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"Large Bureaucracy & great benefits"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Intern - Finance Intern in Houston, TX
Current Intern - Finance Intern in Houston, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Shell as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Plenty of opportunities for nearly anyone
Pay is exceptional
Moving expenses are paid for

Cons

Corporate bureaucratic gridlock is HUGE
IT issues happen once a week and take weeks to fix often leading to inability to perform job functions
Managers are fairly complacent

Advice to Management

Challenge the status quo of IT issues and other departments dictating the work flow; don't allow week long issues to fester and make sure that the subordinates can actually do their job.

Other Employee Reviews for Shell

  1. "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.


  2. Helpful (2)

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

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    • 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.

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