Noble Energy Reviews

Updated August 23, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Manager Technology

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Noble Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great vision and direction from the CIO, however he is not very engaging with the people and needs to meet and greet people more. Awesome leadership opportunities, but be leery of the politics

    Cons

    Request more feedback from management as they do not tell you what they are thinking. People tend to work in silos and there needs to be a better project management system to drive global initiatives.

    Advice to Management

    Need more transparency from the top to the bottom. Not everything is crystal clear at times and although communication is constant, the message is not always clear.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Contract Landman

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Landman in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Landman in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large company found in many areas of the US and the world

    Cons

    Land department seems to treat their own very badly. All other departments are free of this problem

    Advice to Management

    Better Land department management - ones who respect other people and professionals.


  3. Helpful (2)

    It has been a good experience

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

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time

    Pros

    The company is very stable and forward-thinking. They are in-line with other oil and gas companies as far as benefits and salary goes.

    Cons

    Due to the drop in oil and gas prices, re-organizing and layoffs ensued. That naturally creates stress and hurts morale among the employees.

    Advice to Management

    There are not many opportunities for advancement or defined career paths in certain departments. Upward mobility is a continual unknown.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Administrative Assistant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of really great people that work for this company. Work - home balance is a plus. Friendly working environment.

    Cons

    It takes threatening to quit to get promotions and raises that are deserved. It can be quite political - it is too often about who you are buddies with than what you are capable of. It is very hard for the administrative staff to climb the latter because there are limited opportunities for growth. Noble's worst problem is their inability to handle conflict - they don't know how to fire people. I knew many managers who were noncompliant with the ethics and they still kept them around. (and that is putting it nicely.) Instead of eliminating the problems, they just move them around to make them someone else's problem. It creates a huge morale issue.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to get rid of real problems - let go of people who need to be let go. Provide more opportunities for Administrative/clerical staff to move upward. Importantly, hiring from within more will allow these opportunities for growth.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Completions Foreman

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and compensation is fairly competitive.

    Cons

    If on salary, they will work you many hours.

    Advice to Management

    Safety is when it is convenient.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Abusive upper management

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Noble Energy (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The location. Nice new building

    Cons

    Upper management are allowed to run their department poorly and create a hostile environment. Good ole boy, high school click mentally.

    Advice to Management

    Hire professionals and wake up before they end in a very bad law situation. Allowing upper management to violate a person rights. Bully should not be allowed.


  8. Helpful (5)

    I worked on the non-petrochemical side of the company, in an ops role, doing data analysis and software rollout (not IT)

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Noble Energy full-time

    Pros

    Noble, similar to most upstream oil and gas, pays reasonably well. For a commensurate job in most other industries in Denver, I'd expect to make appreciably less money.

    Cons

    My personal experience (as well as some others in other non-petrochemical roles) demonstrates that it can be difficult to receive fair reward (such as promotion) for hard work and strong ability. In numerous departments, there were tenured mediocre middle managers that both A.) made getting things done difficult and B.) stood as barriers to advancement for individual contributors. In my own department, a few highly incompetent managers were tolerated in management positions for a very long time. These managers did not develop their people. Relatedly, there was a lack of a culture of development in the department in general: superstars were not identified and did not progress in their careers and become groomed for management; in lieu of this was a status quo of ingrained middle managers, with individual contributors making many "lateral moves" within and between departments. Eventually, most ambitious people find their way out of the company after a few years, as I did.

    Advice to Management

    My advice is to create a leadership development program that identifies leadership qualities and rewards with advancement, while conversely removing poor or mediocre performers from middle management. Mostly, the company just needs to promote the right people to management positions - people who are both competent and interested in developing others; such are the qualities of a leader.


  9. Helpful (7)

    Network Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Management does not understand anything of what is really going on. They hire a bunch of high level individuals who get paid to do practically nothing and expect those with less experience to know much more. Everything seems backwards there. Not to mention that if you are not part of their in group you will not advance there.

    Advice to Management

    Learn your job and actually make a difference.


  10. Helpful (9)

    I had high hopes while working at Noble Energy, but the management if quite frankly incompetent.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Noble Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Diverse assets with unbounded opportunities. - Overall great talented co-workers

    Cons

    - Good Ole boys club mentality, especially in the drilling department - Out of touch Executives that turn the cheek when workers point out obvious abuse of management. - Heavily relied on contractors vs. employees.

    Advice to Management

    - Restructure the entire organization. - Identify poor managers and replace them immediately. - Listen to the needs of your young engineers, they are the future NOT the contractors.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good company to work for,

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    I didn't have any issues.



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