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Updated August 30, 2015
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Shell CEO Ben van Beurden
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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. Featured Review

    Amazing company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  2. great company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialist
    Former Employee - Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shell (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work hard play hard. Benefits are great.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything. I enjoyed my stay with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Kudos to the management


  3. Really great

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Shell offers great stability and job security. The pay seems to be a bit above industry average. The people culture are great. It doesn't hurt being in the 4th largest city! Tons of career path mobility working at a big company.

    Cons

    It is very difficult to get decisions made, and there are people in some mid-senior level positions that should just go. There is definitely some cronyism and the feeling of an "old boys club" at times.

    Advice to Management

    We need more diversity. It's easy to be strong and big and steady, but new people from varied backgrounds can bring fresh ideas and innovation.


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  5. geophysicist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geophysicist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Geophysicist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great company , one of the major oil and gas. Offers greats perks and personal development

    Cons

    its very methodical and old school , very slow growth

    Advice to Management

    less generic training will make things more dynamic


  6. National Account Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consumer Product Consultant in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Consumer Product Consultant in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Absolutely the best systems and training of any energy sector company. Shell provides outstanding brands and support for sales managers and National Account Managers. Top of the line product specs.

    Cons

    Occasionally the systems can bog down the sales process. At times, more time is spent reporting internally than being in front of customers

    Advice to Management

    Support staff to assist with non customer facing reporting


  7. Shell Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Technologist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Production Technologist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, every other Friday off, great benefits

    Cons

    Big company, work moves slow


  8. Staff completion engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Completion Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Completion Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shell full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Training, great standards, excellent engineering manuals. Good life work balance. Great benefits and very good company to do a career. You always receive the proper tools to do the job. Excellent pool of professionals.

    Cons

    Appraisal process is mainly subjective. The individual performance factor given after the appraisal is decided in a competitive way forced by a mandatory average for all your group. You can delivered everything that was required and may still receive a bad result.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the appraisal process, define clear objectives and reward employees based on objectives achievement


  9. Excellent place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shell full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay & benefits, Professionals; care about what they do, the employees, and environment

    Cons

    Only 1; Business seriously impacted by Global competition and OPEC but fair internally, sorry to get laid off, none

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to give employees feed back often and timely


  10. Excellent pay and benefits; ruthless corporate politics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shell full-time

    Pros

    Pay and benefits above industry standards. Many smart people; challenging work that helps you growth professionally.

    Cons

    I have worked for other major corporations and never in my career have I experienced such a stunning political, cut-throat environment. Not all of Shell is this way, so do your research and be sure of what you're getting into if this sort of thing bothers you. It surely bothered me.

    Advice to Management

    Talk of "leadership attributes" and "key competencies" is hollow if people are allowed to advance due to who they know, who's "in" and who is not "in." Walk the talk.


  11. Cashier

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SALES CLERK in Plant City, FL
    Former Employee - SALES CLERK in Plant City, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shell (More than a year)

    Pros

    Shell offers very flexible hours, if you need extra hours to work it's not a problem. You also get to meet and help all kinds of different and unique people. The manager I had was one of the best ever to work for.

    Cons

    Working at Shell even though you get to meet and help many different kinds of people, it can be a little bit scary if you have to work the night shift. The pay at Shell is not very good and you don't get any benefits.

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