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Noble Energy Reviews

Updated 10 April, 2018
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  • Good Ole boy mentality is even more in effect than in earlier years (in 13 reviews)

  • The external market oil and gas environment is impacting Noble (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Managements Lack of Respect of Employees"

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    Former Employee - Geologist in Denver, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Geologist in Denver, CO (US)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relatively Good Pay
    Good Benefits

    Cons

    Management has a lack of focus and a lack of respect for their employees

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work with. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Do not have any cons.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Revenue Accountant in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Revenue Accountant in Houston, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule.
    1/2 Day Friday.
    Great PTO.
    Great Benefits.
    Little to no overtime.

    Cons

    The managers are always in meetings when the the employees need them. Need more boots on the ground, not in a meeting.

    Advice to Management

    Less meetings, more work.


  4. "Geologist I"

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    Former Employee - Geologist in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Geologist in Houston, TX (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Inclusion environment. Very Respectful .
    Awesome training. Excellent access Technological tools
    Great communication environment, I had awesome bosses.
    Free gym in main headquarter.
    Good Benefits: good healthcare coverage, 401k 6% match. Flexible vacation and personal time.
    Great work/life balance.
    Competitive Salary (not as high as the other operator companies, usually 10-20k per year less). Yearly Performance bonus.

    Cons

    Entry level positions are not eligible for stock options, only experienced hires.
    Yearly salary increase is low 3-4% (compared to other oil and gas operator companies). Also performance bonuses.
    If you want to move-up is hard, they prefer to hire experienced people for managerial positions, people that when they are hired they didn't have that managerial experience and not training their own people to advance to those positions in they career.
    They did a lot of lay-offs in 2015 and 2016. It is uncertain if they will have more but probable.
    Many people that wasn't lay off decided to go somewhere else.
    Company stability is unknown, a lot of debt, even when oil price was above $100/barrel.
    Company invests in risky international operation places, typically in countries with boundary disputes and conflict governments, which add geo-political risk to their assets.
    Noble have spent a lot of money in frontier areas without success. Areas previously known as unsuccessful from other companies operations

    Advice to Management

    When you hire geoscience entry level, most of the time you hire people with zero experience in the oil and gas industry, which adds more cost to you for training them. If you get people from the academia with experience you get targeted oriented people, saving time and money. It looks unfair.

    Also it felt it would be hard to move up, only limited people got the credits of success and when failure, the people that made the stubborn decisions stayed after the lay off rounds. You also kept people they didn't know how to do their tasks in the proper manner.

    Don't choose conflict areas for new ventures, you probably want novel assets but those are "leftovers" from major companies because of problematic governments, conditions or situations. You know that in advance.


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    "Lack of career advancement opportunities."

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    Current Employee - Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits and job stability.

    Cons

    Noble in many occasions instead of developing and promoting its employees instead hires from other energy companies. This creates lowers morale, and increases employee turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the number of management layers, invest on and empower your best employees.


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    "Overall Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Noble Energy full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities within various aspects of the company allowed for growth within the company.

    Cons

    Continual change within the company due to overall growth and direction, which should stabilize over time.


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    "None"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time

    Pros

    Amazing company to work for. You are able to gain valuable experience.

    Cons

    There are none that comes to mind

  8. "Large O & G Company, Management Heavy"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice offices, cafeteria and workout facility. Half day Fridays

    Cons

    Lots of cliques, favoritism amongst employees, minimal experience for management roles.


  9. "Uncertainty"

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    Former Employee - Land Records Administrator in Canonsburg, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Land Records Administrator in Canonsburg, PA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, and minimal oversight. Operations very segregated from main office.

    Cons

    Uncertainty of continuing work assignments. No advancement possibility unless you get in good with management.

    Advice to Management

    Act professional and stop showing favoritism, don't socialize with employees after work.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "O&G Company"

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    Current Employee - Landman Tech in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Landman Tech in Denver, CO (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Denver office relaxed atmosphere, people seem genuine and happy to help
    - half day Fridays
    - good benefits

    Cons

    - corporate structure suffocates those trying to work up ranks (no promotions in last 3 years)
    - 4 layoffs in 3 years have caused stress and anxiety in workplace
    - Denver office restructuring to Greeley and Houston leaves employees wondering if Denver office will close soon

    Advice to Management

    - don't ignore your employees in the trenches - they deserve promotions, raises, and opportunities for advancement
    - consider being more transparent in the future regarding restructuring
    - upper management should listen more to lower management and employees to hear what challenges are really being experienced day to day


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