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Nabors Industries Reviews

Updated July 10, 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. 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.


  2. "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.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Business Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  4. 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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Leadership troubles"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent. There are pockets of good people with good ideas

    Cons

    Top down management style has created an environment that stifles initiative and closes people to sharing information. Since people are afraid to speak out, the right information doesn't get up to management, and management makes decision without understanding the facts.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to high level strategy and trust people to take care of the details. Listen.


  6. "Drilling Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Drilling Supervisor in Williston, ND
    Current Employee - Drilling Supervisor in Williston, ND
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Having a job in the oilfield right know

    Cons

    Everything to much to list

    Advice to Management

    Don't merge with C&J


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Technical Manager"

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    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn and many projects available

    Cons

    Too many activities with limited resouces

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Culture - Hot/Cold"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Direct colleagues are a pleasure to work with, love my teammates and that's it. Glad to have a job, but there is not motivation to being there long-term. Company politics is ridiculous!!!

    Cons

    Managers are self-centered; CEO does not relate with employees; no recognition of service until at least 5 years which makes you feel under-appreciated; employees in general are cold today and hot the next (can't trust anyone really...).

    Advice to Management

    Be flexible, Loosen up, have a work-life balance, appreciate and encourage your employees.


  9. "Designer/drafter"

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    Current Contractor - Drafter/Designer in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - Drafter/Designer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Nabors Industries as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company. Easy atmosphere. lots of work.

    Cons

    The only con i have is the pay. Recently the Oil industry took a big hit, and i just cant make ends meet continuing with this company.

    Advice to Management

    More training.


  10. "Derrick hand"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Derrickhaand in Williston, ND
    Current Employee - Derrickhaand in Williston, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Nabors Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nabors is a good company to work for.

    Cons

    Far from Houston Tx where I live.


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