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Noble Energy Reviews

Updated April 25, 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 (2)

    "Great Benefits, But Ineffective Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Geologist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Great Company Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Noble"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Unprofessional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canonsburg, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canonsburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Noble Energy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Salaries in line with industry. Nice building and surroundings.

    Cons

    Upper management will lie to your face. Mid-management plays the ole boys club game - golf, fantasy football, dinners with upper management - but won't show up for things like company sponsored charitable events, or take part in the team building events needed to familiarize staff with other departments (unless it is simply to get the alcohol).

    Advice to Management

    Clean your own house!


  7. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Helpful (7)

    "Horrible mismanagement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Landman in Canonsburg, PA
    Former Employee - Staff Landman in Canonsburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Management and board out to ine their pockets and not to run a good comoany

    Cons

    Care nothing for properties or employees. Care nothing for stockholders. Layoffs are tool to increase profits. Only those who suck up get promotions and keep jobs. Very little professionalism in management. Bad HR people. Worst supervisors and managers of any company around.

    Advice to Management

    Resign and take the Bistd with you. You are seemingly incapable of make big any profit except for yourself.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoyed working there."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Noble Energy (More than a year)

    Pros

    For me very understanding when it came to family. Decent pay, great insurance and the Houston corporate office is great as well.

    Cons

    I was laid off and of course office politics.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Supply Chain Department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Department in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Department in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Noble Energy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Made efforts to keep employees interested in their work despite tough times in the Oil &Gas industry.

    Professional environment.

    Cons

    Not necessarily open to allow contractors to venture outside of their assigned task. Even if it meant saving money or improving processes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the contractors up to date on business. Most care an awful lot on about Noble and where it is headed.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Exploration Dept"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Applications Specialist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Noble Energy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Has been forced to become more competitive with other companies on salaries and benefits.
    Good flex time schedule. Provide workout facilities and good 401.

    Cons

    You become more expendable after many years of success due to money.
    American citizens were cut while contract foreigners on sponsored visas were retained.
    Huge disconnect between upper management and regular employees.
    Company now driven mostly by profits instead of helping employees or local areas.
    Most employees are unaware of what upper management is doing - very secretive.

    Advice to Management

    Decide whether you want to be your own company and different from the others or just another poorly run oil and gas company that suffered the consequences of their own poor management.
    Stop overextending yourselves and over hiring when the market turns up at the expense of longtime employees. Consider your own country first instead of the mighty dollar.


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