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Nabors Industries Reviews

Updated April 11, 2017
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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. "Nice pay but only to work you like mules"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clerk in Odessa, TX
    Former Employee - Clerk in Odessa, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nabors Industries (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits. Some training was available.

    Cons

    Management shook things up, as far as individuals' responsibilities. One week, my responsibilities would be "this", the next week, my responsibilities would be "that".

    Advice to Management

    Adhere to employees responsibilities, as set forth in the employee manual.


  3. "floorhand - derrickhand"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Derrickhand in Williston, ND
    Former Employee - Derrickhand in Williston, ND
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    good pay, safety program, room to grow

    Cons

    boom and bust, no paid time off, poor benifits


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Business Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Heavy Corporate Office Politics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Buyer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Helpful (5)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "USED to be a good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional and technical level people, along with first level management are great folks. I truly enjoyed working with a number of my colleagues

    Cons

    mid level to upper management, along with executives pretty much kills that place. A good house cleaning is long overdue, particularly in IT.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Admin Assist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Nabors Industries (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You play a lot of different roles which helps you learn a lot of fields.

    Cons

    Salary doesn't compete with other companies, low bonus program


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Leadership troubles"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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