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"Needs clearer direction"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Houston, TX
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Good people in general to work with.

Cons

People are afraid to speak up in general unlike rest of Shell outside the USA. Workload can require weekend work as well.

Advice to Management

Cut out matrix organization and clarify roles and responsibilities. Considering setting up US business unit as as more independent business unit without having to report on everything to London or The Hague; this will make the company more nimble and responsive and will improve the culture.

Other Employee Reviews for Shell

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, good people and safety culture, but poorly managed."

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

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

    Pros

    The total benefits package is nice- pension, 401k giving vs. matching, partnerships with leading healthcare providers. The caliber of most people is top-notch, and safety is not a catch phrase- it is truly ingrained in every aspect of work.

    Cons

    Decisions are made very slowly due to the consensus building required. The result is lots of time planning, and less time executing. Shell takes a very elitist approach to Talent Management, and can be very opaque about decisions made.

    Advice to Management

    Get in touch with the realities of day-to-day business fundamentals, and spend less time in boardroom politics.


  2. "Great place to have a career"

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

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

    Pros

    Simply the best benefits, people focus of any company in the industry and over many companies outside the industry.

    Cons

    Slow to make decisions when it comes to capital

    Advice to Management

    simplify and hold people accountable. Shell is focusing finally on holding people accountable for execution of work processes and to do them the same way everywhere.

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