Engineer (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 4 September 2014
Nice colleagues, comfortable environment, pay depends on duties but overall a low standard pay. One can expect a good experience while working here as there are many different things to work on and various systems that can boost one's experience.
Painter/ Hydraulic Skid Unit Assembler (Former Employee) – Lloydminster, AB – 9 June 2014
A typical day at work for me would be going into work at 7 am. Once there, I would clock in and go up to my bay. I would then go about my normal duties which consisted of:
- Preparing hydraulic drives and any other necessary pieces to be painted. - Moving and sorting out my bay with different pieces of equipment - Preparing spray-gun and PPE - Painting all that needed to be - Going back inside and helping co-workers with anything they need help with. - Building hydraulic skid units/hydraulic drives
The hardest part of my job was all the manual lifting and moving of equipment. anywhere from 40-400 lbs. The most enjoyable part of my job was the people I worked with. They made my job a lot easier to enjoy over-all.
Long hours, free lunches here and there, great people to work with, decent pay
Shipper/ Receiver (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 10 October 2013
A typical day at working here is the fact we receive multiple products from several customers that need different types of repairs. For being fairly new in this business the learning curve is endless. It seems to me that managements hands are tied on so many issues. My co-workers are hard wokers and willing to help and pass on there knowledge quite easily. The hardest part of the job is not getting help when you most need it. The most enjoyable part of the job is the satisfaction of getting jobs done before the deadlines.
Red Seal Journeyman Welder (Former Employee) – ... – 8 September 2013
NOV is a great place for people just entering the trades. Great benefits, good place to learn. However most the management staff at NOV, are people who advance through the many years of service, no peoples skill what so ever. If u can get past the mana-jerks, then its a great place to work. Co-workers are friendly and helpful. They do a great job on keeping everyone safe, thanks to the safety management.
Safe environment, friendly co-workers
Managers need a lessen or training on how to Manage their staff...
Fabrication Lead (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 31 August 2013
In the oil and gas industry, projects may come and go. There are times that we are so busy and need to work 12 hours Monday to Friday and 8 hours on Saturday to catch up the deadlines. There are times that we have nothing except to do yard clean up and organize raw materials. It feels bad to see co workers gone (laid-off) because of the situation, like no projects. When this happen i always ask myself why do they have to let the workers to work hard for a few months or years for them to be out of work when they're done. Something is not right. I've been in this company for more than 7 years and the trend of the production are always the same, up and down. We are lucky if the projects could last for 2 years before it slows down again. In spite of all these, i did enjoy working with them. Its fun most of the time. I was laid off twice and come back to work because of the challenges ahead. I love to learn new stuff this is where i enjoy experiencing them. When they give me this new challenge to Lead one section of the production line, at first i got scared knowing that i have to deal with the management and group's expectation. But i passed the challenges, i survived and still on my position as the Lead person. I'm glad that i have work with people that understands me and the way i lead and make decisions. Since then everything went well and production did goes high and surpass the management expectations and in return they are happy for us. I just hope that i wont be laid-off again since we are currently under no projects / slow down time. My group including me are now temporarilymore... assign to do other stuff to help other sections meet they're deadline. Feels like this is another scary moment.less
they give great benefits on health, dental, visions and RRSP.
Sandblasting and Forklift operator (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 23 July 2013
the company got me traind me as a forklift oprator n had very gd experiance exellent management and fun place to work on my co-workers was fun the most injoyeble part part was me weaking up 5 am and knowingthat i was going to work for NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO .
Wash hand/labourer (Former Employee) – Leduc, AB – 22 July 2013
always busy learned alot about safety and surroundings. Managment was always on time and well organized but had very poor english, co-workers were friendly and nice people to work with, hardest part of the job was keeping the managment staff and supervisors happy most enjoyable part of the job was that you were independant.
great staff, free lunches, let off early for holiday weekends
1st Year Welder Apprentice (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 1 March 2013
Ive been working with NOV for 11 months and recieved my blue book apprentice, they are always motivating me to learn more. Co workers are fabulous, management is wonderful. I have learned many things about fabrication, working in a welding shop. Perfect Company to build a Career.