Noble Energy

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Company, Solid Financials, Hard To Move Ahead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Land Negotiator in Canonsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Land Negotiator in Canonsburg, PA

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Good People, Well Established, Strong (Financially) Company, Challenging Work with Chances for Additional Responsibilities.

    Cons

    Seemingly insurmountable caste system where promotion is attained through attrition rather than performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage and promote based on performance and not "years in the business".

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

    Terrible place to work, not employee friendly very impersonal.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    My job is not what I was told it would be - that is why I am searching for another job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Land Technician in Canonsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Land Technician in Canonsburg, PA

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

    Pros

    The benefit package is excellent, working environment is very good. This is an excellent company to work for, however there should be more adequate training, and job duties more explicitly explained.

    Cons

    The company is not as organized as it should be, a lot of the employees are not familiar with job duties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be more adequate on the job training, When hiring job descriptions should be more thoroughly explained.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 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

  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Terrific company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay/benefits. Friendly environment. Passionate individuals. Can move around in the company. Great people. Safe practices. Interesting business to get involved in. All the people here seem to really care about each other and their jobs.

    Cons

    Traditional when it comes to stuff like working at home or setting your own hours. I honestly can't think of any other cons. My experience at this company this far has been amazing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Care about employees and great upper mgmt

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

    I have been working at Noble Energy

    Pros

    Good benefits and flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Somewhat low on O&G pay scale

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  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. 4 people 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

    I worked at Noble Energy

    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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Nice Company with Growing Pains

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

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

    Pros

    Very lucrative salary and benefits. Relaxed work atmosphere with flex schedules/ compressed schedule. Nice offices for all employees and contractors.

    Cons

    Going through lots of growing pains. Management is out of touch. Need to utililize the skills of people hired rather than assign jobs to be people based upon personal preference.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize people properly. Be aware of your supervisors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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