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Very negative

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Former Employee - Wholesale Area Manager in Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Wholesale Area Manager in Minneapolis, MN

I worked at Shell full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Good pay and benefits, but you pay dearly for them.

Cons

Upper Management doesn't care about their field employee's and the competitive condition's they face every day versus other retail and wholesale oil marketer's. They think that Shell is the only brand worth anything and that the brand should open doors and enable you to make sales with very little support, just a lot of scrutiny and negative feedback.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Wake up and realize that Shell is NOT the wonderful brand you think it is here in the United States. Outside of the major metro area's (LA, SF, Chicago, etc.), Shell is not the only brand in the marketplace. There are too many independent brands that the public would prefer to buy from due to Shell's street high pricing. Get a clue !!!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    I had a great experience working for Shell oil

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

    I worked at Shell full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are very knowledge and encourage upward movement

    Cons

    It's a big company and layoffs happen often

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look inside the company first for promotion opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Typical Big company politics and bureaucracy

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

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

    Pros

    International opportunities, outstanding pay and benefits, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, very individualistic, too structured/boxed-in, tough for new people to adapt, slow to adapt/change, people change jobs too often so it is difficult to find someone experienced to guide you, unwelcoming to new ideas, lacks creativity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is much lip service paid to the desire to bring in high-performers and new ideas from experienced hires. However, if the new hire doesn't fit perfectly into the mold of "the Shell mindset" then their ideas are ignored. If there truly is a desire to bring in new ideas, HR or management should find ways to support those who bring valuable insights to the table. ...otherwise, like me and most under-35 colleagues of mine, they will start looking for their next job out of frustration from regularly dealing with the old guard. What this company needs is for more people and fewer projects, so that employees and the company can actually develop. Otherwise it will always be just a machine following a program.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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