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Noble Corporation Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay and benifits and advancement oportunities (in 10 reviews)

  • Great benefits and work environment (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Time away from home but that comes with what we do (Merchant Mariners) (in 3 reviews)

  • Not the company's fault but Oil and Gas has hit an all time low so they let go the entire IT department (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Solid company, you get what you put in."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Third Assistant Engineer in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Third Assistant Engineer in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Noble Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Good co-workers
    -Company invests heavily into training
    -Opportunity to promote from within
    -Time off working 21/21

    Cons

    -Time away from home but that comes with what we do (Merchant Mariners)


  2. "No flexibility"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Noble Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great pay, great benefits, great sane level co-workers

    Cons

    No flexibility, hard work not valued by managers

    Advice to Management

    have some flexibility and work/life balance


  3. "Safety"

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

    I have been working at Noble Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Schedule, if you like working from home for three weeks periods. Training is good and they pay for your food while out on the rig.

    Cons

    Do not take care of their employees as well as they should. Pay is below industry standards. Travel pay is horrible.


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  5. "Supply Chain"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Flowood, MS
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Flowood, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Noble Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best Drilling Contractor in the World. They don't pay the most, but they take care of each other. The industry is tough right now, but Noble will come out on top.

    Cons

    A little more clear communication regarding good/bad news would be nice.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  6. "Supply Chain"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Noble Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and supportive management. Effective processes in place.

    Cons

    Poor vacation time, very old fashioned mentality in regards to work schedules, and no opportunities for advancement or pay raises in a poor market.

    Advice to Management

    Top level management should take a more progressive approach.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Fun people, terrible morale and ethics."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Sugar Land, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Noble Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    For someone willing to work hard who has little experience, this company will provide you with lots of knowledge and experience to grow.

    Cons

    Immature in their policies (HR, code of ethics, etc.). Same pay rate to the penny for over 2 years, with several promotions that were unrecognized.

    Advice to Management

    Employee appreciation, annual raises, and employee morale promote productivity and tenure and a good reputation within the industry.


  8. "Smaller is better"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cant Say in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Cant Say in Sugar Land, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Noble Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Old company has some oppotunities and pay os generally good.

    Cons

    No devotion to workers, above mid level management and are penny wise but pound foolish.

    Advice to Management

    it would be a waste of time, they wouldn't listen.


  9. "QMED"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QMED/Motorman in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - QMED/Motorman in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Noble Corporation (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    everyday its something new. A new project to tackle. Some really good Co-wokers and Supervisors.

    Cons

    Work on a 21 day schedule away from home a lot


  10. "Noble Corp"

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

    I have been working at Noble Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great Money, ok benefits, ok 401K

    Cons

    good ole boy system, not much competence in positions of management, typical oil field company


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Rule with an iron fist!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Sugar Land, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Noble Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. 10/80 work schedule
    2. stock incentive and bonus
    3. Ice cream social

    Cons

    1. One person runs most of the corporate departments. There is middle management but he has the ultimate VETO power.
    2. When offered expert opinions and process improvements to higher management there is "Is it ain't broke don't fix it" mentality. Was told the company has been doing this for 98 years. Its working.
    3. Lowball offers when hiring skilled professionals. They know they are not the highest paying company but try to make up for it by saying they have the highest safety record in the business and keep their employees safe. This means nothing to corporate employees. Just an FYI.
    4. When asked about training, I was told it was not in the budget.
    5. When asked about advancing in my career within the company, there was no room for growth, and if I wanted any opportunity I would have to switch departments or find interest in something else altogether.
    6. Manual process for everything
    7. The Management of change request process is slow. Too many hands in the pot and not enough people cooking and getting things done.
    8. Every year there are lay offs around October or right before thanksgiving. If you see police hanging out in the lobby, layoffs are happening and they are here to protect us from disgruntled laid off workers.

    I write this speaking from first-hand experience. This is not my first or last oil and gas job. There are best practices and processes that could be used here to make this company more efficient and compliant in many aspects. However, many managers here are complacent and not open to fighting for change to make the company better. At minimum people do their job and collect their paycheck.

    Advice to Management

    If it ain't broke don't fix it.



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