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Good benefits, opportunities to work all over the world

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Overall, the benefits are good. They are not the best in the industry, but they do still have a pension plan. 401k match is ok, not great, for the first few years of your career here. 9/80s are good, as is vacation which helps with work/life balance. Many opportunities to work all over the world. Safety is important here.

Cons

It is a large company so it is difficult to learn all of the ins/outs. Takes forever to get responses from IT and HR. It is difficult to push management to try different approaches and ideas (i.e. it's the Shell Way only).

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company with excellent training and exposure

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    international exposure, opportunity to work in multiple projects, reasonable good pay and benefits. Shell has diversed group of projects from deepwater to heavy oil to FLNG etc

    Cons

    Too heavy on top and management tends not to make decision. Quite often, decision still needs to come from The Hague.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more interaction and listen to the engineers

  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Ethical Oil & Gas Company with high expectations for employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Houston, TX
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Shell as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Smart, capable co-workers, decent pay and benefits, 9/80 work week, large budget when working on projects as opposed to when working with smaller E&P's, company has integrity and prides themselves on doing things the right and legal way, stability of long-term work

    Cons

    Working environment and conditions are poor, not much time for a personal life when working here because of the unrealistic work-life balance expectations, buildings at Woodcreek campus are in very poor shape and working conditions are over-crowded, often 2-4 people in small offices or cubicles--or just a table with 4 workstations set up, no room for personal belongings or maps (personal space is a luxury that you won't get at Shell), scarce parking, no team building activities or even a holiday party, expect strict business acumen and high stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage with employees more in a human way, try not to foster such a workaholic environment (by sending emails to staff late at night and on weekends, have more social activities for employees to loosen up occasionally, show more appreciation for employees' diligent efforts, work is work but Shell could use more fun activities like the last company I worked for had (I miss the camaraderie and where people treat each other well). Please stop fostering the idea that contractors should be treated like second-class citizens. Stop cramming people into tight spaces and making employees/contractors work in musty, mildewed offices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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