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 7320 reviews)
Shell employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than BP employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 1151 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Shell employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than BP employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.0
Shell employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than BP employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.6
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.5
Shell employees rated their Senior Management 0.5 higher than BP employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.0
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.1
Shell employees rated their Culture & Values 0.6 higher than BP employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.5
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Shell Ceo Ben van Beurden
90%
90%Ben van Beurden
Shell employees rated their CEO Approval 29% higher than BP employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
BP Ceo Bernard Looney
61%
61%Bernard Looney
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
81%
Shell employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 16% higher than BP employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
65%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
54%
Shell employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 14% higher than BP employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
40%

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, BP salaries averaged $2,661 higher than Shell.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Reservoir Engineer98 Salaries
$143,911/yr
Financial Analyst39 Salaries
$79,624/yr
Intern64 Salaries
$5,247/mo
Salaries for similar jobs
Reservoir Engineer52 Salaries
$142,250/yr
Financial Analyst60 Salaries
$88,353/yr
Intern32 Salaries
$6,164/mo

What Employees Say

  • "Working environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Shell.
  • "Work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at BP.
  • Shell had 83 more reviews than BP that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Working environment"(in 327 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 254 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 219 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 186 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Slow decision making"(in 218 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 154 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 71 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 70 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Shell full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Collaborative environment, helpful colleagues, bosses who are personally invested in your development, very inclusive people, and job rotations. Shell also walks the diversity talk and diversity... isn't just a check in the box.

Cons

Sometimes a little too collaborative. But the good thing is the decision that comes out of it will more often than not be a good one!

"BP Rocks"Jul 29, 2021

Current Employee - Senior Treasury Analyst

I have been working at BP full-time

Pros

Nice pay Good Bonus fun Easy Nothing else utilize tech

Cons

lack of support far N/A old school hard to move up

Job Postings

BP has 189 more recently posted open jobs than Shell.