National Oilwell Varco
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National Oilwell Varco Careers and Employment

About the company

  • CEO
    Clay C. Williams
  • Founded
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    more than $10B (USD)
  • Industry
    Energy, Mining & Utilities
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HSSE Coordinator in Cape Town
on 12 February 2017
Great experience to be exposed to the oil and gas industry on an international level
A local South African Company(Algoa Oil) was taken over by an international company, National Oilwell Varco. This was a huge culture change. Learning to deal with different methods and operating procedures was a great learning opportunity. The local management had to adapt to international mindset and a lot of new procedures applied. The work culture grew as we learned new operating systems and exposed more to new regulatuons. Applying the new mindset to older thinking managers seemed to be the difficult challenge. Meeting,learning and teaching personal on such a huge supportive level made the day great.
Field Service Technician in Cape Town, Western Cape
on 8 February 2021
They offer the best in training and career advancement, great company to work for.
During my 4 years with NOV I have learnt a lot in a short period of time. Fellow workers and management worked well together were great. Workplace culture was something new to be experienced in South Africa and you gave and received recognition and respect.
Field Service Engineer in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
on 9 October 2019
Productive yet fun workplace
NOV is by far one of the most rewarding workplace I've worked at. They provide you with all the relevant training, personally, emotionally and career wise to prepare you for working in the most harsh and dangerous environments there is. Apart from that, it is very fun and positive workplace. You are able to spend a fair amount of quality time with your family, more then any other company would offer. Personally had the opportunity to work on experimental rigs, assisting on developing control and data acquisition software. I would recommend this company to anyone.
Mechanical Field Service Technician in South Africa
on 9 July 2018
Field Service
Grateful for the training and exposure I have received! Being able to pre for job, get on rig from traveling for hours and successfully complete the job as soon as possible.
CAD DRAUGHTSMAN in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
on 13 December 2017
good workplace
enjoyed working there. top management biased though. engineering team good relationship. support structures well co ordinated. learned a lot - projects, welding etc
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