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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.  

    Awesome Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Development Project Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Excellent compensation & benefits package.
    Excellent career path and career development programs.
    Inclusive culture.

    Cons

    Positions get eliminated and reorganizations happen every year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great Company!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed co-workers, good work environment and great pay. There is a lot to learn about the oil and gas industry and safety is a huge priority.

    Cons

    Wish that there would have been benefits as a contractor

    Recommends
  3.  

    outgoing satisfied!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Shell part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    customer interaction I really like working with customer

    Cons

    being robbed at gun point

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    was offer but i got sick

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Very intelligent workforce

    Cons

    A lot of policies and rules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Contractor Beware!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  7.  

    tech manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Some annoyances, but hard to say no

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, good job security, office culture is generally pretty relaxed. They say that work/life balance is important, and they mean it. You can have a lot of flexibility as long as you get your work done. There are opportunities to work almost anywhere in the world. Most managers are easy enough to work with and care about your professional development. The upper-level leaders are really committed and seem to do a good job. The new CEO looks like he'll do a good job.

    Cons

    The corporate stuff is annoying. It takes forever to move projects along or make decisions because a million people have to review or approve or something. It does matter who you know, even though they claim it doesn't. People who are identified as 'high leadership potential' get promoted at lightning speed, even though the process is supposed to be equal. There are some incompetent managers in middle management that make you wonder how on Earth they got there. If you're unfortunate enough to get one of those, your satisfaction with your job can go in the tank, fast. The feel-good nature of the company means it can be difficult to get honest feedback sometimes. It seems like no one wants to hurt anybody's feelings or say anything negative. People who have been here a long time are almost like robots. You can see it happen as the new hires get indoctrinated into the culture. If you put together any halfway decent piece of work that wasn't directly required, people act like you're a genius.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If your employees are having a difficult time with their supervisor, manager, or someone they work with, take it seriously. You'll lose good people by not addressing those issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    The company is nice and the location is good. The company has good teamwork envrionment.

    • 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

    Pros

    Stability and university like environment. The task is also interesting. Overall it is a good place to stay.

    Cons

    Some bureaucratic. The policy is rigid. Too much work and bad work life balance.

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

    Health and Safety

    Former Employee - Health and Safety Supervisor in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Health and Safety Supervisor in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Shell full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This company was very good on keeping all employees trained on their specific jobs. I really enjoyed working and the benefits were second to none.

    Cons

    No down side. The company only wanted employees who could achieve. So if you wanted mediocre type work this was not the place to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good work you do with mid level leaders.

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great people to learn from and work with!

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

    I have been working at Shell full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Great people to work with in a global environment.

    Cons

    A highly collaborative work environment creating additional complexity and pace of change can be slow.

    No opinion of CEO

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