Royal Dutch Shell Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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  1. Average place in terms of financial benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    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 Management

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


  3. I have enjoyed my time at Shell

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


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  5. 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.


  6. Great Corporate Culture

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  7. Business Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Royal Dutch Shell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Slow to decide, also potential to limit early career options


  8. Highly Recommend (with slight trade-offs)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Simplify


  9. Helpful (1)

    Loved my job, so far the best company I have worked for

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

    I worked at Royal Dutch Shell full-time

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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).


  10. Solid place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Global Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Vast opportunities, many different area upstream and downstream

    Cons

    Large and complex company, too many rigid rules, too many decision makers, not enough quick decisions

    Advice to Management

    More top down guidance, more freedom to move the business, review managers before promoting them to manager.


  11. Helpful (1)

    very good overall

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Control Systems in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Control Systems in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Royal Dutch Shell full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    great company with terrific long term benefits

    Cons

    way to much favoritism / and yes it does target older employees to push out when downsizing

    Advice to Management

    don't push a elderly employee out before they are ready to retire, If they have been a good / dependable employee for say 30 years... that is no way to treat them, and have a distasteful event (no fault of their own) the last thing they remember when leaving



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