Nabors Industries Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
43 Reviews

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Nabors Industries President & CEO Anthony G. Petrello
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  1. 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 for less than a 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
  2. 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 for 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Needs to Improve (Former PM in IT)

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

    I worked at Nabors Industries full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I feel the pay is good. Apart from that nothing much

    Cons

    Project management is lacking. A strong PM group is required to execute the projects and see through completion
    No leadership, all the directors etc, have no decision making power. CIO makes all the decisions from goal setting, to project management to bonus assignment
    Office culture is nepotism
    Respect is lacking for the employees
    All projects are behind schedule as projects are not planned , they start off with no foresight
    No career growth, which has made me leave the company (even though the pay was not bad)
    Benefits are not on market par. 2 Weeks vacation is not an incentive at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make sure that all the power is equally distributed among top personnel. Trust issues should be resolved. Take care of your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person 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 for 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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible IT Upper Management

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    • 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 for more than a 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for a short time

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HSE  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - HSE in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Nabors Industries full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Working 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 ManagementAdvice

    Actually hire employees with experience in HSE. Money should not be an issue in HSE.

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

    IT Department Affecting Nabors Potential

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

    I have been working at Nabors Industries

    Pros

    Slow pace, no weekend work.

    Cons

    The IT Department is behind the times. The CIO is a classic work bully, always threatening to fire anyone around him. Career progression depends if you're in the CIO's good graces that day. Managers and Directors have no power or say over their team members. Turnover is out of control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Several years of trying to transform the IT department have failed. It's time for a new CIO who is willing to embrace change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dysfunctional IT department (current director)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Nabors Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Not that I can think of at this time. May be a few good employees, but they are leaving too!

    Cons

    1. No one takes responsibility, and everyone passes blame. Lot of finger pointing from top down
    2. Only the top management gets recognition or can make decisions, and team members never feel valued or appreciated. Entire IT lacks direction
    3. No one is truly honest with each other. Micro management is the normal
    4. Most managers/team leads don't have skills, but hired/promoted as they are close to the CIO, and they control IT functions largely.
    5. Customers are treated with no care, and are provided work around, instead of solutions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take care of your employees, who are the most valuable customers of your business. Take care of the whole situation and rectify this, before too late

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bad Work culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nabors Industries

    Pros

    Good colleagues and good facility

    Cons

    Bad work culture and senior leadership that is not listening to employee needs
    bad benfits for an oil and gas domain company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what tour employees need

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not A Veteran friendly company.

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

    I have been working at Nabors Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    This 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop paying out 50 million in bourses to the CEO.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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