Royal Dutch Shell

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Great Opportunities Available - but you have to be proactive

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Former Employee - Enterprise Business Analyst in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Enterprise Business Analyst in Houston, TX

I worked at Royal Dutch Shell

Pros

Shell has a lot of opportunities to move your career in any direction you want, but you have to make your own contacts and plan ahead to move in to another position. As I Was getting my bachelors degree in another field of study than what I was employed in, I Was told I would need to quit Shell and work elsewhere after I got my degree. I remained at Shell for another 16 years after receiving my Bachelors in MIS but I had to acquire interviews as a new college hire through my university (I was already a 13 yr employee at Shell by then) - unconventional method but it worked.

Cons

Not a lot of cons even for a large multi-national petroleum company with 93,000 employees worldwide.
As Shell is a foreign owned company, a lot of the preference goes to employees already oversees, or that work oversees frequently and build the familiarity with the decision makers in UK & Netherlands

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep communicating with the divisions - not just in teleconferences and webinars, but face to face - get to know the people on "the other side of the pond". I was fortunate to have Sr Management that did that, but other colleagues of mine in other groups were not as fortunate.

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    Very Strong Performer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Royal Dutch Shell

    Pros

    The People; The Technology; The breadth of opportunity; Diversity

    Cons

    Slow, Process Driven, Busy; spread out

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    administrative assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Royal Dutch Shell

    Pros

    Shell is a great large company

    Cons

    No opportunity for career growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire employees not just issue contracts

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