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Updated June 25, 2017
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Pros
  • They have got employee friendly policies which helps to provide work life balance (in 406 reviews)

  • Wonderful work environment and great people to work with (in 148 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance needs improvement (in 81 reviews)

  • Decision making usually takes longer time (in 114 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HSE Manager in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - HSE Manager in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful work environment and great people to work with. You will make life long networking connections. This company genuinely cares for its people. They really walk the walk. Not just talk the talk.

    Cons

    Work life balance needs improvement. It can be difficult to find genuine time away from work. Oil prices changing can effect your job currently.

    Advice to Management

    Team build


  2. "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Gas Station Attendant in Magnolia, TX
    Former Employee - Gas Station Attendant in Magnolia, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, you can keep u with your hours, owner communicative.

    Cons

    Too many chiefs and not enough Indians.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure Manager speaks clear and fluent English.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Technical Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Nassau Bay, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Nassau Bay, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and networking opportumities are great. Nice company to work for if you enjoy a variety of tasks and compliance with excisting company policies.

    Cons

    Hierarchical and noninclusive when it comes to engaging employees at all levels, and in particulat manager charged with implementing processes that the leadership team has decided to roll out.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunity for employee input into decision making processes


  4. "Not a bad place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Garberville, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Garberville, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clean, safe work environment. Fun Coworkers

    Cons

    Management was lazy. Communication conflicts

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to pay attention to their employees better. Management is almost never around


  5. "Mechanic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deer Park, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deer Park, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shell (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, with great cultural of people. Safety is a primary concern around the campus. A lot of team building and meetings are held at the facilities.

    Cons

    The traveling can be a possible con depending upon the person.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to empower the employees and spread a culture of growth and innovation within the company.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "punching the clock until the next industry cycle"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High salary. Theoretically, every other Friday off.

    Cons

    Leaders with no technical understanding. Expansion of management layers while actual technical work is completed by an ever-shrinking pool of technical competence. HR mentality is creeping into US management culture: everyone is interchangeable--very few in the management chain truly understand the value of, or the critical need for, the remaining experts. I estimate a third of my co-workers don't understand their job or are lacking basic skills. I try to coach up a few at a time, but others I just allow to do busy-work. While it may not add any value, at least it doesn't destroy value.

    Advice to Management

    Do you know why I do my job the right way? Professional pride.
    I am a little past mid-career and in your pension plan, but I don't think I can finish out my career at Royal Dutch Shell. Hold on tight if oil finds a $60 floor--I'll be out the door...and probably not alone.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and work/life balance

    Cons

    Bureaucratic processes makes it difficult to make changes to the business.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate processes that prevent innovation.

  8. "Key Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Key Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Key Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance and compensation package

    Cons

    Career options are limited for senior people


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Cashier in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    40+ hours, great pay

    Cons

    When people try to rob the gas station


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    Always changing I love it, but not everyone like change

    Advice to Management

    Young professionals, you not going to be CEO in five years! Concentrate on your position today, do your best, and future will tell.


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