Royal Dutch Shell Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
430 Reviews
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430 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance does not exist in several expat postings (in 86 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 39 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    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 an 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
  2.  

    Engineering

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Engineer Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Many different career options as you progress

    Cons

    A very large company that is sometimes political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Average place in terms of financial benefits

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Shell is a huge organization with diverse opportunities throughout the world in almost every field. Very respectful workplace. Above average social benefits.

    Cons

    Shell has its own way of doing things and it is not easy to change it. Financial benefits in Istanbul are not competitive with its rivals or other major industries.

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  5.  

    I have enjoyed my time at Shell

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good employee benefits, competitive salary package, good company values. Provides good employee stability and moderate to good opportunities to grow within the company, across business areas, etc..
    Work / life balance is ok

    Cons

    Large Multinational can be slow in making business decisions, lots of layers and dotted lines do not encourage risk, takers. Can be slow to promote people if not considered a high potential employee. Lots of bureaucracy and god-fathering can be frustrating... spends to much time on internal customers vs external customers who move our business...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    streamline the organization and encourage faster, better decisions. Reward risk and different points of view more often, not just on paper.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great people, exciting work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Dutch Shell

    Pros

    Pays well, exciting work, opportunity for international assignments

    Cons

    Upper leadership isn't tuned in to the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper leadership isn't tuned in to the employees. They need to be more sensitive, especially when their decisions affect employees.

  7.  

    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.

  8.  

    Very professional environment with a flexible schedule

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an 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
  9.  

    Petrol Gold Standard

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an 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
  10.  

    Great Corporate Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Dutch Shell full-time (less than an 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
  11.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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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

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