Noble Energy

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Updated February 18, 2015
Updated February 18, 2015
66 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company facing layoffs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant
    Current Employee - Accountant

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good. Atmosphere is generally positive. Lots of nice people to work with.

    Cons

    As with any company there are bad managers as well as good ones, so in some departments the atmosphere is not so good.
    In my experience it seems that who you know is more important than doing a good job. That is what worries me about the pending "reduction in force."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When deciding who to let go, maybe you should consider who actually gets the job done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    noble energy was a very good company but now it is just depressing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pumper in Greeley, CO
    Current Employee - Pumper in Greeley, CO

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    working with good people who want to do a good job and are willing to help each other. being a pumper is a good job and nice to work outside.

    Cons

    incompetent management from the very top to the bottom. they have completely ruined the work atmosphere. they have taken our retirement and retirement insurance insurance away and put the company in a financial mess but spend money on tv commercials and newspaper adds to fool the public into thinking it is a upstanding company. employees are forced to volunteer to work at the food bank by supervisors and all field employees are required to work on every holiday including christmas and thanksgiving. the company has created a huge divide between office and field employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quit, resign, you have morally and financially ruined a great company. close your mouths and open your ears and listen to the great people of this company before it is to late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Inept Management and cut throat culture

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

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

    Pros

    Pay and bonuses were decent and there was a variety of work going on, enabling exposure to new things. There was also a good balance of home and work. Half day Fridays were nice.

    Cons

    The culture was very cut throat. With such rapid growth, everyone was trying to stake a claim for themselves by throwing their peers under the bus. There are people like that everywhere you go, but at NE, it is the accepted corporate culture. You don't move up with out tearing others down. Management feeds into that. Also, very poor financial sense. Spending inordinate amount of money on a new building, crazy expensive art installations, and other frivolous things while cutting back on the things that were important to the employee. Now, with the downturn of the industry, they find themselves cutting further and scraping to pay the bills. The employees pay the price.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more wisely. Save for a rainy day. Also, tend to the culture. There are people that are good at what they do and willing to work hard, but when they see only the dishonest get ahead, the good ones move on to a better place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Contractor for 6 months.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contractor in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Contractor in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Not any that I could see.

    Cons

    Very political environment. Left hand does not know what the right hand is doing and they don't care. They don't care if one department is over budget by millions. The employees seem to hate their jobs and do not even say Hi to people. There does not seem to be any "Team work" at all. People who have been there a long time have titles that are not earned and their position certainly is not respected. They need to do a management overhaul, especially in the Denver office. Paying a larger salary does not mean people will be happy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice your leadership skills, if you actually have them. Plant some strong people in the Denver office and see what they are doing and how they are treating people. Noble office in Denver is giving O&G as BAD name in Colorado! For goodness sake, give a snow day when it is needed, no sense in putting people in danger when they can work at home just as efficiently.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great salaries that don't quite make up for incompetent management and a hostile work environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Noble Energy as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -excellent oil wages, especially for expat work

    Cons

    Everything else is a con. All upper management is hired and run using the "good ol' boy" system. Gossip fuels business decisions, rather than good sound information. Overseas location management is absolutely inept, incompetent, and self-serving. Hiring/firing for "remote" locations is entirely nepotistic and racially/nationalistically biased. Let's just say that for some locations, you better be British, or you're fired/not hired. To make matters worse, there were very inappropriate relationships discovered between executives that would make the devil cry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Money does not cure all ills! Your pay is excellent, but you have to step up hiring practices. You have got to revisit how you find and select country managers, and stop letting your various locations run rampant with nepotism, gossip-fueled business planning, and inappropriate behavior!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Terrible place to work, not employee friendly very impersonal.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Consulting Landman in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - Consulting Landman in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Close in proximity to where I live.

    Cons

    Terrible place to work especially for minorities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Worst job ever

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Noble Energy

    Pros

    nothing good to say about noble

    Cons

    management was disorganized and cruel to their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't be mean

  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    More hours doesn't equal more Production

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

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits. The five year plan is exciting. Noble is growing very quickly and there are many opportunities for individuals who don't mind working hard. Noble strives for high ethical standards and in that way I am proud to be an employee. Flex work schedule ( If you can actually get out on time on Fridays) and Great Vacation package ( if you can take it).

    Cons

    Too many Managers and not enough individual contributors. I see this problem in more departments than just my own, which in my opinion equals constantly re-working proceedures based on what Manger 1 2 or 3 thinks is the right thing at the moment. This also leads to the individual employees overloaded with more work than they can handle. A 60 -70 hour work week is the norm here. With our strive to be "Best in Class" it doesn't feel like they realize that someones "Best" comes when they are well rested and eager to take on the day. Hard to be eager when you worked till midnight the night before just to keep your head above water.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about quality over quantity. More hours worked doesn't always mean it was productive. In fact, in most cases it means mistakes were made due to fatigue or stress. Understand that your employee's have a life outside of Noble and need to feel like thats okay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Noble Energy- Worst Job Ever

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Noble Energy as a contractor

    Pros

    Money! Some great people left over from the old Noble community. Amazing meetings when the political appointees begin sharing their knowledge.

    Cons

    Poor organizational structure. Unqualified political appointees exist in responsible positions.
    FCPA compliance questionable at best.
    Hostile work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Board of directors would be well served to hire independent review of foreign operation and their support functions. Audit foreign servers and transactions and take action.

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fast growing company with management maturity of a company half that size

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Mid-manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Mid-manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Strong asset base and diversified portfolio

    Cons

    Management unwilling to bring in outside expertise. All good ideas were cultivated here.They are unable to assimilate and learn from expertise that is not home grown. Classic 'kill the strongest son' syndrome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get outside help before it is too late. You are running a company 10 times bigger than the management talent you have to do so.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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