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Noble Energy Reviews

Updated May 9, 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. "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.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Noble"

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    Current Employee - Geologist in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Geologist in Denver, CO
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Management lacks direction and commitment to follow projects through. Extremely reactionary to other competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to each other, make a plan and stick with it.

  3. "Good Company"

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

    Pros

    My experience here has been ok. I've been here for nearly 5 years and I'm in no rush to leave. The only thing that would probably pull me away would be better pay and more flexibility hours wise. That being said, I also think im fortunate enough to work with a good group of people.

    As far as pros, the corporate office offers a nice gym with classes, wellness activities, etc., there's a decent cafeteria, and the building is nice. Pay seems fair but raises have been lacking, likely because of the current industry environment.

    Cons

    Pay could be better. Id like to see more flexibility with regard to hours in the office. Technology makes being connected very easy without being anchored to a desk. There are some processes here that need attention. Too many workarounds and bandaids.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace technology and the changing workforce. Implement processes that work for everyone and not just certain people. Pay should equal work and skill set.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Lucky to be working"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    1/2 day Friday working schedules, located in Denver, good employees and colleagues, good managers

    Cons

    tough keeping a job in town in the the O&G Industry these days, thankful for Noble's Denver office, there are still quite a few good ole boy antics that keep people employed and promoted in this company

    Advice to Management

    Seek quality employees and re-assess some of the people who have been with the company for years, yet do not develop, improve or add value.


  5. Helpful (14)

    "Good, but going downhill"

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    Current Employee - First Line Corporate Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - First Line Corporate Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time

    Pros

    Decent salary, half day Fridays, fancy new building, flexibility on schedule, management open to new ideas, lots of talented people.

    Cons

    Used to have good bonuses until oil price crunch, now nothing. Moved HQ to middle of nowhere; 1-1/2 hrs from downtown. Company spends money wastefully on frivolous, non-operations-related SG&A- art, cafeteria, charities, ads, a consulting co called GAP that bilks the co for millions. Company values going downhill. Too many contractors; poorly tracked. IT is incompetent and has too much power. HR is the least competent group of the bunch and completely apathetic. Layoffs in April included mostly staff level, a few managers, no directors or above. Surprisingly, no contractors were let go. The layoffs were cancelled out with # of people added in the recent merger, so expect another round. To get promoted you need an executive sponsor; even then you might not get a market based salary with the promo. No training for managers except generic online self serve courses.

    Advice to Management

    Think through initiatives before committing to long term contracts. Reward and promote talent. Get rid of GAP! Stop changing the organizational structure every 6 months.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Good large company that is sometimes resistant to change"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Analyst in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company that is pretty large but has a good community feel to it. I don't feel "anonymous" but it's also large enough that it doesn't feel too gossipy or politics-centered. The company has high salaries for the industry and good benefits, including good healthcare, condensed workweek flex-time (for office workers it's usually 9 hour days M-R and 4 hour Fridays), onsite showers for bike commuting and health incentive programs.

    Cons

    Noble touts "innovation" and even holds an innovation conference each year, but it sometimes feels like lip-service, especially for non-engineering and operations departments. For example, Land/Land Administration and Accounting are VERY attached to standard operating procedures and often do not listen to suggestions for workflow improvement, despite there being more efficient ways to do certain tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Look at retention. I often hear people say "retention is up to HR" or "people leave for higher salaries." This is not the case. I know several employees who left for LOWER salaries because they did not feel their work or ideas were appreciated here at Noble. Retention happens at the lowest level and the most immediate supervisors. Create a culture of respect for innovation and output in all departments, not just the ones putting a bit in the ground.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Not what it used to be but better than others."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canonsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canonsburg, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, half-day Fridays.

    Cons

    Upper management, incompetent and unprofessional employees in the Land Department, no real accountability.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency, better decision making, and bring back the positive, employee-focused working environment under Chuck Davidson.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Noble Energy is OK"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Geophysicist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Geophysicist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good coworkers, nice new building

    Cons

    Poor training program for young professionals and disconnected leadership

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your employees


  9. Helpful (4)

    "PA Office in Transition, But Promising Future"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canonsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canonsburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time

    Pros

    After downturns in the oil and gas market, and layoffs in all offices, Noble is in transition. The Canonsburg office underwent a change in management, and it remains to be seen exactly where the office is headed - but it looks promising. Many of the issues from the past management in this office are finally being addressed. The future looks good.

    Cons

    The previous management structure was chaotic and created a lot of bickering among employees. Morale has improved over the last month, but the situation isn't completely settled down yet because we are still in transition. I personally would like to see more minorities here and some women in higher positions, but the lack of that is mostly the result of former management. We'll have to wait and see how the shake-up here shakes out.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a structure where everyone knows their job in relation to others. There are still a lot of "fuzzy" areas and people step on each other's toes, or else they don't really have good guidance.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Contract Landman"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Landman in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Landman in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large company found in many areas of the US and the world

    Cons

    Land department seems to treat their own very badly. All other departments are free of this problem

    Advice to Management

    Better Land department management - ones who respect other people and professionals.


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