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"A satisfying place"

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

Pros

There is a lot of diversity and growth opportunity for women. There is freedom to share ideas and voice your opinions including staff who are less experienced and even newer graduates. You can contribute and make a difference. There is flexibility at work and mutual respect. They advocate and practice work life balance. This is great when you have a family needing attention .. kids or aging parents to take care of etc.. Finally there is opportunity for growth and of course the compensation is competitive..

Cons

There are a lots of rules. . . . procedures. . . Need to follow paperwork at every stage and the procedures seem to change frequently . . . . . .

Advice to Management

Need improvment on knowledge sharing and IT issues

Other Employee Reviews for Shell

  1. "Good place to work and be rewarded for those who are patient"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer
    Current Employee - Process Engineer
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation, work/life balance, long-term stability, long-term advancement potential

    Cons

    Fairly bureaucratic work environment, slow to change, considerable sense of entitlement among employees

    Advice to Management

    Out with entitlement, in with performance - regardless of experience level


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Play hard, and sometimes do a bit of useful stuff"

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

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance, good compensation, and training! Every 2nd Friday is off with their 9/80 schedule. Some smarter folks avoid meetings on any Friday, thus you never know what schedule they are on and if they are ever in the office on Fridays.

     Most of the work is done through contractors, thus in reality it is not clear why an oil company would be penny pitching their employees. And Shell does not! A million here, another million there, thus it is far more important to ensure that people are happy and do not squander the money on contractors in order to retaliate.

    Cons

    Big and bureaucratic, but nothing is perfect. The IT systems are quite dated and crappy, run by some outsourcing shop in India or wherever. A lot of dead wood, that is quite proficient in the appearance of being highly busy at all times.

    Advice to Management

    Train employees better in people skills, otherwise clever contractors can often run circles around the folks who have been typical engineers their entire lives.

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