Noble Energy Reviews

Updated 1 April, 2015
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  1. Helpful (7)

    Snails have more managerial acumen.

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    Former Employee - Unconventional Business Unit in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Unconventional Business Unit in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Noble Energy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They pay very well - at least the part they don't take back when they dump you.

    Cons

    Third world management skills trying to compete in a first world game. Locker room mentality and 7th grade politics will take this company to it's knees. Grandma will soon learn that these yahoos are not the place to park her hard earned retirement money and down the house of cards shall come.

    Advice to Management

    Evolve, grow up, this is not a popularity contest. Oh yeah, I think the day of kings killing their strongest sons have passed.....oh say, a few hundred years ago. But go ahead and keep the flow of 'I-just-shaved-for-the-first-time' staff coming in the door....they won't even notice your monumental incompetence.

  2. Helpful (8)

    Hasn't lived up to promises; does not value employees.

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO (US)

    I have been working at Noble Energy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Generally, colleagues and line management are supportive and great to work with. High caliber employees.

    Cons

    Left a good, stable company to join Noble only to have my job threatened within months of joining. Red flag is that hardly anyone here has been here longer than 1-2 years. No stability or opportunity for advancement without leaving the company. Do NOT see corporate decisions valuing or putting employees first. Outright lied about compensation in terms of bonus and long term incentives.

    Advice to Management

    Put employees first and create an environment where people can advance in career and salary internally.

  3. Helpful (6)

    Once a good place to work

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    Former Employee - Exploration in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Exploration in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary. Had a great culture

    Cons

    Sr. VPs have lost their way. Once was a great place to work. I recently quit based in part on recent 'chats' senior management had with staff. They believed their GAP training would replace proper and prudent decisions. In their peer group they are now at the bottom based on these avoidable poor decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of GAP, it has replaced formal thinking

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  5. Helpful (7)

    Good company facing layoffs

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    Current Employee - Accountant
    Current Employee - Accountant

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good. Atmosphere is generally positive. Lots of nice people to work with.

    Cons

    As with any company there are bad managers as well as good ones, so in some departments the atmosphere is not so good.
    In my experience it seems that who you know is more important than doing a good job. That is what worries me about the pending "reduction in force."

    Advice to Management

    When deciding who to let go, maybe you should consider who actually gets the job done.

  6. Helpful (9)

    noble energy was a very good company but now it is just depressing

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    Current Employee - Pumper in Greeley, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Pumper in Greeley, CO (US)

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    working with good people who want to do a good job and are willing to help each other. being a pumper is a good job and nice to work outside.

    Cons

    incompetent management from the very top to the bottom. they have completely ruined the work atmosphere. they have taken our retirement and retirement insurance insurance away and put the company in a financial mess but spend money on tv commercials and newspaper adds to fool the public into thinking it is a upstanding company. employees are forced to volunteer to work at the food bank by supervisors and all field employees are required to work on every holiday including christmas and thanksgiving. the company has created a huge divide between office and field employees.

    Advice to Management

    quit, resign, you have morally and financially ruined a great company. close your mouths and open your ears and listen to the great people of this company before it is to late.

  7. Helpful (7)

    Inept Management and cut throat culture

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    Former Employee - IT Department in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - IT Department in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and bonuses were decent and there was a variety of work going on, enabling exposure to new things. There was also a good balance of home and work. Half day Fridays were nice.

    Cons

    The culture was very cut throat. With such rapid growth, everyone was trying to stake a claim for themselves by throwing their peers under the bus. There are people like that everywhere you go, but at NE, it is the accepted corporate culture. You don't move up with out tearing others down. Management feeds into that. Also, very poor financial sense. Spending inordinate amount of money on a new building, crazy expensive art installations, and other frivolous things while cutting back on the things that were important to the employee. Now, with the downturn of the industry, they find themselves cutting further and scraping to pay the bills. The employees pay the price.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more wisely. Save for a rainy day. Also, tend to the culture. There are people that are good at what they do and willing to work hard, but when they see only the dishonest get ahead, the good ones move on to a better place.

  8. Helpful (7)

    Contractor for 6 months.

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    Former Employee - Contractor in Denver, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Contractor in Denver, CO (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not any that I could see.

    Cons

    Very political environment. Left hand does not know what the right hand is doing and they don't care. They don't care if one department is over budget by millions. The employees seem to hate their jobs and do not even say Hi to people. There does not seem to be any "Team work" at all. People who have been there a long time have titles that are not earned and their position certainly is not respected. They need to do a management overhaul, especially in the Denver office. Paying a larger salary does not mean people will be happy.

    Advice to Management

    Practice your leadership skills, if you actually have them. Plant some strong people in the Denver office and see what they are doing and how they are treating people. Noble office in Denver is giving O&G as BAD name in Colorado! For goodness sake, give a snow day when it is needed, no sense in putting people in danger when they can work at home just as efficiently.

  9. Helpful (5)

    Great salaries that don't quite make up for incompetent management and a hostile work environment.

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Noble Energy as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -excellent oil wages, especially for expat work

    Cons

    Everything else is a con. All upper management is hired and run using the "good ol' boy" system. Gossip fuels business decisions, rather than good sound information. Overseas location management is absolutely inept, incompetent, and self-serving. Hiring/firing for "remote" locations is entirely nepotistic and racially/nationalistically biased. Let's just say that for some locations, you better be British, or you're fired/not hired. To make matters worse, there were very inappropriate relationships discovered between executives that would make the devil cry.

    Advice to Management

    Money does not cure all ills! Your pay is excellent, but you have to step up hiring practices. You have got to revisit how you find and select country managers, and stop letting your various locations run rampant with nepotism, gossip-fueled business planning, and inappropriate behavior!

  10. Helpful (5)

    Terrible place to work, not employee friendly very impersonal.

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    Current Contractor - Consulting Landman in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Contractor - Consulting Landman in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Noble Energy as a contractor (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Close in proximity to where I live.

    Cons

    Terrible place to work especially for minorities.

  11. Helpful (7)

    Worst job ever

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Noble Energy

    Pros

    nothing good to say about noble

    Cons

    management was disorganized and cruel to their employees.

    Advice to Management

    don't be mean

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