Shell Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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Pros
  • Good people; flexible work schedule;(work - life balance; laid back atmosphere (in 51 reviews)

  • good pay and benefits, great goals on paper, beautiful speaches by the managers (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • work- life balance, fly in fly out (in 10 reviews)

  • too many layers in decision making (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Sr. Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Shell full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Safety is their top priority. Great learning environment. Shell employs world-class technical people. Pay and benefits are well above industry average. Opportunity to travel and visit Shell operations around the world is beneficial.

    Cons

    Royal Dutch Shell is a group of companies and so, sometimes individual company "cultural norms" get in the way of a common RDS vision. Shell is a matrix organization, however, at times it lacks an ability to truly prioritize project work because of multiple inputs into the process. Consequently, everything becomes a priority which means nothing is a priority.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate processes and push decisions lower into the organization.


  2. Amazing company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Account Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Shell full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Community and work environment. The people that Shell recruits are amongst the best in their respective fields and relationships are amazing and easy to make at work.

    Cons

    No cons to really note , but since I can't move forward without writing one.... Shell is competitive as it should be and the only con would be the low number of expat assignments available.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management.


  3. Helpful (5)

    Graduate Program

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Shell (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company and you will be given opportunities right away to make an major impact.

    Cons

    Large beurocratic company that has many processes that are sometimes not consistent. Lots of HR turnover makes it difficult to understand.


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  5. Project manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Shell (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits, great opportunity to engage with colleagues across the globe

    Cons

    Far too dependent upon gaining agreement rather than making a decision.


  6. PLM Project Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Shell full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for. They are very open minded. You have so many opportunities to move to different areas. The top management is really good. I just love working here.

    Cons

    Not really cons working for Shell

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a good job.


  7. Shell Oil

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Contract Senior L: Ease Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Contract Senior L: Ease Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Shell as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The complex and facilities were very nice. The parking garages were very nice. The cafeteria was amazing. Any and Everything you could passably want for lunch.

    Cons

    Tiny work areas, my bathroom is bigger than my work space. It is like working in a sweat shop Unreasonable demands for job requirements. If you worked overtime you could not get out of the complex because your card key was shut off and tuned on at certain hours.


  8. Best Oil & Gas Company

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

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

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

    Pros

    Shell is one of the best companies to work for. The benefits are far better than most oil and gas companies.

    Cons

    In some areas, credit or appropriate recognition is not given to people with professional licenses such as engineering license or similar.


  9. Data entry clerk

    Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Shell as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great management, excellent staff and has an awesome environment

    Cons

    none that i could think of... its a great place to work


  10. Fading

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, salary, training for new technical professionals. Company has the size and money to be involved in many types of projects.

    Cons

    Process-driven. Too much focus on getting technical work "assured" rather than "correct." Middle management afraid to admit mistakes--you will see some easily preventable stupid decisions made over your career. Technical staff is treated like a commodity--rather than unique sets of skills. Some of the people I work with do not have the right skills for their roles.

    Advice to Management

    You get what you reward.


  11. Great Internship Program

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

    I have been working at Shell as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of experience in a short amount of time. They set you up for success with a effecient HR process, a buddy, mentor and manager.

    Cons

    Hard to get a feel for the full company from just one site.



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