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Not a positive experience for contractors, great for direct employees.

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

I have been working at Shell full-time

Pros

As a Contractor - Learn quickly in short period of time b/c you either sink or swim. The ability to put Shell on your resume....does wonders. You have the opportunity to make many connections throughout Shell. As an Employee - great pay, benefits, etc. Overall, I think Shell is a great company for its direct employees. As a contractor you have to go in with the mindset that it is a tremendous stepping stone to greater opportunities.

Cons

Very defined line between contractors vs direct hire employees. Expect to be a "work horse" as a contractor, with no acknowledgement or reward other than being allowed to enter the building the next day. Management couldn't care less if you stay or leave.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take more notice in the ENTIRE team. Contractors know that they are contractors. That does not mean you have to treat them as less than when it comes to opinions, changes in job positions, etc. Treating your ENTIRE team with respect and making EVERYONE feel that they are contributing to the groups success makes for a better work environment, less turn over, and most importantly, falls in line with the Shell values of integrity and respect.

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    Needs clearer direction

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Shell full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good people in general to work with.

    Cons

    People are afraid to speak up in general unlike rest of Shell outside the USA. Workload can require weekend work as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut out matrix organization and clarify roles and responsibilities. Considering setting up US business unit as as more independent business unit without having to report on everything to London or The Hague; this will make the company more nimble and responsive and will improve the culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company to work for as a beginning engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shell

    Pros

    very good Benefits Challenging rewarding

    Cons

    very long and odd hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to professional engineers

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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