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Shell

4.3
  • #3 in Mining, oil & gas
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Shell Reviews

Based on 18 surveyed graduates working at Shell. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.3
Based on 18 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • Focus on development of people, short and long term opportunities, remuneration, generally stimulating and challenging work
  • The opportunity to travel and gain experience at different projects in varying stages.
  • Travel. Training. Chance to move through disciplines to get an overall view of different areas.
  • World class training opportunities and large training budget. Well-structured graduate development program with competence framework to ensure development is encouraged and supported. International travel and work exposure. Outstanding remuneration package.
  • Travel: I am on an expatriate assignment in New Zealand already, only six months into my graduate program. Training, I have access to some of the best training in the world with Shell. Amazing pay. Challenging work.
  • A high proportion of people involved in making tough decisions, execution of plans usually takes more time.
  • Very large bureaucratic structure increases red tape and slows speed of progress.
  • Large multinational - expect inefficiencies in slow administrative processes
  • Shell is a very reporting/business process fulfilling driven company - feels like decisions are made slowly, often re-worked and unnecessary processes are not eliminated
  • having to go through a number of 'levels' and people to approve things

What Insiders Say

6.6
Career Prospects
6.6
Career Prospects
If you're willing to work smartly, add value and develop your networks then doors will be opened.
8.1
Corporate Social Responsibility
8.1
Corporate Social Responsibility
Very good to date and growing in Western Australia given increased presence of the company.
7.8
Culture
7.8
Culture
Matrix-organisation, typically open, honest communication. Strong sense of cooperation and a welcoming atmosphere. The organisational structure can lead to complex process/admin/project set-up in terms of communication which takes time to understand and navigate After hours: regular social events to get to know colleagues
8
Diversity
8
Diversity
Still, have a way to go with females at the Executive Committee and Board level however the broad workforce at least in my office feels diverse
8
Satisfaction
8
Satisfaction
Supporting the day-to-day running and operation of a plant through daily maintenance activities and long term planning.
7.5
Management
7.5
Management
Remarkably well for a very large company. Employees would always like to be better heard, however, I think the company does an amazing job at allowing managers to communicate with employees.
7.6
Office Work Environment
7.6
Office Work Environment
Standard office and site dress.
8.7
Recruitment
8.7
Recruitment
Do your research on the company, and if you can then engage with someone prior to interview who already works at the company.
8
Salary
8
Salary
Great bonuses on top of an amazing pay.
8.2
Training
8.2
Training
What can I say? Shell has its own university. Not every company has that.
7.1
Work Hours
7.1
Work Hours
They vary. But the company is flexible and there are plenty of provisions made to suit many different needs.
7.7
Sustainability
7.7
Sustainability
Company is very aware, hence Carbon Capture Storage is being rolled out.