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Noble Energy Reviews

Updated 29 March 2015
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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    Fast growing company with management maturity of a company half that size

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Mid-manager in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Mid-manager in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Strong asset base and diversified portfolio

    Cons

    Management unwilling to bring in outside expertise. All good ideas were cultivated here.They are unable to assimilate and learn from expertise that is not home grown. Classic 'kill the strongest son' syndrome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get outside help before it is too late. You are running a company 10 times bigger than the management talent you have to do so.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Great People, Disorganized

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

    I have been working at Noble Energy

    Pros

    Get to work with awesome people. Type A work without the Type A personality

    Cons

    Growing pains typical of a fast-growing company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 6 people found this helpful

    Good company facing layoffs

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant
    Current Employee - Accountant

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 7 people found this helpful

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Worked as lease analyst and division order analyst.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Landman in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Contractor - Landman in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Good leadership and competent employees.

    Cons

    Limited room for growth and promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-position some of the managers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7. 6 people found this helpful

    Inept Management and cut throat culture

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Water Management

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canonsburg, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canonsburg, PA (US)

    I have been working at Noble Energy

    Pros

    Great company, dynamic environment, fast moving development, many opportunities

    Cons

    Fast development sometimes also means people not capable of performing job get promoted, accomplishing things fast doesn't always mean doing them right, lots of "who you know" politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is doing a fantastic job in this dynamic environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Loyalty means nothing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Noble Energy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, perks, and nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Management needs some guidance in certain departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage and keep personal feelings aside.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful

    Noble eats you up and spits you out

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Geologist II New Ventures in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Geologist II New Ventures in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Noble has pretty generous salary and bonus packages, but the standards for the bonuses are pretty high. They are given at individual amounts, but on the achievement of a group. If the group misses the objectives by even a cent the bonuses are not given that year. They are annual. Raises are also only given to keep up with inflation. And they are constantly giving "deprotions" - lots more work deserving of a raise and new job title, but you get the work and no more money and no new title.

    Cons

    They will work you to death with no acknowledgement or praise or pay. Corporate culture is cutthroat and dishonest. They screw their partners, their suppliers and their employees. Upper management keeps morale low at all times. No employee could ever keep up with all the work thrown at them. Leading positions at the company are given out by upper management to people they have worked with in other companies (BP). Very little opportunity internally, because all of your bosses will be from BP. There is corporate tuition assistance, but they will pick what you may study, and there will be no time to do so anyway because you will have no free time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten up and realize that your employees are people first and not just producing machines. Promote from within. Honor your bonuses. Deal with others honestly and with transparency

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. A Company without limits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Analyst in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Analyst in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Very good salary and benefits
    Career Prospects are very good
    Friendly environment
    The Company is growing

    Cons

    Lack of leadership
    Not structured enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve HR and Supply Chain Departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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