Noble Energy

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Noble Energy Reviews

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

    OK

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    The company has decent benefits, the salary is competitive, overall it's OK

    Cons

    It is difficult to move into different job responsibilities. Sometimes it seems like people don't want to share knowledge.

    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    An introduction to corporate life

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    • 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
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Very inefficient processes and procedures.

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    Former Employee - Land Administrative Analyst  in  Denver, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Land Administrative Analyst in Denver, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    Noble has high salaries and decent benefits. They also paid for parking. At Noble you work 9 hour days and half day every Friday. Noble is a great company, but unfortunately my department had arrogant supervisors that treated employees poorly.

    Cons

    Some supervisors were borderline verbally abusive. If you are not chosen as their "favorite" you will not be given any opportunity to succeed or lead projects. Noble has extremely inefficient procedures. You need to get ALL your work double/triple checked and approved, often by lower level inexperienced Analysts. They have created a culture of covering your own butt. Very slow processes and some inexperienced individuals make for a huge headache. The supervisors are extreme micro- managers. Many people on the team had poor morale. The CSB building looks and feels like a prison on the inside, no pictures, or art, just white walls and prison guard supervisors. Noble has a lot of talent, few are given encouragement and the opportunity to succeed. Many people keep their head down and fly under the radar and they only stay for the high salary. I wouldn't have stayed as long as I did if it wasn't for the high salary, but in the end my dignity and happiness prevailed. I always had extremely high performance evaluations, which was surprising considering the poor treatment I received from my supervisor. It was a very toxic work environment in my department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Noble hires great talented people that need to be encouraged and mentored. Get rid of bully supervisors!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Was a great company, going downhill from here

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Senior Geologist  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Geologist in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Used to be up-and-coming with growth, now senior management has changed-will likely be development/production oriented.
    The new building is beautiful, though don't know if and how Noble will actually grow to fill it. (Widely remarked)
    Good place for development geoscientists for the next few years.

    Cons

    Many will say that Noble has become too big, and is not addressing its poor quality lower level management.
    Not a place for explorers, at least until 2017. No grasp of regional geologic concepts, poor technical skills, and ability to expand into new frontiers. Many have already left.
    Near-term drop in exploration scope due to specific country alignment, and inability to gain new acreage, and consequently lower level management are so desparate given limited running room, that they are bullying employees to overstate prospects. Becoming quite corrupt. Well known to be a very siloed, non-communicative clandestine culture. Managers protect themselves by promoting incompetence around them. Not a good strategy for growth.
    Mid and late career people will receive no training or onboarding. The focus is purely on developing new hire replacements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become a less siloed entity, encourage cross departmental communication, exchange. Train managers in effective management, including basic measures to prevent your likely imminent, downfall through encouraging poor technical performance, deceit, incompetence, and likely safety issues, that accompany poor decisions based on intimidation tactics. Grow proper exploration skills that support growth, and get into countries that allow for expanded running room.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Too focused on process and not on relevant work

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  7.  

    Specialist

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    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company has gone down hill since joining

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    Former Employee - Geoscience  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Geoscience in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Resonable culture, above average pay

    Cons

    Lots of managers playing CTB, cover their butts
    No accountability for bizarre requests and unreasonable demands.
    Senior VP's have made promises to Wall Street that they cannot deliver on because they lack the technical know how of subsurface E&P works

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop the 'do what I say and not what I do attitude'
    Senior managers believe that through the power of GAP that we can find all the hydrocarbons we want
    YA... tell that to the rocks deep in the ground
    Noble's success over the last 7 years was due more to luck than good science

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company

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    • 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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    I was working on a contract basis at the Records Center not the downtown office.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Land Technician  in  Denver, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Land Technician in Denver, CO (US)

    I worked at Noble Energy as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Got to wear blue jeans everyday, worked 9 hours a day with Friday afternoons off.

    Cons

    Low pay, no chance of advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Workers at the Records Center should be considered for placement at the downtown office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    OK to work for. Needs some better planning and organization

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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

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