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Noble Energy Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
48 Reviews

3.2
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Noble Energy Chairman and CEO Charles D. Davidson
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience for a young engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Reservoir Engineer-Deepwater GoM  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Reservoir Engineer-Deepwater GoM in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Opportunity to gain valuable experience, good mentoring program

    Cons

    HR events every week, which cuts into work time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Noble Energy Inc. Review 2012

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Operations Geologist  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Geologist in Houston, TX

    Pros

    The culture and sense of worth are a few things I picked up right away. Everyone is eager to share knowledge and work together for the company!

    Cons

    I have not seen any downsides to working at Noble.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Platteville, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Platteville, CO

    Pros

    Good Benifits and working conditions

    Cons

    pay, everything is so secerative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better communicating

    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to retire

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

    Pros

    Pay 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Senior 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.

    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    "Over promise...Under deliver"

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    As 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 ManagementAdvice

    "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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Noble Energy is okay to work for but could improve.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Revenue Accountant
    Current Employee - Revenue Accountant

    Pros

    They 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.

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    Provide more communication. Hold members of management more accountable.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for!

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

    Pros

    Noble 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.

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

    As 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.

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

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

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

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strange Environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay is good and hours are flexible.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Take 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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