Shell Reviews

Updated 9 Jul 2020

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3.1
44%
Recommend to a Friend
93%
Approve of CEO
Shell CEO Ben van Beurden
Ben van Beurden
9 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good Working Environment and Nice people(in 282 reviews)

  • "Good pay structure better than most company's for this job role(in 201 reviews)

Cons
  • "Difficult customers low pay long hours(in 75 reviews)

  • "no cons to updating for this company(in 75 reviews)

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  1. "Great development"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Perth, Western Australia

    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

  2. "Great Branding"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shell full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working for one of the biggest companies in the world is a great experience, and the people are smart and hard working.

    Cons

    A degree of arrogance, particularly among those that only have experience working for Shell.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Avoid at all cost"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shell full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The salary is good and you get an extra 5 days a year off.

    Cons

    The culture is absolutely toxic. The most unfriendly people I have ever encountered in my career. No team work whatsoever, people are trying to build mini 'empires' and to take credit and 'recognition' for just actually doing their jobs. In terms of technical competencies, the lack of experience and knowledge is astonishing, but the more shocking part is the denial and refusal to accept shortcomings. The competences are questionable and often you see people working in areas with no past experience.

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  4. Helpful (3)

    "Could be so much better"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Shell full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Still some very good technical people left, good projects and interesting work.

    Cons

    Too much red tape and not enough focus on the technical details, too many people working on busy work and politics to climb the ladder. Too many good quality upstream staff and managers have gone.

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  5. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Brisbane

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

    Pros

    Flexible working. Exciting projects. International opportunities

    Cons

    Lots of processes, but all worth the while.

  6. "Great company and great people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Controller in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shell full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits and really looked after its people

    Cons

    some bureaucratic across the company but tolerable

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great employer - good packages"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head Production Technology in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shell full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Really international, Employee focus, salaries

    Cons

    Too big, Slow, Declining sector

  8. "Death by a thousand cuts"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shell full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Brand, global growth strategy, benefits

    Cons

    Relentless and suffocating bureaucracy / politics

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Geologist"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Senior Geologist in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Shell for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great training, good salary, generally good technical people.

    Cons

    The odd manager was disgraceful. Promoted beyond their competence. This manager was allowed to destroy a high functioning team. More senior management should have done more to remedy this, but didn't.

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  10. "Turnaround Engineer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Turnaround Engineer in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shell full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent Package Great working environment and camaraderie

    Cons

    Poor Middle Management Level Non existent career development opportunities

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