Noble Energy

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Noble Energy Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
57 Reviews
3.6
57 Reviews
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Noble Energy Chairman and CEO Charles D. Davidson
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  1.  

    Loyalty means nothing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Noble Energy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, perks, and nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Management needs some guidance in certain departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage and keep personal feelings aside.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A Company without limits

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

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good salary and benefits
    Career Prospects are very good
    Friendly environment
    The Company is growing

    Cons

    Lack of leadership
    Not structured enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve HR and Supply Chain Departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company overall poor leadership in some areas

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Lease and Contracts Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Lease and Contracts Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Noble Energy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay, bonus and benefits. 4 hour Friday.

    Cons

    Leadership is moving towards inexperience young people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some mid career people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Noble eats you up and spits you out

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Geologist II New Ventures in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Geologist II New Ventures in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Noble has pretty generous salary and bonus packages, but the standards for the bonuses are pretty high. They are given at individual amounts, but on the achievement of a group. If the group misses the objectives by even a cent the bonuses are not given that year. They are annual. Raises are also only given to keep up with inflation. And they are constantly giving "deprotions" - lots more work deserving of a raise and new job title, but you get the work and no more money and no new title.

    Cons

    They will work you to death with no acknowledgement or praise or pay. Corporate culture is cutthroat and dishonest. They screw their partners, their suppliers and their employees. Upper management keeps morale low at all times. No employee could ever keep up with all the work thrown at them. Leading positions at the company are given out by upper management to people they have worked with in other companies (BP). Very little opportunity internally, because all of your bosses will be from BP. There is corporate tuition assistance, but they will pick what you may study, and there will be no time to do so anyway because you will have no free time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten up and realize that your employees are people first and not just producing machines. Promote from within. Honor your bonuses. Deal with others honestly and with transparency

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall, have not worked for a better company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Noble Energy as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    TEAM is key to success, this company utilizes that motto to a tee
    Friendly/helpful employees/positive office culture
    Involvement
    Great compensation plan
    Growing company always with room for advancement
    Knowledgeable co-workers
    Every day is something different

    Cons

    I cannot think of any, besides when you are in a contract position, you don't have the opportunity to be a part of all activities/outings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Some departments better than others

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Accountant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Tax Accountant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Noble Energy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay is reasonably up with market. Benefits are decent, not spectacular.

    Cons

    Lots of money wasted on the accoutrements in the new building. Struggles to operate like a large company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company - good work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay/benefits. Good office environment - nice/likable coworkers - minimal politics. Growing company with a lot going on and company will find a way to utilize your talent. Many intelligent and dedicated employees operating under solid executive leadership. Would recommend without hesitation.

    Cons

    More competent employees end up working hard while less competent can often get a pass. Performance review system is subpar to non-existent. Result - fair amount of dead wood among rank and file employees. Something of a good old boy's club at upper levels of management that facilitates advancement (not necessarily gender specific) - but less prevalent than I've seen at other places.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company has decent benefits, the salary is competitive, overall it's OK

    Cons

    It is difficult to move into different job responsibilities. Sometimes it seems like people don't want to share knowledge.

    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    An introduction to corporate life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Division Order Specialist in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Division Order Specialist in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Solid pay.
    Great flex hours.

    Cons

    Conservative office culture.
    Glass ceiling based on degree title.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training materials.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 8 people found this helpful  

    Was a great company, going downhill from here

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

    I worked at Noble Energy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Used to be up-and-coming with growth, now senior management has changed-will likely be development/production oriented.
    The new building is beautiful, though don't know if and how Noble will actually grow to fill it. (Widely remarked)
    Good place for development geoscientists for the next few years.

    Cons

    Many will say that Noble has become too big, and is not addressing its poor quality lower level management.
    Not a place for explorers, at least until 2017. No grasp of regional geologic concepts, poor technical skills, and ability to expand into new frontiers. Many have already left.
    Near-term drop in exploration scope due to specific country alignment, and inability to gain new acreage, and consequently lower level management are so desparate given limited running room, that they are bullying employees to overstate prospects. Becoming quite corrupt. Well known to be a very siloed, non-communicative clandestine culture. Managers protect themselves by promoting incompetence around them. Not a good strategy for growth.
    Mid and late career people will receive no training or onboarding. The focus is purely on developing new hire replacements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become a less siloed entity, encourage cross departmental communication, exchange. Train managers in effective management, including basic measures to prevent your likely imminent, downfall through encouraging poor technical performance, deceit, incompetence, and likely safety issues, that accompany poor decisions based on intimidation tactics. Grow proper exploration skills that support growth, and get into countries that allow for expanded running room.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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