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Updated April 24, 2015
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Pros
  • Good people; flexible work schedule;(work - life balance; laid back atmosphere (in 51 reviews)

  • international exposure, opportunity to work in multiple projects, reasonable good pay and benefits (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Cubicles and limited parking; work-life balance an issue for some (in 10 reviews)

  • It is a large company so they are very slow in decision making (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Great Company to Work For

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    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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities to grow and learn in different parts of the business and affiliates. Company truly cares about employee development - mentor-ship programs, community service, good work life balance, and 9/80 work schedule. Free gym onsite, and some of the best benefits you could ask for.

    Cons

    Lots of work has been offshored, so it's a challenge teaching and working through differences.

  2. Great benefits and people, difficult to move the needle

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    Former Employee - Pricing Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Pricing Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance (considering the compensation), good people, flexible, wide variety of opportunities due to being such a large organization

    Cons

    Tend to have silo'd jobs, with not a great amount of opportunity to influence the organization (especially for non-technical folks).

  3. Awesome company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Environmental Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Environmental Engineer in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    The people! I enjoy hanging out with my co-workers and collaborating on projects. There are amazing advancement opportunities for environmental engineers that you don't see elsewhere. It's definitely is a corporate environment, but you see the benefits of that (more exciting job options, great benefits, one of the best company brands in the world). We also have great IP, and some of the strongest technology.

    Cons

    It can be slow to get things done but there's a lot of effort focusing on continuous improvement, lean work processes, etc. It's a great place to stay for your whole career, or at least 5-7 years. This may make it a perfect fit for people interested in that/but a turnoff for those looking for start up/risk taking culture.

    Advice to Management

    With Ben in the helm there have been some bold moves (divestments, potential bg merger), but it seems to me that Shell is determined to be the most competitive energy company.

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  5. Senior Family Law Paralegal

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    Former Employee - Senior Paralegal in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Paralegal in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Shell full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great attorney, compassionate and ethical. Worked as a team. Valued input.

    Cons

    Salary, no paid overtime, no benefits

    Advice to Management

    Relocation would be a plus

  6. I was a sales associate training to be Manager.

    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shell

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I am comfortable working with the public and enjoyed going to work everyday.

    Cons

    I was in charge of ordering and delivery of all merchandise. I am a pro with this skill,however when I was the only associate in the store it was very chaotic receiving order while working register.

    Advice to Management

    Work on how to improve employees work schedule on days the store may have extra costumers.

  7. Engineer

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    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

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    NOthing glaring for me to comment on

  8. clerk

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shell part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    easy job for high school students

    Cons

    no future or upward opportunity

  9. Environmental Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shell full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Diverse array of projects. Opportunities for advancement. Excellent compensation.

    Cons

    Difficult to get a look at the big picture due to the large size of the company. Too many pointless meetings.

  10. Innovative company. Enjoyed the diversity of the company. Co workers were more like family.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, good work life balance

    Cons

    Company outsources many jobs to Phillipines instead of keeping them in the States

    Advice to Management

    Value loyality. Longtime employees should be viewed as an asset

  11. engr

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    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

    great place to work great benfit

    Cons

    long hours (it depends on how you see it)

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