Nabors Industries
2.2 of 5 37 reviews
www.nabors.com Hamilton, Bermuda 5000+ Employees

Nabors Industries Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014

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Nabors Industries President & CEO Anthony G. Petrello

Anthony G. Petrello

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21% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Bakersfield, CA

    ProsCompany is headed in the right direction. They offer good benefits and competitive pay.

    ConsTechnology offered to office administration is seriously behind the times; staff need more opportunities to interface with management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't forget about your team.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    NCS - very poor quality. Behind by ages( current employee of IT)

    Programmer (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsThere are some smart people, who are motivating.

    Cons1) All directors, managers are puppets. They do not hold any decision making power. The CIO, Sri Valleru drives all the decisions wrongly. Management style is nepotism. No direction at all
    2) There are some IT managers who have no experience. They have been promoted as they are close to the CIO (personal relationships), not on merit or experience
    3) Projects are all behind schedule, due to poor infrastructure and cheap talent. They have no idea of what to develop
    4) no innovation. There are custom web apps which are so poor, but are applauded by the company as the CIO developed those
    5) Demoralizing place, no respect whatsoever
    6) CIO plays cheap politics and promotes the wrong people to authority positions, who mess up big time.
    7) CIO has set up a BI COE and MO COE with no clue, no strategy. The people running these COE are not experienced in that area. There is no chance of success

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease revamp the IT department. A new CIO is needed. New direction is badly needed. The CFO and CEO should act immediately so that the business users are not treated with sub standard products

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good for a short time

    HSE (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsThe people around you are great but the management structure is unclear and you may be asked to perform tasks for other groups. Great water breaks where you can actually get to know your fellow workers.

    ConsWorking in HSE is very difficult and you may be asked to look the other way. The only workers that know anything about HSE are the field workers. HSE management is only concerned with how much money you are saving me and what reports can you give me today. Don't trust management from the VP down. Leadership is a big issue.

    Advice to Senior ManagementActually hire employees with experience in HSE. Money should not be an issue in HSE.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not A Veteran friendly company.

    Buyer (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

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

    ConsThis 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 Senior ManagementStop paying out 50 million in bourses to the CEO.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    HR department employee (after seeing the reviews at exit interviews)

    Human Resources Employee (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsAt this time, I don't see any future for this department. It will stop running soon.

    Cons1) Leadership is fake. You can't ask employees to do anything you're not willing to do yourself.
    2) You've got bosses who like to point fingers. No one is a team player, starting from the top management level
    3) You've got a CIO who doesn't set priorities realistically
    4) No morale, no respect for employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake the time now to check the health of your workplace. And make the course corrections you need. Starting now. Immediately.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    IT management needs a re-boot. A total overhaul

    Team Lead (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGood people still there, which is good for the company

    ConsIT 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 Senior Managementplease 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very Undesirable Employer

    Purchasing (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    IT Management is a disaster

    IT Employee (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsNothing is good with this company and IT department.

    ConsThe 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Buyer (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsThis is a friendly work environment where everyone is treated in a fair manor that is in line with the companies code of acceptable conduct. They practice what they preach so to say.

    ConsThe pay on the lower end for a buyer position in the oil and gas industry.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone at this time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to start career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company is very lean so there are lots of opportunities to learn and get experience doing things you wouldn't get to do at a larger company

    ConsPoor leadership, chaotic work environment, lack of teamwork between all business units, lack of communication, upper management does not communicate well

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompensation

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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