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Updated September 24, 2018
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  • "Work Life Balance (Depending on Business Entity)" (in 96 reviews)

  • "huge organization leading to slow decision making" (in 149 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Deville, LA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Deville, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company good benefit excellent group of workers

    Cons

    There are no down sides to working there

    Advice to Management

    Todd Stromain keep up the good work

  3. "Service agent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It was a really good company to work for

    Cons

    There were no cons about this job


  4. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Logistics Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Daily Work hours are flexible

    Cons

    They have layoffs every year.


  5. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shell part-time

    Pros

    Good people. Strict rules to make sure the right people are working for the company and they know basic safety.

    Cons

    Strict rules can also not be the best at times.


  6. "Best company to work with"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary
    401k match get better and better every 5 years
    stock purchase plan from Shell offers 15% discount
    insurance plan provide several options
    Bonus is around 10% depends on personal and company yearly performance

    Cons

    Bunches ppl have worked at Shell more then 20-30 years
    Hard to change the way they work


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Beware, Downsizing and Downgrading Positions"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with potential to move to other positions and areas

    Flexible working schedule. Still offer 9/80 (work 9 hours M-R, 8 hours every other Friday). Still offer flexible starting times.

    People are nice and work in a team environment.

    Still provide free coffee (regular and decaf)

    Cafeteria has great food

    Cons

    Shell continues to reorganize, eliminating high pay positions and putting more responsibility on lower grade levels. The department that I work in has reorganized every year for the past 3 years. There are now 54% less people and the majority left have less than 4 years experience.

    Work/ Life balance is poor. Since there are less people, there is more overtime work. Folks are scared to provide honest feedback to management since they may be eliminated during the next reorganization.

    Beware that there are some people who get away with back-stabbing to advance their careers. Everyone is ranked against each other for bonuses and advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminating people, especially the high paid experienced ones, does quickly reduce costs and increase the stock price. However, this is not a long-term sustainable strategy. Instead try eliminate unnecessary work and streamlining processes to get the most out of folks. Also, promote people based on their abilities and not their ethnicity or gender.

  8. "Working at Shell"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and good salary

    Cons

    Work morale is currently low due cost cutting measures and reduction in staff. Lack of job security


  9. "Mistakes"

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    Former Employee - Key Holder in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great money bonus , car, hotel

    Cons

    Bad managers , lack of transparency


  10. "Life in Shell"

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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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    the pay compares to contemporaries

    Cons

    too frequent reorganization leading to emotional stress in the workforce

    Advice to Management

    Improve business unit integration


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