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Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. Procurement Specialist

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    • 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 .


  2. 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


  3. 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!


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  5. Solutions Architech

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • 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.


  6. 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!


  7. Accounts

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Accountant in China, ME
    Former Employee - Financial Accountant in China, ME

    I worked at Shell (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good, energetic, progressive. Advanced, open, booster, clean, classic, modern, aro, wise, wide, shovle, shake, strategic, bonus, care, sweet, hurtless, HSE, full

    Cons

    Titresome, limited time, stress, too demanding, slwoness, glass like, untolerated, hfutt jfkcyu jfjdi djdghti phxa pcsghv. Dharyb eikfkb cjchkb gjldh


  8. Decent place but volatile with market

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Drilling Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Drilling Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, team support, challenge to deliver, compensation, travel opportunities

    Cons

    Volatility during market slumps causes workload to decrease, frequently overstaffed


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great benefits and people, difficult to move the needle

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance (considering the compensation), good people, flexible, wide variety of opportunities due to being such a large organization

    Cons

    Tend to have silo'd jobs, with not a great amount of opportunity to influence the organization (especially for non-technical folks).


  10. Great Company to Work For

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to grow and learn in different parts of the business and affiliates. Company truly cares about employee development - mentor-ship programs, community service, good work life balance, and 9/80 work schedule. Free gym onsite, and some of the best benefits you could ask for.

    Cons

    Lots of work has been offshored, so it's a challenge teaching and working through differences.


  11. Awesome company to work for!

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

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

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

    Pros

    The people! I enjoy hanging out with my co-workers and collaborating on projects. There are amazing advancement opportunities for environmental engineers that you don't see elsewhere. It's definitely is a corporate environment, but you see the benefits of that (more exciting job options, great benefits, one of the best company brands in the world). We also have great IP, and some of the strongest technology.

    Cons

    It can be slow to get things done but there's a lot of effort focusing on continuous improvement, lean work processes, etc. It's a great place to stay for your whole career, or at least 5-7 years. This may make it a perfect fit for people interested in that/but a turnoff for those looking for start up/risk taking culture.

    Advice to Management

    With Ben in the helm there have been some bold moves (divestments, potential bg merger), but it seems to me that Shell is determined to be the most competitive energy company.



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