Noble Energy Employee Reviews about "good ole boy"

Updated May 4, 2018

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Noble Energy President & COO David L. Stover
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  • "Good Ole boy mentality is even more in effect than in earlier years(in 14 reviews)

  • "Lack of Transparency from upper management(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Low stress, Not a lot of demand for work output A lot of staff and resources

    Cons

    Silo’d status quo culture High g&a Definitely a good ol boys club as it relates to management

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Unprofessional and unqualified people in Mgmt"

    1.0
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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Noble Energy for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people outside of management. Upper level management doesn’t know their head from a hole in the ground. Don’t follow safety procedures and are definitely not following their“No Harm” claims

    Cons

    Good ol boys network for sure. It’s not what you know... it’s who you know and who you drink the koolaid with. Have WAY to many people making decisions that are not qualified.

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "A horrible fraternity"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Noble Energy full-time

    Pros

    there are not many Pros, maybe only the fact that it is hard for your boss to understand if you are performing well at your job because your boss probably doesn't know what they are doing.

    Cons

    Too many to list. Fraternity, good ole boys, advance only by kissing butt, it isn't what you know it is who you know, terrible!

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  4. Helpful (5)

    "Engineer, multiple years straight out of college"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Individual contributors are mostly great individuals who still believe in doing the right thing and pouring their hearts into their work. Lots of great individuals on the lowest levels.

    Cons

    Middle management will be the end of this company.. Good ole boy system still appears to be in place from the Vastar institution. No real employee development program. Terrible company to start a new career out of school.

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  5. Helpful (3)

    "It's an OK company"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Noble Energy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work Life Balance - Gym - Opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Top Heavy Management - good ole boy environment. Performance Reviews non-existent

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    "Over worked, under paid, hostile environment, and 4 hour Fridays are a blue moon occurrence."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The 401k is decent and the gym is nice.

    Cons

    Treat employees like garbage. Upper level management is a joke. Some managers don't even have the correct degrees or experience to be a manager. You will almost never see the CEO of the company and the CFO spends a lot of time preaching how he has been through the ups and downs of the oil industry and it will all be okay. Once this takes place people are usually jobless within months except for the guys at the top of the todem pole. I had a manager who would arrive late everyday and leave early everyday. He would over work only certain people in my group and give others lots of breaks. Definitely a "good ole boy mentality". When you do really good upper level management steals your ideas of sells them off as there own and when you do bad they take the biggest dump on you and blame you for everything. No sense of responsibility from upper level management. If a company is doing poorly why release the small guys? They are the ones working weekends and late nights to make the managers look good. Then at the end of the day they are the most disposable people. A lot of people are brain washed, highschool type clicks exists in the corporate world and at noble. If you are really good at kissing hind and brown nosing like a lot of people in my group were then you can move so high up in this company it's unreal. But for all you other people who actually have divinity and want a sense of envolvment in the future or a company or would like to be rewarded and reconginzed for your hard work then work somewhere else. Be very careful with the whole 9/80 schedule because if you work accounting or the finance side you will more than likely be working more than 4 hours on Fridays and possibly Saturday's.

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "Lucky to be working"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    1/2 day Friday working schedules, located in Denver, good employees and colleagues, good managers

    Cons

    tough keeping a job in town in the the O&G Industry these days, thankful for Noble's Denver office, there are still quite a few good ole boy antics that keep people employed and promoted in this company

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    "Noble is not the company it use to be"

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    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no pros to working at Noble at this time. People are arrogant and near sighted. Not willing to listen to the actual working people.

    Cons

    Everything is swept under the rug. Good Ole boy mentality is even more in effect than in earlier years.

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  9. Helpful (4)

    "A shell of their former self"

    2.0
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    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Noble Energy

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, half-day Friday (the two weeks out of the month you aren't inundated and have to stay anyways), great pay, on-site gym in Houston

    Cons

    Must become an "anointed" one to succeed in the good ol' boys committee. Two significant layoffs in a single year (2015) alone, second occurring 6 months after a hiring binge. Oracle is a disaster and brass doesn't care - wants results only.

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  10. "Only good if you're a good ol' boy piece of garbage."

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    Safety in Malabo, Bioko Norte
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Noble Energy for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent pay, while you can hold on to your job.

    Cons

    Everything else stinks. The only people with job security are the lying lazy good-for-nothing good ol' boys who do nothing but crap on everybody else. People who are honest and ethical are routinely stonewalled and fired. I worked in Safety, and there is a gentleman somehow permanently cemented in management, and he is the most dishonest, unethical, most good ol' boy piece of dung in the world. This exemplifies the quality of Noble Energy management. He knows nothing about his own field, and his "teacher's pets" are the people like him. If you're a member of a motorcycle gang, a liar, a cheat, or a fraud, you will be set for life in the Safety Department. You'll have a six-digit job for life. However, if you are honest, do your job, and don't stand for the lies and cronyism, you will be fired and blackballed. This disgusting unethical behavior infects all levels and departments of Noble Energy. It's a company full of jerks who support other jerks. If you're not a jerk, steer clear of this cowboy outfit.

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