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  • "Good pay and beneifts and I would have stayed longer if they were not moving the positions to India.(in 518 reviews)
  • "great people and multicultural (though the latter is changing through centralisation and offshoring).(in 516 reviews)
  • "Salary is good but sealing based on grade and you can stick to a job group for your life(in 431 reviews)
  • "Poor management and target not realistic(in 248 reviews)
  • "bad managers and cumbersome working with HR employees to get forms.(in 144 reviews)
  • "Continuous restructurings every 2 years mean no job security and teams being understaffed (although certain top management remains same for decades).(in 128 reviews)
  • "Long hours and stressful occasionally Cyclical commodity boom and bust(in 113 reviews)
  • "leadership has no idea what they are doing(in 62 reviews)

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    1. 1.0
      Mar 5, 2017
      Senior SAP Consultant
      Former Employee
      CEO Approval
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      Good pay with unfriendly tax components. As the pay is above the industry standard, it is a short term gain but long term loss as it becomes almost impossible to get a new offer with the matching pay.


      Impact of unplanned hiring – Just to replace people in other countries, they have started unplanned and brisk hiring which resulted in selection of unworthy people. In this process, they have hired 10 years experienced and 15 years experienced for the same level/job. You can just apply for a specific role and rest assured you will be selected even if you don’t have prior experience for the same role. The only criteria based on which a resource is selected is communications skills and storytelling during selection process. There is no job security and they fire people at any time. For political, By political and Of political – You will find an extremely political environment in Shell from top to bottom. There are people who just survive with their political skills. There are politics in every organization but Shell IT Bangalore can be rated above in terms of politics. It is not the place if you are hard working. Senior management – They have hired senior management from service industry who are incapable and failed to deliver in their previous organizations. These people don’t know how to motivate the lower level and they are just surviving with their special skills. Project delivery – Project delivery is worst and pathetic as some of the project managers who were hired don’t have prior project management experience in terms of planning the resources required, timelines, rating the performance of resources etc. Their behavior is unprofessional and they are just surviving by pampering their higher ups. Work life balance – Work balance is zero as the projects are planned with very tight timelines and minimum head count. In a way, service companies are better than Shell as you will be working overtime every day and on frequent week ends.

      1. 2.0
        Mar 8, 2023
        Lab Technician
        Current Contractor
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        - Pay wise not too bad.


        - Expect the team to be a family but biasness and favouritism is going on. - Encourage work/ life balance but gossip behind each others backs when someone is on leave. - No opportunity to learn as senior staffs are secretive with their knowledge.

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