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Working at Shell

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Shell full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Lot's of opportunity and Great benefits

Cons

Very structured but we are a big Oil Company

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep sharing the vision

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    A company of talented amateurs

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    Former Employee - Staff Geophysicist in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Staff Geophysicist in New Orleans, LA

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work in a high-tech environment with exposure to emerging technologies, social issues, and multiple cultures.

    Cons

    More of an investment bank than an oil company. Science and engineering are subordinated to financial wants. Training focussed on developing those who want to be a polished, powdered courtiers. Innovation and creative thinking encouraged so long as it conforms to a global standard that everyone agrees on, and fits within the bureaucracy. Recruit,recognize and promotes attractive,clever and tractable people. Actively discourages passionate, focussed problem solvers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A company of grifters. Careers advance on promises. Encourages "kicking the can down the road" for difficult problems, passing them on to successors. Do enough to buy time before transferring elsewhere. The individuals responsible for developing new technology are also in a position to enforce its use as a gatekeeper for projects. Middle managers
    are unprepared to execute projects and make the bureaucracy work at the same time. The focus on cleverness and tractability implies a lack of integrity. The pattern of making big promises, then "manage expectations" permeates the organization. The company recognizes the brokering of information and technology rather than its development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not that great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shell

    Pros

    It was alright - not bad hours. the gym is actually pretty nice. the new buildings will be nice as well and the cafeteria isn't too bad

    Cons

    too much beauracracy at the place -- i would try and have the young people in higher positions than they are currently placed in. ugly buildings (old ones)

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