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"Culture of Innovation"

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Former Contractor - Consultant in Houston, TX
Former Contractor - Consultant in Houston, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Shell as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Learning new things everyday and brand leader in the industry

Cons

Slow moving up the ladder of hierarchy with over 10000 employees

Advice to Management

Reward performer

Other Employee Reviews for Shell

  1. Helpful (7)

    "Bureaucratic, Political, and Very Technophobic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, and decent work/life balance. For a baby boomer, it's a dream company. Also, since it's at the top of the food chain, just about any company will hire you with Shell experience on your resume.

    Cons

    Extremely inflexible and bureaucratic. Nothing happens quickly in Shell, and the inefficiency is costing them.

    Very rigid job roles - you are a cog in a machine. People will sometimes get angry (to an unprofessional degree) if you push into their territory, even if it's better for the company. New ideas are not welcome.

    "Reorganizations" every couple years of departments (and in 2009 the entire company!) keep the efficiency low and lead to a constant anxiety about job security.

    Worst of all, the Peter Principle is hard at work in Shell. At the lower levels, people are sometimes promoted based on their past technical performance and not on their ability to manage people.

    All in all, a Millennial's worst nightmare of an employer. Retention rates of new hires are very low.

    Advice to Management

    Your messages and plans are falling on deaf ears. The answer is less bureaucracy, not more. You have immense quantities of talent leaving the company because they're not being utilized or appreciated.


  2. "Good company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits if you know how to take advantage of them. I saw lots of people grow their careers, some departments more than others.

    Cons

    Some management focuses on the wrong things, are maybe are not meant to be in management, is great people company, I guess your always one or two bad apples in the bunch

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your employees, not budgets, people is what makes the company run and succeed, get the best out of your employees by doing the same.

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