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Updated April 25, 2017
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Pros
  • They have got employee friendly policies which helps to provide work life balance (in 383 reviews)

  • Great work environment with needed facilities (in 138 reviews)

Cons
  • Long working hours (bad work life balance) (in 74 reviews)

  • slow decision making as complex authorisation structure (in 111 reviews)

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  1. "good benefits, average management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Benefits, global opportunities, international connections

    Cons

    indecisive management; poor career development planning

    Advice to Management

    think about the business not about the politics. Do what is right for the customer, not what is right for your careers. in the end, they should be the same


  2. "Great company"

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

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

    Pros

    Pension, benefits, work life balance.

    Cons

    Not a lot of control over career path. Working harder doesn't really pay off other than job security.

    Advice to Management

    Show employees how you are being competitive against competitors.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Stay on Favour"

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

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

    Pros

    Responsibility at all levels. Learning and development pushed. Good work like balance. Fair compensation. Collaboration is expected - however, some directive is required.

    Cons

    Stay in the senior leadership graces or you will not advance. Re-org takes place every 4 or 5 years. Good people let go esp when they fall out of grace.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just promote favorites - or D&I candidates based on physical traits. D&I is much deeper than surface level.


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  5. "Educational"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits and networking, broad exposure to learning experiences and corporate culture.
    Knowledgable coworkerd with a willingness to share their experience.

    Cons

    Old fashioned management and a culture characterized by a high competitive factor rather than seeking opportunitied to collaborate and learn from each other as a team.

    Advice to Management

    Resist the need to micromanage


  6. "This company is overrated in its handling of issues"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits. I can't think of anything else cmon. That's all I can see positive. Done down down done

    Cons

    No leadership. No truth. No accountability for lousy supervision that don't know what they r doing. Shell talks a good talk but doesn't walk the walk. Absolutely no leadership at site. No direction no accountability and lousy do nothing management. Seriously. There is no training for supervisions and they have no clue how to supervise. saw some of the most childish behavior out of employees but management just gave them a pass. site has NO LEADERSHIP. It's whatever the staff want to do. Gotten worse over past few years. Great pay and benefits but what good does that do when u r in a monkey house.

    Advice to Management

    GET OFF YOUR DUFFS AND GET SOME TRAINING. and stop blaming employees for your shortcomings


  7. "Security Officer"

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

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

    Pros

    need a job and it a source of income

    Cons

    none at this time good location

    Advice to Management

    need proper restroom


  8. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money, retirement, work life balance.

    Cons

    Slow, bureaucracy, hierarchical, incompetent.

    Advice to Management

    Speed up.


  9. "Great people at Shell"

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

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

    Pros

    smart and kind people with genuine concern for one another and the company

    Cons

    by virtue of its size can be slow moving


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work for Shell is the wide array of businesses that Shell is involved in which makes for an expanse of different career paths and experiences within one company.

    Cons

    The main challenge is that with a big company comes bureaucracy and politics. You. An feel like a very small cog in the machine.


  11. "37 years experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Assurance Consultant in Pacific, WA
    Current Employee - Product Assurance Consultant in Pacific, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair, equitable, Diversity and Inclusiveness, Comparative Salary Administration, Challenging, Represented Workers treated fairly. Paid leave and bereavement benefits; major medical/denta/eye/LTHC programs

    Cons

    Represented Workforce negotiations can create hostile work environment every time contracts are negotiated between company and USW . Absentee tracking program can create strained company USW relationships.

    Advice to Management

    Treat every worker with respect; listen to / considervworkers suggestions


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