Shell Reviews

Updated April 23, 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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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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. Awesome company to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  3. 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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  5. Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shell

    Pros

    high salary and sponsor work visa

    Cons

    high competition and high pressure

  6. Trinidad co exit 15 goodard ave nice customer serive

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Trinidad, CO
    Current Employee - Cashier in Trinidad, CO

    I have been working at Shell

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very inviting, smiles and greated also manager steps up with out any problem to help new cashiers

    Cons

    Bugs on bathroom floor, bathrooms mainley was the worst but what can you expect from a truck stop

    Advice to Management

    Get the bathrooms painted ladies pink and maybe some sparkle to give it shine new floors and doors, and boys blue and new floors and door or create a new shell and make more room for everything

  7. Maintenance Excellence Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Specialist in Deer Park, TX
    Current Employee - Maintenance Specialist in Deer Park, TX

    I have been working at Shell full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company to work for in a relaxed environment, plenty of opportunities and great benefits

    Cons

    Very hard to get in with Shell

  8. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shell

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    IT is a nice place to work

    Cons

    you always live the office late, but you can get extra days of

  9. Technical Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shell

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, friendly environment, freedom to accomplish tasks

    Cons

    No growth opportunities for field I was in

  10. Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Geologist in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Staff Geologist in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Shell

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Plenty of training oppurtunities, very good support for new grads. Support from managers to work on projects that intersest you. Good pay, good bonus supported for everyone even in middle of oil price crash.

    Cons

    Shell has a lot of bueracracy that has to be navigated each day. There are a lot of divisions in the company that seem to make projects a lot harder than they should be.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more done to encourage integration between the various teams involved in the same play/project.

  11. Helpful (3)

    It was a good experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Shell

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

    Pros

    Interview was easy. Offers a lot of benefits. A lot of room for personal growth. I really liked the company.

    Cons

    Fast-paced environment. There is a decent work-life balance and a strong office culture with positivity. I have enjoyed my time here.

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