Shell Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
289 Reviews

3.7
289 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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Working at Shell

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shell

    Pros

    personal growth, chill place to work

    Cons

    long hours, time off policies, deal with people who dont know how to put gas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shell full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance; excellent opportunities for next job. A lot of different specialities to learn.

    Cons

    Sometimes management too generalists. Politics.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company, many opportunities for technical or managerial advancement.

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Shell full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Emphasize personal and technical growth.
    Great career opportunities. Can either go a technical route or climb the corporate ladder.
    Opportunities to work with smart and talented people.
    Excellent values.

    Cons

    Regional headquarters in Houston :(

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Locally owned and a joy to work with the public

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Albany, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Albany, GA

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

    Pros

    We had the same customer base on a daily basis. We were locally owned so it helped our community.

    Cons

    When working as a cashier there is always the chance of robbery. You have to be careful. The night shift is always the scariest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was lucky to work for some of the best people. They were very kind and understanding.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shell

    Pros

    Excellent job opportunities and professional growth.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say about working in Shell.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Brilliant minds and challenging environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Shell as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I was fortunate to hone my communication skills through participating in several major projects such as F1 and Shell Eco-Marathon. The people were fantastic - always friendly, encouraging and most importantly fast thinkers. The company has a high turnover - but WITHIN the company itself, i.e. people were encouraged to switch departments to gain different experiences under Shell's umbrella of opportunities. As an intern, the communications department was an excellent place to start working and truly understanding the company.

    Cons

    While an efficient technical team is always available for assistance, the computer systems are pretty old and may be difficult for younger generations to adapt to. It also reduces efficiency, albeit to a small extent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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