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Updated June 18, 2018
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  1. "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.


  2. "Great employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment to generate extra cash

    Cons

    Scheduling can be a challenge at times

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good Solid Company With Some Issues"

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    Former Employee - Project Controls in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Controls in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shell (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They pay very well and have one of the best bonus compensation programs in the O & G Industry. Good benefits and a challenging work environment

    Cons

    They preach "Work / Life" balance all the time here but you can get caught up in your work. I have seen coworkers work themselves "over the edge". Have seen forms of nepotism with management bringing in new hire cronies. Management is slow to make decisions. Management can be unfair at times and uses HR as a tool to push there agenda.

    Advice to Management

    Management - Listen to your employees. Lots of smart people work here. Without us the wheels would stop turning. Also - every now and then have a heart.


  4. "Technology lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, reputable company

    Cons

    Too much reorganization, not as stable as before, bad management


  5. "Good corporate gig in steady environment"

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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

    Cushy, good pay, smart people, and you get to see how mega oil and gas projects work

    Cons

    Work is sometimes monotonous, difficult to meter out to different employees. Sometimes when team is resource constrained the hours can be very long.


  6. "Sr. Architectural Designer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shell full-time

    Pros

    Big company, lots of benefits.

    Cons

    Big company, very centralised, micromanagedd

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast pace job, everyday is a new experience, friendly customs. Flexible hours, lots of hours if willing to work, decent pay, great coworkers

    Cons

    No overtime, sick, or vacation pay, no room to grow with company, expected to work 6 or 7 days a week, subjected to call in at anytime (always on call) expected to work birthdays and holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be a little more understanding when it comes to employees. Need to give full time benefit if working employees full time, need to give incentive for employees to work overtime. Maybe consider paying overtime. Also wont to offer insurance to full time employees.

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    "Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA

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

    Pros

    Personal growth, benefits, insurance, company lunches

    Cons

    Cut throat atmosphere, not diverse

    Advice to Management

    Life safety rules are over the top


  9. "Contracts Manager"

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

    I worked at Shell full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, knowledgeable and nice people to work with. Great planning for future company grow.

    Cons

    Big organization, sometimes things move slow.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from other industries and competitors


  10. "Great Opportunities But Uninspiring"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shell (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You'll learn lots about the industry itself and you may be able to move to other areas and departments (upstream, midstream, downstream operations/marketing/administrative/etc.). The pay is great - especially in Houston where the cost of living is low.

    Cons

    It is so large and involved in so many projects that things move very slow and projects compete globally for attention from upper management. It is also uninspiring to learn about some of the countries and projects the company is involved with yet sell a different image to the public.

    Advice to Management

    Consider frameworks and tools such as Principles for Responsible Investment, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, or other risk-mitigation and materialy-relevant Environment Social & Governance strategies.


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