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Updated July 5, 2015
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  1. Engineer

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

    I have been working at Shell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Not extremely hierarchial, welcomes innovation, quality people, lots of business integrity, Candid, technically strong

    Cons

    Political, need to be more forward thinking and strategic, sometimes poor work life balance

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees, practice what you preach, be more business minded


  2. Good company to work for

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Work / life balance
    - Telecommuting
    - Benefits are excellent

    Cons

    - Hard to get recognized individually as an assistant and hard to move job grades


  3. Terminal Operations

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Carson, CA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Carson, CA

    I worked at Shell

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Managers. They take the time to listen to employees while allowing each employee to make free decisions within their work groups

    Cons

    No cons to mention. Every company has minor employee issues. But what company doesn't. Nothing I would consider major


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  5. Economist

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

    I have been working at Shell full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I really enjoy my colleagues--professional, very good at what they do and a pleasure to be around. I also appreciate that the company continued to pay bonuses and raises during the 2015 downturn.

    Cons

    Company 401(k) contribution does not go above 2.5% until you've been on staff 5+ years. We have a cultural tendency to unnecessarily complicate processes and analyses.

    Advice to Management

    Strong leadership and focus from the top 2014-15. Keep it coming.


  6. Excellent Benefits, Too Many Changes

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    * salary and benefits are exceptional
    * get to work with a diverse group of colleagues
    * lots of volunteer / community service opportunities
    * flexible working schedules; good work/life balance

    Cons

    * far too many changes in the organization
    * little stability/security in position due to changes
    * can be inefficient due to large size and layers of bureaucracy
    * senior management seems artificial and distant at times
    * corporate propaganda is very strong and presented with euphemisms (i.e., slogans, campaigns, soundbites, "new ways of working", etc)
    * not easy to move up in the company unless you know someone

    Advice to Management

    be real


  7. Procurement Specialist

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

    I worked at Shell full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    An organized Purchasing Professional
    A broad knowledge of supplier, contract buying/negotiation, implementation and supervision. A thorough understanding of legal terminology and ramifications governing the Supplier-Buyer relationship

    Cons

    Familiar with identifying, pre-qualification, and reaching agreements with new Suppliers and Vendors. Management and Organizational Skill Refined by Experience
    Organizes department value improvement cost saving/avoidance analysis, and projects for maximum efficiency with a minimal investment of manpower and financial resources.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping myself marketable yet indispensable .


  8. geoscientist

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

    I have been working at Shell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity for travel, great training, some projects are awesome, salaries for new employees are quite high, relaxed working environment (9/80s, etc)

    Cons

    May end up in a crappy project, lower level managers are for the most part just corporate jargon jack-in-the-boxes, level of process stifles agility and creativity, poor performers are not punished leading to low morale across teams

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunity for technical people to advance. There are lots of very good, motivated technical people that have no interest in management that you will lose after a decade or so if you don't give them equal opportunities


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great Company to Work For

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Mansfield, LA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Mansfield, LA

    I have been working at Shell (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Working Hours, Great Management & Staff
    Task-Oriented Job, Excellent On-Job Training
    Friendly Work Environment

    Cons

    I can't think of any!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to Uplift Your Staffing Team!


  10. Solutions Architech

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Shell

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, great facilities. The environment is progressive toward web, cloud and database appliances.

    Cons

    Oil prices have effected work availability. Management has decided to consolidate IT workers and contractors into Houston rather than throughout country

    Advice to Management

    Please stop introducing turmoil into the lives of your employees (and long term contractors). Every few years some new (which is actually the same-old-same-old) business model reappears and top management jumps for it.


  11. Reliability Engineer

    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Shell (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is very good.

    Cons

    There is no training program.

    Advice to Management

    Make a training program!



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