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Noble Energy Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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Noble Energy President & COO David L. Stover
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  • Definitely a "good ole boy mentality" (in 10 reviews)

  • The external market oil and gas environment is impacting Noble (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Good Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The environment is not stressful but still challenging.

    Cons

    They don't serve brisket every day.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great People, Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Geologist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Geologist in Houston, TX
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Noble Energy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The majority of the employees are friendly and considerate. You get the opportunity to work with a variety of disciplines which helps add value to everyone skill-set. The building is a great space with individual offices, a fantastic cafe with great coffee, smoothies, infused water, and salad bar, and a wonderful gym that offers group fitness classes and personal training. The location near Vintage Park offers a variety of tasty options for lunch. The benefits are average for an independent oil and gas company and similarly the pay is very good.

    Cons

    Management tells you that you are not a number to them and are a person since it's a smaller company; however, do not be fooled. The new CEO, Dave Stover, has instituted 3 company-wide lay-offs, the first time EVER in the history of Noble. It was a great company that cared about their employees because one of their marketing ploys was that the company never had company-wide lay-offs in times of market volatility. Those times have changed and now they are using money to acquiring more companies (e.g. Rosetta Resources) and fire their own people in order to make a deal. This is not the same Noble it was even a few years ago and is no longer the Noble which the founder and previous CEOs developed.

  3. "Great Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Noble Energy full-time

    Pros

    good work/balance, good pay, room for upward growth

    Cons

    Company politics and favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Be fair despite race, sexual orientation, age


  4. "Regulatory Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time

    Pros

    Good relationships with hard working people.

    Cons

    Constant change. Disconnect between locations.

    Advice to Management

    Know what your staff does before moving them around.


  5. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Co workers and supportive and hard workers

    Cons

    Down turn and three years of layoffs has everyone on the edge. It's about that time again, September has been a month of our annual lay offs.

    Advice to Management

    Stop using the lay off as a way to better the end of year numbers. After a while investors will get what you are doing. Have vision... This company was built on the people not by assets. We have forgotten about our core foundation.


  6. "NE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    good location, small company, good management

    Cons

    small company, subject to low oil prices

    Advice to Management

    keep trucking


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Engineer In Limbo"

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay. Great Benefits. Love the 9/4, half Friday work structure. Lots of leave time for various situations. On-site gym (free), On-site cafe. Love the location away from downtown, the energy corridor and the Galleria. Easy drive to work. Everyone I have interacted with have been great people.

    Cons

    I wasn't here with the "Dave Stover" leadership change over, so I can compare past Noble with current Noble, but I can compare to all the other companies I have worked for. When I first came in I was very optimistic about Noble. However, now I am in limbo and don't know what to think. Everyone preaches "promote within", develop our young, opportunities for our engineers. However, I have not seen any support of this. When opportunities open up, hiring managers rather hire people from the outside than promote and develop engineers from within. That's a bad sign. They say one thing and do another. What other characteristics will I see from this company? Only time will tell...

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be an employee development program. There's no program in place for those employees who want to increase their skill level, change their career path, or move up within the company. Employees can only do so much on their own to develop their career path internally before they begin having to go outside for their own growth. Management needs to push HR and hiring managers to develop employees and support employee career goals.

  8. "Trying to be Arco"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Noble Energy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Denver location is good -
    Good assets and diverse opportunities in the company

    Cons

    Houston location is in an isolated part of the city (from an oil and gas perspective)
    There was a time it was large enough, but acted like a small company - it has jumped the shark and is driven by processes, and not people.

    Advice to Management

    Where are you going? Let us know...


  9. "General Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Noble Energy full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, Lots of Vacation Time and Paid Time Off

    Cons

    It's the oil industry.... just not a stable field to work in.


  10. "Immature and fractured, but trying to improve"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Noble Energy full-time

    Pros

    There are plenty of opportunities to work on projects, initiatives, etc if you ask the right person.
    Benefits and professional support can be good, depending on your role.
    The cowboy mentality of the oilfield is still alive and well, so a determined and smart employee can get a lot done if they know how to navigate the waters well.

    Cons

    The company culture is fractured due to continuing mergers and acquisitions, which has led to many business units or support groups acting largely in isolation, under different sets of rules. This has led to a situation where the importance of a group or the influence of a business unit is based not on business needs but on connections and cult of personality.

    Advice to Management

    Focusing more on integrating functional groups and business units, and less on rewarding individuals who say the right things or know the right people, would allow the whole company to work more effectively and efficiently.


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