Noble Energy Reviews

Updated August 23, 2015
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Noble Energy President & COO David L. Stover
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  1. Helpful (7)

    Good, but going downhill

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - First Line Corporate Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - First Line Corporate Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time

    Pros

    Decent salary, half day Fridays, fancy new building, flexibility on schedule, management open to new ideas, lots of talented people.

    Cons

    Used to have good bonuses until oil price crunch, now nothing. Moved HQ to middle of nowhere; 1-1/2 hrs from downtown. Company spends money wastefully on frivolous, non-operations-related SG&A- art, cafeteria, charities, ads, a consulting co called GAP that bilks the co for millions. Company values going downhill. Too many contractors; poorly tracked. IT is incompetent and has too much power. HR is the least competent group of the bunch and completely apathetic. Layoffs in April included mostly staff level, a few managers, no directors or above. Surprisingly, no contractors were let go. The layoffs were cancelled out with # of people added in the recent merger, so expect another round. To get promoted you need an executive sponsor; even then you might not get a market based salary with the promo. No training for managers except generic online self serve courses.

    Advice to Management

    Think through initiatives before committing to long term contracts. Reward and promote talent. Get rid of GAP! Stop changing the organizational structure every 6 months.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Noble is really great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Analyst in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time

    Pros

    Noble is good to their people. Management is open to new ideas and encourages change.

    Cons

    As with any company this size, there are inefficiencies that still need to be worked out. Some departments have too much staff, others suffer from a lean staff.

    Advice to Management

    There are a good number of excellent ideas that are rushed with poor execution. Encourage taking the time to execute with perfection. Excellent ideas plus good execution equals game changer...


  3. Helpful (1)

    Enjoyable work atmosphere

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people & enjoyable place to work.

    Cons

    Need to hire more experienced staff.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Lost the Edge

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Security in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good opportunities for work, nice work week (1/2 day Fridays)

    Cons

    Poor opportunity for advancement; poorly managed as employees are promoted to managers based on politics and have no idea how to manage employees. Further, are not provided training on how to be a successful manager

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to be more visible and not just when bad things are going on.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Noble Energy is a GREAT Company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HSE&C Well Site Advisor in Canonsburg, PA
    Former Employee - HSE&C Well Site Advisor in Canonsburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Josh Shine and Jesse Hernandez are 2 of the best Men I have worked for in my 27 year oil and gas career in Wheeling West Virginia. The 2 Gentlemen posses great leadership skills and I would be delighted to work for them again.

    Cons

    Some of the locations are very remote.

    Advice to Management

    Keep Gentlemen like Josh and Jesse employed and you will be successful on their projects.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Good large company that is sometimes resistant to change

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Analyst in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company that is pretty large but has a good community feel to it. I don't feel "anonymous" but it's also large enough that it doesn't feel too gossipy or politics-centered. The company has high salaries for the industry and good benefits, including good healthcare, condensed workweek flex-time (for office workers it's usually 9 hour days M-R and 4 hour Fridays), onsite showers for bike commuting and health incentive programs.

    Cons

    Noble touts "innovation" and even holds an innovation conference each year, but it sometimes feels like lip-service, especially for non-engineering and operations departments. For example, Land/Land Administration and Accounting are VERY attached to standard operating procedures and often do not listen to suggestions for workflow improvement, despite there being more efficient ways to do certain tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Look at retention. I often hear people say "retention is up to HR" or "people leave for higher salaries." This is not the case. I know several employees who left for LOWER salaries because they did not feel their work or ideas were appreciated here at Noble. Retention happens at the lowest level and the most immediate supervisors. Create a culture of respect for innovation and output in all departments, not just the ones putting a bit in the ground.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Sr. Mud Logger

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very competent people working with the offshore team

    Cons

    Too many days working, over 300 three years in a row offshore.

    Advice to Management

    Learn what your service companies are doing with their employees about days.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Senior Environmental Planner

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits and interesting work environment

    Cons

    the downturn on the industry are reducing pay


  10. Helpful (4)

    Not what it used to be but better than others.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canonsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canonsburg, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, half-day Fridays.

    Cons

    Upper management, incompetent and unprofessional employees in the Land Department, no real accountability.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency, better decision making, and bring back the positive, employee-focused working environment under Chuck Davidson.


  11. Helpful (6)

    From bad to worse

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canonsburg, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canonsburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Noble Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay. Every friday is a half day. Nice new building.

    Cons

    Lots of shady politics. It seems as though everyone is in someones pocket. Poor policing of contractors and consultant which is a major liability. The younger employees have the "fake it until you make it" approach and are pulling the wool over on Houston.

    Advice to Management

    Stop using the CYA approach and be proactive and not just reactive.



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