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"Shell Pipeline contractor review"

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

I have been working at Shell full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Knowledgeable people, good culture, easy to work with others.

Cons

As a contractor, little or no opportunity to convert to an employee. Antiquated processes with newer technology makes for a strange mix. Hesitancy to adopt new processes and technical solutions. I.T. difficult to work with and navigate towards a solution.

Advice to Management

For technology, work closely with upstream for best practices and tools.

Other Employee Reviews for Shell

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Practice saying "yes, sir" and "yes, ma'am.""

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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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Shell offers high compensation through salary, bonus, 401k contribution, and pension. Lots of money to throw at projects.

    Cons

    1. Top down management style. Dissenting voices dismissed. Groupthink. I am embarrassed that at this point in my career I often let bad ideas continue unchallenged if they have been previously "assured."

    2. Open office plan (2013) will reduce effectiveness.

    3. Understaffed. Poor work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Make someone accountable for bad decisions. Pick an asset that is not profitable and look at every decision that was made all the way back to acquisition. Limit the granularity of Shell People Survey results to groups of 100 instead of 10--from the safety of true anonymity you will get to hear what your employees really think.


  2. "Back Office Manager of a chain of privately owned and operated Shell Gas stations with convenience stores."

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    Former Employee - Back Office Manager in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Back Office Manager in Vancouver, WA

    I worked at Shell full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    -Top tier fuel
    -Premium brand awareness among consumers
    -Private company I worked for is family owned. The family really cares about their employees.

    Cons

    Fast paced business with razor thin margins.
    Always have to watch your staff and vendors.
    All the regulations with the federal, state, and local government are difficult to keep up with and expensive.

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