National Oilwell Varco
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National Oilwell Varco Employee Review

They offer the best in training and career advancement, great company to work for.

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8 February 2021
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.
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5,0Culture
Pros
top level training in various countries. Seeing what other countries are like.
Cons
Nothing comes to mind.
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  1. They offer the best in training and career advancement, great company to work for.