Royal Dutch Shell

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Royal Dutch Shell Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
443 Reviews
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443 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance does not exist in several expat postings (in 88 reviews)

  • The working environment is good and all the colleagues are nice and professional (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • Bureaucratic organization and decision making processes (in 40 reviews)

  • Work Life Balance is not pushed as much as they say (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Engineering

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Engineer Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Royal Dutch Shell full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many different career options as you progress

    Cons

    A very large company that is sometimes political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Average place in terms of financial benefits

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

    I have been working at Royal Dutch Shell full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Shell is a huge organization with diverse opportunities throughout the world in almost every field. Very respectful workplace. Above average social benefits.

    Cons

    Shell has its own way of doing things and it is not easy to change it. Financial benefits in Istanbul are not competitive with its rivals or other major industries.

  3.  

    Very professional environment with a flexible schedule

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Royal Dutch Shell as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Had a good work-life balance

    Cons

    Not the companies fault, the agency I went through over embellished on some of the perks to get me billable, I wasn't paid enough for the work I was doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let people go right before Christmas, it will be impossible to get them to come back.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Solid company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Dutch Shell

    Pros

    Nice work space and friendly people around.

    Cons

    Regulations and bureaucracy.

  6.  

    Great Corporate Culture

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

    I have been working at Royal Dutch Shell full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - They take great care of their employees both in terms of career as well as health/safety aspects. Structured and goal oriented training accompanied by on the job learning were provided to make sure that employees are on track with their work as well as career targets.
    - Work life balance can be achieved.

    Cons

    - Bureaucratic.
    - IT services are slow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Business Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Royal Dutch Shell full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, many of options of work businesses. great culture

    Cons

    Slow to decide, also potential to limit early career options

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Highly Recommend (with slight trade-offs)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Royal Dutch Shell full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and great people. A lot of focus on development and movement within/across Shell companies, functions and ventures.

    Strong "Shell" culture. Most facilities (business support) are equipped with multiple cafeterias, starbucks, gyms, banks, medical offices, etc. A very good place to work, and team/individual performance is recognize and rewarded

    Cons

    Limited location availability. Company very large so often hard to understand full picture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Solid place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Global Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Royal Dutch Shell full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Vast opportunities, many different area upstream and downstream

    Cons

    Large and complex company, too many rigid rules, too many decision makers, not enough quick decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More top down guidance, more freedom to move the business, review managers before promoting them to manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very ethical company that cares for their employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Royal Dutch Shell full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are mobile, dedicated, and have a good head on your shoulders the opportunities are wide. Pay and benefits are top notch. Ability to develop relationships are critical to success.

    Cons

    Various parts of the company can lack strategic direction. Stategy can come in the form of re organization rather than understanding how you can drive effeciency with current structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep implementation of new ideas minimal and involve those who are responsible for execution

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place for Upstream Oil anf gas career development

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

    I have been working at Royal Dutch Shell

    Pros

    World class work culture and environment, exxellent training structure.

    Cons

    Remuneration at the lower end of the scale compared to competitor companies in the same class.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should take a closer look at personnel surveys. A lot of helpful feedback tends to recurr year in year out without noticeable action being taken.

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