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)
4.0
(based on 5081 reviews)
Shell employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than BP employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 959 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Shell employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.5 higher than BP employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.1
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Work-life balance
3.8
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
4.0
Shell employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than BP employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.7
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Shell Ceo Ben van Beurden
93%
93%Ben van Beurden
Shell employees rated their CEO Approval 61% higher than BP employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
BP Ceo Bernard Looney
32%
32%Bernard Looney
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
80%
Shell employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 7% higher than BP employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
73%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
56%
Shell employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 6% higher than BP employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
50%

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Shell salaries averaged $2,751 higher than BP.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Reservoir Engineer92 Salaries
$141,135/yr
Financial Analyst34 Salaries
$81,290/yr
Geologist39 Salaries
$144,464/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Reservoir Engineer43 Salaries
$136,853/yr
Financial Analyst53 Salaries
$84,350/yr
Geologist24 Salaries
$137,432/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Working environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Shell.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at BP.
  • Shell had 68 more reviews than BP that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Working environment"(in 288 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 204 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 434 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 207 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Slow decision making"(in 186 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 132 reviews)
Cons
"Oil prices"(in 67 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 64 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

I worked at Shell for more than a year

Pros

Great learning experience as an electrical and instrumentation engineer apparentise

Cons

Less pay due to excessive funding

Current Employee - Junior Trader

I have been working at BP full-time for less than a year

Pros

Very helpful in the transition from school to work-life.

Cons

I have nothing bad to say about the company.

Job Postings

Shell has 1,077 more recently posted open jobs than BP.