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“A place where your soul dies everyday. A place where nobody has a passion. A safe check every month (if you in IT) ”
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Royal Dutch Shell full-time (more than 10 years)Pros
Great benefits. Salaries are good (they used to be better). Flexible working available.
If you are someone who is looking for a safe, average salary this is your place.
If you want to stick with a very small piece of something big and nevery become an expert on anything, do apply.
For new joiners:
Graduate Scheme used to be top class. Now it is a collection of 2nd class millenials with low salaries and an extremely bad structured scheme. I have not met a single happy graduate in the last 6 years. Save yourself sometime and start working in a field you field passionate about.Cons
Mediocre HR. The vast majority of the people do not really know what is it that they are doing. I have been working for the company for the last 16 years and I have seen how a great company goes down as one of the less exciting places to be on earth.
Innovators, entrepeneurs, knowledge seekers are going to be swallowed by a very conservative corporate culture where guys that do not even know how to turn off an iphone are managing IT departmens or innovation innitiatives.
For new joiners:
They will tell you there are overseas opportunities, there are none. I am a senior manager in the company and even at that level, expat positions (or short term international assignments "STIA" are almost non-existent).
For experienced hires:
You will join with lots of promises being made, but reality is that you will be stuck in the same "job group" for 4 - 5 years when the average Shell employee is moving up the ladder every 2- 3 years. Once you are due for a promotion, they will trigger a "re-organization" and you will recieve a redundancy letter that will (mentally) force you to say yes to any internal offer they will throw at you. Be aware of HR. Really.Advice to ManagementAdvice
2. To those that stay there to lead the company: Innovate or be ready to dissappear in the next 20 years.
3. Outsource all of HR. ( and to those currently working there: you should be ashamed)Doesn't RecommendNegative OutlookApproves of CEO