Shell Canada Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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  1. 4 people found this helpful

    Great experience, poor leadership with some....

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    Former Employee - Senior Roles in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Roles in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Shell Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Worked nearly 15 years for Shell and had some great experiences and some good leadership. Opportunity for advancement is mostly tied to your contacts and relationships. And that`s unfortunate as performance and execution is secondary.Generally, good work-life balance and compensation however politics is ubiquitous.

    Cons

    As indicated prior, promotion is mostly tied to your contacts hence advancement is limited if relationships are not forged early and one does not buy into relationship management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should be upheld to the most ethical work standards with integrity at top of mind. Transparency and review of managements ability to lead should be reviewed and tested at times to ensure the right leaders are focusing on growth and opportunity rather then their own personal gain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Former Intern

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Shell Canada as an intern

    Pros

    People are nice and friendly.

    Cons

    The application process was very time-consuming and the salary is not as good as other oil and gas companies. The interns are assessed based on their projects instead of comprehensive skills. (many interns failed their assessment at Shell but it doesnt means they are not great workers.) My mentor and supervisor did not provide constructive feedback during my internship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Great experience with opportunities to demonstrate talent.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shell Canada

    Pros

    Large number of professionals to network with. Positive culture.
    Great site experience.
    Good salary and benefits.
    Good schedule and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Overly bureaucratic at times.
    Some employees/groups working in silos due to specific positions and separated groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage and exemplify strong communication and transparency.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Great company to work for. Would not leave for anything.

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    Current Employee - Lubricant Sales Account Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Lubricant Sales Account Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits, very good culture, lots of opportunities to learn with support from company. They get work life balance and security.

    Cons

    Sometimes you can end up with a manager that is not great. Just wait 3 year (most) and you will get another one.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Great Company

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    Current Contractor - Recruitment Sourcer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Recruitment Sourcer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Shell Canada as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    good people, good treatment of people

    Cons

    some managers dont share company values

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do what the company does

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. CP analyst

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Shell Canada as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    good people
    nice environment
    flexible working hour
    good management team
    reasonable pay

    Cons

    2-years contractor rule
    lack of room for contractor to grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of 2-year contractor rule

  8. Uncertainty among staff since customer service outsourced to South Africa

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    Current Contractor - Consultant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Consultant in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Shell Canada as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good training experience Looks good on payper

    Cons

    Policy of solely contact hire leaves workers with no chance of permanent hire even though constantly baited with this promise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the long-term gain of permanent hire versus the revolving door of hiring and retraining contract workers-loyalty and constancy!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Shell Canada review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shell Canada full-time

    Pros

    Great career opportunities and exposure

    Cons

    Constant change and restructuring within company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Collect employee feedback and reflect in decision making

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Geophysics

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    Former Employee - Geophysics in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Geophysics in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Shell Canada full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and advancement opportunities. Excellent in-house training.

    Cons

    Very high expectations and a lot of overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take into consideration family life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Good Company to work

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    Current Employee - Technologist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technologist in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Shell Canada full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Salary, opportunity of work,

    Cons

    No major downside in this company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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