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"Nice old oil company."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Shell full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Their benefits are really good if you've worked there a long time. The work is ok, and the salary is competitive. Everyone does their own little part. Sometimes you get to do different types of work because they have offshored some jobs(and that never works out because of time zone issues, communication issues, etc). Shell cares more about safety/training/compliance than anything else(especially making money).

Cons

It's very bureaucratic. If the benefits are the one of the biggest pros, it doesn't say much about Shell. You'll never feel empowered to do much because you'll be restricted by 20 other departments, half of which have been outsourced. It's not a good place unless you're an engineer. Everything else is getting offshored, outsourced or eliminated.

Advice to Management

The IT department is ruining the company with its bureacracy. Shell is also wasting too much on consultants.

Other Employee Reviews for Shell

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Opportunities for everyone"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Delivery Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Applications Delivery Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shell full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have been able to bring my whole self to work from day one at Shell. The D&I program makes that possible, and makes Shell a very attractive place to work for me. The people here make the difference.

    Cons

    Globalization and virtual environment has made working from home the norm, which is a pro and con in itself. Pro = flexibility, Con = more hours to cover multiple timezones, difficulty building relationships, loss of social fabric / community that we had 15 years ago

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to adjust if the new workplace model is not as successful in the US as it is elsewhere in the world.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Very good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Shell full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good pay and benefit package, vacation, etc. Good work/life balance, lots of challenging projects to work on.

    Cons

    Very large company can lead to slow decision making.

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