Royal Dutch Shell Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
408 Reviews

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408 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance does not exist in several expat postings (in 78 reviews)

  • The working environment is good and all the colleagues are nice and professional (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • Slow decision making and bureaucratic organization (in 35 reviews)

  • Very large company can lead to slow decision making (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very professional environment with a flexible schedule

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Royal Dutch Shell as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Had a good work-life balance

    Cons

    Not the companies fault, the agency I went through over embellished on some of the perks to get me billable, I wasn't paid enough for the work I was doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let people go right before Christmas, it will be impossible to get them to come back.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Petrol Gold Standard

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    Former Employee - Communications Advisor  in  Steamboat Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Communications Advisor in Steamboat Springs, CO

    I worked at Royal Dutch Shell as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent compensation as employee or contractor. Top notch talent at all levels and a high level of commitment to quality work, best resources, and safety is always first.

    Cons

    Not enough trust at top management level in each project manager. Hire good people and let them lead!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is a multinational giant so decision making can be slow to say the least. Unleash your talent!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Solid company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Dutch Shell

    Pros

    Nice work space and friendly people around.

    Cons

    Regulations and bureaucracy.

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  5.  

    Great Corporate Culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - They take great care of their employees both in terms of career as well as health/safety aspects. Structured and goal oriented training accompanied by on the job learning were provided to make sure that employees are on track with their work as well as career targets.
    - Work life balance can be achieved.

    Cons

    - Bureaucratic.
    - IT services are slow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Love the company. Everyone wants you to do well and be in a position where you can help Shell.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Dutch Shell as a contractor

    Pros

    Feels very flat with a lot of lateral mobility.

    Cons

    None to think of right now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Business Analyst

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Royal Dutch Shell full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance, many of options of work businesses. great culture

    Cons

    Slow to decide, also potential to limit early career options

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not bad, not great!

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    Former Employee - Contract Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Contract Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Royal Dutch Shell as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits, pay, package, rate

    Cons

    Upper management in procurement not great! Politics! Red tape!

  9.  

    Ok Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Dutch Shell as an intern

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to test your strengths. Pay is good and they gave out quarterly gas cards based upon profits and earnings. 9/80 schedule.

    Cons

    Overall the culture of the company is not very helpful when it comes to new employees. Dog eat Dog world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on a more inclusive environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Loved my job, so far the best company I have worked for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Dutch Shell full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, simple and clear policies, great work/life balance, company events, some of the best people anywhere, ... I could go on and on. Salary was re-indexed (based on performance) every year, it only increased, never went down. Bonuses were always fair.

    Cons

    Not clear how they select senior managers. Lots of internal meetings, tons of PowerPoint... Retaining your job can be a challenge: e.g., if you are over 50 years old and/or your Job Group is 3 or higher, you'll have to pray for stability in the global economy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, keep up the good work. Create the proper culture for bringing up and selecting high-quality senior managers (prefer technical/commercial people to financial experts).

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Highly Recommend (with slight trade-offs)

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Royal Dutch Shell full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great pay and great people. A lot of focus on development and movement within/across Shell companies, functions and ventures.

    Strong "Shell" culture. Most facilities (business support) are equipped with multiple cafeterias, starbucks, gyms, banks, medical offices, etc. A very good place to work, and team/individual performance is recognize and rewarded

    Cons

    Limited location availability. Company very large so often hard to understand full picture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify

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    Positive Outlook
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