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Shell Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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Pros
  • They have got employee friendly policies which helps to provide work life balance (in 393 reviews)

  • Great work environment with needed facilities (in 143 reviews)

Cons
  • Long working hours (bad work life balance) (in 78 reviews)

  • slow decision making as complex authorisation structure (in 112 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for - training, development and challenging assignments are provided just as long as your performance keeps up. Most of all my line managers have been excellent - personable and very competent. Even with the unfortunate layoffs that are occurring right now due ot the low oil prices, I feel that Shell has treated employees with respect and have tried to be as transparent as possible.

    Cons

    As with any oil and gas company, when the price of oil dips, employees are at risk of layoffs (especially those supporting projects) and Shell is no exception. Sometimes there can be a lack of clarity around roles and responsibiltiies depending on which team you're on. Also, there are layers of management you have to go through to get decisions made, but I think Shell is trying to reduce this complexity and get more adept at making more fit for purpose and risk-based decisions.


  2. "Fantastic Employer"

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

    Pros

    Stable; lots of perks; fantastic coworkers

    Cons

    European feel and mentality; foreign opportunities limited


  3. "Great for your career and development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are really good and it is one of the best companies on how treats its employees

    Cons

    Sometime such huge structure will play against your work. Oil base company therefore oil fluctuation will impact your job


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  5. "Great compensation and work life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Subsea Engineer in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Senior Subsea Engineer in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay, benefits, 9/80 schedule, highly competent coworkers, work life balance, and fascinating technology to work with offshore.

    Cons

    Largely limited to New Orleans or Houston locations, huge company that is slow to make decisions and change, management doesn't communicate very well, performance rankings are more political and popularity contest oriented rather than business impact oriented, ups and downs of oil industry leads to numerous layoffs, IT infrastructure lags basic standards, data management/control is essentially non-existent.


  6. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Salaries and Benefits above market
    A lot of resources, in general, nice people.

    Cons

    Senior Leaders look mainly for young people, once you get to 40, consider looking for another opportunity because the will not longer pay attention to you and may get rid of you very fast, even if you are a good performer....you make too much $$.

    It is a cut throat environment...but you can make good money, if that is what you care.

    They reorganize every 2 years and post your job under you....(no worries) they will pay you to stay quiet. Integrity is not their Forte.

    They don't really value diversity...they may talk about a lot but...just be careful.


  7. "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Third Shift Cashier in South Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Third Shift Cashier in South Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Shell (Less than a year)

    Pros

    We were all like a family helped each other out when needed. Someone was always a phone call away when we needed each other. Was fair in the scheduling everyone got the average of the same hours. Pay was pretty equal based on dependancy of your job title, shift you worked, & dependability. No one person's pay out topped everyone else's we were all treated for the most part EQUAL...We had a diverse ethnic family working together white, Hispanic,owners were from India & we all got along beautifully.

    Cons

    I have no qualms with working for this company except leaving due to moving back to my home state 😑


  8. "Sales associate Cashier"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Flemington, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Flemington, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy working in she'll because it is a joy to serve the public with pleasure all the time rather the hanging out without any job

    Cons

    I feel that it is my own institution because of the freedom I have with due respect I this company really

    Advice to Management

    Management is great


  9. "Full-Time"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Marysville, WA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Marysville, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dealing with tweakers wasnt worth it anymore so I left.

    Cons

    No regular breaks and little work life balance.


  10. "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Good compensation & benefits

    Cons

    Very political, Older personnel not valued for knowledge. Would rather have younger, cheaper, followers. Lack leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Looking ahead five years, you will find your error of not keeping your more loyal and knowledgeable employees and hopefully realize they are your biggest asset.


  11. "Lead engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The compensation is not bad.

    Cons

    Too much work pressure and none opportunity if you are not originally from UK or Porland

    Advice to Management

    Give local people more opportunity, less politics


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