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Updated February 23, 2018
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  1. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shell full-time

    Pros

    Can have a long, interesting and lucrative career.

    Cons

    Americans are most expensive to employee across the globe, so company is trying to reduce US based staff to save $.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on the stock price - get past $80 and keep it there.


  2. "Learning Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Learning Advisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Learning Advisor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good people. Good company culture.

    Cons

    Appraisal process. Demoralizing if not identified as high potential.

  3. "Business Unit Gatekeeper"

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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

    Family oriented. Employees are cared for. Safety program is amazing. There is never-ending opportunity to learn and advance.

    Cons

    Limited working locations. Contractors replaced by Shell employees

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Geoscientist"

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    Current Employee - Geoscientist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Geoscientist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    International & Cross-Business opportunities for young employees

    Cons

    Dependable of Oil Price and geographic location


  5. Helpful (1)

    "REE"

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

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

    Pros

    Broad opportunities. Exposure and Immediate impact. International and cultural experiences.

    Focus on safe and flawless work and production.

    Broad and mature procedures and guidelines.

    Cons

    Cold and transactional relationship leads to mistrust and lost relations that misses opportunities. Quality staff are easily managed out of the company.


  6. "Entry Level"

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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 company culture and startup like feel.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  7. "Great company, interesting work, frustrating bureaucracy and politics"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent people who are willing to help, great team culture though poor collaboration across business units. Great trust in employees that allows personal flexibility when needed.

    Cons

    Can be highly political and bureaucratic. Consensus based and slow to make decisions. Lots of meaningless improvement initiatives that skirt around real issues of risk aversion and self interest during a down market. Europeans hold the power and some programs don’t translate well when applied to US culture. Can be very demanding but pay justifies the hours.

    Advice to Management

    Need more courage in middle management to make tough decisions.

  8. "Customer Service Associate Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shell part-time

    Pros

    Good Hours, Nice and Caring Managers, Flexible Schedule, Fair Policies.

    Cons

    Do Busy Work, Long Days


  9. "Overall, a great company with lots of respect for you as an individual and good work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits, vacation time, family leave, a pension. Generally very respectful of dissenting beliefs and opinions. Company’s heart is in the right place.

    Cons

    Very tolerant of incompetence. Way over staffed with tons of deadweight employees. Highly variable work experience based on what area/group you work. Too bloated with middle managers who are clueless and survive by spewing corporate jargon to impress their superiors

    Advice to Management

    Lean out the organization. It’s hard to be competitive in the long term when you have such a ridiculous amount of non-contributing overhead


  10. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good experience and worked a lot

    Cons

    easiest job in the world

    Advice to Management

    fix pumps


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