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Nabors Industries Reviews

Updated July 16, 2017
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Nabors Industries President & CEO Anthony G. Petrello
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Pros
  • They have good pay and benefits (in 20 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. "Was decent when it was in operation"

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    Former Employee - Coil Tubing Operator in Henderson, CO
    Former Employee - Coil Tubing Operator in Henderson, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay was decent, and there were plenty of hours at the time.

    Cons

    Didn't always get off days


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible"

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

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

    Pros

    Insurance and a steady paycheck

    Cons

    The I.T. department doesn't recognize outstanding performers only recognizes those who do just enough to get by. Over worked and under paid.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together! The turn over in the place is ridiculous, employees that don't know how to do their job or skim by are kept and the employees that give their all 24/7-365 are canned. Solutions to problems are brought up to managers and the input is not even taken into consideration, therefore, nothing will ever change. It's an un-organized mess. Pay attention, value and keep the hardworking employees you still have left, those kind of people are hard to come by...as far as the ones who got let go...it's Nabors loss and another companies gain.

  3. "Floorhand"

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    Former Employee - Floorhand in Williston, ND
    Former Employee - Floorhand in Williston, ND
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well organized
    Intensive safety programs
    Continual training program gives employees knowledge and prepares them for promotion

    Cons

    Bureaucratic
    As an employee you have to accept that you are just a cog in a wheel.
    It doesn't take much at all to get fired.

    Advice to Management

    Don't constantly threaten people's jobs. Use positive reinforcement.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I don't have any complaints about Nabors outside of working in the energy industry.

    Cons

    Only legitimate complaint is the volatility of the oil and gas industry.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Moving in the right direction."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nabors Industries full-time

    Pros

    Great Pay, Cool people all around that place. CEO has the company moving in the right direction.

    Cons

    Some legacy management still hasn't bought into the CEO's new vision.

    Advice to Management

    Replace those that won't buy into the new One Nabors vision.


  6. "Engineer Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Engineer Assistant in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer Assistant in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nabors is a safe, fun and friendly work environment

    Cons

    They did not have a job opening at the end of my internship


  7. "Electronics Tech"

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    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Jane Lew, WV
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in Jane Lew, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nabors Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay scale is good and large learning capacity

    Cons

    Long hours away from home life.

    Advice to Management

    bump

  8. Helpful (5)

    "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.


  9. Helpful (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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Office assistant"

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Bakersfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You wear many hats in this company.

    Cons

    The pay sucks and the only way you stay employed in the office position is if your causian.


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