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Shell Overview
The Hague (Netherlands)
10000+ employees
Company - Public (RDSA)
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
$10+ billion (USD) per year
We are a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with over 90,000 employees in more than 70 countries and territories. We use advanced technologies and take an innovative approach to help build a sustainable energy future. Our headquarters are in The Hague, the ... 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

Shell – Why Work For Us?


There has never been a more exciting time to work in the energy industry. With a career at Shell, you’ll have a part to play in uniquely innovative projects through which you’ll be able to gain unbeatable experience.

We have a track record of world-firsts, from Shell Pearl GTL, the world’s largest gas-to-liquids plant, to Prelude, the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas platform. In Canada, we are constructing Quest, the world’s first carbon capture and storage (“CCS”) project for oil sands operations and Shell’s first commercial scale CCS project.

These engineering achievements are projects from a business that genuinely promotes progress, where you will be constantly encouraged to explore new ways of thinking and working.

We are a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with over 90,000 employees in more than 70 countries and territories. In Canada, we have operated for over a century and are Canada’s largest producer of sulphur and a significant oil sands developer. We deliver energy responsibly, operate safely with respect to our neighbours and work to minimize our environmental impact.

Innovation has made Shell a company of firsts: from sailing the first oil tanker through the Suez Canal in 1892, to designing and building the first floating liquefied natural gas facility today. We deliver ground-breaking projects and work in many challenging environments to produce oil and gas including oil sands, tight formations, deepwater and subarctic. We are also one of the world’s largest suppliers and pioneers of LNG (liquefied natural gas). Today we spend more annually on research and development than any other international oil company. This enables us to stay at the forefront of delivering technology solutions.

Sustainability is central throughout our businesses. Shell has voluntarily reported on our environmental and social performance since 1997– focusing on the challenges that most affect our business performance and matter most to our key stakeholders.

Safety is always our first priority. We aim to have zero incidents that harm people, or put our neighbours or facilities at risk.

Strong core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people drive our performance-based culture – fostering collaboration and inclusion across local and global work teams.

Rewarding career progression and development opportunities combined with competitive compensation and benefits to help balance your work and personal needs.

And our local and global scope of operations – spanning exploration, production, manufacturing and sales – will provide you a wealth of opportunities to work on exciting projects, shape your career path and discover your full potential. You’ll have the opportunity to work with people from all around the world, sharing expertise and points of view that will enrich your experience.

The scale of our challenge is exciting too. Global demand for energy is rapidly rising, and outpacing supply.  At Shell, we are committed to developing smart solutions to help close this gap and build a better energy future all around the world.

That’s why we’re in search of remarkable professionals, graduates and interns to join us. People who are curious to try new ways of working. Adventurous enough to continuously push the boundaries. Who have the tenacity to drive ideas forward.

Explore the remarkable opportunities at

An Equal Opportunity Employer.



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    Large, multi-discipline organization with a wide spectrum of R/D and engineering activities. Shell takes good care of its people.

    Great culture for safety and clean operations. Great social and environmental responsibility.

    Some people are quit bright.


    Safety framework that is applicable to factory plants or drilling platforms should not apply to other parts of the organization.

    Innovation and people trying to innovate suffer painfully.

    Seniority is more often the most heavily weighing factor for performance and promotions.

    Strong resistance to changes even good changes are proposed.

    Advice to Management

    There are many intelligent and resourceful people ranking below middle management. Allow them to come forth and propose new ideas for innovation and improvements.

    Give these people the opportunity to contribute and transform operations, methods and systems for the better, faster and more efficient.

    Recognize and reward innovators and people who are doing the extra mile for the company. There is a lot of frustration to people who see their contributions not receive the proper credit.

    Organization for technical and research positions is "shallow" with no clear career path.

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    Cashier Interview

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    I applied through other source. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Shell (Napoleon, OH).


    Simple. Very easy goig. We both cracked some jokes . Asked about availability then got the job. Handed my packet & work shirts and my schedule. And told I was hired as long as my background check came back clear. Also got told the rate of pay (9.00\hr)

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    • Have you ever worked at a gas station before?   1 Answer
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Shell Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100 Military Friendly Employer, Military Friendly, 2016
  • Canada's Top Employers for Young People, MediaCorp, 2016
  • Canada's Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada, 2016
  • Canada's Best Diversity Employers, Mediacorp Canada, 2016
  • LinkedIn Top Attractors, LinkedIn, 2016
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