Noble Energy

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Noble Energy Reviews

Updated 25 November 2014
Updated 25 November 2014
54 Reviews
3.3
54 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    OK to work for. Needs some better planning and organization

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company has gone down hill since joining

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

    I worked at Noble Energy full-time (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
  3.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (less than an 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
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  5. 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 (less than an 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
  6. 10 people found this helpful  

    No place for minorities

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Noble Energy

    Pros

    Competitive salaries and benefits, good working peers.

    Cons

    There is a definite but unwritten rule not to hire, promote or retain minorities. A review of their staff would not only show that there is only one African American manager and not one of their African American employees, have been there for over five years. I actually made six, but after five and being promoted to a manager was literally demoted and then accused of poor performance, although the facts do not support the rhetoric. Two previous minorities that were there when I started, were released earlier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Professional maturity is required of its senior management; still bigoted and fosters a "white only" atmosphere.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK place to work, not much room for advancement

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

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

    Pros

    Nice people, nice office facilities

    Cons

    Weak management, lazy coworker, status quo comes above everything else

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more assertive in retraining and replacing lazy employees doing the bare minimum to get by. Also be more open to promoting from within rather than holding people back who deserve career growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    I Love it!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    Friendly employees, great schedule. Supervisors are very attentive and encourage employees to be promoted from within.

    Cons

    Technology can be a little challenging sometimes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Noble Energy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Noble invests in people, provides with good career opportunities and understands that the key to their success is the close contact between senior management with employees, and leaving the door open for suggestions, constructive criticism and breakthrough ideas.

    Cons

    Very fast pace environment in the international BU... Very good for those up for the challenge, not so good if you are not too proactive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As they grow and develop outside the US is vital for them to also incorporate non-US talent into their headquarters. It is always good to have a different point reference to help globalization plans.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    One of the best experiences I have had in my career!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Noble Energy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Culture and the opportunity to learn. I never feel as if I cannot go on vacation and when I do, I know my manager will be there to support me. The communication I have with my manager is constant and so our lines of communication are always open. This is MOST important to me particularly because my manager does not sit here.

    It has also never been an issue to seek out training not offered by the company. This is important in order for me to expand my career and I couldn't be happier!

    Finally, "Energizing the World, Bettering People's Lives" is Noble's motto and they stand behind it!

    Cons

    Technology is some what of a challenge at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on communicating at all levels and Houston managers who do not visit often enough, visit more. Not an issue with my manager though!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very positive experience at Noble Energy.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Oracle Database Administrator in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Oracle Database Administrator in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Noble Energy as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The employees were very nice. The management teams that I worked with were also very nice. They are a very strong Oracle Shop and try to stay up to date with the latest technology.

    Cons

    n/a. I will not say anything bad about the place as I would go back there if given an opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow a few work from home days. The employees are all great and should be able to telecommute whenever they have special situations going on. It takes some employees over a hour and a half to get into the office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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