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Updated November 17, 2017
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Pros
  • They have got employee friendly policies which helps to provide work life balance (in 455 reviews)

  • It is a great work environment with dedicated and professional people who want to do a good job (in 160 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - General Associate in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - General Associate in Allentown, PA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Positive relationship with management, coworkers, and customers. Good communication with bosses. Very reliable, steady work. Flexible hours. Good honest work for good honest pay.

    Cons

    It's great work but not a living wage, basically a super starting job but not a career. Not a lot of advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Not much I can say here. Very well-run business that treats their employees well and fairly. No advice here.


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    "Just Like All Other Big Companies"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits including bonus, stock purchase, employee clubs and network groups... with top of the totem pole feels.

    This company really cares about SAFETY as well as its employees. Employees are rather well taken care of and consist of a diverse group as its operations are all over the world.

    Cons

    Extreme glass ceiling syndrome, no way will you become the next big wig unless you are Dutch gentlemen.

    Oil industry is hit particularly hard over the last few years, and it shows. Most coworkers work in constant fear of losing their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    When you genuinely care about your employees, it goes a long way.

  3. "Shell"

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

    I have been working at Shell full-time

    Pros

    Great Compensation. The company truly looks out for you well being and is big on work life balance. It also has a great international presence, which allows you to travel the world.

    Cons

    In the current environment the opportunities for advancement are limited. There is a great deal of pressure to move every few years, with few roles to move into. The development opportunities are also limited.


  4. "Great company to work for, some management issues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Shell full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - very competitive pay and benefits
    - flexible schedules (9/80)
    - interesting technical work
    - team oriented

    Cons

    - upper management disconnected from technical teams (and their needs)
    - large size can be an issue (communication across organization, slow to change)
    - tend to lose experienced staff during cutbacks

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you understand what the people on the ground do to provide value. Retain more experienced people during cutbacks, or capability will suffer.


  5. "great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Demand Planning Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Demand Planning Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salaries & work life balance

    Cons

    High number of Layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Trust more in employees


  6. "I was a cashier"

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    Former Employee - Clerk in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Clerk in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best reason I worked with shell is we getting very very discount on the gas

    Cons

    I was happy and very easy to handle

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  7. "It is a good company and they treat their employees fairly well in terms of salary and various perks."

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    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has a global presence so there are opportunities to work in other parts of the world, if that is appealing to you.

    The company is healthy despite the struggles of the oil and gas industry globally.

    The company has a healthy culture in terms of general respect for employees (disrespectful interaction and abusive interactions are generally frowned upon), family and work/life balance is important, increased cultural diversity seems to be a focus.

    General safety in all respects is VERY important. The company spends a significant amount of time and money preaching safety in everything that is done. While this is no new or surprising for a terminal, off-shore, work operation in the field, the same laser focus takes place in the office buildings with all employees- accountants, finance, secretaries, etc. For instance, if one is walking down a set of stairs, you are required to hold the handrail. If you don’t and someone sees you, then the may say (politely), “Please use the hand rail”). The idea is to keep people safe at all costs and creat a culture throughput the organization where safety is more important than profits and “efficiency”.

    Cons

    Organization is generally slow in terms of making decisions and very process heavy in just about everything. Sometimes simple projects approvals / decisions are difficult to obtain.

  8. "Good Company"

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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

    Good benefits, Allow you to change jobs every 4 years so not stuck in a rut.

    Cons

    Too much instability in energy jobs right now. Shell has outsourced finance, IT, customer service, etc. Lots of jobs sent overseas.

    Advice to Management

    Not always honest to employees. Employees distrust management.


  9. "Old School but they are changing"

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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

    Great company and culture. They set up up for success

    Cons

    However, politics can get in the way and some still have an old school mentality which doesn't help team work and collaboration

    Advice to Management

    Top level needs to encourage managers to loosen up a bit


  10. "cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shell full-time

    Pros

    very friendly and nice coworkers

    Cons

    No issues with company, nice coworkers

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay for employees and provide good benefits


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