Topics regarding layoffs at National Oilwell Varco Inc.

Topics regarding layoffs at National Oilwell Varco Inc.

2022 a sad story

Revenues for the full year 2022 were $7.24 billion, an increase of $1.71 billion, or 31%, compared to full year 2021. Net income for the full year 2022 was $155 million, or 2.1 percent of sales, which included $114 million of pre-tax Other Items... —  read more 

Tower is a joke!!!

I’ve only been here at the tower now for 2 days and I already can’t stand it here. Who thought it was a great idea to put the sales team in one room and put us in cubicles? I tried talking to multiple customers today from my desk and couldn’t hear... —  read more 

Sound like NOV

A source inside Southwest Airlines recently passed this on and gave me permission to share. This is worth reading: “What happened to Southwest Airlines? I’ve been a pilot for Southwest Airlines for over 35 years. I’ve given my heart and soul to... —  read more 

Unhealthy meeting culture

Meetings that lack clear purpose, and there are a lot of them, distract me from work. I'm constantly overbooked and I'm tired of it. Also, it seems to me that the frequency of meetings has significantly increased. What is the reason why we have so... —  read more 

Woefully Under Compensated

I've caught wind of NOVs competition poaching NOV employees with 20-25% pay increases, higher bonuses, better retirement matching, better benefits, actual career advancement opportunities, and more training. Is the grass really greener on the other... —  read more 

Non profit

I really enjoy working here. I enjoy that this is a non profit company that is socially aware. I like that we gave beto a Segway and we support the theatre. I feel humble just walking in the tower.

Tuboscope Execs Moving

Rumor is the Tuboscope execs are moving from their corporate office over to the tower. Tuboscope facility is staying open though other than the top brass. Great strategy, let’s take the top guys who are already clueless on what’s going on in their... —  read more 

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The issue with NOV!

I’ve know for a long time how toxic the environment at this company is but could never understand what exactly what it was about that. Today, i think i understand. The place is run like an authoritarian dictatorship. Ive always noticed that most of... —  read more 

There's always an excuse

There are plenty good people in NOV however the buck stops at the top and the company results speak for themselves. Storms, Corona, Downturns etc. can’t always be the reason (excuse). Cutting headcount to reduce cost to make a profit doesn’t... —  read more 

Fiberspar

Really sad but Fiberspar is in free fall and all of the good people have either left or about to leave. Last leader was really good and truly cared about the employees but new management doesn’t care about people or the operation and only wants to... —  read more 

Lesser Beings

In a move of profound and towering stupidity, feckless management has decided to mothball a perfectly suited and less expensive facility to consolidate personnel into a new, shiny, and more expensive location. The belief that all of us lesser beings... —  read more 

New Rigs being built

for Mexico look great guys! The I’m not only the President but also a client must be very proud of the International sales team and finally having rigs sold and built here in the good ol USA. Wait…what!?! OHHHH SNAAAAP those rigs are being built by... —  read more 

Conroe Well Site

What's going on at the Frazier Rd location? Looks like there a lot of cars parked there and above average ones too.... must be paying well these days. :)

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