Shell Reviews

Updated July 3, 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. Helpful (4)

    Graduate Program

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  2. Good Summer Job!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clerk in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Clerk in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good hours, well payed and flexible

    Cons

    Standing/walking most of the time


  3. Lube Tech

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tire and Lube Technician in Brownsville, TX
    Former Employee - Tire and Lube Technician in Brownsville, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work with different makes and models of vehicles. Helping customers in a timely manner. Good location.

    Cons

    Some customers just want to complain.

    Advice to Management

    Keep shop clean


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  5. guest

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

    I have been working at Shell

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

    Pros

    really taking care of its people, great salary

    Cons

    I honestly don't see any.


  6. 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Not a stable company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, diverse workforce, large organization with opportunities to move around.

    Cons

    Not stable, employees have to reapply every 4 years for positions within the company creating a situation were nepotism and favoritism comes before competence. Promotion within the company is highly geared towards nepotism (AKA Networking) and less of competence.

    Advice to Management

    The Managed Open Resourcing System (MOR) is in urgent need of an overhaul. Shell is loosing a lot of good employees because the system is been abused by the managers who are basically selecting people even before the jobs are posted denying qualified employees of opportunities within the organization.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Internship to Job offer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator Job Offer in Martinez, CA
    Current Employee - Operator Job Offer in Martinez, CA

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, great team, communication and opportunities to move up

    Cons

    None, so far still haven't started, will be in a month


  9. Helpful (4)

    Not for innovative or entrepreneurial people

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

    I worked at Shell (More than a year)

    Pros

    Extremely large organization that provides incredible employment security for average and above average performers. Funding for programs is unbelievable.

    Cons

    Being one of the largest corporations in the world means lots of red tape. A long standing culture of promoting people for the wrong reasons. Hard workers get more work, hard networkers get less and promoted. HR has no interest in how policy changes affect the people in the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Start promoting people for the right reasons. I was a high potential employee that ultimately left the organization after receiving my best performance reviews and getting PSP awards because I couldn't imagine working for any of the GM's across the businesses in my function. They were all people I couldn't admire or be proud to work with.


  10. Guest Services Representative

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

    I worked at Shell (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Been In The Store Alone m, Or May Be One Other Person.. I'm More Focused.. Interacting With New People..

    Cons

    I Wasn't Getting All My Hours.


  11. Project Planner

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    New campus at Woodcreek. Flexible hours since core hours are 8-4. 9/80 days. Bonus can be as much as 20% if business factor and your performance factor is high.

    Cons

    Engineers with large egos without the experience to back it up. Lifelong project managers who do not know how to manage projects efficiently. Several employees don't welcome outside ideas. It can only be the Shell way. Unfortunately, several staff personnel can be placed in positions in which they have no experience. They learn on the job and put projects in jeopardy.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for 6 months of on the job training when an employee will be starting a new position. Allow project managers to be held accountable for the duration of the project. It's the project that should be the focus and not the politics behind personnel issues.



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