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Shell Overview

Houston, TX
10000+ employees
1907
Company - Public (RDSA)
Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
$10+ billion (USD) per year
We are a global group of energy and petrochemical companies located in more than 70 countries and territories. We use advanced technologies and innovative approaches to help build a sustainable energy future. Our operations are divided into Upstream, Integrated Gas and New ... Read more

Mission: The objectives of the Shell group are to engage efficiently, responsibly and profitably in oil, oil products, gas, chemicals and other selected businesses, and to participate in the search for and development of other sources of energy to meet evolving customer needs and the ... Read more


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#95)

Top CEOs: 2018 (#41)

Company Updates

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    Shell And HTEC launch Canada's first retail hydrogen vehicle refuelling station

    Calgary - Today, Shell and Hydrogen Technology & Energy Corporation (HTEC), launched Canada's first retail hydrogen refuelling station for hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, located at 8686 Granville Street. This is the first retail hydrogen vehicle refuelling station in Canada open to the public, and the first of three sites that Shell and HTEC plan to open in Vancouver.

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Shell – Why Work For Us?


  

With our #makethefuture initiative, we ask people around the world a bold question: what if your ideas could help answer the world’s energy challenges? 

We believe that in the power of people's ingenuity lie the answers to tomorrow's energy challenges, and that together we can make the future today. By joining Shell, you are joining a team of people who are passionate about working together to help deliver more and cleaner energy for the future.

Energy is vital to our daily lives. By mid-century, our planet could be home to more than 9 billion people - up from 7 billion today - with three out of four of us living in cities. If we are going to meet rising demand, we will need energy from all sources. With a truly exceptional effort from everyone involved, we believe as much as 25% of the world’s energy could come from renewable sources like the wind and sun by 2050. But non-renewable forms of energy will have to make up the rest. Energy is everyone’s business.

In addition to our teams of scientists and engineers we are backed up by professionals in IT, Finance, Trading, Legal, HR, Sales, Marketing and many more. Regardless of your role with us, you will be a key enabler to the energy transition and have the opportunity to discover your true potential and make a real impact.

Read more about our careers here

  

Explore the wide range of opportunities that Shell has to offer top students and graduates, whether you're interested in working in a technical discipline, within commercial business, or for one of our corporate functions.

Shell Graduate Program

Explore a world of opportunity and see how the Shell Graduate Program can enhance your career. 

The Shell Graduate Program gives candidates the outstanding experience and training they need to become the future leaders of our business.

On the Shell Graduate Program, you’ll find yourself a key part of our diverse global team, working on real projects from day one. Throughout, you’ll experience a valuable combination of structured training, informal learning on the job, and help from inspiring mentors.

Whether you’re excited to get involved in our engineering challenges, or to join our world-class business teams, the Shell Graduate Program will help you make the most our of your potential, personally and professionally. We believe you learn more, faster, when you’re challenged. In other words, we inspire you to progress in your career. 

Meet our graduates here

Shell Assessed Internships

An Assessed Internship is one way to get to know Shell from the inside and immerse yourself in the energy industry. 

It is not an informal placement, it gives you full, day-to-day involvement in actual projects that are selected to match your interests and abilities. You’ll join a project team and work alongside Shell employees who are all professionals in their fields. Their perspectives will contribute to your understanding of our business, its demands and rewards.

A supervisor and mentor will support you directly and you’ll undertake regular assessments throughout your internship to ensure you get the most from the experience.

Your success in the Assessed Internship could result in you being offered a full time role.

Discover how you can apply for an Assessed Internship at Shell. 

  

Looking for a challenge?

As an experienced professional at Shell, you will constantly enhance your career and continue on your path to reaching your full potential.

You’ll join a diverse global team working on some of the most innovative and exciting energy projects in the world. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to grow your professional skills, acquire valuable new experience or develop as a leader, we can offer outstanding opportunities with one of the world’s best-recognized brands.

Challenge and develop yourself 

We have a track record of world-firsts, from Pearl GTL, the world’s largest gas-to-liquids plant, to Prelude FLNG, the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas platform. These aren’t just engineering achievements. They are a product of a business that genuinely prizes progress, where you will be constantly encouraged to explore new ways of thinking and working. This same spirit underpins our commitment to your continuous training and development, with excellent learning opportunities available to you at every stage of your career.

We’re a business that values and rewards people with the curiosity and drive to continuously seek out new ways of working. If that sounds like you, then you’ll find you fit right in.

Explore careers in different job areas at Shell.

Read about our inspiring people working on projects around the world.

  

Innovation in energy

Shaping the energy future through innovation

Human ingenuity and new technology hold the key to unlocking the energy that consumers need to power their lives in the years ahead. At the same time they help us to limit our impact on the environment and find effective ways to engage with communities near our operations. We invite innovators to tackle the problems of energy production and help turn their best ideas into reality.

As we develop new ways to meet the world’s growing demand for energy, we’re searching for remarkable people to join us.

Watch how we are combining human ingenuity and technological innovation to help meet rising energy demands. 

What if your idea could change the world?

Shell Ideas360 is a global ideas competition for students to develop ideas that tackle the pressures on the world’s food, water, and energy resources. Do you have an idea that could change the world? 

Watch how  students from around the world, create a team and start developing their ideas for Shell Ideas360.

  

Diversity and Inclusion

We believe in creating an inclusive culture where you can thrive. Today's talent is more diverse than ever before. An inclusive work environment is key to innovating, developing and retaining talent. 

Bringing Cultures Together: We continue to attract and inspire talented people from around the world. Our 60 active employee networks in around 22 countries bring together some of the 155 nationalities working with us in more than 70 countries.

People with Disabilities: We are committed to creating an environment that enables all employees to achieve their best, regardless of circumstance. This belief underpins how we work with employees with disabilities, ensuring they’re given a platform from which to reach their full potential and become the boundary-pushing innovators of the future.

Women’s Perspective: We’re committed to inspiring change in the workplace, and to creating opportunities for development and learning that are open to all our staff the world over. We are delighted to be selected as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for women year on year, and are making continual progress in ways we can attract, support and develop women.

Learn more about leadership in the perspective of a female leader here.


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    Work schedule flexibility. Great Benefits!

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    Takes a long time to make a decision.

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    Continue to streamline work process and eliminate unnecessary work process.

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Shell Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at Shell in March 2017.

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    The Interview was very difficult and at times very confusing due to three people asking different questions and expecting the answer at the same time. Overall a very long process and no proper response at times by the recruiters

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Shell Awards & Accolades

  • Employees' Choice Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2018
  • Military Friendly Employer, Military Friendly, 2018
  • Readers' Choice Top 50 Employer, Careers & the disABLED, 2018
  • Readers' Choice Top 50 Employer, Minority Engineer Magazine, 2018
  • Top 100 Military Employer - Gold Award, Military Friendly Employers, 2017
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