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Updated December 17, 2017
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Pros
  • They have got employee friendly policies which helps to provide work life balance (in 464 reviews)

  • It is a great work environment with dedicated and professional people who want to do a good job (in 165 reviews)

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  1. "engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shell full-time

    Pros

    benefit is very good for sure

    Cons

    salary increase is relatovely slow


  2. "Proud to have been a member of Royal Dutch / Shell"

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

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

    Pros

    Collaborative, communicative, innovation-driven, socially responsible, exciting work

    Cons

    Can be overly focused on process, promotions often come to those with inside connections

  3. "10 Years with 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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance; International Opportunities

    Cons

    Lock-Step promotion. Mid range pay

    Advice to Management

    Need to recognize talent to be promoted faster - simple herd promotion on seniority discourages discretionary effort.


  4. "Project Leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shell full-time

    Pros

    there is a good worklife balance for this position.
    the colleagues are normally supportive
    there are a lot of learning opportunities and career development

    Cons

    the location is in a dangerous area and far from the city
    manages are not leaders, the do not like people who disagree
    rigid culture, like in a fabric

    Advice to Management

    should not have double standards


  5. "shell review"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good depending on what group your in and work load. Pays well. For years best place to work for career development and opportunities.

    Cons

    No work. A lot of senior managers with not much money to spend on large projects.

    Advice to Management

    Looks like you will have to cut more staff.


  6. "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.


  7. Helpful (16)

    "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "Overall good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good network of people. Senior management good. Good benefits and growth with the right manager. Learn different organizational skills to help you

    Cons

    Big company slow to make decisions. HR and hiring managers look for potential instead of results and experience. HR and hiring not aligned at times

    Advice to Management

    Manage middle managers better. They are worried about next job instead of doing current job good. People should be in jobs longer.


  10. "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.


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