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Noble Energy Reviews

Updated July 17, 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 (1)

    "Geologist II/Operations Geologist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Geologist II in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Geologist II in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work is interesting, people and culture are great, the company is supportive on professional development. You can take pride in their values and major projects.

    Cons

    Industry is boom and bust due to vulnerability to oil and gas prices, so the company is now cutting budgets and people. Drilling operations are running 24/7 and you're on call at all hours, which gets tiresome and limits your personal life.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more support and information about career progression once no longer a "Young Professional". Use your strengths to focus on finding new quality plays, not just chasing the known ones.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It was a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Pumper in Greeley, CO
    Former Employee - Pumper in Greeley, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job had great opportunity and had decent pay. They had great training and experienced management.

    Cons

    Although I left before the oil prices dropped, they did not give out overtime lightly.

  3. "Deepwater Drilling Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Deepwater Drilling Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Deepwater Drilling Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Noble Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy to transfer between departments

    Cons

    Low salary compared to industry average


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Safety Coordinator in Greeley, CO
    Former Employee - Safety Coordinator in Greeley, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for. Provides Education and room to grow.

    Cons

    Poor oil prices. Not the companies fault.

    Advice to Management

    Great Business decisions.


  5. Helpful (7)

    "DO NOT WORK IN THE DIVISION ORDER DEPARTMENT!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Division Order Specialist in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Division Order Specialist in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall, the company pays competitively and offers excellent benefits. Colleagues are generally friendly and willing to help one another. Flexible hours lend to a decent work/life balance.

    Cons

    Where to begin? Management is horrendous. Supervisors are so far removed from day-to-day work that they have no idea what the job actually consists of. In addition, they are unwilling to recognize this distance and do not listen to recommendations from employees who actually understand the process. It is unclear what constitutes a promotion outside of shameless sucking up to supervisors. Management plays favorites and ignores the people who choose to focus on working hard rather than "playing the game". The one area where management has succeeded is sucking all of the fun out of being at work. People are miserable here.

    Advice to Management

    Take a long look at who is in charge and how they got there. Review complaints to HR against current supervisors, because there are many, and see if they are valid. Have open and honest conversations with employees about why people are so unhappy and how these issues can be resolved.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "The Heart of the Company left when the forced Dan Kelly out."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Noble Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The benefits were awesome if you participated in the Vitality program.

    And the former VP, Dan Kelly, knew everyone by name and really cared about us. He was such a great guy. Then the Houston suits infiltrated Denver and forced him into retirement. The company lost it's heart (at least, in Denver), when they did that.

    Half day Fridays were pretty kick sweet.

    Cons

    Mysoginistic, comparatively don't pay as well as other O&G companies, boasted about never having had a lay off in the company's exhistance and then had 2 MASS layoffs in 7 months. In those layoffs, they laid off the "worker bees" and no management. And those they did lay off, their direct managers had no say! What the hell?!

    Advice to Management

    How about some diversity! White, Christian and male is what they look for in a manager.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Company changed for the worst"

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

    I worked at Noble Energy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent salary and benefits, especially if you participated in the Vitality program.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional management. No career growth opportunity unless you are willing to kiss some butt. Layoffs got rid of so many talented people and left the company with a huge amount of L2 and L3's that don't know what they're doing. Noble was once a wonderful place to work, but during the prosperous years of $100+ oil upper management wasted time and money on GAP, MTG etc. instead of working on the company from within.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck! Industry word spreads fast and people don't have a positive opinion of Noble. Get rid of half the middle management. Invest in ALL of your employees and recognize the hard work that they put in by promoting top performers not just good ol' boys who kiss management butt. Don't write off the low moral as just the drop in oil prices. Things were getting VERY bad well before that. I had 6 different managers in 7 years and every performance review was different. Get a true performance standard or the nepotism will continue.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Executive Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, large company with a small company feel. Excellent vacation policy. Health, safety and corporate responsibility are priority. Most people are very pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of communication at times and recognition is not fairly distributed. A lot of time and money wasted on GAP which is a coaching program for management. Wondering how many jobs could have been saved if this program wasn't in the budget.

    Advice to Management

    Stop wasting so much time and money on GAP. Learn to appreciate all of your employees equally and stop playing favorites.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Noble"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spring, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Noble Energy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Salary, nice physical environment

    Cons

    Grew to fast, overspent for acquisition, did not take care of the employees they already employed before buying another company. Workers are very territorial and silo'ed


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Ok place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conroe, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conroe, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Noble Energy (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is decent. Free parking. All the amenities in the coffee bar/kitchen

    Cons

    Loads of money wasted on so many things..too numerous to count.

    Advice to Management

    Put more value in your employees


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