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Updated September 22, 2017
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Pros
  • They have got employee friendly policies which helps to provide work life balance (in 433 reviews)

  • It is a great work environment with dedicated and professional people who want to do a good job (in 150 reviews)

Cons
  • Long working hours (bad work life balance) (in 82 reviews)

  • Sometimes can be very slow decision-making (in 116 reviews)

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  1. "It's good for a starting job."

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job is simple and pretty straight forward. Management is well organized.

    Cons

    Had lazy co-workers and rude people to deal with. Hard to get promoted.


  2. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Morgan Hill, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Morgan Hill, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Excellent work ethic

    Cons

    Management was not considered consistent with employees

  3. "Managing Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Shell full-time

    Pros

    Great employees; everyone enjoys their job.

    Cons

    Could have better medical benefits

    Advice to Management

    Keep up good work!


  4. "Shell is an excellent company to work for."

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

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

    Pros

    Expertise is abundant and willing to help, benefits are superb, international opportunities are available, and colleagues are good friends. Willingness and leadership to adapt in current energy scenario.

    Cons

    Normal stuff for a large corporation, HR and IT are usually where there is friction, and their processes are burdensome and old fashioned.

    Advice to Management

    Never lose your focus on safety and environmental matters. Be free to explore new and contemporary management tools and methods, but remain authentic to your personal values.


  5. "Easy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shell full-time

    Pros

    Plenty to stay busy and easy to do.

    Cons

    People not doing there job don't even get written up

    Advice to Management

    Fire people who need it


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shell full-time

    Pros

    Very ambitious and bright people to work with. A lot of exciting work and projects in places all over the world. Great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Low-price environment caused excessive organizational change, lay-offs, and international assignments more difficult to attain. Complex organization and a lot of processes

    Advice to Management

    Allow more time between organizational changes


  7. "Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits Salary Culture People Atmosphere

    Cons

    12hour shifts are long and the shift differential isn't enough incentive

    Advice to Management

    Open door policy

  8. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shell full-time

    Pros

    Good company with great benefits. Good communication in regards to company status and strategy. Good work/life balance but that is dependent on your manager.

    Cons

    Political, like I'm sure several companies. All in who you know.

    Advice to Management

    Weed out the bad managers.


  9. "A great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay. Overall enjoyed it.

    Cons

    Experience is dependent on your boss.


  10. "Excellent Company with an Employee Focused Mindset"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facilities Engineer in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Facilities Engineer in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for - relationship driven culture
    Excellent pay, fantastic benefits, best in class
    Work / life balance is second to none

    Cons

    Large organization with lots of complexities


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