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  1.  

    Great company to work for. Would not leave for anything.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Great experience with opportunities to demonstrate talent.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    CP analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

  6.  

    Uncertainty among staff since customer service outsourced to South Africa

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Geophysics

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Shell Canada review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Good Company to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    information management specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Information Management Specialist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Information Management Specialist in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Learning about how such a massive company does business, and how their information flows. It's almost like being part of a government. Every decision is methodical, and passes through many gates. As an information manager, it's a unique opportunity to see how such a company functions.

    Cons

    you can feel lost in the shuffle, the corporate culture is quite formal and dry. Hard to make connections and friends in this organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Peter Voser, former CEO said it best. We must drive out the complexity of the business. The processes are confusing, overlapping and needlessly complex... and therefore expensive and inefficient.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    well paid, feel I will go home safe

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

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

    Pros

    lo stress, new equitment, happy people

    Cons

    slow moving, a lot of procedures that can be hard to follow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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