Shell
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Good company if you are the right type of person

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

ProsIf you come in as a "high potential" and are very young, you are golden in this company. Once you have this label you can essentially do no wrong -- even if you perform poorly, it is perceived that you have just been put in a job that does not match your strengths. Also, if you want to come here and just be an OK performer and never be promoted, this is a good place to be. You can park here and be forgotten for 10 years without anyone noticing.

ConsIf you are not a designated "high potential", and there are many reasons that this can happen that have nothing to do with your actual real life potential or performance, then it can be very challenging to be promoted or even move laterally into positions that are seen as glamorous. Even if you perform very well, your raise and bonus will never compete with a high potential who does poorly. If this sort of thing gets under your skin, then do not come to Shell, because it is rampant -- there is a 2% ruling class that gets everything and if you are not in that club very shortly upon joining (again, many reasons this can go the wrong way -- for example if you have the wrong manager who runs the evaluation process the wrong way) then it will never change.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet consistent about evaluating employees' potential or do not do it in a systematic way at all. Get better at communicating the reasons for change -- that doesn't mean more polished presentations and speeches, it means getting real with people about business needs and leaders taking the initiative to talk to people face to face one on one in their daily work lives.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    I worked at Shell


    Pros: friendly people 9/80 schedule great benefits competitive pay Cons: lay offs lately are scarry Advice to Senior Management: Hire more and lay off less Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    I had really great experiences at Shell

    Business Analyst (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    I worked at Shell


    Pros: Great training available, great collaboration tools to use. If you are… Cons: As with any company, Shell will hold on to jobs that support its core competencies during lean times, so if… Advice to Senior Management: There are lots of people that are disconnected from leadership. Currently, I believe that management was forced to make severe cuts and lots of the… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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