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Shell Houston Reviews

Updated May 15, 2017
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Pros
  • They have got employee friendly policies which helps to provide work life balance (in 393 reviews)

  • Great work environment with needed facilities (in 143 reviews)

Cons
  • Long working hours (bad work life balance) (in 78 reviews)

  • slow decision making as complex authorisation structure (in 112 reviews)

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  1. "Key Account Manager"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Key Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Key Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance and compensation package

    Cons

    Career options are limited for senior people


  2. "Good Place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and work/life balance

    Cons

    Bureaucratic processes makes it difficult to make changes to the business.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate processes that prevent innovation.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    Always changing I love it, but not everyone like change

    Advice to Management

    Young professionals, you not going to be CEO in five years! Concentrate on your position today, do your best, and future will tell.


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  5. "Shell is a good long term employee"

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

    I worked at Shell full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and people to work with

    Cons

    Last 4 years have had more layoffs than ever

    Advice to Management

    keep talking about career managemant


  6. "Want to change, but many current employees make it difficult"

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    Current Employee - Business Performance Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Performance Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing vision for the future with tons of smart and intelligent people

    Cons

    Long history of processes and employees that have been there since Shell has started.

    Advice to Management

    Change is hard on everybody, but as a new employee, it is not what I expected


  7. "worked as a senior Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Developer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    good environment and work place.

    Cons

    communication is bad. Manager sucks.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Data Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Data Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Data Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Amazing company culture. Very laid back and team environment is encouraged.

    Cons

    The only con is that even though I was an employee once, it is difficult and nearly impossible to get hired again. You have to know somebody.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Long term money, retirement; but not employee centric"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The long term 20 year outlook is great. The Wealth program is there to provide a really fantastic retirement for employees. Depending on the team you are on the group can be motivational and team centric.

    Cons

    Not a place for short term (less than 20 year) employment. Teams are not communicative with other stake holding teams, groups within an umbrella of operations (i.e.: accounting, HR) do not know one another or what functions are held by individuals, so getting work flows moving is difficult. Getting decisions made is a heroic effort and takes a year of meetings to get all stake holders on board. Long term employees see this as "getting buy-in" meanwhile the plan being decided on is now out of date and new factors are brought in, all with no action happening. I know a co-worker in a different area that sat on 5 months of calls, only to have the final call to discuss who they would hand off the project to since no one could make a decision.
    If you can deal with these kinds of issues, the pay is steady and job movement is encouraged every 4 years so you won't get stale in a role.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage team building within the organizations, when people know faces and roles it is easier to be feel a part of the bigger team. Empower teams to make decisions and take action, rather than trying to get by in from every possible stakeholder, this will allow Shell to be nimble and quick moving. And when there are hiring freezes, but 3 people leave a department, consider the stress left behind. Allow hiring on an emergency basis, when your teams are stressed and there is no hiring, it feels like no one cares and everyone starts looking for work elsewhere. Consider changes to the wealth plans (short term incentives) that might entice the Millennial generation who we hope to be the future of the organization


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Good money if you can tolerate it"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Tons of mobility (if you live in Hague, Houston, or Bangalore)
    Great stock discounts

    Cons

    Bureaucracy from hell. You will never ever get anything done.
    Soul sucking as you realize you're just a cog in a machine you don't understand

    Advice to Management

    Greatly reduce complexities and focus on the bottom line. The organization could exist with half as many people and would run far better. Too many cooks in the kitchen justifying their own existence.


  11. "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Materials Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Materials Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good leadership at some levels and departments.

    Cons

    Too much red tape and levels of leadership for expedient decision making. Be ware of clicks...


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