Nabors Industries

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Nabors Industries Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
42 Reviews

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Nabors Industries President & CEO Anthony G. Petrello
Anthony G. Petrello
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible IT Upper Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Great co-workers and sporadic opportunities to work on different technologies.

    Cons

    Multiple IT Directors and all are hand-picked by the CIO. Directors are incompetent, micro-managers and hinder productivity, efficiency and don't offer any career advancement. Only opportunities for advancement are if you are midnight buddies with the current CIO then you can leave the company repeatedly and just call the CIO and ask to come over to his house at night to "work out" your return to Nabors. CIO will bend over backwards for his midnight buddies just as they will do "ANYTHING" for him. IT Department is more like a day care with a lot of temper tantrums and then the kids feel better and come back and kiss the teacher to ask for forgiveness. UNBELIEVABLE AMOUNT OF TURNOVER DUE TO NEGLIGENCE AND UNAPPRECIATIVE UPPER MANAGEMENT (DIRECTORS, CIO, MANAGERS AND SR MANAGERS).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace CIO, do real-life competency testing to directors in IT to determine which to replace as well. Appreciate your employees and give them the opportunities for advancement and raises rather than paying your CEO $68 million in 2013 (last year).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT Department Affecting Nabors Potential

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

    Pros

    Slow pace, no weekend work.

    Cons

    The IT Department is behind the times. The CIO is a classic work bully, always threatening to fire anyone around him. Career progression depends if you're in the CIO's good graces that day. Managers and Directors have no power or say over their team members. Turnover is out of control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Several years of trying to transform the IT department have failed. It's time for a new CIO who is willing to embrace change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dysfunctional IT department (current director)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Not that I can think of at this time. May be a few good employees, but they are leaving too!

    Cons

    1. No one takes responsibility, and everyone passes blame. Lot of finger pointing from top down
    2. Only the top management gets recognition or can make decisions, and team members never feel valued or appreciated. Entire IT lacks direction
    3. No one is truly honest with each other. Micro management is the normal
    4. Most managers/team leads don't have skills, but hired/promoted as they are close to the CIO, and they control IT functions largely.
    5. Customers are treated with no care, and are provided work around, instead of solutions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take care of your employees, who are the most valuable customers of your business. Take care of the whole situation and rectify this, before too late

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    IT management needs a re-boot. A total overhaul

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Good people still there, which is good for the company

    Cons

    IT management from top level is all messy. No one has talent. Some managers are hired by CIO, who are close to him. The CIO is a micro manager, and thinks he know all. When infact he is a bottleneck for all the projects. He promotes people who he wants, no talent acquistion. Some good people have left due to all this politics. No proper structure is present. All the bonus, goals etc are also decided by the fancy of CIO

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please get rid of the present CIO and bring in a new CIO. Tony Petrello needs to pay attention to what all the CIO is doing at this point and make major changes if he wants this department to do good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad Work culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good colleagues and good facility

    Cons

    Bad work culture and senior leadership that is not listening to employee needs
    bad benfits for an oil and gas domain company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what tour employees need

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not A Veteran friendly company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Buyer in Houston, TX

    Pros

    The pay checks don't bounce yet. Not much else is good about this place. Don't expect any form of advancement.

    Cons

    This company hates veterans but loves snot nosed collage kids. Hey serving your country in a time of war is for chumps you should have gone to college instead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop paying out 50 million in bourses to the CEO.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Very Undesirable Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Purchasing  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Houston, TX

    Pros

    HQ Location is north of downtown Houston. Easy commute if you live in the north suburbs.

    Cons

    Poor pay. Employees are surprised to learn there's no such thing as regular pay raises. Once you're hired you may not get a raise for 5 years. In general, employees are considered bought, paid-for, and easily disposable. Another BIG minus: Nabors' health insurance is the worst I've ever encountered. The benefits are absolutely terrible compared to ANY other company I've seen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop paying the CEO over $50 million a year and try paying regular employees a decent salary. You won't have such high turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    IT Management is a disaster

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Employee in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Nothing is good with this company and IT department.

    Cons

    The IT Managment is very bad. No growth and no improvements. Manged very poorly and the mangement does not want to change anyting. There are few IT Mangers who are inexperienced and they control the entire IT. Those group of managers are close to CIO and does not allow any new employee to grow.They have several custom applications that are very poorly developed and they spend millions of dollars to maintain it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Poor upper management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX

    Pros

    the only thing good about working here is the pay

    Cons

    poor management, I have been working at Nabors Industries for some time now. They claim that they are moving towards One Nabors, but in actual they are preventing people from being One Nabors. They are losing the good employees everyday and taking in people that no companies want in, thinking that these people will make things better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    Nabors is bleeding talent, poor leadership, poor HR.

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits. Camaraderie in the lower ranks, but that is natural and not really attributable to anything Nabors does. Pockets of excellence in some business units. Talent, but misused and underutilized.

    Cons

    Corrupt and inept management. Unethical and inequality in dealing with employees. Culture of fear, even at the top (nobody messes with Tony Petrello). Authoritarian and top-driven.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of Tony Petrello and the entire BOD.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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