Nabors Industries Reviews

Updated July 23, 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. Team work makes the dream work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - IT Administrator in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - IT Administrator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Nabors Industries as a contractor

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for promotion and change

    Cons

    Not a friendly environment. A lot of Chiefs and Cliques...Team work needs to improve.

    Advice to Management

    More team building events. Hire people based on previous performance and not because of politics.


  2. Review of Nabors Industries

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Technician in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Open door policy is a great way to meet and communicate with high-level managers - Instructor Led Training opportunities - Team rewards when working hard

    Cons

    - We don't receive much supervisor/manager feedback - High levels of harassment from coworkers - Some supervisors are ill placed - Not enough training on subject matter

    Advice to Management

    Ask for colleagues when promoting people, it feels like the wrong people are placed into supervisor positions


  3. Project Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Nabors Industries (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good location, good parking, stable hours

    Cons

    Poor management, poor career choice and path, poor work

    Advice to Management

    Revamp your entire process of management and the Sr. managers in particular


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  5. IT American Not an Indian

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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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 full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Some real people that care on some levels. Decent location, Lots of sick days paid for.

    Cons

    There is not enough space to write the amount of cons, but the good news is that its all about over. The CIO and his ego has caught up with him.

    Advice to Management

    The Board needs to say enough and fire all the C level folks and start over.


  6. Adequate

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employment Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Employment Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I worked at Nabors Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, collaborative work environment, good salaries.

    Cons

    Slow-moving beast! Decisions are limited by corporate control, and take forever to get resolved.

    Advice to Management

    Let your managers run the business - that is why you hired them in the first place.


  7. Helpful (5)

    short sighted boom-bust mentality

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Development Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Development Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Nabors Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The pay was acceptable, if you could stand up for yourself. We were let out early on Friday afternoons, and you could easily rise to middle management, without a lot of competition.

    Cons

    Compensation is too incentive heavy(stock options, performance bonuses, etc) , and they move the incentive payments out, so its tough to walk away. Even annual raises get delayed. They tell you in december that "you had a good year, and we'll increase you pay".....but your paycheck doesn't increase untl the end of the next quarter, in April, or June, if oil prices happens to drop. When oil is up. they hire a bunch of people indiscriminately. So 9 out of 10 are incompetent colleagues , so its easy to stand out. But one of those idiots usually get promoted and put in charge of the people who CAN actually do their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to hire quality people. Take care of them, fairly, and immediately.. Then you won't need to layoff.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Not a bad company, plenty of areas to improve though.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Nabors Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I worked for NCPS and in the corporate office in Houston. There are a lot of good people who work there. They are very understandable and want you to succeed. Laid back atmosphere in my department.

    Cons

    Not much structure. A lot of times I was left to do nothing, even if I asked.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more organization in development of your employees. That is why I ultimately left.


  9. Helpful (5)

    Upper management is clueless!!!!

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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 (1)

    Great Place

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Full Time in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Full Time in Houston, TX

    I worked at Nabors Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, trustworthy, honest, and great business friendly atmosphere. Flexible work schedule with flex hours and plenty of work from home.

    Cons

    Honestly there are no "cons". Management is great to work for, exceptional industry knowledge, and superior team building environment. Excellent peers, and in all-in-all and go above and beyond.


  11. Helpful (11)

    Nabors IT - total disaster

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Houston, TX

    I worked at Nabors Industries

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

    Pros

    Pay is on par with market

    Cons

    Total Chaos Toxic politics Total Confusion over priorities CIO plays the dictator role, and he has his favorites. There are some women who are close to him and they are given special rights, even though others perform well, only those close to the CIO get all the benefits. This is very unusual in any other place I worked A dysfunctional atmosphere - which will dampen your enthusiasm, and will leave a bitter feeling for ever in your career. Dont join unless you are desperate Many H1 B's. No reason for all those developers. There is a person who is a director and also owns a recruitment company from where these developers are hired! Totally unethical behavior

    Advice to Management

    Complaints against the IT department should be taken seriously and fixed earliest. My hunch is that the company will be sold pretty soon, due to lack of leadership



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