Shell Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
288 Reviews

3.7
288 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good people; flexible work schedule;(work - life balance; laid back atmosphere (in 46 reviews)

  • international exposure, opportunity to work in multiple projects, reasonable good pay and benefits (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Cubicles and limited parking; work-life balance an issue for some (in 9 reviews)

  • It is a large company so they are very slow in decision making (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Shell

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Hague, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in Hague, NY

    I have been working at Shell as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good job opportunities, good salary, training

    Cons

    Sometimes is it a little hierachial

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    satisfaying

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shell

    Pros

    salary is comftable ,and the working culture here is good

    Cons

    if you are looking for job security this is not the place to be as there is department restructuring every year

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing Company

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    Former Employee - Drilling Supervisor  in  Laredo, TX
    Former Employee - Drilling Supervisor in Laredo, TX

    I worked at Shell full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Latest Tech and awesome training program, Very Intelligent employees

    Cons

    Ignorant contractors, vendors. Too many safety meetings on days off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees more, lowest in industry

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company!!

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

    I worked at Shell as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Enjoyed co-workers, good work environment and great pay. There is a lot to learn about the oil and gas industry and safety is a huge priority.

    Cons

    Wish that there would have been benefits as a contractor

    Recommends
  6.  

    outgoing satisfied!!!

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Shell part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    customer interaction I really like working with customer

    Cons

    being robbed at gun point

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    was offer but i got sick

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Shell full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Very intelligent workforce

    Cons

    A lot of policies and rules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great people to learn from and work with!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Shell full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Great people to work with in a global environment.

    Cons

    A highly collaborative work environment creating additional complexity and pace of change can be slow.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Some annoyances, but hard to say no

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Shell full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, good job security, office culture is generally pretty relaxed. They say that work/life balance is important, and they mean it. You can have a lot of flexibility as long as you get your work done. There are opportunities to work almost anywhere in the world. Most managers are easy enough to work with and care about your professional development. The upper-level leaders are really committed and seem to do a good job. The new CEO looks like he'll do a good job.

    Cons

    The corporate stuff is annoying. It takes forever to move projects along or make decisions because a million people have to review or approve or something. It does matter who you know, even though they claim it doesn't. People who are identified as 'high leadership potential' get promoted at lightning speed, even though the process is supposed to be equal. There are some incompetent managers in middle management that make you wonder how on Earth they got there. If you're unfortunate enough to get one of those, your satisfaction with your job can go in the tank, fast. The feel-good nature of the company means it can be difficult to get honest feedback sometimes. It seems like no one wants to hurt anybody's feelings or say anything negative. People who have been here a long time are almost like robots. You can see it happen as the new hires get indoctrinated into the culture. If you put together any halfway decent piece of work that wasn't directly required, people act like you're a genius.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If your employees are having a difficult time with their supervisor, manager, or someone they work with, take it seriously. You'll lose good people by not addressing those issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    The company is nice and the location is good. The company has good teamwork envrionment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shell

    Pros

    Stability and university like environment. The task is also interesting. Overall it is a good place to stay.

    Cons

    Some bureaucratic. The policy is rigid. Too much work and bad work life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Health and Safety

    Former Employee - Health and Safety Supervisor  in  New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Health and Safety Supervisor in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Shell full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    This company was very good on keeping all employees trained on their specific jobs. I really enjoyed working and the benefits were second to none.

    Cons

    No down side. The company only wanted employees who could achieve. So if you wanted mediocre type work this was not the place to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good work you do with mid level leaders.

    Approves of CEO

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