If I didn’t work at NOV and got an impression of the company by reading these posts only, I would say that everyone here is a hard worker. C'mon... I believe most of the people I work with have never worked anywhere less than at NOV. There are... — read more
time to sell the cars, the boats, the giant houses, and move back home with mommy. 3rd quarter was the last free ride for you. Norway and uk will be all thats left to handle the controls work. they are about to ship your daddy back to canada too! — read more
I have been with NOV for many years. When I started with the company. We were the best at what we did. Now it's just a joke. I have been telling everyone in my group to get out while they can. Management doesn't know what they are doing. I am just... — read more
I don’t think I’ve ever been more indifferent than I am now when it comes to rumors about layoffs. Morale has never been worse and it is noticeable that a lot of people would like to get a package and go somewhere else.
Are we too big to fail or are we too big for our boots?
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How is Nov merpro and the Merpro testing services still going . Morale is terrible supervisors and management are useless ..a certain supervisor is not even qualified as high as some of workers but yet gets the pay ...its shocking
If NOV continues to treat older employees with skills and experience in this way, the question is who will teach new employees in the future who come in with ever-increasing knowledge gaps. It seems that NOV is not even thinking about it? If I... — read more
Could not help noticing Weatherford stock going up. They were supposed to be bankrupt. But NOV stock is in the doldrums! Something is seriously wrong here. Is the Board blind?
Heard the 3rd quarter was the final straw. By the end of the year bammel may not exist. Service will be gutted and spread around. Controls group wont exist unless your Norwegian or from uk. The remaining service techs will be dispatched from tess... — read more
The morale at Tuboscope is just non-existent. What has happened to this place? Nobody even tries anymore, it’s. Just turned into a cesspool of gossip and water cooler chatter. Even management walks around dazed and confused. About time to jump on... — read more
What are your thoughts on the extensive use of the term “Global Family” in NOV? Personally, I strongly disagree with it and never hear anyone outside “leadership” and marketing use it. This is an interesting article I found in Forbes and I found... — read more
So we await the the Third Quarter results. The book of endless excuses is once again dusted down. Ok my book is open. I say $750M in the red. Majority stock write down, relocation and pay offs Discuss
I suppose management in Houston will be fine. I am wondering how to bring about changes in this company. Can we as employees do anything? I really struggle looking at the BS at the Board. Accountability? Seriously?
How much did ya'll get? My guess is its nowhere near matching inflation. Most of NOV employees havent had a raise since 2014 and do you know how much of raise you would need today to just not be poorer than you were then? 17%.
So we got no raises. The salary staff all got raises and if you are in service you got a $10 a hour raise. Wow
How you lasted this long is a mystery to all of us. Time to sell that house and get a job and life your qualified for. I hear geek squad is hiring and apartments are cheap.
Management couldn't give a damn about bullying or excluding behaviour. As long an NCR are closed within target, the effect of such behaviour on the mental health of the victim can be ignored. The root cause is never investigated and appropriate... — read more
I heard some of the office people got raises. Such a slap in the face to the shop people. Some of which have not had raises in 7 years or so. Management wonders why morale sucks and people are leaving. Well there you go genius!
It didn’t surprise me when a person who hadn’t been here even for a month gave notice. Something like that used to be unimaginable but now I already know a few people who in a very short time realized how much of a mistake they made by coming here... — read more
We will get through these hard times together. Do the extra, like if my boss is hungry, I make her a sandwich and a salad. I check the hallways for tardy people. I mentor people and they all move on to do better things. I gladly demoted myself for... — read more
I’m thinking of coming back into the office a couple of days of week. Maybe 10-3pm. It’s been a while. What have I missed? Anything changed in the factory?
What do you think?
Will there ever be another kickball tournament at the tower? I really enjoyed participating in the event. From the morning embarrassing chant on a segway to the HR head clown further humiliating himself. It was certainly great sight to see... — read more
I knew this even before but now I've definitely become sure that this company does not want employees who are engaged and who actually care about their work and doing it to the best of their ability. I've decided not to care more. Even when I... — read more
Surely after all of the layoffs, benefit cuts and retirement, then 3 senior engineers quitting back to back at Holmes Road earlier this year and the complete failure that management team has been they were able to replace those 50+ years of... — read more
HR just got rid of 8 -30 plus year employees in Little Rock. Age discrimination is really hitting fiberglass systems.
Has anyone seen any of these web / podcasts? Just seen the one about the Mono and Moynihan products, it explains why our competitors have become so strong! Talk about living in a bubble
Any of you Manchester guys looking for a new role with a company who appreciates its employees and pays well too? Check out Indeed, Watson Marlow looking for sales engineer, up to 50K per year plus 25% annual bonus. Given the comments on here must be... — read more
Who else feels like this company is dying a slow, miserable death? They’ve cut every business unit so deep, our operation teams can’t even run efficiently. This group of management is so dull and runs around with a bored approach towards everything... — read more
Some work hard, others work the bare minimum. It might not even be such a problem if those who work hard were finely appreciated, because if it weren’t for such people the company would collapse under the combined weight of all its slackers. But... — read more
Staff are being transferred to other locations, not sure of timescale
The mixer business is being sold off at long last and split from the pump business. Good luck with selling as your competitors are not stupid and will not be rushing to buy. Joining pumps and mixers was a disaster and should never have happened, it’s... — read more
Supposedly, there are major layoffs going on today at NOV Middle East. What are the chances we're next?
Does this mean an end to NOV involvement in Manchester
I've started looking a while ago and I've already lined up some interviews. I wonder, how many are doing the same?
I am hearing that any business unit that is making less than 15% ebitda. Could possible be sold off or shut down. Anyone 3lse hearing this
Rats desrting the sinking ship????