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Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
219 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good people; flexible work schedule;(work - life balance; laid back atmosphere (in 51 reviews)

  • international exposure, opportunity to work in multiple projects, reasonable good pay and benefits (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Cubicles and limited parking; work-life balance an issue for some (in 10 reviews)

  • It is a large company so they are very slow in decision making (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Maintenance Excellence Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Specialist in Deer Park, TX
    Current Employee - Maintenance Specialist in Deer Park, TX

    I have been working at Shell full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for in a relaxed environment, plenty of opportunities and great benefits

    Cons

    Very hard to get in with Shell

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Trinidad co exit 15 goodard ave nice customer serive

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Trinidad, CO
    Current Employee - Cashier in Trinidad, CO

    I have been working at Shell

    Pros

    Very inviting, smiles and greated also manager steps up with out any problem to help new cashiers

    Cons

    Bugs on bathroom floor, bathrooms mainley was the worst but what can you expect from a truck stop

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the bathrooms painted ladies pink and maybe some sparkle to give it shine new floors and doors, and boys blue and new floors and door or create a new shell and make more room for everything

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a good experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Shell

    Pros

    Interview was easy. Offers a lot of benefits. A lot of room for personal growth. I really liked the company.

    Cons

    Fast-paced environment. There is a decent work-life balance and a strong office culture with positivity. I have enjoyed my time here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Geologist in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Staff Geologist in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Shell

    Pros

    Plenty of training oppurtunities, very good support for new grads. Support from managers to work on projects that intersest you. Good pay, good bonus supported for everyone even in middle of oil price crash.

    Cons

    Shell has a lot of bueracracy that has to be navigated each day. There are a lot of divisions in the company that seem to make projects a lot harder than they should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more done to encourage integration between the various teams involved in the same play/project.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    They do not respect employees and run their business like the government,very wastfull

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Port Arthur, TX
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Port Arthur, TX

    I have been working at Shell

    Pros

    They pay and benefits are good

    Cons

    Management is lost, do not listen, they violate safety rules

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat staff better, train management better, save money in the corrects areas

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Shell is great

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

    I have been working at Shell

    Pros

    You take every other Friday off; which means you have a vacation every two weeks. Few benefits are better than that.

    Cons

    There is a consensus culture in Shell meaning you have to talk with 20 people to make a decision. It is a double edged sword

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys are awesome

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Taking the coy to the next level

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shell

    Pros

    Its very wonderful experience working with committed and people with zeal

    Cons

    unbelievable people, never take advise

  9.  

    Shell pays well and has god benifits if you make a career there, but there is a lot of buraucrcy.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Environmental Engineer in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Environmental Engineer in New Orleans, LA

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

    Pros

    The best things about Shell is the 9/80 work schedule and pay. Lot of opportunity for working abroad and moving roles.

    Cons

    There are too many processes. In the Regulatory/Environmental field, it is still a developing business and yet they still try to make you fit into theor competency models, but the models are not fully developed. Additionally, they want globally for everyone to have the same competencies, however, offshore in US and Onshore Gambia are just not the same regulations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shell does not need more processes, it needs people to follow the proceesses in place.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Cost Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Shell as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life Balance.
    Great pay and benifits.
    The management is very much willing to help every one get to the next level in career.

    Cons

    May be office Politics can be a little frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the Great Job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Massive size has pros and cons

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

    I have been working at Shell full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very few roles will not have at least some interface with global colleagues. While the number of expat roles are decreasing, there is ample opportunity to work with global teams if you are a decent performer.

    Cons

    Innovation is muted by global processes. It is tough to react swiftly in a changing environment. This is particularly frustrating when the resources are in place but the ability to execute is hindered by bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much focus on collaboration which some employees take to mean consensus. More focus needs to be on informed decision making.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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