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Noble Energy Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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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. Helpful (8)

    "More hours doesn't equal more Production"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits. The five year plan is exciting. Noble is growing very quickly and there are many opportunities for individuals who don't mind working hard. Noble strives for high ethical standards and in that way I am proud to be an employee. Flex work schedule ( If you can actually get out on time on Fridays) and Great Vacation package ( if you can take it).

    Cons

    Too many Managers and not enough individual contributors. I see this problem in more departments than just my own, which in my opinion equals constantly re-working proceedures based on what Manger 1 2 or 3 thinks is the right thing at the moment. This also leads to the individual employees overloaded with more work than they can handle. A 60 -70 hour work week is the norm here. With our strive to be "Best in Class" it doesn't feel like they realize that someones "Best" comes when they are well rested and eager to take on the day. Hard to be eager when you worked till midnight the night before just to keep your head above water.

    Advice to Management

    Think about quality over quantity. More hours worked doesn't always mean it was productive. In fact, in most cases it means mistakes were made due to fatigue or stress. Understand that your employee's have a life outside of Noble and need to feel like thats okay.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Worst job ever"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nothing good to say about noble

    Cons

    management was disorganized and cruel to their employees.

    Advice to Management

    don't be mean

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Terrible place to work, not employee friendly very impersonal."

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    Current Contractor - Consulting Landman in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - Consulting Landman in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close in proximity to where I live.

    Cons

    Terrible place to work especially for minorities.


  4. Helpful (8)

    "Contractor for 6 months."

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    Former Employee - Contractor in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Contractor in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Noble Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not any that I could see.

    Cons

    Very political environment. Left hand does not know what the right hand is doing and they don't care. They don't care if one department is over budget by millions. The employees seem to hate their jobs and do not even say Hi to people. There does not seem to be any "Team work" at all. People who have been there a long time have titles that are not earned and their position certainly is not respected. They need to do a management overhaul, especially in the Denver office. Paying a larger salary does not mean people will be happy.

    Advice to Management

    Practice your leadership skills, if you actually have them. Plant some strong people in the Denver office and see what they are doing and how they are treating people. Noble office in Denver is giving O&G as BAD name in Colorado! For goodness sake, give a snow day when it is needed, no sense in putting people in danger when they can work at home just as efficiently.


  5. Helpful (11)

    "Inept Management and cut throat culture"

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    Former Employee - IT Department in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Department in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and bonuses were decent and there was a variety of work going on, enabling exposure to new things. There was also a good balance of home and work. Half day Fridays were nice.

    Cons

    The culture was very cut throat. With such rapid growth, everyone was trying to stake a claim for themselves by throwing their peers under the bus. There are people like that everywhere you go, but at NE, it is the accepted corporate culture. You don't move up with out tearing others down. Management feeds into that. Also, very poor financial sense. Spending inordinate amount of money on a new building, crazy expensive art installations, and other frivolous things while cutting back on the things that were important to the employee. Now, with the downturn of the industry, they find themselves cutting further and scraping to pay the bills. The employees pay the price.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more wisely. Save for a rainy day. Also, tend to the culture. There are people that are good at what they do and willing to work hard, but when they see only the dishonest get ahead, the good ones move on to a better place.


  6. Helpful (15)

    "noble energy was a very good company but now it is just depressing"

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    Current Employee - Pumper in Greeley, CO
    Current Employee - Pumper in Greeley, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    working with good people who want to do a good job and are willing to help each other. being a pumper is a good job and nice to work outside.

    Cons

    incompetent management from the very top to the bottom. they have completely ruined the work atmosphere. they have taken our retirement and retirement insurance insurance away and put the company in a financial mess but spend money on tv commercials and newspaper adds to fool the public into thinking it is a upstanding company. employees are forced to volunteer to work at the food bank by supervisors and all field employees are required to work on every holiday including christmas and thanksgiving. the company has created a huge divide between office and field employees.

    Advice to Management

    quit, resign, you have morally and financially ruined a great company. close your mouths and open your ears and listen to the great people of this company before it is to late.


  7. Helpful (11)

    "Good company facing layoffs"

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    Current Employee - Accountant
    Current Employee - Accountant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good. Atmosphere is generally positive. Lots of nice people to work with.

    Cons

    As with any company there are bad managers as well as good ones, so in some departments the atmosphere is not so good.
    In my experience it seems that who you know is more important than doing a good job. That is what worries me about the pending "reduction in force."

    Advice to Management

    When deciding who to let go, maybe you should consider who actually gets the job done.

  8. Helpful (12)

    "Snails have more managerial acumen."

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    Former Employee - Unconventional Business Unit in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Unconventional Business Unit in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They pay very well - at least the part they don't take back when they dump you.

    Cons

    Third world management skills trying to compete in a first world game. Locker room mentality and 7th grade politics will take this company to it's knees. Grandma will soon learn that these yahoos are not the place to park her hard earned retirement money and down the house of cards shall come.

    Advice to Management

    Evolve, grow up, this is not a popularity contest. Oh yeah, I think the day of kings killing their strongest sons have passed.....oh say, a few hundred years ago. But go ahead and keep the flow of 'I-just-shaved-for-the-first-time' staff coming in the door....they won't even notice your monumental incompetence.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Abusive upper management"

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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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The location. Nice new building

    Cons

    Upper management are allowed to run their department poorly and create a hostile environment. Good ole boy, high school click mentally.

    Advice to Management

    Hire professionals and wake up before they end in a very bad law situation. Allowing upper management to violate a person rights. Bully should not be allowed.


  10. Helpful (9)

    "THROWING AWAY THE GOOD AND KEEPING THE BAD"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    a few years ago, the pros of this company would not have fit on a full sheet of paper.....now, I have nothing but a nice building. Too bad there won't be anyone in it.

    Cons

    poor management, poor decisions, setting company up for failure.

    Advice to Management

    Not sure who is making the decisions as who to promote and who to let go, but it isn't working - is it? You have to keep people that know what is going on and can help and promote the company, instead of using back stabbers as the basis of the work. Wake up, before you destroy a good company.


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