Compare Shell vs BP BETA

See how working at Shell vs. BP compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Shell vs. BP. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Shell

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BP

Employee Ratings

  • Shell scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • BP scored higher in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 9576 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 1263 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.7
Shell employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than BP employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Work-life balance
3.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.5
Senior Management
3.3
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.0
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Shell Ceo Ben van Beurden
87%
87%Ben van Beurden
Shell employees rated their CEO Approval 21% higher than BP employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
BP Ceo Bernard Looney
66%
66%Bernard Looney
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
82%
Shell employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 11% higher than BP employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
71%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
68%
Shell employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 7% higher than BP employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
61%

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, BP salaries averaged $5,866 higher than Shell.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Reservoir Engineer106 Salaries
$143,765/yr
Financial Analyst43 Salaries
$86,140/yr
Intern71 Salaries
$5,548/mo
Salaries for similar jobs
Reservoir Engineer59 Salaries
$153,389/yr
Financial Analyst63 Salaries
$93,353/yr
Intern34 Salaries
$6,309/mo

What Employees Say

  • "Working environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Shell.
  • "Work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at BP.
  • Shell had 34 more reviews than BP that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Working environment"(in 435 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 343 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 248 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 223 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Job security"(in 125 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 113 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 90 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 79 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Cashier

I have been working at Shell part-time for less than a year

Pros

Been there 6 months, has never been a better job for a young person.

Cons

Nothing is wrong with the company

Advice to Management

Keep up the great job

"Great Company"Jul 29, 2022

Current Employee - Director

I have been working at BP full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

BP is an excellent company to work for with great salaries and fantastic benefits. You will work hard and many hours but will be well compensated.

Cons

Long hours and often international travel as you move up in the company.

Advice to Management

less meeting and powerpoint presentations

Job Postings

BP has 189 more recently posted open jobs than Shell.
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