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Noble Energy Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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  • Definitely a "good ole boy mentality" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Good Company.. But Doesn't Reward Best Employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst, International in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst, International in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company that fosters very entrepreneurial (intrapreneurial) environment allowing employees to take risks and develop new ideas or ways of thinking. Big supporter of community and allows employees to take off work to volunteer for numerous charity events like Habitat for Humanity, The MS 150 etc...

    Cons

    Has no monetary or promotional incentives for those who do come up with and execute innovative ideas and processes that save the company Millions of dollars.. You work your butt off and deliver a solution that saves the company over $12Million in the first year and you will get a shiny new "Leadership Award" Trophy... But don't dare ask for or expect a promotion, raise, or any additional bonus.... That can only happen if you leave for some other company and come back.

    Advice to Management

    We have a very unique corporate culture that promotes innovation. Please don't let that be ruined by continuing to not reward, promote or somehow incentivize (other than a glass trophy) those who go above and beyond their normal work responsibilities to implement their ideas and save the company millions!


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Fading Fast"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Business Seevices in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Business Seevices in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company still has many positives, but departmental management has deteriorated the overall performance. Modified work week provides good work-home balance, but reductions cause most to have to work through the 1/2 day Friday benefit. Decent pay, but bonuses have been removed due to company performance.

    Cons

    Description in the "Pros" section unfortunately point out the cons as well. Lunchroom conversations center around layoffs and these reductions have been a huge distraction. More conversations dealing with work questions than project or work regular work issues. Hard to make the long commute knowing what you face every day.

    Advice to Management

    You are either removing an immense amount of talent through layoffs and by people looking for better, more challenging and rewarding work; your managers are not managing the environment, and have little experience in dealing with poor company performance. Perhaps GAP could provide this and assist with damage control?


  3. Helpful (6)

    "Noble is really great company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Analyst in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time

    Pros

    Noble is good to their people.
    Management is open to new ideas and encourages change.

    Cons

    As with any company this size, there are inefficiencies that still need to be worked out.
    Some departments have too much staff, others suffer from a lean staff.

    Advice to Management

    There are a good number of excellent ideas that are rushed with poor execution. Encourage taking the time to execute with perfection. Excellent ideas plus good execution equals game changer...


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  5. Helpful (14)

    "Good, but going downhill"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (6)

    "Incompetent supervisors"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Division Order Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Division Order Analyst in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits, 4 hour fridays, 401k match.

    Cons

    division order supervisors can't do the jobs of people under them. DO supervisors have favorites, accuse you of messing up before finding out all the facts, make mountains out of mole hills, pretty much incompetent. Upper management makes business decisions without thinking of full consequences of their actions. office is located on complete opposite side of downtown from union station.

    Advice to Management

    half of the supervisors are there merely by being around long enough and falling upwards. clean show of incompetent supervisors and hire the people who do all the work beneath them.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Good large company that is sometimes resistant to change"

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


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Dynamic, fast paced, opportunities for impact!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, challenging, lots of opportunities for lateral and upward movement, ability to define roles and grow with company, dynamic, adaptable, good co workers and leadership in most areas, awesome regions to work in like Israel, Falklands, Gulf of Mexico, industry leader in GOM when it comes to regulatory relationships, partner of choice, you can make an impact and difference in your company and the bottom line

    Cons

    Growing pains, need more leadership development, continue to recruit good talent, need to displace contractors, need to establish good processes and controls, better organization, communication to break down silos, training, more transparency and longer term strategies

    Advice to Management

    See above, less HR and Finance driven decisions and initiatives, improve your IT support!


  9. Helpful (5)

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

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


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Room for Improvement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great people
    -Relaxed work environment
    -Abbreviated work week (four hour Fridays)
    -Good benefits
    -Good pay
    -Great balance between work and life; the job doesn't consume you like some can and do

    Cons

    -"Performance" bonuses are a large part of overall compensation, and you have little control over how the company performs as a whole, especially in times of lower commodity prices
    -Appalachian business unit is relatively young, so there are not many standard practices in place


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Company is a mess"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time

    Pros

    Gain great experience with the DJ Basin asset and the unique political environment of Colorado.

    Cons

    Lack of clear direction from upper management. Overwork and underpay employees. Many of the talented and well respected employees are leaving Noble for better opportunities, even during the downturn. Many of my co-workers are very unhappy with their careers at Noble.

    Advice to Management

    Be prepared for rising commodity prices by finding ways to retain employees. The golden handcuffs have fallen off and people are and will continue to leave Noble in large numbers.


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