Noble Energy

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Noble Energy Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
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3.0 46 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

Noble Energy Chairman and CEO Charles D. Davidson

Charles D. Davidson

(30 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    OK

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Platteville, CO

    ProsGood Benifits and working conditions

    Conspay, everything is so secerative

    Advice to Senior Managementbetter communicating

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    Great place to retire

    Corporate Analyst (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsPay and Benefits are the big Pros here. I really don't see people excited about work or with established career paths. Operations is the backbone of the company and runs great. Their success is only hindered by the poor support and functionality of the rest of the company. If you are looking for a position to ride out your last years in the work force this is the place for you.

    ConsThe departments that support Operations need help. Communication in departments between management and employees is poor. Cross departmental communication is no existent. If you enjoy work and making things happen, like watching your work contribute to company success you will be frustrated here. It will take months for great ideas to be appoved and longer to initiate. The company culture is; "done is good" but is doens't have to be "done good".

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior leaders are truely impressive people however they need to evaluate how their managers perform. Many people have been promoted to their level of imcompetence and are killing the motiviation of employees that want real career paths and to contribute to success. Many employees with great potential are working for people who should be reporting to them. Grasp the potential of information technology and integrate solutions. Establish best practices and use them. Being best is class is more than talking about it.

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    "Over promise...Under deliver"

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsA diverse company with a strong balance sheet with great upper level management. Probably will allow a flex schedule and salaries are competitive.

    ConsAs long as you don't ask for anything, you'll be fine. Middle management suffers from a paranoia of individual growth. Don't get me started on empty promises...

    Advice to Senior Management"Best in Class" means more than keeping major projects on budget and on schedule, stay competitive with peers on PTO and growth opportunities...Or you'll keep losing your best people to the big dogs.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Noble Energy is okay to work for but could improve.

    Revenue Accountant (Current Employee)

    ProsThey are generous with vacation policy and they have a pension plan. The office is set up nice and they have recently remodeled floors and we have new furniture. There is plenty of room. They offer good benefits and our portion of the medical premiums is very low. I think that they care about their employees. Chuck Davidson is very nice and comes to town to communicate with the employees about how the company is doing.

    ConsManagement is not very good. My manager does not communicate with the entire group - only a few. Some of the management is not held accountable for things they do. They need to improve on this area.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more communication. Hold members of management more accountable.

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    Great company to work for!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNoble invests in people, provides with good career opportunities and understands that the key to their success is the close contact between senior management with employees, and leaving the door open for suggestions, constructive criticism and breakthrough ideas.

    ConsVery fast pace environment in the international BU... Very good for those up for the challenge, not so good if you are not too proactive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAs they grow and develop outside the US is vital for them to also incorporate non-US talent into their headquarters. It is always good to have a different point reference to help globalization plans.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros-excellent oil wages, especially for expat work

    ConsEverything 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 Senior ManagementMoney 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!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Oil and gas company based in Houston with international sites in South America, Africa, Israel, Asia.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFriendly, hardworking staff whose warmth makes for pleasant day-to-day interaction.

    ConsWeak management allowing incompetence and bullying to impact the rest of the staff and their work.

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    Strange Environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPay is good and hours are flexible.

    ConsThe environment is very strange. Most of the workforce seems to be contractors, yet contractors seem to be looked down on and fired randomly, like they aren't worth anything. It's strange.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake better control. Pay more attention to your employees (direct and non-direct) and realize they have families to support and homes to pay for just like you do.

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    Noble Energy- Worst Job Ever

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementBoard 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.

     

    It has a Professional Family Atmosphere, well run

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt has a Professional Family Atmosphere, well run

    ConsNot allot of staff so Allot of Manual work

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more on Technology

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