Royal Dutch Shell
3.8 of 5 391 reviews
www.shell.com The Hague, Netherlands 5000+ Employees

Royal Dutch Shell Reviews in The Hague Netherlands

Updated Jun 22, 2014
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Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden

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    Great work environment, creative colleagues!

    Process Engineer (Current Employee)
    Rotterdam (Netherlands)

    Pros- High Salary
    - Professional office culture
    - Plenty of career opportunities
    - Excellent internship experience

    Cons- Demanding work
    - Senior management is sometimes cold

    Advice to Senior Management- Easy to get a promotion after a few months

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    12 great yrs with Shell

    Manager (Former Employee)
    The Hague (Netherlands)

    ProsShell looks well after its staff. Attracts smart and well educated people. Very nice offices in The Hague (corp HQ) and Rijswijk (Upstream HQ) with free gym, in-house bank, hair dresser, Shell shop and great staff restaurant. Always travelled bz class and stayed in 4*+ hotels on intercontinental trips.
    If you are lucky to get selected, you can get into a long term career system that promotes you at each job change (4 yrs)

    ConsIf you're interested into advancing your career, make sure to join the selected bunch (in Shell terms: L/C or SE potential).
    Slow decision making and bureaucratic organization. So better not rock the boat, unless the CEO asks you to.
    Anglo-Dutch style of management and culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementA diverse culture is not just created by executing a formal policy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Equality for all

    Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
    The Hague (Netherlands)

    ProsWorking for STO (Shell Telecom) before outsourcing the following was apparent.
    - contractors were treated equally and fairly
    - the company was as transparent as it could be about its outsourcing plans
    - fantastic working environment with no differention between contract and perm staff

    Consshell doesnt directly hire its contract staff, this is done via agencies, getting a good agency is more thru luck than choice. There are some unscrupelous agenices out there who dont filter the benefits back to its contractors so its worth checking you are getting the best deal from your contract in terms of rate and benefits.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSadly feel you chose the wrong people to outsource too, looked at the bottom line of costs rather than those which could of brought real value and a realistic price.

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    Working in a big international company with lot's of complexity and facing many boundaries when opportunities arise

    Finance Advisor (Current Employee)
    Rotterdam (Netherlands)

    ProsShell's business activities are very interesting, it has an open culture, the compensation in the Netherlands is above average, the people that work at Shell are very smart

    ConsShell is overly complex, leading to lack of understanding in the organisation of how things work, Shell is very risk averse and lacks a commercial mindset, Shell has difficulty providing the right opportunities to it's talented employees which leaves many people frustrated.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReduce complexity in organisation, take more risk, hold people accountable

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The Hague (Netherlands)

    ProsHigh calibre people, good terms and conditions, enterprise works hard to deliver against it's values

    ConsAchieving life/work balance can be a challenge.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUtilise extended Shell talent network by considering inviting valued ex Shell employees to apply for interim, contract or temporary consultancy positions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Large programmes, long lead times

    IT Project Manager (Former Employee)
    The Hague (Netherlands)

    ProsLarge programmes with enough complexity to be challenging
    Many good people from various organisations.
    Truly global company, with people from all over the world and all sorts of culture.
    High standards and values, pleasure to work.

    ConsThe large complexity often leads to suboptimal choices, which need realignment later. This leads to situations where direction is being changed often. Its always 3 steps forward and one or two steps backward.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShell is too complex an environment to provide some off the cough advise.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    fast opportunities, challenging environment and informal corporate culture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    The Hague (Netherlands)

    Pros- challenges + work are on a high level. Both complexity and intelectually
    - due to the companies size and difersity (business + locations) there are many options

    Cons- Size comes with the major "Con" that it is often too slow in decission making. You need to be patient

    Advice to Senior Managementdon't care too much about how you are perceived by the mngt layers above you, but engage more with your subordiates and other teams

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall Shell is a very good employer!

    Finance Graduate (Current Employee)
    Rotterdam (Netherlands)

    ProsCulture, opportunities, training, learning etc.

    ConsBig company, process wise slow.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry small business unit rather than line of business.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Manager (Former Employee)
    The Hague (Netherlands)

    Prosopportunities to progress quickly and take on new responsibilities

    ConsContinual changes/reorgs can mean you are not in a job long enough to get to know it

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Shell's benefits and perks are amazing

    Toxicologist (Current Employee)
    The Hague (Netherlands)

    ProsThe employment benefits and perks are outstanding

    ConsThe bureaucracy can be daunting

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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