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  1. "A great company to work for! Many opportunities for growth."

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shell full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great working environment, challenging projects, supportive colleagues. Excellent salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Work life balance is a challenge in a global company

    Advice to Management

    Continue valuing your employees!

    Shell2019-05-03
  2. "Good to work for"

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      Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer 

      I have been working at Shell full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Strong, organised company with a future strategy

      Cons

      Nothing bad to say here

      Shell2019-05-11
    • "Average experience"

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      Former Employee - Engineer in New Orleans, LA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Shell full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      challenging work in a challenging environment

      Cons

      relocation so that my position was elimianted.

      Shell2019-04-26
    • "Working at Shell"

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        Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX

        I worked at Shell full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        Good benefits, competitive salary, bonus

        Cons

        Bureaucracy, office politics, hard to get decisions from management

        Shell2019-04-01
      • "Overall, Nice place to work"

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        Former Employee - Project Engineer 

        I worked at Shell full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Good pay and good environment to learn and grow.

        Cons

        None so far for me.

        Shell2019-03-16
      • "Good place to work, but limited advancement"

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        Current Employee - Engineer in Martinez, CA
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook

        I have been working at Shell full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        Good pay and benefits Quality department teammates and mentors Good work environment, everyone works well together Everyone always tries to do the right thing

        Cons

        Limited options for advancement and management doesn't want employees to leave the site Large and demanding workload Slow decision making process and large bureaucracy Complex and ineffective work processes to accomplish tasks

        Advice to Management

        Better leverage the talent that is on site and provide more job development opportunities for your employees. Develop ways to get new employees opportunities outside of the refinery and into the larger organization.

        Shell2019-03-10
      • "OK management, process overload"

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        Former Employee - Engineer 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Shell full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Smart atmosphere, great upper management

        Cons

        Poor middle management, poor forced rankings, slow cog

        Shell2019-02-27
      • "Diversified workforce"

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        Former Employee - Engineering 
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Shell full-time for more than 9 years

        Pros

        International opportunity; working with people from all sorts of background; Good training program; opportunities for many engineering disciplines

        Cons

        Technology-wise, can be conservative in moving forward. The industry is very much subject to boom-bust cycle.

        Shell2019-01-30
      • "Great when oil price is high very bad during oil bust"

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        Former Employee - Reservoir Engineer in New Orleans, LA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Shell full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Development, broad opportunities, technical practice/roles, and above average transparent promotion when oil price is high.

        Cons

        Staff and newer management generally lack business/economics understanding & practice, cut-throat and success mostly depends if you land on the right asset/field, extreme politics during oil price drop/bust and priority given to European & inexperienced/new hires at the expense of US citizens & experienced staff. Lay-offs were above 50% in Upstream/E&P side in New Orleans office based on last numbers...

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        Advice to Management

        Pay attention to the extreme inexperience liability/process safety risk given the massive amount of experienced individual contributors laid-off.

        Shell2019-01-30
      • "All Words from Management Mean Nothing"

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        Former Employee - Process Control Engineer 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Shell full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        Colleagues are great to work with, and generally everyone is good at collaborating, even between sites and departments. Benefits are generally quite good if not to say even generous.

        Cons

        Management is full of lip-service. Work-life balance is a joke. Over-emphasis on the petty issues gets in the way of actually doing good for the company by the employees. There is no forward thought or encouragement at all levels to think about new technology or strategies for a future. Management wants to pinch pennies but yet will tend to over-spend on "growth" projects or are otherwise stuck in technology 10-20 years...

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        Shell2019-01-25
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