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Nabors Industries Houston Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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Nabors Industries President & CEO Anthony G. Petrello
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Pros
  • Good pay, great people, and good schedule (in 19 reviews)

  • Just like working round good people I like a good environment and positive environment (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper Management is very micro and downward managing (in 16 reviews)

  • The lack of communication is unacceptable, right hand does not know what the left hand is doing on all levels of he company (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Houston, TX

    I worked at Nabors Industries (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As an intern I got a lot of hands on experience and was given actual responsibilities.

    Cons

    Working at a rig up yard, approximately 72 hrs per week, mostly outside in the summer.


  2. "Looking for an IT job? Look elsewhere! (Unless you're from India)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nabors Industries full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You will get a ton of experience with Oracle, .NET, and SQL, plus learn all the business processes, because you'll be doing everyone else's work. Your manager (who will almost certainly be from India) will kindly relieve you of the burden of receiving any credit for your accomplishments.

    Cons

    So many! HB1 applicants who can't understand anything or perform the basic functions of the job they were hired to do, constant undertones of politics/backstabbing, developers and analysts clawing over each other trying to gain favor with management, flagrant nepotism, unethical hiring practices, unrealistic expectations, lack of vision, lack of communication, lack of common sense. I could go on all day. This place is like working in a real-life Dilbert comic! Realized my mistake on day 1 and found another job ASAP.

    Advice to Management

    Making the building look nice, rather than fixing the problems with the company really is the hallmark of where your priorities lie: status-symbols are more important than people.


  3. "Terrible HR department"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nabors Industries full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good school to learn but it's better to have an option B

    Cons

    HR is not professional in any country the company has business with


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    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity. Company has plenty of home-grown applications that allow for quick changes.

    Cons

    Management allowed to curse, degrade employees. Questionable hiring methods (unqualified friends before competence/experience).

    Advice to Management

    Consider long term effects. Look at turnover rate. Statistics tell all.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Restructure IT Management"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have a good team of technical folks who want to do the right thing for the team and company.

    Cons

    Higher management is a joke. CIO lacks vision and unstable in making decision. Priorities keep changing making it hard to manage expectation.

    Advice to Management

    Change the senior management and CIO


  7. "Nice pay but only to work you like mules"

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    Current Employee - Support Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Support Technician in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nabors Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is reasonable for an entry level position. Benefits are reasonable but since the downturn, the company does not match 401K contributions.

    Cons

    The company is very disorganized which causes confusion and distress, company wide.
    Several projects are not implemented properly, no training is provided for these launches.
    There are too many managers and not enough employees.

    Also, we have received no raises in more than 3 years and this seems like it is not going to change for a while.

    Advice to Management

    I would like to see a more cohesive and organized department that provides quality and professional services to our company and its subsidiaries.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No career devlopment and growth

    Cons

    work -life balace is good

    Advice to Management

    Please promote existing employees instead of hiring


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Heavy Corporate Office Politics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I liked working with the people, management style in my department was relaxed, supportive and family oriented. The benefits were decent and I liked that they offered tuition reimbursement to their employees who are seeking to further their education.

    Cons

    Very decentralized. Hard to get a decent raise after getting your foot in the door. Getting promotions depended on how well you were liked and typically hired externally instead of supporting growth internally. They are quick to do massive layoffs when the market suffers. Oil and gas industry is very cyclical and seem to go through economic down turns every 5-7 years.

    Advice to Management

    Management should really learn their subordinates jobs instead of just delegating. This will help to better understand department workflow and their people doing the jobs. If Management is going to verbally promote open door policy, it should be followed up with an active approach


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Buyer"

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Buyer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nabors Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    No real expectations which can be nice at times. As long as I do my work I know I won't be bothered.

    Cons

    Office politics, there will be people promoted before me who don't deserve it. They will only get it because they are liked not because of the quality of work.


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Could be an awsome place to work if..."

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    Former Employee - Senior Applications Support Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Support Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good peer and first level IT managers to work with. Compensation comparable with industry even when going through bust cycle.

    Cons

    It's become a HB1 Visa only shop in the IT department. They don't hire good US citizens and run them off by lack of opportunities. Very poor documentation kept and tracked in support of in-house developed applications and systems. Ask any end user if they've seen any user training documentation that is updated or is useful to them.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house in the IT department starting at the top and work your way down.



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