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Updated July 16, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    "Great place to work!"

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

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

    Pros

    Work schedule flexibility. Great Benefits!

    Cons

    Takes a long time to make a decision.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to streamline work process and eliminate unnecessary work process.


  2. "Shop Inventory Speacilist / Installer Speacilist"

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    Former Employee - Shop Speacilist/Installer Speacilist in Petaluma, CA
    Former Employee - Shop Speacilist/Installer Speacilist in Petaluma, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well there a great company.

    Cons

    Well there's some farting going on.

    Advice to Management

    Seek former employees if you need some help.

  3. "Shell process operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shell full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits with retirement

    Cons

    Work and life balance sucks


  4. "Great Company Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shell full-time

    Pros

    People, Salaries, Benefits, Work-Life Balance, Employee Perks

    Cons

    Frequent reorganizations and RIFs due to Oil and Gas boom and bust cycle


  5. "good company, bureaucratic operations, confused vision"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great pay and benefits, decent job security

    Cons

    Recruitment hires talented people, but is unable to retain them due to Shell's poor culture. There is a LOT of room for leaner operations and processes

    Advice to Management

    Give autonomy and independence to new hires.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great compensation and benefits, poor upwards mobility"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shell full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flex working
    Good people
    Quality benefits, recently women can now take 4 months maternity leave
    Can purchase for 40 hours vacation extra

    Cons

    Slow progression upwards
    Need a career developement and mentor program...none exists for full time hires post graduate program

    Advice to Management

    Reward your people. Not just with Shell recognition awards (SRAs) but with promotions, without them having to threaten a leave first.


  7. "Field Based Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Field Based Account Manager
    Current Employee - Field Based Account Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has some fun events you can participate in. You have a company car but there is a tracking device that sends back your movements to your manager. There is currently a pension and 401k but many of the other benefits are being cut so I would not count on the pension staying. Shell recently passed Exxon Mobil as the largest oil and gas company.

    Cons

    The leadership team does not trust or value what you do on a daily basis however they will provide a lot of lip service to just how much they care for their employees. The facts are 70% of the sales force will not make more than their salary even though the company is more profitable than ever and volume and profits are up double digits. They have devices in your company car and on all company devices to track your movements. The health insurance is horrible and even at the most expensive package it does not cover preventive appointments; and if you actually need physical or mental healthcare finding a doctor that takes your insurance is practically impossible even in larger markets. Last year because of several production issues the products you are required to sell were not available for 9 months out of the year so over 95% of the sales team did not make a bonus, however the company had one of its best years ever and had their taxes cut in half but still decided not to reward their employees for maintaining and growing their customer base. You will be selling a product that is way overpriced and you will have growth rates based on how many people the company wants to pay instead of market conditions or demographics of your territory. If the thought of making money from selling excites you this is not the place for you and you like most of the sales force will be severely demotivated.

    Advice to Management

    When the company is doing well your employees should be doing well. Much of the issues arise from the general lack of empathy and lack of value placed on the hard work of your sales force so some training could help. When companies are going through a rough time employees understand that everyone has to bear that burden, however when the only focus is delivering share holder value at the expense of your employees the good times will run out quicker than you think. Shell will be around but eventually it will become very tough to find and retain the talent you need to succeed in the energy transition, but what do the rich folks on top care about that since they will be able to cash out their stock options.

  8. "csr tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Shell full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good benefits and good working conditions

    Cons

    over worked at time not given full info to do jod at times


  9. "waiting for change"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High pay. Hard to get laid off if you're under 50.

    Cons

    A lot of geoscience experience "retired." Shell's solution is to rapidly rotate junior staff and keep everyone in an open office. We either don't have time to work and be creative, or we don't know how to do the work.

    Advice to Management

    5 years in unconventionals, 5 years in planning, 5 years working pre-salt Braxil exploration...these are not interchangeable employees. Give people an option to stay where they like--I do not want to train up another junior staffer who is checking a box before moving on to something else.


  10. "Lead cashier"

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    Former Employee - Lead Cashier in Santa Rosa, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Cashier in Santa Rosa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Independent working environment, customer loyalty, truely a good product with well done work space and a proper cash that was an easy sell.

    Cons

    Having to work a double shift because there is no one to relieve you happened too often.

    Advice to Management

    Security came in and fired me stating I was seen on camera giving away a car wash. Of course I gave the guy a car wash he paid for it, he is the nice repeate car wash customer who got a call before he had time to go thru the wash, and loosing his ticket I printed him a new one


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