Shell Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
299 Reviews
3.7
299 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.  

    Easy Job!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shell

    Pros

    Great customer service experience, friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Too much life threatening risk at night, too many hours of work

  6.  

    tech manager

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    Former Employee - Tech Lead  in  Rexburg, ID
    Former Employee - Tech Lead in Rexburg, ID

    I worked at Shell full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    flexible hours, good people. Good economy.

    Cons

    underpaid. overworked no advancement ops.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let employees have places to move up toward.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Contractor Beware!

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    Former Employee - Contractor  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Contractor in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    It's Shell, name benefit on your resume
    9/80 schedule for some departments/some work-life balance
    You will meet some nice filks along the way, build long-term friendships and associations

    Cons

    You can do better than this in the Oil and Gas Industry
    Contractors are underpaid, no benefits, non-inclusive environment
    Most managers "cater" to their favorites, doesn't listen to people who actually know something
    If you are an employee, you will have to "re-apply" for your job in some areas every two years or so
    People playing the game to get ahead, but they never do (sell-out) mentality, especially some minorities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to listen to people who actually have experience and know-how.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Project Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Development Project Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Excellent compensation & benefits package.
    Excellent career path and career development programs.
    Inclusive culture.

    Cons

    Positions get eliminated and reorganizations happen every year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    I was a paralegal in Shell Oil Company's legal department.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shell

    Pros

    The work in the legal department was challenging and my co-workers were bright, enthusiastic people, so the work atmosphere was enjoyable. I appreciated the fact that while people worked hard at their jobs, they also took part in the many volunteer opportunities which Shell sponsored, giving back to the communities where Shell operated.

    Cons

    Job advancement opportunities could be limited for certain job grades.

  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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