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Work/Life Balance and Master of My Own Domain!

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Recruiter  in  Houston, TX
Current Employee - Recruiter in Houston, TX

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

Pros

Very refreshing to see a company with such a healthy attitude about work/life balance. For such a huge corporation, it doesn't feel like someone is hovering over me, asking WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY. I've been here a year and still amazed at how many times I'm thanked for just doing my job. I'm able to contact whoever I need to help me get my job done, without having to go through the chain of command In my position here I actually feel like I'm making a difference and a positive contribution to the company.

Cons

Working as a contractor with a 2 year limit. No degree, no conversion. :(

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Ethical Oil & Gas Company with high expectations for employees

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

    I have been working at Shell as a contractor for 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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company with excellent training and exposure

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Project Lead  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Houston, TX

    I worked at Shell full-time for 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

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