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Noble Energy Reviews

Updated July 10, 2017
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  • Definitely a "good ole boy mentality" (in 10 reviews)

  • Upper management will lie to your face (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to cut your teeth on. Marcellus Business Unit focused on safety first, production second."

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    Current Employee - Lease Operator in Wheeling, WV
    Current Employee - Lease Operator in Wheeling, WV
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great immediate leadership, great field guys. With the safety first mindset you are allowed to step back, assess and learn before immediately rushing in to fix a problem.

    Cons

    Incredible amount of paperwork required to complete some simple "hazardous" tasks. Getting changes made to equipment sometimes takes years to go through all the approval chains.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the safety mindset, however do not overuse the word as it will eventually lose meaning. When everything is a priority, nothing is a priority.


  2. Helpful (3)

    ""Noble nice" is destroying the company as much as the market is"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Great 401k and PTO, onsite gym, easy interviewing and hiring process, half day Fridays, decent people to work with, nice office building.

    Cons

    The downturn and change of CEO has taken away the best things Noble had going for it. The culture is a wreck of negativity and frustration. There is very little faith in leadership from the front lines. This company is a boys club with a very political environment. Pay is decent, but it isn't based on the value you add, it is based on your job title, and your job title is also not based on the value you add but the years you have sat in a chair. People with lackluster attitudes who are here to wait out the hours can go very far because of their years of experience and previous job titles, but to advance from the bottom is nearly impossible. Noble wants to hire young because it is a cheap way to bring in talent, but their environment is not ready to support their target audience. Bringing young professionals into an old school, highly conservative company that is very slow to adopt change is not a recipe for success.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people willing to push for change and challenge employees. Good employees will respond well to a challenge. Revive your leadership with key people that can have tough conversations in order to better the company. Create and maintain an environment that will enable the employees your are hiring, not an environment that will weed those same employees out after a frustrating few years.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "You take the good and you take the bad"

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

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

    Pros

    Very nice people work there. I really like 90%+ of my coworkers.

    Cons

    Management seems to lack direction; they allow people to stay in positions long after they have proven inability.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look about how you make decisions. Also look at who you promote and why you promote them.


  4. "Good Company"

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    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Denver, CO
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Noble Energy as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Active, friendly company that encourages everyone to be challenged to their fullest potential.

    Cons

    In an internship with this company, you might find yourself pinholed in a project that doesn't really add value to the company and doesn't reflect well on you.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Treasury Manager"

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    Current Employee - Treasury Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Treasury Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative culture, decent compensation and benefits

    Cons

    issues with work life balance


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Operations"

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

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

    Pros

    Smaller company that allows you opportunities to develop

    Cons

    Lack of leadership involvement. To many Egos and Chiefs that believe they no the secrets to life.

    Advice to Management

    Conduct a organizational review and make sure leaders are listening to field level personnel on what they need. Find a way to align on what type of company and how we want to operate globally. And stop talking about cultural development when all you want is to reduce cost and stay just compliant. You can fluff all you want to the outside world, but your field level leadership knows what's valued...


  7. Helpful (4)

    "DO NOT WORK HERE"

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

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

    Pros

    there's a gym and a cafeteria.

    Cons

    Management doesn't listen. Machines break and no one fixes them. Management routinely asks you to do things that are above your pay grade - ie engineering when you are not an engineer.

    Advice to Management

    Actually follow through with promises, and listen to your employees. I've been told now 6 times that I'm going to move into a different dept, and still I'm doing the same exact thing.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Noble has a great work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canonsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canonsburg, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work/life balance is top notch. The pay seems to be higher than other area competitors.

    Cons

    The market conditions seem to have Noble in a complete limbo. You don't really know how to feel day to day, because some days you're just not sure how long your job will be there. Benefits are mediocre. There's definitely a good bit of cronyism, but I think that is pretty typical for the industry. Management often rolls out surveys regarding feelings on performance, but doesn't seem to react to the results. Performance reviews are a joke as no one seems to review those, either.

    Advice to Management

    Please come with a clear message on your plans moving forward. The constant ups and downs do not make people comfortable in their jobs. Listen to your employees! There are a lot of good ones here.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "HR Representative"

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

    Pros

    Great culture of work/life balance. Employees are valued and respected. Senior Leadership truly cares about our people.

    Cons

    The external market oil and gas environment is impacting Noble. It's been a tough few years.

    Advice to Management

    Keep motivating and communicating with the workforce during these tough times.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great Company Culture"

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    Current Employee - Facilities Engineer in Canonsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Facilities Engineer in Canonsburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Stable E&P with diverse operations all over the globe
    - Great work/life balance
    - Good pay & benefits
    - Excellent management that communicates effectively with employees

    Cons

    - Big company, slow to implement new ideas
    - Downturn has forced layoffs, but it seems to have stabilized
    - Communication between business units in different basins could be better, but it is improving

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


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