Shell Reviews

Updated 18 Sep 2020

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3.8
74%
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Shell CEO Ben van Beurden
Ben van Beurden
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  1. "Reinventing in the new energy era"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities, strong in technical jobs

    Cons

    Glass ceiling is real, struggle if you are not a westerner

  2. "Great Pay, But Soul Destroying (Which is why I ultimately left)"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Instrumentation and Control Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shell full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great Pay (I think this is the main reason people work here!) - Supportive and flexible work culture - Opportunities for travel

    Cons

    - Bogged down by bureaucracy - Isn't making future-thinking changes like they claim they are - Work isn't very practical


  3. "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

  4. "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.

  5. 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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  6. "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.

  7. 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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  8. "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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  9. 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

  10. "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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