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Novatek (Russian: ОАО «НОВАТЭК», MCX: NVTK, LSE: NVTK) is Russia's second-largest natural gas producer, and the seventh-largest publicly traded company globally by natural gas production volume. The company was originally known as OAO FIK Novafininvest. Novatek is based in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region in West Siberia, and maintains a sales office in Moscow.


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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Management always changes their direction and bicker with one another. Short tempers and lack of communication. Often times decisions are made but not effectively communicated."

Industrial Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) says

"One of the most frustrating places i've ever been employed. I would suggest you avoid this company and only apply or work here as a last ditch effort to survive."

Junior Mechanical Engineer says

"Everyone is payed hourly (except maybe top management). Pay is perhaps lower than other engineering companies, however you are only expected 40 hours/week (rarely overtime), so there is a trade off. Biggest con is the lack of any insurance (at least at the time I was working). No benefits whatsoever."

Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee) says

"Novatek was quite an interesting place to work. I was quite pleased that I was allowed the opportunity to apply my knowledge, skills and abilities in creating the single seater 3 wheeled transport lunchextremely hostile work environment for my co workers and i."

Intern says

"There are no benefits and it doesn't seem like a great place for someone who is ambitious and wants to move up."

competent repairman assembler (Former Employee) says

"eight hour shift sum-times even more but manageable because your not forced unless urgent breakdown. i have learned hydro-power, stock taking administration of job cards computer principles . understanding managers.divided teams but we all get along well when we meet.cold conditions working with water at night that is the hardest part of it. i am fascinated by the challenges which we encounter that is what drives me10 hours at times"

Current Employee - Engineer says

"No employee benefits at all (Medical, Dental, PTO, Retirement). Can be a volatile with the increasing frequency of layoffs. Pay is not great and there are no annual reviews with senior management."

Inside Sales and Marketing (Former Employee) says

"Novatek was a smaller company where I ran the inside sales dept. I answered sales calls and also entered orders. I had to order parts to make our machines with and had a good relationship with vendors."