lot of restructuring, and a new management team that came into Houston decided to shut down our engineering office in Edmonton. Overall it was a good place to work, but a lot of questionable decisions were made over the last 2 years and I can't say that I liked the direction the company was heading.
Fabrication Supervisor (Former Employee) – Orange, CA – 5 June 2017
Working at NOV in Orange Ca it quickly becomes obvious that the leaders there started on the floor and worked their way up, as they treat all exceptionally well while holding all accountable and require a high energy quality and safe day of work.
Right now, the price of oil is down so there are no sales orders to fill
QC Inspector (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 4 June 2017
The days tended to be long, but it was a great place to work. Management was very fair to me and I worked with a great bunch of people. I miss the people, the place and the job as a whole. Is asked to go back, I probably would.
Inventory Administration and Customs Coordinator (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 2 March 2017
My day involved creating import export documentation for oilwell drill bits arriving in the country and also arranging all the paperwork for customs clearance of the drill bits. I also kept track of the drill bits in Canada, whether they are at a rig or in the warehouse etc. I enjoyed working with the warehouse employees and the drilll bit runners on a daily basis.
Cortex Invoicing Specialist (Former Employee) – Lloydminster, SK – 23 February 2017
Getting to work in the morning with everyone smiling & saying good morning was a very positive day feeling. We held a lot of company BBQs, it was good to chat with everyone. Could always approach my Supervisor with questions or just to listen to recommendations to improve the flow of work... always listened.
Assembler (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 9 January 2017
On a typical day of work I assemble items either for stock or for orders that are going out that day. I've learned many things while working for NOV but I am willing to learn a lot more. Management is alright but the communication between managers and employees if really lacking. It is frustrating for me when I'm giving false communications or there are miscommunication. I feel that in order for employees and managers to work well together there needs to be communication between employees and managers. If the managers are told one thing we employees are told another or the information doesn't get to us right away. The most enjoyable part of my job is interacting with my co-workers.
Product Line Manager (Former Employee) – Nisku, AB – 27 November 2016
Typical Day at Work: Balancing office life with shop work What I Learned: Don't Give Up Too Easily Management: Didn't always have my back Co-Workers: A wide assortment of personalities Hardest Part of the Job: High stress Most Enjoyable Part of the Job: Making the customer happy
Lead hand (assembly mechanic (Millwright)) (Current Employee) – Nisku, Alberta. Canada – 3 September 2016
I have worked for NOV and it's previous companies bought out by NOV for 11 years, In that time job security has been a solid. Reason for my continued employment as well as a fair and friendly work environment.
Very busy sector with people who are career focused
Planner/Purchaser (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 15 August 2016
Learnt a lot working within the company, they are strong beleivers in teaching employees to have them move forward within the company. They also envouraged employees to be friendly and had employee moral as a high priority with weekly treats and team building exercises.
HSE COORDINATOR (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 18 July 2016
All employees took safety seriously, which made my job a lot easier. Issues that came up were often first identified by the workers closest to that issue, and they brought them to managers and HSE for correction if they couldn't correct them.
The drop in the price of oil put a lot of pressure on the company, but management did all they could to resist wholesale layoffs. When they became necessary, it felt like they wished it were otherwise.
Benefits/HRA (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 25 June 2016
A typical day at work is busy which is my preference. The work experience is broad touching on some HR related and employee benefits administration. Co-workers are easy-going. Management takes time to connect on a weekly basis.