Noble Energy

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Noble Energy Reviews

Updated 18 February 2015
Updated 18 February 2015
66 Reviews
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66 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Solid company with a big future, trying to figure out how best to grow the company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Noble Energy

    Pros

    Good pay rate, standard hours with half days on Fridays. Putting a lot of capital in the future growth plans.

    Cons

    Management is having difficulty with their rapid growth- still a good 'ol boy mentality that will be inefficient in scaling.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not as "Noble" as one Might Think

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Wonderful people to work with. Project teams are very supportive and knowledgable. Great benefits..both benefit package and benefits at work (like gym in the office).

    Cons

    Limited room for advancement. Managers seem to make promises that they cannot keep. Executive Management is not involved and seems clueless. Nothing comes from the top down. Everything is from middle management out. Lack of communication between departments creates silos and multiple people working on same initiative in parallel. They need to wake up that they are no longer a mom and pop shop from Ardmore Oklahoma.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with employees. The minute you find out you can't keep a promise, tell the employees. Create better work life balance. A few people seem to do all the work. Respect people's talents and don't preach you want out of the box thinking while you confine individuals to a mold. Stop talking about how the company has no money...get rid of the biggest money waster-GAP!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful employer to truly cares about it's employees and Colorado

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    Current Contractor - FileNET in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Contractor - FileNET in Denver, CO (US)

    I have been working at Noble Energy as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The work hours are good, standard Friday's are a half day so the rest of the week is a little long. Great activity encouragement to engage in healthy activities and give back to the community. Room to contribute to the team.

    Cons

    No family leave time. Need more female managers, kind of an old boy's club. Competent female manger passed over and given 4 new male bosses while she does all the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider reviewing existing employees for management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great People, Disorganized

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    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Water Management

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    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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company facing layoffs

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    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
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Inept Management and cut throat culture

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    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
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    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

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