National Oilwell Varco Employee Reviews in Gateshead
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Treated me well the vast majority of the time I was there. Paid for all of my qualifications throughout my apprenticeship and helped me to progress. Unfortunately I wished to progress even further by doing a degree and they could not guarantee me the time off I needed so had to part ways.
good and interesting job.busy for your full shift which was good.poor organization which meant you had to leave one job and start another.management was friends of friends,some which had no engineering skills and were out of their dept.highly skilled workers badly let down from above
bonus sometimes, pension
not tooled up for the jobs
A busy working environment on the machines, coming into contact with a number of different jobs on a daily basis. Interesting and sometimes challenging work. Learning a great deal on Vertical/Horizontal machines and testing imagination when given new unproven tasks. The shop floor is a good place to be, with great working relationships with co-workers.
Variation of work
No prospect for progression
In my time at National oilwell varco i have progressed to be a better machinest overall. i have learned new methods in programming as well as having a different perspective on productivity levels through continuous improvement methods and the '5s' program. I personally find my managers to be very helpful and supportive as in any tasks undertaken by myself or my co-workers.
working hours, benefits
job stability due to the current nature of the oil and gas market
Should be a great place to work but the bully boy tactics from management and the rule of my way is the only way from them holds the company back. 90% of management only got job because of who they know and not what they know, this is how so many mistakes have been made and the company suffering.
Good Lads on shopfloor the solves the problems.
Terrible management that causes the problems.
Sales engineer Visiting North East engineering company's that sub contracted work out for tender. Cold calling on factory's to speak to their buyers about quoting on the parts they send out to sub contract engineering company's for machining. Loved meeting new people and learning new products.
Cold calling can be brutal at times
The hardest part for me even though i wouldn't really class it as hard is the sheer volume of work that has to be processed on a daily basis. Even though everything does get done it can get really tiring and you become very drained.
i cannot give a great review, because i was only there for one week as part of a work experience programme. The programe was orginished by my school. whilst i was there i was shown around and when ever i needed help i had it. The was a long dinner period and great atmosphere
Far from my house
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