Royal Dutch Shell
3.8 of 5 345 reviews
www.shell.com The Hague, Netherlands 5000+ Employees

Royal Dutch Shell Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
Royal Dutch Shell – Mexico – “Ursa offshore drilling platform.”

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Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden

Ben van Beurden

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They are very caring and respectful in the workplace and other enviroments.

Accountant (Current Employee)
Las Vegas, NV

I have been working at Royal Dutch Shell full-time for more than a year

ProsGuaranteed satisfaction with service, insurance and so forth.

ConsNot the best job locations , but very minor prob.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent Culture

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Royal Dutch Shell full-time

ProsI was the lead on a very complex and dynamic multi-platform offshore project in the GOM. SHELL's culture is a healthy blend of environmental accountability and personal improvement, with the major emphasis on SAFETY. I cant speak for all of their operations, but as far as i'm concerned they are #1 in the GOM.

ConsNot many that's for sure. To remain competitive in the world market they will need to become more diversified. Throughout the project that I supervised, many team members showed a willingness to trust newer technologies. However the older members tended to be a bit to "old school" in their approach. The technologies involved with making production equipment more efficient and profitable are more and more advanced, so the new tech naturally follows suit.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to cut your teeth...like most, gets political at a certain level

Various Finance (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsPay & Benefits
Surrounded by smart people
World class processes
Lots of different opportunities to be had

ConsPolitics
Consensus management style (unless you are risk averse, then its great & comforting)

Advice to Senior ManagementWho am I to advise - overall a very successful company w/ many great aspects...keep going, just try to not lose a few more of the good ones and let a few without substance go more often...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Category Manager (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Royal Dutch Shell full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood stability, lots of oppportunity of career development, involvement on critical projects

ConsThere is no good management particularly on the supply chain organisation, very poor demand forecast, very bureaucratic processes

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great experience - most times!

Analyst (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Royal Dutch Shell full-time for more than 10 years

ProsShell has great people & great benefits and despite issues, I would recommend people seek opportunities! The US personnel will never be trusted - only the Dutch and English. Texans can't hold the top spots since John Hofmeister (Shell Oil CEO) and Fran Keeth (Shell Chemicals CEO)

ConsThis is a great spot to get your basic aligned and then you should leave before you stalemate. Shell is miserly on essentials like offices and the intangibles.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to appreciate and reward dedicated and diligent employees! Terminate the low producers instead of keeping them and giving time related raises.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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overall review of the shell oil Houston technology center

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Royal Dutch Shell as an intern

Prosworking with professionals, dealing with leading technologies

Consa lot of meetings, staff may not do it by themselves, relies on vendors instead

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Royal Dutch Shell as an intern for more than 3 years

Prostreats employees well
good reputation
socially responsible

Conscentralized and hard to create change
does not have a rotation program for new hires

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Offshore Engineer (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Royal Dutch Shell as an intern for less than a year

ProsNetwork, network, network. Work at the frontier of the oil industry, on the biggest and best projects.

ConsOverhead from IT and HR.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Back Office Manager of a chain of privately owned and operated Shell Gas stations with convenience stores.

Back Office Manager (Former Employee)
Vancouver, WA

I worked at Royal Dutch Shell full-time for more than 8 years

Pros-Top tier fuel
-Premium brand awareness among consumers
-Private company I worked for is family owned. The family really cares about their employees.

ConsFast paced business with razor thin margins.
Always have to watch your staff and vendors.
All the regulations with the federal, state, and local government are difficult to keep up with and expensive.

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I worked at Royal Dutch Shell

ProsProfitable Company and good company

ConsDepends on country and division

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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