Royal Dutch Shell Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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Pros
  • Work life balance does not exist in several expat postings (in 88 reviews)

  • The working environment is good and all the colleagues are nice and professional (in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • Bureaucratic organization and decision making processes (in 40 reviews)

  • Work Life Balance is not pushed as much as they say (in 7 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

    I have been working at Royal Dutch Shell full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to be a part of an innovative company and the forefront of the global energy industry. Opportunity to work across the world and work with people from all over the world in a diverse work environment. Opportunity to work with some of the greatest minds and most talented individuals in the industry. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Somewhat slow in reaction to the market. Some parts of the organization can feel rather disorganized. Lack of accountability. Employee performance review lean towards presentation as opposed to tangible results.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great Company to Work For

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    Current Employee - Land Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Land Representative in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Royal Dutch Shell

    Pros

    Stability in an ever changing oil industry

    Cons

    Lack of Advancement once in position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities for advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Retail Marketing Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Dutch Shell

    Pros

    Wonderful compensation. They provide you with a buddy and a mentor to guide you throughout the internship. There are a lot of opportunites to learn and it is very well structured.

    Cons

    The final presentation is a very particualt. There is also a required ETRAY exam along with a supervisor evaluation. If you do not get a full time offer, they do not let you know where you messed up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Perfect training ground

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Dutch Shell

    Pros

    Opportunity to be trained, work with brilliant talent and grow your network

    Cons

    Office politics can be an issue

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in potential

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Dutch Shell

    Pros

    Very good culture, great management, good pay, good vacation package, supporting charities. I learnt a lot from senior engineers, good training programs, good opportunity for new grad

    Cons

    Oil price low impacts part of the business, hopefully this is only temporary, but luckily Shell is a diverse enough company to hedge the risk of low oil price. Sometimes there are some company politics new people need to take care of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    "The working environment is good and all the colleagues are nice and professional"

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    Current Employee - Operations
    Current Employee - Operations

    I have been working at Royal Dutch Shell

    Pros

    Pay, work life balance, benefits. Top level associates. Great common goal and culture. Great vacation plan bonus and stock purchase plan.

    Cons

    Large Multinational can be slow in making business decisions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great company

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Royal Dutch Shell

    Pros

    Good management to work for. Nice environment

    Cons

    long hours and pay is at minimum to start

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Good place to work for HR

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX

    I worked at Royal Dutch Shell full-time

    Pros

    - Flexible work hours
    - Smart people
    - Advanced HR processes
    - Company moves you around a lot, enabling a breadth of experiences
    - Competitive pay

    Cons

    - Company is going through a lot of changes, which is having a sobering effect on the workforce
    - Slow decision making at times

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pay, work life balance, benefits. Top level associates. Great common goal and culture. Great vacation plan bonus and stock purchase plan.

    Cons

    Decision making process is slow and cumbersome. Many opportunities are located in Houston only. Most managers have not been promoted up through the ranks so they have limited knowledge of what it takes to get the job done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Petroleum engineer right out of college. Life is great and the pay is incredible.

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    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Royal Dutch Shell full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Complexity of projects, people, incredibly pay, work life balance, career opportunities

    Cons

    Red tape, long decision making process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont hire more interns than you can bring full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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