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Shell Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
317 Reviews
3.8
317 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Goal Zero means Safety First - everyone should go home the way that they arrive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Service Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Shell cares for and supports the people of Shell. We're not just a number. In every meeting, we hold a safety moment, sharing something that can make us safer at work, on the road and at home.

    Shell hires the best people... People you will know and respect and enjoy for the rest of your life. No matter the work you do in Shell, you will generally find good people to work with. When times get tough, deadlines need to be made, another change initiative comes through, it's you colleagues that get you through. Your a team. You grow stronger with each other to deliver high quality product.

    Cons

    We have to stay in a job for four years, before we can move to the next role. Of, course a reorg will occur at some point during that 4 years which may enable you to move to a different role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to care for your staff. Shell holds the loyalty of its staff because of the care. We are not a number, like one of the other majors treat their employees as.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    As a public relations summer intern, I did learn a lot from this company and my supervisor. people are nice.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Chengdu, Sichuan (China)
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Chengdu, Sichuan (China)

    I worked at Shell as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    structure, mentor spirit, benefits, comfortable environment

    Cons

    people issue, personal growth, office culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more efficient

    Recommends
  3.  

    A challenging experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Shell as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The best part of this job was the opportunity to be part of such a large group/organization and the flexibility this position offered.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges for this particular position were working with a manager that did not know how to manage a group. This manager also did not understand what it was that he wanted exactly. There was no clear direction on the strategy of the group. In the beginning there was not enough communication on what the group needs were or how to go about obtaining them.

    There was also a huge cultural gap. Just because a manager may have many years experience performing in a particular role doesn't mean that they should lead groups. If a manager cannot effectively communicate the needs of the group they are managing, then there will be challenges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider selecting managers that have true leadership skills as opposed to managers that have credentials. Just because a manager looks good on paper doesn't mean that they can lead people or teams. People skills are much more effective when leading teams with different personalities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great environment, terrible managment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Shell as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, office is alright. People are very friendly and there is a family atmosphere around.

    Cons

    Management is a pain. Tough to get new ideas proposed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be more attentive to lower employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company, great people

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, manageable workloads, and hard work is rewarded.

    Cons

    There is a clear, deliberate divide between staff and contractors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Shell, best place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shell full-time

    Pros

    Committment to excellence, safety, and quality

    Cons

    JUST THE LONG HOURS IS ALL

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not bad to start out with

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shell full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I had an amazing mangager

    Cons

    Unsavory customer base, potentially dangerous work environment.

  9.  

    PTSE at Deer Park

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PTSE in Deer Park, TX
    Former Employee - PTSE in Deer Park, TX

    I worked at Shell full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Money, 9/80 Schedule, Long Term Benefits. Work is easy, very low expectations to achieve a normal rating. Can get paid a grip to sit on your butt, and crank out paperwork. Easy to be forgotten and have a good paying job doing minimal work if that is what you want. Healthcare benefits are good but expensive ($560 per month for health,dental, and vision)

    Cons

    Work is mindless due to all the complicated processes. No efficiency, no teamwork, no innovation. Engineers in the PTSE or RE roles are really admins. Most of these good reviews for Shell have to be for the Upstream business, because Shell Deer Park is the worst Manufacturing Site I have ever worked at for reliablity, safety, or cost control. If you are a go getter or like to bring new stuff and ways of doing things stay far far away, you will hate working at Deer Park. Don't believe the Shell Hype!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You won't listen anyway so who cares?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Shell Review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shell

    Pros

    Good company with lots of movement opportunity .

    Cons

    Long hours and few days off sometimes.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    PMO Analyst & Planner

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PMO Analyst Planner; DS Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - PMO Analyst Planner; DS Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Shell as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people are truly genuine. Another aspect Shell gives opportunities to the staff to move around the company to keep giving them much experience. Global interaction makes the job a bit more interesting.

    Cons

    Strategic shifts sometimes take the best personnel out of positions they should continue in for a year or more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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