Nabors Industries Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
49 Reviews
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Nabors Industries President & CEO Anthony G. Petrello
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to learn and grow

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

    I have been working at Nabors Industries full-time

    Pros

    Lot of new initiatives with opportunity to learn and grow. Lot of investment in new technology and new people.
    Excellent access to CIO (daily open door policy) and IT directors
    Lot of focus on building relationship with business and revamping IT processes

    Cons

    Benefits not at par with other competitors, No work from home or 9-80s available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IT Specific - Great work on bringing transparency and accountability to the IT organizatization.
    Overall Nabors - Great focus on making One Nabors a reality.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    If you are willing to dedicate yourself; there are no barriers in place for advancement.

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

    I have been working at Nabors Industries full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Salary, work-life balance, team environment. Nabors is on the right track again, under the guidance of the new CEO. Changing to become a more market driven progressive company. Great people and a real team feel. Pretty surprised by the very negative reviews on the site. I would say depending on your outlook, this company would be a 3 star to 5 star company. The 1 star and 2 star reviews are pretty crazy.

    Cons

    Still have challenges of making that change to a newer progressive company. Some entrenched management, still not willing to change. With that being said, change is happening just not as quickly as one might hope. Benefits are average at best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the hard decision and let a few laggards go and continue to move forward with your One Nabors vision.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots happening, lots to do, little planning and thus bad deadlines, leadership centralized in one or two people.

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

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

    Pros

    Comp is good, technology is always trying to push forward. Many good employees. Good breadth of technology and systems being used and thus good place to get experience and try different hats.

    Cons

    Company struggling to transform into a suitable structure for the future. Could use a revamp of upper management. Without proper planning and project management in place all deadlines are suspect and give the impression that failures continue to happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Key issue is the culture. Management up to even the director level is not trusted to make decisions. Culture comes from the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    IT needs a new leader

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

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

    Pros

    Paycheck is in the bank every other Friday. Great people trying to do the right thing. Decent pay. Growth is steady. Goals are reachable.

    Cons

    IT needs new leadership. Constant changes no direction, micro management, high turnover, no team work. Directors are picked based on loyalty nothing to do with being qualified. Directors never challenge leader. Americans need not apply.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think of the people working and what is important to them. Hire hard working Americans. Stop the favoritism! Stop the gossip. Make changes now! CEO needs to say enough and make a change at the top. IT turnover will continue only the employees who are dangerously loyal and do not questions things will stay. Some people can be bought to keep quite.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked at Nabors

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Nabors Industries full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good salary, some good employees

    Cons

    Bad benefits
    Vacation is only 2 weeks, not on par with market
    Absence of Trust - people are afraid to ask for help and hide their mistakes.
    No career growth
    Lot of stress due to failed projects (there is no project control)
    No proper planning.
    Controlled by a few people in the upper management who fail to recognize their own limitations
    Back channel politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build good upper management roles,
    you need leaders who can help and run it like they own it.
     Stop promoting people because you like them personally. Instead offer the right roles to the right people.
     All the team members should have recognition. Otherwise the attrition will continue at the high rates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Recruiter

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

    I have been working at Nabors Industries as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Resume builder and learning experience

    Cons

    Poor wages, poor management, no structure, high turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More perks for employees, show your appreciation, pay competitive wages so that turnover isn't so high

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Place

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

    I worked at Nabors Industries full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible, engaging, requires energy, can get boring or difficult

    Cons

    remember the small guy at all times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Again, remember the small guy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Comments on IT do not reflect the reality

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

    I have been working at Nabors Industries full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Access to management. One of my colleague mentioned about this site and the comments. I am shocked to see the comments. I have been here in the Nabors IT for 10 years and seen many changes. Most of them are very positive and more than anything, I was given an opportunity to grow within IT. Went from helpdesk person to a Sr. Analyst role. At first I wasn't happy for not having the opportunity that I wanted (to become a programmer), but with CIO's help and his open door, he was able to help me make the right decision for my future. I was not only able to grow within company, but I am also happy with what I do. I wouldn't have been happy being a programmer, since I like to interact with users a lot.

    Cons

    Benefits are improving, but still needs improvement. Salary helps compensate some of the benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to share the vision and expedite the One Nabors goal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Stay away from this place...

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

    I worked at Nabors Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Are there any, hard to find any ?.

    Cons

    Hopeless Benefits.
    Turnaround is too high.
    Micro management.
    No work from home option.
    Select few get all the credit, promotions, merit increases and bonuses.
    Lots of developers on H1 visa.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people 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

    I worked at Nabors Industries full-time (more than an year)

    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

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