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Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Shell, best place to work

    • 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 full-time

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

    Pros

    Committment to excellence, safety, and quality

    Cons

    JUST THE LONG HOURS IS ALL

  2. Helpful (2)

    PMO Analyst & Planner

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - PMO Analyst Planner; DS Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - PMO Analyst Planner; DS Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Shell as a contractor (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The people are truly genuine. Another aspect Shell gives opportunities to the staff to move around the company to keep giving them much experience. Global interaction makes the job a bit more interesting.

    Cons

    Strategic shifts sometimes take the best personnel out of positions they should continue in for a year or more.

  3. Shell Review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shell

    Pros

    Good company with lots of movement opportunity .

    Cons

    Long hours and few days off sometimes.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    PTSE at Deer Park

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PTSE in Deer Park, TX
    Former Employee - PTSE in Deer Park, TX

    I worked at Shell full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    You won't listen anyway so who cares?

  6. Amazing experience working for Shell and Royal Dutch Shell

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

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

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

    Pros

    I worked for Shell for almost a decade in a professional corporate function based in Houston. Overall, I really respect the company culture, the amazing people and how the company manages people. The Dutch influence has made the "respect for people" aspect of HR quite pervasive. They actually walk the talk. In Shell, you have a great degree of control over your career path. They post jobs internally and you are able to raise your hand for advancement if you are ready. I left Shell for personal reasons, but it was a difficult decision to leave the people that I met while at Shell. I would go back to Shell if my circumstances changed.

    Benefits package is top notch
    The 9/80 schedule was great way to manage work/life balance.

    Cons

    The organization is HUGE! It takes about a year to even understand the depth of the business and various projects. Because of its size, it can be a long career before you are able to take on bigger pieces of the business or into management, but it is a great company to get many experiences.

    The company has a reputation for having issues controlling cost, but the investors are pushing for greater control. Positive changes have been happening to get a handle on it.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Great Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Pressure Equipment Integrity in Deer Park, TX
    Former Intern - Pressure Equipment Integrity in Deer Park, TX

    I worked at Shell as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly, open door atmosphere. There is so much to learn every day. Networking is a big part of the culture.

    Cons

    If you do not have an idea of how you want to develop, there is not much to lean on. It's up to you to create your own career development plan.

    Advice to Management

    I really do not have anything else to add. They are continuously making improvements already. Leadership opportunities are abundant there.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Great place for first time job

    • 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

    Great coworkers and managers were nice. Very structured company from supervisors to managers.

    Cons

    Pay is a minimum wage. Very little incentives to work hard because no promotion

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within

  9. Helpful (4)

    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)

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

    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 Management

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

  10. Wonderful people, excellent projects

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

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

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

    Pros

    Really enjoyed getting to work with such a diverse workforce. The opportunities to interface with international offices and staff are enormous and rewarding. The company invests in its employees and it shows. The dead-end managers are few and far between and the opportunities for growth are fantastic. Projects were always challenging and never boring.

    Cons

    Must be flexible to time zones and willing to work with multiple cultures. If you're looking for steady 8-5, this may not be the place for you. Even regular hour holders need to be prepared to roll with the punches.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be open-minded about employee advancement. Don't get so caught up in the published career path projections that you miss great talent that can benefit your business units.

  11. Excellent employer

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

    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

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