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Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
285 Reviews

3.7
285 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.  

    Assistant Manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Lexington, KY

    Pros

    The company was privately owned by Traxx management. Very involved with employees and great training. They always promoted from within. I started as cashier and moved up to Assistant manager within 7 months.

    Cons

    There were a lot of politics with District managers if they did not like you then you might have issues such as not getting support you need or getting promoted to GM.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit hiring unqualified lazy managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Financial analyst intern for the summer of 2013.

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Great real life work experience
    Felt like part of the team and my work was meaningful for the company
    Very nice people! everyone willing to meet and give career advise
    9/80 time off schedule allows every other friday off! Best thing ever!!

    Cons

    Sit at your desk all day besides the occasional meeting.
     Very low amounts of interaction with others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very distant from the lower workers.
    Only talked to my supervisor, didn't know or seem interested in any members of the team that did the behind the scenes work.

  3.  

    9 years with Shell

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great compensation, and diverse job opportunities. Reasonable work life balance, depending on the type of career you are looking to have.

    Cons

    If you are looking for advancement, there is less opportunity to balance work and career. More "Europe focused" leadership and development.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    OK

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good salary, 9/80 schedule, investment on people and technology, benefits, life balance, opportunities to work internationally, highly skilled professionals, upper management is ok

    Cons

    Organization is still quite complex. Additional changes are required to truly simplify the company and make it more competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not hesitate to make the changes that will be good for the company and most importantly stake holders

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Administrative Assistant

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Deer Park, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Deer Park, TX

    Pros

    Wonderful environment, Safety is a top priority.

    Cons

    Since it is a large company, communication is vital for consistancy

    Recommends
  7.  

    Excellent culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    High sense support and promotion of professional growth. This company has it figured out when it comes to making all team members feel valued

    Cons

    They need to be more open to newer technology. The old guard must get with the times and tech or they will lag in overall productivity. Every shut-in is avoidable in one form or another and there are so many tools at their disposal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's well known that most technology developers want a piece of the oilfield action. As a professional that spent a lot of time on 9 Deep water TLP's and several shelf rigs, I implore the management of SHELL EP Americas to please utilize all available technology to maximize all of your Safety and Profitability goals. However, I did see a large knowledge gap between upper (shore side) management and offshore management. I would like to see more high level tech training for offshore personnel. Other than that, keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Unfriendly hostile work environment

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    Current Employee - Engineering Intern  in  Sewickley, PA
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Sewickley, PA

    Pros

    Looks great in your resume. A lot to learn on your own. If you are no more than 2 years to get your college degree can lead you to another internship; otherwise no renewal of internship.

    Cons

    Hard to find affordable housing. Lack of training: You are given a computer and manuals and do it yourself. You are suppose to know as much as a Doctor in your field. Very little support from buddy or supervisor. A lot of books to read. Hostile work environment. Not friendly at all. Process oriented. Poor training. Expect a lot from you. Advancement is based if they like you or not. Intern salary really low for a big oil company. No housing provided so you are on your own with only $5,000 allowance (not enough money to help you with relocation and housing). No life work balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do not put young recent college graduates with no experience as buddies or supervisors since they do not know hot to treat interns with respect and they do not have enough technical knowledge to train interns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Friendly home town feel.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Laramie, WY

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Get to know people from the community that you work in. Tends to be a very low stress job even from a management position. Very easy to get time off as needed. Pay is higher than average to start.

    Cons

    Not much room from personal growth. Overly lax on policy which is not standardized. Success and sales growth not translated to anyone under the manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Shell

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    Former Employee - Senior Buyer  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Brand name everyone knows
    9/80 Schedule
    Some people are smart and you will make some friends for life

    Cons

    Micromanagement from people who want to be more than they truly are
    People walk around all day for "coffee" and restroom breaks, they can't possibly be working
    Many need an "audience" to hear themselves talk
    Not what it used to be
    Very gossipy and clickish in some areas, a complete turnoff if you don't do "mess"
    Not very good if you are a contractor, will not get recognized for what you contribute
    Pay is far below competitors
    People can take a two hour lunch and no one notices that they are gone for that long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place qualified people into management roles
    Watch more and listen more, the folks you think that are brilliant are not really

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    good place to work and raise family

    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX

    Pros

    great benefits and networks for employees

    Cons

    Could do better in company communications. Senior leaders change over frequently. open resourcing is quite elaborate but if you are not the chosen one it takes and act of congress to land a new position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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