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Nabors Industries Reviews

Updated September 20, 2018
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Nabors Industries President & CEO Anthony G. Petrello
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Pros
  • "They have good pay and benefits" (in 33 reviews)

  • "A lot of good people to work with" (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "Backstabbing and fake folks in upper management" (in 29 reviews)

  • "Oil and Gas industry is volatile" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Nabors"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nabors Industries full-time

    Pros

    Work environment and main campus location

    Cons

    Cyclical Oil and Gas industry


  2. "equipment Specialist"

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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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work was challenging and interesting.

    Cons

    Pay and benefit reductions, while management received large bonuses.

  3. "Support Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nabors Industries full-time

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, everyone is willing to help one another. Exposed to different technology at the time.

    Cons

    Management at the time would not let her employees move to different position. This stopped quite a few people from growing on their career


  4. "Stepping over a dollar to pick up a dime - poor quality equipment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nabors Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Not really a pro... but starts with good intentions... The company acts like they want to do the right thing... ... However, in reality, they have trouble actually following through. They try to adhere to industry standards but fall short of adherence costs money.

    Cons

    Upper management repeatedly pillages the company with exorbitant pay levels compared to their counterparts are much better performing companies. Policies are put in place but are easily broken if it will save a few dollars here or there. They say they want to do the right thing, but as soon as they realize that doing the right thing might have an upfront cost they shy away. They are short sighted and repeatedly fail to see the long term value in quality equipment and retaining quality personnel

    Advice to Management

    Look beyond the lower cost of cheaply made equipment and see that the lower quality equipment is actually costing the company more money in the long run via higher operating expenses. Make the investment in better quality equipment upfront and realize the higher net margin. Realize that several of your senior managers came from bankrupt companies and are installing the same culture in Nabors that bankrupted those other companies.


  5. "Logging Geologist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I guess it was competitive pay, Industry standard though.

    Cons

    12 hr work towers for 28 days straight.

    Advice to Management

    learn to value your field employees more


  6. "Rig Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nabors Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work.

    Cons

    Pay really doesn't compare to other contractors, need to improve on that.


  7. "Good company all and all, worked there many years"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nabors Industries full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Daily paperwork needs to be simplified and quicker.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the new go to their rig with atleast four pair of coveralls. I think a lot of new hands now days quit because being the worm sucks enough as it is, let alone not having clean coveralls to change into, because we all know the worm has plenty of time to wash coveralls.

  8. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nabors Industries full-time

    Pros

    Healthcare Benefits were excellent during employment.

    Cons

    Backstabbing and fake folks in upper management. D.Reeves


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not a professional workplace"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some strong senior management exhibit leadership skills that could be leveraged to improve company culture if they chose to speak up, but currently defer to a prevailing culture of secrecy and hostility

    Cons

    Disorganized and divisive office culture. Senior management regularly and openly speak out against each other in meetings. Not a professional environment. CEO is a micro manager, resulting in inefficiencies in workflow at all levels. Duplicative accounting and finance systems in place that were poorly designed and not implemented appropriately- creating a need for manual and inadequate work-arounds.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Conflicted."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty to do. A "Target-Rich" environment if you are looking for opportunities to showcase special skills. Contributions toward process improvement are well-received.

    Cons

    Publicly broadcasting dissatisfaction is something that I consider to be bad practice. No workplace is free of opportunities for improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Time to break down barriers so we can get some work done.


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