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Shell Houston Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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Pros
  • They have got employee friendly policies which helps to provide work life balance (in 376 reviews)

  • You will do very well if pay and benefits are your highest priority (in 63 reviews)

Cons
  • Long working hours (bad work life balance) (in 69 reviews)

  • slow decision making as complex authorisation structure (in 109 reviews)

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  1. "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...


  2. "Production Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Intern in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shell as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great learning opportunity and resources. Competitive Pay.

    Cons

    Micro-management on intern projects; not enough events to see other career paths at Shell

    Advice to Management

    Besides the main intern project, give something thats a team/group effort. Helps with interaction and team building skills


  3. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great work culture, benefits, 9/80 work schedule, mentoring, training.

    Cons

    Not many. If the bureaucracy of large organizations bothers you, that would be a con.


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  5. "Good company with good benefits"

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

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities for advancement and locations all over the world

    Cons

    Ups and downs with the industry

    Advice to Management

    Don't be shortsighted when downsizing is being considered on a large scale


  6. "Summer Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Summer Intern in Houston, TX
    Current Intern - Summer Intern in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shell as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, paid well, nice working environment

    Cons

    Bureaucratization, slow to make decisions


  7. "Adaptive, Innovative, Supportive"

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

    I have been working at Shell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Shell supports my growth and development. My managers have all encouraged us to innovate. We adapt to a changing energy landscape and drive creativity within our organization.

    Cons

    It is easy to overwork yourself, because we have endless problems to solve.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to take calculated risks and hold your employees accountable for the organization and execution of creative ideas.


  8. "good benefits, average management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, global opportunities, international connections

    Cons

    indecisive management; poor career development planning

    Advice to Management

    think about the business not about the politics. Do what is right for the customer, not what is right for your careers. in the end, they should be the same


  9. "This company is overrated in its handling of issues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits. I can't think of anything else cmon. That's all I can see positive. Done down down done

    Cons

    No leadership. No truth. No accountability for lousy supervision that don't know what they r doing. Shell talks a good talk but doesn't walk the walk. Absolutely no leadership at site. No direction no accountability and lousy do nothing management. Seriously. There is no training for supervisions and they have no clue how to supervise. saw some of the most childish behavior out of employees but management just gave them a pass. site has NO LEADERSHIP. It's whatever the staff want to do. Gotten worse over past few years. Great pay and benefits but what good does that do when u r in a monkey house.

    Advice to Management

    GET OFF YOUR DUFFS AND GET SOME TRAINING. and stop blaming employees for your shortcomings


  10. "Educational"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits and networking, broad exposure to learning experiences and corporate culture.
    Knowledgable coworkerd with a willingness to share their experience.

    Cons

    Old fashioned management and a culture characterized by a high competitive factor rather than seeking opportunitied to collaborate and learn from each other as a team.

    Advice to Management

    Resist the need to micromanage


  11. "Security Officer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    need a job and it a source of income

    Cons

    none at this time good location

    Advice to Management

    need proper restroom



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