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Noble Energy Reviews

Updated July 14, 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. "Frusterating Work Environment"

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    Former Contractor - Engineering Tech in Greeley, CO
    Former Contractor - Engineering Tech in Greeley, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Noble Energy as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Payed every week. Half day fridays.

    Cons

    No benefits, no vacation, more than one agency takes from your hourly rate. Very little guidance as a new female graduate. No training on any program used. 100% problem solving. Industry run by men. Women demoted to administrative/tech roles and not given a lot of opportunity for advancement!

    Advice to Management

    Good senior management should offer guidance, reasonable projects and job tasks should pertain to job description hired for!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sad state of affairs."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay is fine. Benefits are standard for a large company although not necessarily evenly distributed . 9/80 schedule is always nice.

    Cons

    Company has lost its way since new CEO has taken over. Really a shadow of its former self. Lloyd Noble would not be happy.

    Advice to Management

    CEO and his lieutenants need to move on before company is gone.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "It's an OK company"

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

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance - Gym - Opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Top Heavy Management - good ole boy environment. Performance Reviews non-existent

    Advice to Management

    Give employees a chance to learn and grow. Engage and utilize performance reviews to better cultivate expectations. Get to know your employees and not rely on others opinions.


  4. 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...


  5. 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.


  6. "The Truth"

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

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

    Pros

    Good Insurance Plan, Fair Pay

    Cons

    Will not promote from within, Very dishonest HR department,

    Advice to Management

    Tell the Truth, Honest goes a long way.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Half the pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are great to work with

    Cons

    Management need to be cleaned out and they need to fill with qualified people. I do the same job as other people and get half the pay.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff, they know more then you

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Over worked, under paid, hostile environment, and 4 hour Fridays are a blue moon occurrence."

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

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

    Pros

    The 401k is decent and the gym is nice.

    Cons

    Treat employees like garbage. Upper level management is a joke. Some managers don't even have the correct degrees or experience to be a manager. You will almost never see the CEO of the company and the CFO spends a lot of time preaching how he has been through the ups and downs of the oil industry and it will all be okay. Once this takes place people are usually jobless within months except for the guys at the top of the todem pole. I had a manager who would arrive late everyday and leave early everyday. He would over work only certain people in my group and give others lots of breaks. Definitely a "good ole boy mentality". When you do really good upper level management steals your ideas of sells them off as there own and when you do bad they take the biggest dump on you and blame you for everything. No sense of responsibility from upper level management. If a company is doing poorly why release the small guys? They are the ones working weekends and late nights to make the managers look good. Then at the end of the day they are the most disposable people. A lot of people are brain washed, highschool type clicks exists in the corporate world and at noble. If you are really good at kissing hind and brown nosing like a lot of people in my group were then you can move so high up in this company it's unreal. But for all you other people who actually have divinity and want a sense of envolvment in the future or a company or would like to be rewarded and reconginzed for your hard work then work somewhere else. Be very careful with the whole 9/80 schedule because if you work accounting or the finance side you will more than likely be working more than 4 hours on Fridays and possibly Saturday's.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up. Stop trying to do everything by the book because everyone else is doing so. As of now everyone else is also sinking with oil prices maybe you should change your approach. Learn how to appreciate the small working ants instead of the superiors. After all don't superiors receive a lot of their informations from a majority of the low salary grade workers? Big wage gap that should be better calculated. The BS that everyone plays an important role should not be a motivational booster that Fisher preaches at FINX it should be a fact and it should be practiced. Also it would be nice to see that the CEO actually exsist he is never around nor approachable. Fisher needs to loosen up too not everyone needs to be a cleaned shaven person just because you are. Also people fear you at the company but behind closed doors they have no respect for you maybe you should try and be a lot more approachable and genuinely caring towards others. Perhaps Fisher and Stover will be seen one day actually swinging a hammer or stroking a brush at there events or habitat for humanity.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Geologist"

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    Former Employee - Geologist II New Ventures in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Geologist II New Ventures in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Actively drilling in low oil prices.

    Cons

    Saved management and let go the interpreters

    Advice to Management

    Get a solid plan and stay with it.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Benefits, But Ineffective Management"

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    Former Employee - Division Order Analyst in Ardmore, OK
    Former Employee - Division Order Analyst in Ardmore, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and decent compensation. Company seems vested in its employees from this standpoint. Some opportunity for tuition reimbursement, but only enough to pay for a portion of costs at a community college at best.

    Cons

    Incompetent management from the top down. The company lacks a sense of leadership needed to drive its revenue and to maximum top-line growth.

    Supervisors are entitled and focus on promoting their friends rather than based on merit. Although the compensation was decent, there is very little room to move up in this company.


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