Royal Dutch Shell Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden
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Pros
  • Work life balance depends on your nature of job (in 88 reviews)

  • fantastic working environment with no differention between contract and perm staff (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. Work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work great people great environment. Stay busy always doing something different. Fast paced environment keep you on your toes

    Cons

    Very political very oil field brother in law work and family balance do not exist. You hardly ever had time off.


  2. Senior Geioscientist

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    Former Employee - Senior Geoscientist in Ammannsville, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Geoscientist in Ammannsville, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    In shell you will have a room to find your self, where you can improve your skills and expand your experience, with continuous and vast ways to do this,

    Cons

    However it is not like school its work , real life, so you may not find evry thing like you want, some times you will face currption and you have to deal with, and i think that how you can measure your self, by solving and fixing this odds

    Advice to Management

    thanx for evey support and help


  3. Energy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Royal Dutch Shell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Appreciated by the engineering and management teams for helping them communicate their ideas and projects. lots of fun tech to work with. travel

    Cons

    lack of clarity in output. inability to confront tough issues

    Advice to Management

    Penny wise and pound foolish, is no way to run such an important part of the world economy


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  5. IT Business Analyst

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    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Royal Dutch Shell full-time

    Pros

    Compensation & Bonus, 9/80 schedule

    Cons

    Health plan options, constant reorganizations


  6. Off and on

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    Former Employee - Clerk in Miami, TX
    Former Employee - Clerk in Miami, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I like getting discounts within the store and on gas

    Cons

    Extremely low pay, no true benefits

    Advice to Management

    Please make sure to give better benefits


  7. Drilling Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Dutch Shell full-time

    Pros

    The company itself is great, with many perks and an extensive new graduate training program. Overall excellent training and strives to create a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    As good as the company itself tries to be with policies and training, end up with one horrible line manager can ruin it all. The policies for work life balance, need to be enforced much better. Some departments and great to work in while others are not. Inconsistency across the groups is the biggest problem.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees to show that you value them. At the end of the day if they're not motivated to be there, they'll motivate themselves to find work elsewhere.


  8. Good company, GREAT benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Dutch Shell (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work environment is outstanding, very open minded corporate culture, excellent pay

    Cons

    Top heavy overhead/support staff, operational organization not lean enough to sustain competitiveness in downturns of commodity market cycles

    Advice to Management

    Keep valuing diversity, focus on sustaining functional efficiency during ongoing reorganization


  9. Shell - great benefits, rewarding technical roles

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    Current Employee - Geologist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Geologist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Dutch Shell full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Huge variety of roles within geology, easy to broaden geological experience. Access to experts and technology. Good training program. Great people.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. Hard to find resources because company's so big. Training program interferes with on the job time which can affect your performance reviews -- your supervisor doesn't care you were gone for two months because it was required.


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    shell

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    most staff are excellent, training is excellent, opportunities for international travel are there (although not always)

    Cons

    lots of procedures, safe, mostly a good thing but sometimes to the point of ridiculousness (particularly for office activities), very prescriptive in their career paths- once you are in one stream it's very hard to switch


  11. Helpful (1)

    Enterprise Learning

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    Current Employee - Senior Leader in North Canton, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Leader in North Canton, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Dutch Shell (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Committed to developing their people. Pay an benefits are excellent. Relocation and travel opportunities abound.

    Cons

    Everything is over-engineered, even the most minute decisions. Takes a long time to get anything done.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify. Empower people.



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