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Shell - A stong company for a career

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Tremendous amount of empowerment. The more successful you are, the more you can do. The people of Shell are tremendous to work with. 9/80 days are a real benefit (Trading - Lubes - Get with it...) Senior management is making a real effort to communicate to the employees, at all levels. Shell gets diversity. The most progressive of companies of all the ones I intimately know. Great information sharing. Very few co-workers that hoard information. Commitment of recruiting talent by VERY senior management.

Cons

Upper management gets it. First level supervision and management generally get it. Sometimes it is weak in-between. (Upside is that this generally corrects itself)

Advice to Management

Don't make detailed or technology decisions without feedback from the experts.

Other Employee Reviews for Shell

  1. Helpful (1)

    Nice place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It has a very flexible work hour and mutual respect is an important virtue in the company. If you like to work on great project this is the place to be.

    Cons

    Since it is a big company, good networking is important to maintain a good career prospect. However, if you are not overambitious, there should be little worry that you can keep doing good work.

    Advice to Management

    Little if any. But the management does keep employees well informed.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Number one priority is always safety -- for the public as well as the employee and contractor.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Support Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Support Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They are good people to work for and work with. There is mutual respect for each others professional point of view. Ethical and safe behavior is expected from all employees and is practiced at all levels of management. Input into decisions and work processes is encouraged and self-direction is expected. Although this is not true for most of Shell, Shell Pipeline in Houston still has private offices, which is a bonus. Shell Pipeline, like most of Shell in the US, is on the 9/80 (80 hours in 9 days) program where we work 9 hour days and get every other Friday off. Overtime is kept to a minimum. Also, bus fare (or parking) is subsidized.

    Cons

    The only downside I can think of is the commute to downtown Houston. Though I have done it for so long that I am used to it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a long-term view of business. Short-term gains may lead to long-term losses.


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