Do your diligence - some great opportunities but also some serious cultural challenges (US in particular). The embedded practice of moving managers every 3-4 years creates upward mobility but also tremendous uncertainty - if you start out working for a great leader, odds are you won't keep them for long!
Job Satisfaction Level
10 paid / 17 unpaid
All paid weeks are based solely on having elected income protection insurance for non-occupational disability. Some managers will call you in to work even when you are on unpaid leave. Year end rankings, which impact bonus, were noticeably impacted in years where maternity leave was taken, contrary to company policy.
Not for Promotion, Evaluation and Reviews
Completely dependent on the department, role and manager.
Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit facetime)
I've worked for Shell since 1999 and have seen them dramatically shift from a company with a "good ole boy" or "men's club" mentality to one exhibiting strong core belief in equality, inclusion and diversity. There are still pockets of male dominated roles in upper/senior management, but even that is continue to change.
Shellâ€™s take the attraction and retention of women seriously, as well as helping them reach senior management roles. They recently designed the â€œWomen Career Development Programâ€ which is an internal training program that aims to help women take lead in planning a successful career path.