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Solid Control Operator (Former Employee), Houston, TXAugust 28, 2014
Worked as a great team player, ability to troubleshoot equipments and expose to better drilling techniques in oil and gas industry . The hardest part of the job is the weather condition, you work during any kind of weather . No enjoyable moment
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safety meeting every morning ,gives all of us time to get focused on our work .
Calibration Technician (Current Employee), Pampa, TXAugust 28, 2014
Pros: good benefit pkg
Cons: short breaks and half an hour lunch
im a very busy man ,i cover several positions through out the day ,ive learned to go with the flow ,our manager is new ,not sure about him yet,co workers are great,paperwork is the hardest part of my position ,and just always being on schedule is the most rewarding part of my job .
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Fun workplace
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER (Current Employee), SingaporeAugust 26, 2014
Great company to work with. Great colleagues. Ample training provided. Brings out your best.
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Horrendous Managment, Hostile Work Environment
Several (Former Employee), Cedar Park, TXAugust 25, 2014
Pros: benefits are decent
Cons: management, insane amount of time spent at work, no oppportunity for advancement unless you are "in good" with the right people
The management at Cedar Park NOV needs to heed their own advice. They have an initiative called "Gung Ho" and the staff is everything but. Management lies to you constantly. HR will lie to you and push things under the rug. Upper management goes out on the manufacturing floor and tells secrets to "special" employees and gets rumors going. They allow – more... hostile employees to remain there and cause problems for entire departments with virtually no disciplinary actions. You will be more likely to get somewhere if you are friends with the right people, or related to them, otherwise you are probably not going to get far. They expect you to do your job and any other job that isn't getting done with no thanks or appreciation. They keep simple minded people in positions of power so that they can be controlled. Management only cares about making the metrics look good. Maybe they should give actually changing things and correcting the problems a shot. If they did the wouldn't have to "make" the metrics look good, they would on their own. If you enjoy working yourself into an early grave for a company that cares nothing about any of it's employees I highly advise you to go to work for NOV in Cedar Park. You can be a part of the biggest farce I have ever seen in my professional experiences. Some of the Focus Factory Managers don't even know how to use Excel effectively, but they are the big bosses. Those managers in particular keep their jobs because they have the right friends. Such a shame for a company with such potential to be hindered by their own blindness to the management problems. (Or is it simply unwillingness) They could make so much more money and have less turn over, but they just can't get rid of the bad apples. – less
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A good career learning experience.
Auditor (Current Employee), Houston, TXAugust 25, 2014
This job taught me how to be organized, problem solve and work with in a team. Daily job duties included verifying expense reports in accordance to IRS policy and communication with employee's. The most enjoyable part of the job was the skills and tools that i learned.
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Good working environment
Project Coordinator (Current Employee), Houston, TXAugust 21, 2014
Great culture and good benefit
Lot's of opportunity for training
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Work schedule not to flexible
BOP Assembler/Tester (Former Employee), Houston, TXAugust 20, 2014
would stay working nights. management just worried more about product than personal
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A lot of opportunities for career growth
Inventory Coordinator (Current Employee), Houston TxAugust 20, 2014
Pros: career growth
Cons: long hours
Diverse group of people. Training opportunities are always encouraged, it all depends on what career path you want to pursue. It is safe place wo work in.
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fun enviornment
Material Handler (Former Employee), Houston, TXAugust 18, 2014
able to advance quick and travel,able to learn about chemicals,most enjoyable part is traveling
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Busy and Active workplace
Sales & Service Manager (Current Employee), Williston, NDAugust 18, 2014
Oilfield work is busy and sometimes a stressful job. There are day to day issues - for the person looking for the challenge this is it. Fast paced, you need to be organized and on top of your game.
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Productive workplace
Inside Sales/HSE Representative (Current Employee), Lafayette, LAAugust 15, 2014
Pros: great work atmosphere
Cons: poor pay
A typical day at work consisted of conducting daily inventory cycle counts, pulling customer orders, loading/unloading freight, and building centrifugal pumps.
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Inventory & Warehouse Supervisor (Former Employee), JurongAugust 14, 2014
• Supervise the activities of 4 Warehouse Assistant and 1 Admin Assistant in receiving, put away, picking, packing & shipping.
• Prepare shipping document packing list & commercial invoice for outbound shipment.
• Coordinated personnel requirements for daily cycle count.
• Maintained accurate stock availability to meet sale demand.
• Ensure product – more... is shipped per customer requirements.
• Develop and execute daily operational meeting.
• Manage housekeeping and maintenance of equipment and facilities.
• Implement warehouse safety procedures
• Updating the daily transaction in JD Edward. – less
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Great company and management
ACCOUNT MANAGER (Former Employee), Roosevelt, UTAugust 14, 2014
Outside sales rep visiting and selling automotive and oilfield supplies and equipment.
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Stable, Almost Government Like
Product Line Manager (Current Employee), Houston, TXAugust 12, 2014
Pros: really flexible
Cons: not many
Very stable company. Almost no risk of loosing your job. Development tends to be very slow for new product design. This slow development process has merit due to the tremendous risk associated with a rig down or rig safety environment.
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Good Benefits, Okay salary, Lacking in Management.
Entry level welder (Former Employee), Orange, CaliforniaAugust 9, 2014
Pros: amazing benefits, good salary.
Cons: management, communication.
Typical day at work included clocking in, going to work station, setting up material to be welded, grinding, cutting. Management was on the low end in terms of communication, effectiveness, and commitment. Every coworker was a joy to work with. dedication and commitment to completing jobs were number one priority. Biggest let down of the job, The Company – more... needed a weld test completed by myself, training was offered, training was given by coworker but was not completed due to Management informing my coworker of the production that needed to be completed. therefor training was halted and not completed. The weld test the company needed completed by myself was given and was not passed due to lack of training and time given to train by management. Management informed myself that there was plenty of time given to train , and plenty of opportunities given to complete the training. There was no such training given to myself due to management not allowing it. I communicated with other management about the training issue at hand and was informed that everything would be okay. No further training was given and the weld test needed by the Company was not performed. Most enjoyable part of work was the welding that needed to be performed. – less
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Nice place to work
Documentation Specialist II (Current Employee), Houston, TXAugust 7, 2014
Fairly relaxed environment to work in, but when the jobs are hot be ready.
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good place to work
Quality Control Inspector (Former Employee), Houston, TXAugust 4, 2014
Pros: working nights
Cons: not having engineers to get with with problems on blue prints
Work day included get information from day shift worker to find out what was completed and what was still left to be done.
Learned how to set up equipment per job sheets. The most enjoyable part of the job was working night out of the heat of the day.
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oil and gass
Quality Inspector (Current Employee), Sugar Land, TXAugust 4, 2014
There are alot of experienced people to learn from.Most shops work 6-6.
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productive and rewarding experience
Warehouse Lead Man (Current Employee), Pampa, TXAugust 2, 2014
Pros: benifits
Cons: long hours and stressful
great company and good place to work. bad part is long hours and good part are great benifits. enjoy working with associates and dealing with customers and the close association with our transportation companies.
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good job if you are single 2 weeks on 5 days off
Full-time Field Service Hand (Current Employee), Bridgeport, TXAugust 1, 2014
Pros: its a big company itll be around for a good while
Cons: they are cheap and superivisors only look out for themselves so they can get there bonus checks.
You work 12 hours on 12hours off for two weeks. You drive home on your day off and go back on your day off thats how you get five total days off. great health care and 401k dental.

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