Compare Shell vs BP BETA

See how working at Shell vs. BP compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Shell vs. BP. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Shell

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BP

Employee Ratings

  • BP scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.1
(based on 17 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 92 reviews)
BP employees rated their Overall Rating 0.9 higher than Shell employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.1
Career Opportunities
3.3
BP employees rated their Career Opportunities 1.2 higher than Shell employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
BP employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.6 higher than Shell employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.6
Work-life balance
3.9
BP employees rated their Work-life balance 1.3 higher than Shell employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
1.9
Senior Management
3.6
BP employees rated their Senior Management 1.7 higher than Shell employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
2.7
Culture & Values
4.1
BP employees rated their Culture & Values 1.4 higher than Shell employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Shell Ceo Ben van Beurden
93%
93%Ben van Beurden
CEO Approval
BP Ceo Bernard Looney
100%
100%Bernard Looney
BP employees rated their CEO Approval 7% higher than Shell employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
44%
% Recommend to a friend
76%
BP employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 32% higher than Shell employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
9%
Positive Business Outlook
67%
BP employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 58% higher than Shell employees rated theirs.

Salaries

BP has 105 more total submitted salaries than Shell.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Console Operator1 Salaries
A$20/hr
Manager2 Salaries
A$238,969/yr
Engineer3 Salaries
A$182,599/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Console Operator6 Salaries
A$22/hr
Business Analyst3 Salaries
A$141,155/yr
Mechanical Engineer3 Salaries
A$112,658/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Working environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Shell.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at BP.
  • "Slow decision making" was the most mentioned Con at Shell.
  • "Oil prices" was the most mentioned Con at BP.
Pros
Pros
"Working environment"(in 282 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 201 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 430 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 205 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Slow decision making"(in 182 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 75 reviews)
Cons
"Oil prices"(in 67 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 64 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Team Lead

I worked at Shell full-time

Pros

A company that cares about your personal and professional development

Cons

complex organisation and can have a lot of red tape

Current Employee - Employee

I have been working at BP full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

People, culture, leadership, new strategy, no culture of blaming, positive approach

Cons

Internal communications to be improved; a deal of resistance to the vital change; scope of work is too dynamic at times

Advice to Management

Look at alignment and communication in teams to enable execution on new strategy.

Job Postings

Shell has 1,227 more recently posted open jobs than BP.