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Noble Energy is okay to work for but could improve.

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Current Employee - Revenue Accountant
Current Employee - Revenue Accountant

I have been working at Noble Energy

Pros

They are generous with vacation policy and they have a pension plan. The office is set up nice and they have recently remodeled floors and we have new furniture. There is plenty of room. They offer good benefits and our portion of the medical premiums is very low. I think that they care about their employees. Chuck Davidson is very nice and comes to town to communicate with the employees about how the company is doing.

Cons

Management is not very good. My manager does not communicate with the entire group - only a few. Some of the management is not held accountable for things they do. They need to improve on this area.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Provide more communication. Hold members of management more accountable.

Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Noble Energy

  1.  

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Was a great company, going downhill from here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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