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Noble Energy Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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  • Good Ole boy mentality is even more in effect than in earlier years (in 11 reviews)

  • The external market oil and gas environment is impacting Noble (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Immature and fractured, but trying to improve"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Noble Energy full-time

    Pros

    There are plenty of opportunities to work on projects, initiatives, etc if you ask the right person.
    Benefits and professional support can be good, depending on your role.
    The cowboy mentality of the oilfield is still alive and well, so a determined and smart employee can get a lot done if they know how to navigate the waters well.

    Cons

    The company culture is fractured due to continuing mergers and acquisitions, which has led to many business units or support groups acting largely in isolation, under different sets of rules. This has led to a situation where the importance of a group or the influence of a business unit is based not on business needs but on connections and cult of personality.

    Advice to Management

    Focusing more on integrating functional groups and business units, and less on rewarding individuals who say the right things or know the right people, would allow the whole company to work more effectively and efficiently.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to cut your teeth on. Marcellus Business Unit focused on safety first, production second."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lease Operator in Wheeling, WV
    Current Employee - Lease Operator in Wheeling, WV
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great immediate leadership, great field guys. With the safety first mindset you are allowed to step back, assess and learn before immediately rushing in to fix a problem.

    Cons

    Incredible amount of paperwork required to complete some simple "hazardous" tasks. Getting changes made to equipment sometimes takes years to go through all the approval chains.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the safety mindset, however do not overuse the word as it will eventually lose meaning. When everything is a priority, nothing is a priority.

  3. "IT Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malabo, Bioko Norte (Equatorial Guinea)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malabo, Bioko Norte (Equatorial Guinea)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefit package and work-family balance

    Cons

    Poor Management and Leadership

    Advice to Management

    Implement effective development plan for employees


  4. Helpful (5)

    "HR"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful building, safe location, competitive pay and benefits, 401k with a 6% match plus additional contributions made based on your age, gym on site, great vacation package, half day Fridays.

    Cons

    Depending on where you work, advancement opportunities may not be there. There was a huge shift when Dave Stover filling Chuch Davisons shoes. The timing wasn't in Dave's favor as it was in tandem with the oil price drop. It's started to feel like a company that is focused on its shareholders at the expense of its employees. There's a lot of frustration with lack of information trickling down.

    Advice to Management

    Remember who you were because Noble was and still can be a highly respected company. Energize the world and bettering people's lives included those employees who have stuck it out with you for many years.


  5. 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Lease Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits, flexible work schedule, education opportunities

    Cons

    lots of corporate politics, hard to move up unless you know someone

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within and at the appropriate level, the hiring and promoting of family members and friends of supervisors/managers makes other employees frustrated.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits, including 401k, match and additional incentive. Nice vacation structure.

    Cons

    Management has no direction. Salary is not competitive for industry. Known as the company "Where dreams go to DIE!"

    Advice to Management

    Get the know it all managers who don't listen to their people off of their high horse and perhaps you could be more efficient.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "ok company"

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    Current Employee - Field
    Current Employee - Field
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time

    Pros

    decent benefits for the industry

    Cons

    supervision lacks communication and transparency


  9. Helpful (1)

    "You take the good and you take the bad"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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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.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "It's an OK company"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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