National Oilwell Varco
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National Oilwell Varco Employee Review

Great experience to be exposed to the oil and gas industry on an international level

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12 February 2017
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.
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Pros
Exposure to International experiences and regulations
Cons
No opportunity to grow due to old internal management issues
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  1. Great experience to be exposed to the oil and gas industry on an international level