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"Great Until Terrible"

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Former Intern - Engineer in Houston, TX
Former Intern - Engineer in Houston, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Shell as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Besides the terrible recruitment sector of the US, the company has great people who are willing to help you at any time. Everyone cares about your success and will help you reach your goals except the recruitment sector.

Cons

Passed the interview process and interned for the company for two summers. Their new process as of summer 2013 was to make the e-tray 1/3 of the intern assessment process. No matter how good your scores are in the other areas, the e-tray will overpower everything. Only speed readers will be successful on the e-tray. You could be a technical genius and recruitment will turn you down if you don't pass their test. They turned away the majority of their interns due to this test. Many existing shell managers have admitted to doing terrible on this test further proving it is a terrible measure of intelligence or in shell terms "capacity". The company has no loyalty to its interns and will turn down anyone based on this irrelevant test regardless of amount of time served.

Advice to Management

High upper management knows that recruitment has made some very poor decisions and should work harder to correct recruitment's mistakes.

Other Employee Reviews for Shell

  1. "Great place to work!!!!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clerk/Deli Worker in Byrdstown, TN
    Former Employee - Clerk/Deli Worker in Byrdstown, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Shell full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The owners and the manager are great to work for I enjoyed the time that I work from them.

    Cons

    Didn't like working 2nd shift and then have to come in on first the next morning. This didn't happen to often.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Internship"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shell as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    treats employees well
    good reputation
    socially responsible

    Cons

    centralized and hard to create change
    does not have a rotation program for new hires

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