National Oilwell Varco
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Good Engineering Salary with good benefits, and a good work life balance. Relatively relaxed place to work. Only negative is that there is no career path
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not career path
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Good place to work with varied demanding work in many locations around the world. Excellent communication and leadership skill development alongside technical advancement in engineering.
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Not much training when you start your role and you just have to learn everything yourself as you go. Very much a blame culture, no one looks for solutions when things go wrong they just look to point their fingers at someone!
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Good company benefits
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Blame culture
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A good variation in working roles, great on H & S, friendly helpful workmates an enjoyable atmosphere to work in. A three Shift pattern of Nights (10-6) Evenings (2-10) and Earlies (6-2) with options for overtime in week and weekends as per workloads required. On site and off site training.
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A typical day working for NOV will be enjoyable, you will be sure to learn new skills, plenty of opportunity to progress your career, Over all a good place to work.
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very busy workplace, good place to work good training given for differant roles around the factory. mostly shift work 6-2 2-10 10-6. work and ppe provided for you
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Well established company, compressed working hours scheme, great benefits, full training provided outstanding management, overall company is the place to be.
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Every other friday off
Cons
Location
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Salary is rubbish and so is advancing through the company. No progress anywhere so you’ll be stuck in a dead end job until you decide to leave. Would not advise working here.
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Sounded great, all the standards flaunted but management and customer relations below levels expected. Engineers treat awful. Seem unable to learn from mistakes and change. Old school thinking. Need new blood to implement changes.
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Work/Life balance.
Cons
Management. Policies.
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Not a great place to work no time to plan your day or any training for the job,also very long hours as to meet monthly targets was near impossible, on the flip side working at that level was a good learning experience.
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Good benefits
Cons
Long hours
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big company, job was challenging and enjoyable, colleagues were friendly and enjoyable to work with. slow moving with decision making but not a bad thing the company is big.
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good benifits and salary
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Usually parts are not provided at the key stages of jobs and then there is always a huge rush at month end leading to unsociable hours for shop floor because of poor foresight. Feels like constant pressure to cover other areas failings. Great workforce on the floor though.
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Lots of nice people, OT when needed
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Great place to serve as an apprentice. modern technology. good experienced workforce. good salary. the benefits within the company are very good. management were good for working around your outside life.
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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
Pros
bonus sometimes, pension
Cons
not tooled up for the jobs
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Good company to work for. Can be hard at times as you don't get much time off .all staff is great and easy to get on with .and good bunch of boys your working with.
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Good Company to be employed by, many opportunities to move in the right direction with the company. Chances to work abroad in different locations onshore and offshore. Management are good and care about its employees.
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hard working lads but management needs an overhaul. A complete change in structure is needed for the company to progress
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A tough company to work for with the current climate. Poor management and little room for progression, salary is a little below competitive.
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A proactive company with excellent senior leadership, with vision to succeed in their marketplace. Growth is through aggressive acquisition and integration of new companies can be somewhat slow.
Pros
excellent working conditions
Cons
average salaries inb some roles
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general day at work involves setting and programming of various cnc lathes. ensuring the smooth running of a machine shop is met.
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company pension
Cons
night shift
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Throughout my apprenticeship it has been a good place to work although with the downturn in oil happening it means there is now no job security. The working day is 12 hours although theres is a lot of time off so it creates a good job work/life balance. The training isn't always great what can make the job slightly harder at times although i enjoy the challenge. Overall it has been a good place to work but with the oil and gas downturn it looks like ill need to move elsewhere.
Pros
Good Interesting Job
Cons
No Job security.
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