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Great salaries that don't quite make up for incompetent management and a hostile work environment.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

-excellent oil wages, especially for expat work

Cons

Everything else is a con. All upper management is hired and run using the "good ol' boy" system. Gossip fuels business decisions, rather than good sound information. Overseas location management is absolutely inept, incompetent, and self-serving. Hiring/firing for "remote" locations is entirely nepotistic and racially/nationalistically biased. Let's just say that for some locations, you better be British, or you're fired/not hired. To make matters worse, there were very inappropriate relationships discovered between executives that would make the devil cry.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Money does not cure all ills! Your pay is excellent, but you have to step up hiring practices. You have got to revisit how you find and select country managers, and stop letting your various locations run rampant with nepotism, gossip-fueled business planning, and inappropriate behavior!

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Noble Energy

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Oil and gas company based in Houston with international sites in South America, Africa, Israel, Asia.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Noble Energy

    Pros

    Friendly, hardworking staff whose warmth makes for pleasant day-to-day interaction.

    Cons

    Weak management allowing incompetence and bullying to impact the rest of the staff and their work.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strange Environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Noble Energy

    Pros

    Pay is good and hours are flexible.

    Cons

    The environment is very strange. Most of the workforce seems to be contractors, yet contractors seem to be looked down on and fired randomly, like they aren't worth anything. It's strange.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better control. Pay more attention to your employees (direct and non-direct) and realize they have families to support and homes to pay for just like you do.

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