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Real community feel, good place to work

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Assistant  in  London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Assistant in London, England (UK)

I worked at Shell Chemicals

Pros

Real community feeling, management work hard to build community and team feeling, to communicate, to spread best practice and learning, and to express appreciation and recognise good performance. Senior leaders really support communication, give regular webcasts and travel extensively to put a human face to this global business. Compensation and benefits are excellent as you would expect from the Shell group, training and development are well supported. A friendly and supportive environment.

Cons

The business is struggling in the current environment, leading to a recent reorganisation and job losses, and renewed efforts to simplify processes and reduce costs. While necessary, this has inevitably resulted in stress and frustration for employees bombarded with change programmes. The London office went open plan in 2008 to a call-centre style which is noisy, has inadequate meeting rooms and a major re-building project in Shell Centre leads to constant irritation for employees such as lifts not working, power cuts, false fire alarms etc. Currently a stressful environment to work in. In addition, Shell has notified employees that an unspecified number of employees will be relocated during 2011 or 2012 to a new office, possibly in Docklands.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get the meeting rooms soundproofed, enforce the house rules (particularly re putting mobile phones on vibrate/silent) for the open plan environment, and stop tolerating the building project frustrations.

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    Decent place to work at

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shell Chemicals

    Pros

    The company is huge. There are lots of things you can do. You can even try to switch department if you want to try out different things. Salary is good

    Cons

    Hard to advance. Outage means no personal life. Need to work shifts if something bad happen to the refinary or plant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

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    Operator

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    Current Employee - Operator  in  Geismar, LA
    Current Employee - Operator in Geismar, LA

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

    Pros

    Large company many opportunities for advancement if you work and apply yorself decent benefits great pay vacations and retirement

    Cons

    Large company sometimes its not very personal. you could get lost in the shuffle. Rules are prohibitive to doing a good job at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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