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Updated November 16, 2017
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  1. "Oil Major Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very talented people, the best leadership I have experienced, you are expected to continuously improve and are given support to do this, very good perks and are rewarded very well when successful

    Cons

    Decision making isn't always that quick, and with a company the size of Shell communication is always a challenge and this could be improved, the HR in downstream is not as helpful as you would expect


  2. "Top Employer for Women"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Shell truly cares about the energy transition and they have realised that the best way to achieve that is through a diverse work force. Because they are male dominated in parts they really invest a lot of time in attracting and supporting women. I feel supported, looked after and invested in.

    Cons

    It is a big company so decision making can be slow at times. I sometimes found it hard to find the information I needed but you basically have to network and once you find the right people they will really help.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in women. Don't be afraid to tell the world about all the work you do in New Energies - you're too risk averse but its genuinely great stuff.

  3. "Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work with

    Cons

    closing down office in Glasgow


  4. "cashier"

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    Former Employee - BP Petrol Station in Leicester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - BP Petrol Station in Leicester, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    I loved meeting people and working in a team . giving help and advise on anything I can .

    Cons

    don't really have any cons I loved it there .

    Advice to Management

    I'm hard working love working in a environment where you meet new people . and willing to work any hours .


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Shell (More than a year)

    Pros

    It has a very inclusive culture

    Cons

    There are no pros so far


  6. "sales assistant"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good workplace
    they look after the staff well
    good pay

    Cons

    shift work
    pay doesn't increase
    Dont always get breaks


  7. "Great company. Look after staff very well. Paternalistic culture."

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    Current Employee - Global Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Global Marketing Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unparalleled Global experience Shell is literally everywhere. Travel. High Lela of Autonomy. The work is more interesting than you'd think due to large spans of control. Great people, very bright & open to all cultures. Highly diverse. Salary is reasonable. Guaranteed Bonus. Offices are centrally located.

    Cons

    Not enough people to do the work so very busy. Some crazy hours when travelling. Consensus culture. Things take too long... typical large business. Global / local power balance is not working well at the moment. Power & budgets has shifted to the local markets but global stays accountable - which is challenging to manage.

  8. "A very enjoyable company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary. Friendly people. Bonus scheme. Allow flexibility in working pattern. Professional organisation. Ensure you develop both personally and as part of your role. Virtual working allowed.

    Cons

    Unfortunately a lot of processes are being migrated to places such as Kuala Lumpur and Chennai. This has led to multiple redundancies for UK based finance employees.


  9. "Awful management, not actually shell but a company 'renting' the Shell name and logo"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mildenhall, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mildenhall, England (UK)

    I worked at Shell part-time

    Pros

    cant really think of any positives from working here

    Cons

    management was a joke, they'd arrive in the morning and disappear into the office without actually sorting out things after the night shift and theyd hide in the office all day doing nothing until they clocked out


  10. "Governance Team Intern"

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    Former Intern - Graduate Geophysicist in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Graduate Geophysicist in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Shell as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Gives you a birds eye understanding of the performance of the energy sector in Oman.

    Cons

    I did not have any


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