Nabors Industries Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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Nabors Industries President & CEO Anthony G. Petrello
Anthony G. Petrello
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Pros
  • They offer good benefits and competitive pay (in 3 reviews)

  • May be a few good employees, but they are leaving too (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Could use a revamp of upper management (in 5 reviews)

  • No career growth, which has made me leave the company (even though the pay was not bad) (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Wil-Mar Park, NC
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Wil-Mar Park, NC

    I have been working at Nabors Industries full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Take great care of their employees

    Cons

    Long hours and away from alot.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. derrick hand

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Derrick Hand and Floor Hand in West Odessa, TX
    Current Employee - Derrick Hand and Floor Hand in West Odessa, TX

    I have been working at Nabors Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Just like working round good people I like a good environment and positive environment

    Cons

    Don't like negative feedback like to get the job done don't like not getting it done


  3. Operator

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Operator in Bakersfield, CA

    I have been working at Nabors Industries

    Pros

    Above median pay for industry.

    Cons

    Too many chiefs, safety department seems to be against the workers rather than with them, for some reason one of few industry companies which does not permit facial hair (except mustache), nepotism runs rampant

    Advice to Management

    See "cons"


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  5. Helpful (1)

    A lot of experienced hands in management that don

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nabors Industries full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    some loyalty and opportunity to work with your hands

    Cons

    Fluctuating market keeps employees on edge, a lot of backstabbing and gossip.


  6. Support Technician

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Support Technician in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Nabors Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Competitive salaries
    - Relaxed environment

    Cons

    - No formal training
    - Constant re-oganization
    - Instability due to market conditions

    Advice to Management

    Better training


  7. Helpful (9)

    IT Management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Nabors Industries (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people below CIO and Directors great to work with

    Cons

    CIO does not know how to build a team and hire the right people. Lots of money wasted on contractors who are here on visa with little or no experience. Directors and large number of managers are Indian therefore Americans are not promoted either male or female. Lack of concern for the little people makes IT very difficult and cruel.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the CIO and all Directors and start over before a lawsuit takes it all.


  8. Helpful (5)

    Very disorganized company with unqualified people in decision making roles.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nabors Industries

    Pros

    Good pay.

    Six days on three days off schedule.

    Got good experience right out of college.

    Experience with oracle.

    Cons

    Terribly disorganized company at the regional level and up.

    My direct boss was a complete disaster. Left a very sour taste in my mouth.

    Advice to Management

    Hire component people and provide support to the field level employees. Bridge the large gap between the two respective parties that exists.


  9. Helpful (5)

    Upper management is clueless!!!!

    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Nabors Industries

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay check is always in the bank

    Cons

    Need upper management who talks with their employees and treat them with respect. Take time to learn what each employee does. They may learn something. Stop laying off employees with great experience and knowledge of company. Lays off are based on if your manager likes you not on performance or company experience or knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know each and every employee. Talk and you may learn what great employees do work for you


  10. Helpful (9)

    Avoid Nabors IT department unless you're desperate

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Nabors Industries full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - flexible schedule
    - convenient corporate location (Greenspoint)
    - free parking garage
    - good vacation time (3 weeks + 10 sick days). Standard is 2 weeks vacation no matter how much work experience you have, but if you insist on 3 weeks they will give it to you.
    - Sign-on bonus (if you ask for it)
    - Average annual bonus

    Cons

    - IT department is the worst possible place to work
    - CIO has been with the company for 15+ years, therefore he lacks innovative vision beyond the walls of what he accomplished at Nabors.
    - Micromanagement to the extreme
    - HR has no power, therefore unethical behavior is the norm because IT leadership believes they are above any possible repercussions
    - IT Leadership shows favoritism to employees with same cultural background
    - Employees with tenure (10+ years) at the company receive special treatment, which makes it difficult for new employees to join the team and promote change for the better.
    - Large amount of wasteful spending by IT
    - No accountability for actions. Leadership pushes sub-par projects through the pipeline in order to meet their annual goals and receive their large bonuses, all at the expense of the users and staff who is overworked and underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    - Revamp the IT department for the betterment of the entire company. All new leadership needs to be put in place.
    - Be open to new ideas to improve processes, cut costs, and improve products
    - HR needs to take complaints seriously when they come from IT and formulate an action plan to address issues.
    - Hold IT accountable for meeting project timelines, performing within budget, and providing a high quality product


  11. Helpful (3)

    No work life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nabors Industries

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    lot of technologies and lot of learning if you are willing to work for less 24/7

    Cons

    NO process to follow. no documentation , lot of H1b employees , they make you work 24/7



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