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"Not a positive experience for contractors, great for direct employees."

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Current Employee - Operations in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Operations in Houston, TX
Doesn't Recommend

I have been working at Shell full-time

Pros

As a Contractor - Learn quickly in short period of time b/c you either sink or swim. The ability to put Shell on your resume....does wonders. You have the opportunity to make many connections throughout Shell. As an Employee - great pay, benefits, etc. Overall, I think Shell is a great company for its direct employees. As a contractor you have to go in with the mindset that it is a tremendous stepping stone to greater opportunities.

Cons

Very defined line between contractors vs direct hire employees. Expect to be a "work horse" as a contractor, with no acknowledgement or reward other than being allowed to enter the building the next day. Management couldn't care less if you stay or leave.

Advice to Management

Take more notice in the ENTIRE team. Contractors know that they are contractors. That does not mean you have to treat them as less than when it comes to opinions, changes in job positions, etc. Treating your ENTIRE team with respect and making EVERYONE feel that they are contributing to the groups success makes for a better work environment, less turn over, and most importantly, falls in line with the Shell values of integrity and respect.

Other Employee Reviews for Shell

  1. "Friendly home town feel."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Laramie, WY
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Laramie, WY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Get to know people from the community that you work in. Tends to be a very low stress job even from a management position. Very easy to get time off as needed. Pay is higher than average to start.

    Cons

    Not much room from personal growth. Overly lax on policy which is not standardized. Success and sales growth not translated to anyone under the manager.


  2. "Amazing"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    What a great place to work. The people are fantastic, the company culture is great and the opportunity to learn new things and grow is always there if you want it. I thoroughly enjoyed working at Shell and would return there in a heart beat.

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities to become in a higher roles.

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