Noble Energy
3.1 of 5 38 reviews
www.nobleenergyinc.com Houston, TX 1000 to 5000 Employees

Noble Energy Reviews

Updated Feb 25, 2014
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3.1 38 reviews

                             

85% Approve of the CEO

Noble Energy Chairman and CEO Charles D. Davidson

Charles D. Davidson

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69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Contractor for 6 months.

Contractor (Former Employee)
Denver, CO (US)

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

ProsNot any that I could see.

ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementPractice 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

Pros-excellent oil wages, especially for expat work

ConsEverything 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 Senior ManagementMoney 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!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Terrible place to work, not employee friendly very impersonal.

Consulting Landman (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsClose in proximity to where I live.

ConsTerrible place to work especially for minorities.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Worst job ever

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Noble Energy

Prosnothing good to say about noble

Consmanagement was disorganized and cruel to their employees.

Advice to Senior Managementdon't be mean

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More hours doesn't equal more Production

Analyst (Current Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

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

ProsCompetitive pay and benefits. The five year plan is exciting. Noble is growing very quickly and there are many opportunities for individuals who don't mind working hard. Noble strives for high ethical standards and in that way I am proud to be an employee. Flex work schedule ( If you can actually get out on time on Fridays) and Great Vacation package ( if you can take it).

ConsToo many Managers and not enough individual contributors. I see this problem in more departments than just my own, which in my opinion equals constantly re-working proceedures based on what Manger 1 2 or 3 thinks is the right thing at the moment. This also leads to the individual employees overloaded with more work than they can handle. A 60 -70 hour work week is the norm here. With our strive to be "Best in Class" it doesn't feel like they realize that someones "Best" comes when they are well rested and eager to take on the day. Hard to be eager when you worked till midnight the night before just to keep your head above water.

Advice to Senior ManagementThink about quality over quantity. More hours worked doesn't always mean it was productive. In fact, in most cases it means mistakes were made due to fatigue or stress. Understand that your employee's have a life outside of Noble and need to feel like thats okay.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Noble Energy- Worst Job Ever

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Noble Energy as a contractor

ProsMoney! Some great people left over from the old Noble community. Amazing meetings when the political appointees begin sharing their knowledge.

ConsPoor organizational structure. Unqualified political appointees exist in responsible positions.
FCPA compliance questionable at best.
Hostile work environment.

Advice to Senior ManagementBoard of directors would be well served to hire independent review of foreign operation and their support functions. Audit foreign servers and transactions and take action.

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