Document Control (Former Employee), Stavanger, Norway – February 3, 2014
Pros: nice co-workers
I started my document control career at NOV and I do not regret that. I learned so much and my co-workers were so enjoyable and friendly. hardest part of the job was all the deadlines but it made time go by faster as I like to work in fast paced environments.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee), Dilley, TX – February 20, 2014
Constantly monitor Completion's fluid stocks and products. I have learned about the pace-paced business of completing oil and gas wells and thus being able to bring them into production. My co-workers are very hard working. I am sometimes called to load trucks with fluids and products by myself. I have assisted in building yard fluid inventory. The – more... most challenging aspect of this job is to keep pace with the engineers and assisting them wherever and whenever I can. The most enjoyable part of this job is being able to keep that pace. – less
Cnc Machinist (Former Employee), Houston, TX – February 18, 2014
Pros: 25 cent sodas, double pay on sunday, 6.5% match on 401k
Cons: alot of favoritism! they cover each other! falsely ncr reporting! horrible managment
The job itself was easy! The co-worker from different shift are horrible! They would hide job router and no one was accountable for there error (NCR) ALOT of favoritism. The so call superintendent was beyond horrible! Tools were never calibrated. Machinists were force to do own QA. Was told that employee can not transfer to other NOV division which – more... was a lie! This is one of the worst place I ever work but due to the pay I was able to last 2 1/2 years at this center! Grass is not greener on the other side!! Worst ethically. Management will LIE to your face! – less
Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) Manager (Current Employee), Broken Arrow, OK – February 7, 2014
Pros: very specialized company for the oilfield business so demand is high
Cons: to far away
NOV Enerflow is good company with a great crew. The Operational manager is one of the most exceptional mentors anyone could hope to have in a boss. The supervisors are willing to take care of their employees and are quick to implement new safety regulations and able to adjust to the every day changing world.
Great for someone who is willing to relocate in order to promote.
INSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVE (Current Employee), Searcy, AR – February 7, 2014
Pros: nights and weekends off
Cons: lack of opportunity / no promotions for home bodies
A normal day at the office includes completing a daily cycle count on our inventory, processing purchase orders, and completing invoices. When there are no orders to be taken, I spend that free time cleaning and organizing around the office and warehouse. I have learned that the customer is priority number 1. I will always do what is best for the customer – more... as long as it does not violate ANY company policies. My manager has always been slow to speak to insure that the wisest answer is given. The manager also gives every employee an opportunity to ask questions, seek answers, and find solutions to everyday problems. I work with a great team! Everyone I work with has a family like relationship with one another. We get along 99% of the time and we have always got each others backs. Sometimes I feel like we are so close that certain rules or mistakes are looked over because nobody wants to address the problem in fear of creating quarrels. I would have to say the hardest part of my job is keeping myself motivated. I am use to a busy atmosphere and maintaining a full throttle state of mind. Here lately, things have been so slow that it is hard to stay busy all 8 hours of the day. I must say, I enjoy the weekends off and working a steady Mon - Fri 8-4 shift. That allows me to give my family the time they deserve and it also allows me to get a good break from the stress I sometimes deal with at work. The reason why I am looking around for different job opportunities is strictly because of my pay rate. I have been in the inside sales position for almost three years and there has been no openings or talks of openings for promotion, I finally feel like I am at the top of my skill level and would like to learn what else is out there. I want to be out of the office and spending more time with the customers at there place of work. I also feel like I am not getting paid a fair amount. I have seen my salary decrease every year for the last three years. – less
Shipping Clerk (Current Employee), Houston, TX – January 29, 2014
Pros: benefits are great
Print tickets to send to the warehouse to be pulled and packed. Receive tickets back in office, to confirm and print shipping documents. Work with Sales team on prioritizing orders for shipment. Communicate issues via emial to freight forwarders and internal customers. Ensure orders meet promised delivery date.
Not a day in the part but enough to keep you going.
Team Lead/Assembly Mechanic in Mud Pump Derartment (Former Employee), Houston, TX – January 27, 2014
Pros: if we met the quarter we were rewarded someimes and during the holidays the held functions for us.
Cons: there were 3 breaks. two 15 minute brreaks and oun 30 min break for lunch.
A typical day at work when I first started a NOV was full of work from the time you stepped in the door til the time you clocked out. I went into the company as a temp to hire with no experience whatsoever, but learned quickly.
As too management that to started out well and went well until changes within the ranks took place. My co-workers were all – more... good to me and just about everyone else I came to know there.
For me there wasn't a hardest part of the job. Everyday was a new day to learn something else. And the best part of the job was when the Product was completed and ready to be shipped to the customer. – less
Mechanical assembly (Current Employee), Houston, TX – January 10, 2014
Pros: 25 cent cokes
Cons: 30 min lunches, no breaks, bad culture
To be fair not all of NOV is bad. some departments of NOV just have a leadership problem. It might be a decent place to work if you were not bullied into working 7 days a week by your supervisors with losing your job for not working 12 hrs a day everyday, unrealistic schedules, poor planing and organization, the lack of leadership and positive motivation – more... is dreadful. You could "easily be replaced" is the culture around there. Job comes first and your health, family, personal life and education come last, as it was so coldly put during a one on one with a senior supervisor. That's the motivation you get there. Be happy you have a job. now get to work! – less