Noble Energy

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Updated February 18, 2015
Updated February 18, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not as "Noble" as one Might Think

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

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful people to work with. Project teams are very supportive and knowledgable. Great benefits..both benefit package and benefits at work (like gym in the office).

    Cons

    Limited room for advancement. Managers seem to make promises that they cannot keep. Executive Management is not involved and seems clueless. Nothing comes from the top down. Everything is from middle management out. Lack of communication between departments creates silos and multiple people working on same initiative in parallel. They need to wake up that they are no longer a mom and pop shop from Ardmore Oklahoma.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with employees. The minute you find out you can't keep a promise, tell the employees. Create better work life balance. A few people seem to do all the work. Respect people's talents and don't preach you want out of the box thinking while you confine individuals to a mold. Stop talking about how the company has no money...get rid of the biggest money waster-GAP!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked as lease analyst and division order analyst.

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

    I have been working at Noble Energy as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good leadership and competent employees.

    Cons

    Limited room for growth and promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-position some of the managers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some departments better than others

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

    I worked at Noble Energy full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is reasonably up with market. Benefits are decent, not spectacular.

    Cons

    Lots of money wasted on the accoutrements in the new building. Struggles to operate like a large company.

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

    An introduction to corporate life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Division Order Specialist in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Division Order Specialist in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Solid pay.
    Great flex hours.

    Cons

    Conservative office culture.
    Glass ceiling based on degree title.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training materials.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Too focused on process and not on relevant work

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

    I worked at Noble Energy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Senior management is very ethical.
    There is good software, technology, training available and a desire for excellence by upper management
    There are some very good people.

    Cons

    With the rapid growth from a relatively small independent thanks to some large discoveries, the company is focused on process, succession planning and everything but actual sound work, creativity and individual contribution. Working there became an extremely frustrating experience of endless meetings with incompetent middle managers who knew how to speak the lingo but couldn't recognize let alone initiate something that would lead to real value

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For Senior Management:
    Come down from your ivory tower.
    Remember what led to the success of the company and focus on those aspects of business
     Stop "drinking the KoolAid" all of the management consultants are pawning off on you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Specialist

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

    I have been working at Noble Energy

    Pros

    Immediate supervisors support a work home life. There is no pressure from immediate supervisors to put your work before your family.

    Cons

    They do not give goals of career advancement. If employees show interest in advancing their careers and pursue their interest many times they are ignored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide clear career advancement options for each job title and position. Each employee needs to feel they are appreciated and valued by the immediate supervisors up to the Vice Presidents.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, with strong core values and mission. The company is forward thinking in terms of business and personal. Cares tremendously about personal growth.

    Cons

    I live outside of Houston, so my commute is awful. It takes 45- 1.5 hours one way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more classes/courses about industry for lower entry positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    OK to work for. Needs some better planning and organization

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

    I worked at Noble Energy full-time

    Pros

    Money, nice facilities, professional atmosphere

    Cons

    Huge contract force does all the work. Employees who do the work and have the knowledge are passed over for illogical reasons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the culture where the work is done by real employees (not just contractors). And reward the employee's with growth and promotions because of the quality and effort put into the work. Avoid promoting people to key positions that don't have the experience or skills relative to their organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    OK place to work, not much room for advancement

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

    I worked at Noble Energy as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, nice office facilities

    Cons

    Weak management, lazy coworker, status quo comes above everything else

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more assertive in retraining and replacing lazy employees doing the bare minimum to get by. Also be more open to promoting from within rather than holding people back who deserve career growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 12 people found this helpful  

    No place for minorities

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Noble Energy

    Pros

    Competitive salaries and benefits, good working peers.

    Cons

    There is a definite but unwritten rule not to hire, promote or retain minorities. A review of their staff would not only show that there is only one African American manager and not one of their African American employees, have been there for over five years. I actually made six, but after five and being promoted to a manager was literally demoted and then accused of poor performance, although the facts do not support the rhetoric. Two previous minorities that were there when I started, were released earlier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Professional maturity is required of its senior management; still bigoted and fosters a "white only" atmosphere.

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