Lead hand of inspector in QC department (Former Employee) – 6415-75 St Edmonton ab T6E 0T3 – 9 January 2018
This is a very good company. Good management team. Your performance will be perfectly recognized. Every employee do their job hard and perfectly. The Gig system they built is in a very high performance.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Nisku, AB – 1 November 2017
It is a fast paced industry. Dealing with the ongoing changes of the oil and gas industry. I have had plenty of different responsibilities in my last 6 years employed by NOV. I have worked on the shop floor and have done multiple different administration tasks.
Payroll Administrator (Former Employee) – Leduc, AB – 17 September 2017
From the payroll manager to the people processing, it's all about stepping on the back of anyone in front of you to try and make yourself look better and the HR manager helped foster this atmosphere at every turn. They did not ask questions, they accused you and then did not apologize when they were wrong. Typical oil and gas mentality.
Field Technician (Former Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – 30 August 2017
If you want to be forced to work illegal hours every day in a high stress environment this is the company for you. They will work you to death and hide it from safety. The supervisors will belittle, threaten and torment you. They are miserable degenerates.
Quality Supervisor (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 29 August 2017
flexible workplace, too many changes in management and decisions , no clear system, need a lot of work, wages not within market ranges. easy working day if you are experienced. Company likes to hire experienced persons with lower wages, but there is a very good chance for learning with low work pressure. most likely all training are internal, and there are very few chance for external one's. no clear policy for annual raise or review. huge variety of products, and application workplace culture, varies from place to place., not safe place to work, too many changes may happen in one year. company has a good documented management system on papers
Document Control (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 6 August 2017
The corporation does not value or reward individual effort and often rewards connected people over skilled people. Salaries are on the lower end of the competitive scale, with little financial or positional advancement opportunities over the years.
Service Technician (Current Employee) – Nisku, AB – 27 July 2017
NOV is a great place to work for a younger crowd with young families. They are very flexible with scheduling and hours. All the employees are very helpful and willing to train providing ambition is shown to learn. The hardest part of the job for me is the commute along with the current shift. My commute is just over an hour long and my work day starts at 5 am.
I have learned more about the inner workings of downhole tools which is a great addition to my current knowledge of the practical application of said tools.
Executive Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Nisku, AB – 20 July 2017
The salary and benefits were excellent for my position. Opportunity for advancement and education is quite good. Professional work environment; clean, organized, well maintained. The company is pretty good at ensuring you have what you need to do your job effectively and efficiently. Overall, I LOVED working for this company. I was able to perform a variety of tasks, take on new responsibilities, experience some wonderful opportunities (ie; Oil & Gas Trade Show, Golf tournaments etc) The down side is that it IS the oil and gas industry so you do not always have job security. I was sure I would retire with the company, however, with the downturn in 2013, there were thousands of layoffs, and unfortunately, I was one of them. I would go back to my position with the company immediately if I had the opportunity.
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.