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Updated 16 October, 2017
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  • They have got employee friendly policies which helps to provide work life balance (in 441 reviews)

  • It is a great work environment with dedicated and professional people who want to do a good job (in 151 reviews)

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  1. "Overall, a great experience."

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and pension program. Very competitive salary. Training programmes were supported by management and the company provided many opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy slowed down many projects resulting in escalated costs and delayed delivery. Frequent reorganizations resulted in shuffling of middle-management. The encouragement of short term broadening assignments created a revolving door of leadership who wasn't around long enough to make meaningful sustainable positive change.


  2. "Not a bad place to be"

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    Former Employee - Project Financial Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Project Financial Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Shell full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people, work-life balance and location downtown

    Cons

    Finance is going downhill between off-shoring and selling assets there isn't much room to grow anymore


  3. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shell full-time

    Pros

    Pay was good. Benifits good.

    Cons

    Not much that I could say is negative


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  5. "Safety Culture"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Fort McMurray, AB
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Fort McMurray, AB

    I worked at Shell (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very safe. Good Visual Safety Leadership Program. They supply you with lots of training and certifications. No one will ever rush you to do something unsafe. They rather see you work safely then get everything done.

    Cons

    Sometimes its a bit too much. People use safety as an excuse for laziness.


  6. "Great Experience, Great Pay, Great Job"

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    Former Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Reservoir Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shell (More than a year)

    Pros

    - competitive pay
    -world class name
    -valuable work
    -top notch training

    Cons

    -big company bureaucracy
    -a powerful but slow moving monolithic company

    Advice to Management

    Expand the scope of subordinates. Each individuals responsibilities are quite narrow. This reduces the overall effectiveness of each employee and creates stagnation. That is all though. I feel this is an excellent company and would be happy to work for them again in the future.


  7. "Interesting work, poor work-life balance"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Engineer in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shell (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, interesting work, supportive managers

    Cons

    work-life balance, job rotations, different career opportunities


  8. "Great Experience"

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    Current Employee - Engineer In Training in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Engineer In Training in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shell full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work exposure; great benefits and salary

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities; poor management

    Advice to Management

    Please Learn to give more opportunities to junior staff and minimize office politics


  9. "A good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Shell full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    pay and benefits are excellent
    collaborative culture

    Cons

    global processes can weigh you down
    though the culture is collaborative it is not always cooperative
    never ending reorganization creates a constant state of uncertainty


  10. "Customer Service and Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shell part-time

    Pros

    Enjoyed Meeting new people on a daily basis

    Cons

    Did not like the work environment on the floor as it was difficult


  11. "Graduate Interview"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent compensation, lot of opportunities for self development

    Cons

    Rise to leadership positions takes time


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