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Shell Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
316 Reviews
3.8
316 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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you're a P50 this place is for you.

    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Shell full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The 9/80 is amazing. If you're good, you can fly under the radar and never work a Friday. The work is easy. I've noticed my 50% is everyone else's 100%.

    Cons

    Hard work doesn't pay off. This is a great place to work if you're interested in milking the system. If the Dutch don't like you, well kiss your career goodbye. It's a cult of Dutch people. Americans have to stay in position for 4 years, with no ability to move. Don't bring big ideas to the table either. Just do exactly as your Dutch boss says and you'll get a cookie.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much to list here. The future is extremely bleak at Shell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    PTSE at Deer Park

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    • 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
  3.  

    A gas station job is not something to go into with positive expectations.

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    Former Employee - Clerk in Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Clerk in Springfield, MA

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

    Pros

    - Fairly laid back during overnight shifts.
    - The job itself really isn't difficult at all.
    - Meet a colorful array of customer personalities.
    - One free hot dog per shift.

    Cons

    - Not the cleanest place to work at, despite having to vigorously clean it daily.
    - During the day it is no longer laid back and can actually become busy to the point of stressful at it's worst.
    - Cigarette and lottery ticket count at the start and end of every single shift becomes mind numbing very quickly.
    - Nearly every single consumable item in the store is terrible for you.
    - You have to watch waves of people all day long buying and consuming aforementioned terrible food. It gets depressing after a while.
    - You can be tasked with working the fridge and freezer on a whim even if you aren't prepared for the cold (like not having a coat) and have to spend prolonged periods of time in them.
    - Gas station hot dogs are disgusting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so shy about considering a pay raise for someone that genuinely does a really good job and is committed to excellence within a kingdom of filth and disappointment. You will be less likely to lose them later on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Excellent employer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shell as an intern

    Pros

    salary is really good here in the company

    Cons

    hierarchy is ther ein the company

  6.  

    Shell

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Hague, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in Hague, NY

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

    Pros

    Good job opportunities, good salary, training

    Cons

    Sometimes is it a little hierachial

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Contractor Beware!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contractor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Contractor in Houston, TX

    I worked at Shell as a contractor (less than an 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
  9.  

    tech manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tech Lead in Rexburg, ID
    Former Employee - Tech Lead in Rexburg, ID

    I worked at Shell full-time (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
  10.  

    satisfaying

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    I was a paralegal in Shell Oil Company's legal department.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shell

    Pros

    The work in the legal department was challenging and my co-workers were bright, enthusiastic people, so the work atmosphere was enjoyable. I appreciated the fact that while people worked hard at their jobs, they also took part in the many volunteer opportunities which Shell sponsored, giving back to the communities where Shell operated.

    Cons

    Job advancement opportunities could be limited for certain job grades.

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