Shell Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 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.  

    Contractor Project and Technology Business Division

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    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say  in  Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)

    I have been working at Shell as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Career development and training is high for staff; You will meet great colleagues with technical staff rotated through global positions every 4 years.

    Cons

    The remote location of some offices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide more opportunity for collaboration of similar roles globally

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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

  3.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Shell full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Colleagues, good management, work life balance

    Cons

    More flexible hours, more time off during the summer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    great place to work at

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shell as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent work enviornment. great work life & balance.

    Cons

    Slow decision making, hard working enviornment :).

  6.  

    Well paid job, lots of work and growth opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Paris (France)

    I have been working at Shell full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Growth opportunities - strong emphasis on soft skill development together with technical skills
    - Well paying jobs

    Cons

    - Work can sometimes feel like a long sprint
    - Company is too big and slow to change. Some processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shell as a contractor

    Pros

    Nice People and Interesting Environment

    Cons

    Competitive for all the areas

  8.  

    Good employer who respect the employees values.

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    Current Employee - Africa Distribution & Engineering Manager  in  Cairo (Egypt)
    Current Employee - Africa Distribution & Engineering Manager in Cairo (Egypt)

    I have been working at Shell full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good packages.Very good work environment, learning opportunities & career progression.
    Full integration of Business principles, Occupational health, Safety, Environment & social performance in all business aspects and decision making.

    Cons

    Shell's (the second largest oil company worldwide) decision to split & divest its Downstream business in Africa to (local, smaller,.. companies) to focus on more profitable business downgraded the employees level & financial packages.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shell

    Pros

    salary, leadership, personal growth, working environment

    Cons

    work- life balance, fly in fly out

  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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