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Updated November 10, 2014
Updated November 10, 2014
316 Reviews
3.8
316 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Great environment, terrible managment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, office is alright. People are very friendly and there is a family atmosphere around.

    Cons

    Management is a pain. Tough to get new ideas proposed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be more attentive to lower employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company, great people

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

    I have been working at Shell as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, manageable workloads, and hard work is rewarded.

    Cons

    There is a clear, deliberate divide between staff and contractors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not bad to start out with

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I had an amazing mangager

    Cons

    Unsavory customer base, potentially dangerous work environment.

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  5.  

    Shell, best place to work

    • 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

    Pros

    Committment to excellence, safety, and quality

    Cons

    JUST THE LONG HOURS IS ALL

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent employer

    • 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 as an intern

    Pros

    salary is really good here in the company

    Cons

    hierarchy is ther ein the company

  7.  

    Shell

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Hague, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in Hague, NY

    I have been working at Shell as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good job opportunities, good salary, training

    Cons

    Sometimes is it a little hierachial

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    satisfaying

    • 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

    salary is comftable ,and the working culture here is good

    Cons

    if you are looking for job security this is not the place to be as there is department restructuring every year

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Very intelligent workforce

    Cons

    A lot of policies and rules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Some annoyances, but hard to say no

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, good job security, office culture is generally pretty relaxed. They say that work/life balance is important, and they mean it. You can have a lot of flexibility as long as you get your work done. There are opportunities to work almost anywhere in the world. Most managers are easy enough to work with and care about your professional development. The upper-level leaders are really committed and seem to do a good job. The new CEO looks like he'll do a good job.

    Cons

    The corporate stuff is annoying. It takes forever to move projects along or make decisions because a million people have to review or approve or something. It does matter who you know, even though they claim it doesn't. People who are identified as 'high leadership potential' get promoted at lightning speed, even though the process is supposed to be equal. There are some incompetent managers in middle management that make you wonder how on Earth they got there. If you're unfortunate enough to get one of those, your satisfaction with your job can go in the tank, fast. The feel-good nature of the company means it can be difficult to get honest feedback sometimes. It seems like no one wants to hurt anybody's feelings or say anything negative. People who have been here a long time are almost like robots. You can see it happen as the new hires get indoctrinated into the culture. If you put together any halfway decent piece of work that wasn't directly required, people act like you're a genius.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If your employees are having a difficult time with their supervisor, manager, or someone they work with, take it seriously. You'll lose good people by not addressing those issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great people to learn from and work with!

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Great people to work with in a global environment.

    Cons

    A highly collaborative work environment creating additional complexity and pace of change can be slow.

    No opinion of CEO

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