Noble Energy

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Noble Energy Reviews

Updated 14 September, 2014
Updated 14 September, 2014
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Noble Energy Chairman and CEO Charles D. Davidson
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  1.  

    An introduction to corporate life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Division Order Specialist  in  Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Division Order Specialist in Denver, CO (US)

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Solid pay.
    Great flex hours.

    Cons

    Conservative office culture.
    Glass ceiling based on degree title.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training materials.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Too focused on process and not on relevant work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Noble Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Senior management is very ethical.
    There is good software, technology, training available and a desire for excellence by upper management
    There are some very good people.

    Cons

    With the rapid growth from a relatively small independent thanks to some large discoveries, the company is focused on process, succession planning and everything but actual sound work, creativity and individual contribution. Working there became an extremely frustrating experience of endless meetings with incompetent middle managers who knew how to speak the lingo but couldn't recognize let alone initiate something that would lead to real value

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For Senior Management:
    Come down from your ivory tower.
    Remember what led to the success of the company and focus on those aspects of business
     Stop "drinking the KoolAid" all of the management consultants are pawning off on you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Noble Energy

    Pros

    Immediate supervisors support a work home life. There is no pressure from immediate supervisors to put your work before your family.

    Cons

    They do not give goals of career advancement. If employees show interest in advancing their careers and pursue their interest many times they are ignored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide clear career advancement options for each job title and position. Each employee needs to feel they are appreciated and valued by the immediate supervisors up to the Vice Presidents.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Assistant  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Project Assistant in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company, with strong core values and mission. The company is forward thinking in terms of business and personal. Cares tremendously about personal growth.

    Cons

    I live outside of Houston, so my commute is awful. It takes 45- 1.5 hours one way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more classes/courses about industry for lower entry positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    OK to work for. Needs some better planning and organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Noble Energy full-time

    Pros

    Money, nice facilities, professional atmosphere

    Cons

    Huge contract force does all the work. Employees who do the work and have the knowledge are passed over for illogical reasons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the culture where the work is done by real employees (not just contractors). And reward the employee's with growth and promotions because of the quality and effort put into the work. Avoid promoting people to key positions that don't have the experience or skills relative to their organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    OK place to work, not much room for advancement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Nice people, nice office facilities

    Cons

    Weak management, lazy coworker, status quo comes above everything else

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more assertive in retraining and replacing lazy employees doing the bare minimum to get by. Also be more open to promoting from within rather than holding people back who deserve career growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    No place for minorities

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Noble Energy

    Pros

    Competitive salaries and benefits, good working peers.

    Cons

    There is a definite but unwritten rule not to hire, promote or retain minorities. A review of their staff would not only show that there is only one African American manager and not one of their African American employees, have been there for over five years. I actually made six, but after five and being promoted to a manager was literally demoted and then accused of poor performance, although the facts do not support the rhetoric. Two previous minorities that were there when I started, were released earlier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Professional maturity is required of its senior management; still bigoted and fosters a "white only" atmosphere.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, but not great...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Intern  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Noble Energy as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very personable managers.
    Lots of room for growth.

    Cons

    I think the environment can sometimes be a little to "lax" ... I like to have a more structured environment with clear direction from my manager.
    I also think that their IT department is not on the right track ... The answer is NOT to see how many third party companies we can use!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't Expect to Move up the Ladder in Supply Chain quickly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement Agent  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Procurement Agent in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You will wear a lot of hats and have a lot of responsibility.

    Cons

    Noble is very old school - they hesitate in promoting their own people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Former Employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business and Operations  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Business and Operations in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good. Overall I liked the employees, job and company. Location has improved with the move to the old Compaq center on 249 and Louetta and out of the ghetto gunslinging area of Greenspoint.

    Cons

    Management does nothing to promote from within, develop career paths or encourage collaboration with departments. There is a lot of duplication of efforts. Great place for operations type jobs but not business or IT. IT is deservingly the butt of most jokes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix it. Take career paths seriously. Operations has already make it a successful company financially but they cant fix the internal problems. Find the gaps of management intelligence and fix them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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