Nabors Industries Reviews

Updated March 25, 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. Good for first time roughneck.

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    Former Employee - Motorman in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Motorman in Midland, TX

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, care a lot about safety. Worked with a lot of great guys on the rigs.

    Cons

    They don't care too much about how good of a hand you are, if they want you gone, they will ALWAYS find a way to get rid of you. When you are able to get bonuses, they take 3 months to get, and they like to dip their hands into it first.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better chain of command, communication, and stop with the "I know what I'm talking about" stuff ESP if the person has never worked on a rig. It's very aggrivating. A lot of people in the offices have no clue what works in the field, yet they come up with ideas that never work.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Good money if you get alot of hours, really liked it.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jane Lew, WV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jane Lew, WV

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

    Pros

    Get alot of hours, when they can sell a job. Love working outdoors and staying busy. Good benifits.

    Cons

    Don't get a raise like you are suppose too, get lied about what you can make!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't Lie, Tell your workers what you would want to be told. Learn to give your worker's credit where it's deserved..Treat others the way you want to be treated.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3. Management is very unfair

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    Former Employee - Stimulist Operator in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Stimulist Operator in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, long hours

    Cons

    Long hours, favoritism, no advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so quick to get rid of a good employee. Implement a program for rehab or substance abuse. You would be surprised who would take advantage.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Not a bad company, plenty of areas to improve though.

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Great company

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    I loved my job! I worked with some amazing people

    Cons

    No one sees the work do! Or they purposely sent you in to do work that is going to make your coworkers hate you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    COMMUNICATE! Your have some amazing employees and all they want is to know you see them!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Upper management is clueless!!!!

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Nabors Industries

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Get to know each and every employee. Talk and you may learn what great employees do work for you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Great Place

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    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great Place to gain experience

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    Former Employee - Floorhand in Williston, ND
    Former Employee - Floorhand in Williston, ND

    I worked at Nabors Industries

    Pros

    Fun job, great pay and good work life balance.

    Cons

    safety program is miserably difficult to practice everyday and is not help workflow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no comment

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful

    Nabors IT - total disaster

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    Former Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Houston, TX

    I worked at Nabors Industries

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    IT is by far the worse place to work at Nabors

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nabors Industries

    Pros

    Vacation, sick time, and bonus. Great hard working Americans in some areas.

    Cons

    The EEOC, Immigration, and SEC need to investigate IT and the dealings of the CIO!!! HR, CEO shame on you for allowing this type of treatment of hard working Americans you are just as guilty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do the right think end the CIO tyranny.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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