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"Shell - A stong company for a career"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Tremendous amount of empowerment. The more successful you are, the more you can do.
The people of Shell are tremendous to work with.
9/80 days are a real benefit (Trading - Lubes - Get with it...)
Senior management is making a real effort to communicate to the employees, at all levels.
Shell gets diversity. The most progressive of companies of all the ones I intimately know.
Great information sharing. Very few co-workers that hoard information.
Commitment of recruiting talent by VERY senior management.

Cons

Upper management gets it. First level supervision and management generally get it. Sometimes it is weak in-between. (Upside is that this generally corrects itself)

Advice to Management

Don't make detailed or technology decisions without feedback from the experts.

Other Employee Reviews for Shell

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Number one priority is always safety -- for the public as well as the employee and contractor."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Support Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Support Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They are good people to work for and work with. There is mutual respect for each others professional point of view. Ethical and safe behavior is expected from all employees and is practiced at all levels of management. Input into decisions and work processes is encouraged and self-direction is expected. Although this is not true for most of Shell, Shell Pipeline in Houston still has private offices, which is a bonus. Shell Pipeline, like most of Shell in the US, is on the 9/80 (80 hours in 9 days) program where we work 9 hour days and get every other Friday off. Overtime is kept to a minimum. Also, bus fare (or parking) is subsidized.

    Cons

    The only downside I can think of is the commute to downtown Houston. Though I have done it for so long that I am used to it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a long-term view of business. Short-term gains may lead to long-term losses.


  2. "Shell Oil, A Wonderful Place to Be"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ease of communication with immediate management. Shell has a very strict open door policy for its employees.
    Ability to seek and receive training in personal development as well as critical business skills. Shell offers a learning center to its employees called the Shell Open University where outside consultants come in to educate employees and help to keep their skills sharp.
    Great compensation and benefits. Shell offers one of the best salary and benefits packages in the industry.
    Good personal feedback both as an individual and as a team. Shell is very good about asking for 360 feedback.
    Plenty of intellectual challenges offered. Shell offers projects that are stimulating and very rewarding.
    Great personal achievement recognition awards. Shell offers great monetary awards for outstanding work.

    Cons

    Very large company. Can be hard to navigate such a large structure.
    Not American owned. Dutch owned and consequently there is always a tension between global processes and local needs and laws to be overcome. Global can mean a loss of personal identity in the larger scheme of things and can also offer complications, especially with hiring laws, environmental laws and overall product quality.
    No real say as to who is placed in Sr. Leadership. Employees are never asked about changes in leadership and tend to be the last to know something that huge is changing within the company structure.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the questions that employees are asking and actually answer the question or bring someone with you who can give a reasonable answer.

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