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Employee Reviews
(Winged ratings measure job satisfaction on scale of 1 to 5)
Anonymous Review Image
"The global policies are only as good as the manager implementing them."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Shell Oil can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
New Grad, Engineering
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Flexibility depends very much on specific supervisors and managers. Some employees are encouraged to move to positions around the business and around the world, while others are told they must stay in their department for at least a decade and do the job they're told to do."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Shell Oil to other women?
"Depends on line manager"
Anonymous Review Image
"Looking to boost females in C-level/leadership positions. Their target was 25% and they're currently at 28%."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
5.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Shell Oil can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
., Public Relations
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Most positions have "9/80" flex scheduling meaning you have every other have Friday off! It's been such a game changer. Now I don't have to burn up vacation on doctor's appointments, errands, and other things that require week day hours. In addition, my male boss is very laid back about working from home as needed."
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
16 Paid | 0 Unpaid
"Birth mothers get 16 weeks paid as of Jan. 1, 2018. Fathers, adopters, etc. get 8 weeks paid parental leave. Paid at 100%. Everyone is eligible on day 1 when you start working here."
Would you recommend Shell Oil to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Actively look for opportunities outside. Leave soon as you can. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
1.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"not sure"
One thing Shell Oil can improve?
"Fairness for women and following through with diversity programs "
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
"Depends on the manager or individual "
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Shell Oil to other women?
"At graduate level, yes but to stay no longer than 6 years. At professional or senior levels, no. "
Anonymous Review Image
"Not much career advancement opportunities at this employer. Very political."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"yes"
One thing Shell Oil can improve?
"No clear career path. "
Position or Department
, Accounting
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
2 Paid | 10 Unpaid
Would you recommend Shell Oil to other women?
"No"
Anonymous Review Image
"There are improvements needed, however I will still recommend this company to other women because of flexibility and benefits. However, men tend to promote other men and women in leadership positions do not find ways to help other women."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"not sure"
One thing Shell Oil can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture, Policies
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Shell Oil to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"It's a great place to work, but things are changing. There's a pull towards the "new and cool" and a pull towards "old and known" which leads to things like dynamic desks and work environments WITH very limited flexibility in terms of hours, no remote working, and a mandate on being in the office. "
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Does the CEO support gender diversity?
"not sure"
One thing Shell Oil can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Position or Department
Business Analyst, IT
Recent Salary
$100k-$150k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Level of Flexibility
1
2
3
4
5
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
2 Paid | 4 Unpaid
Would you recommend Shell Oil to other women?
"It depends on your department. Certain businesses (like downstream retail) are female-friendly. Others (like upstream or IT) are very male-dominated. "
Anonymous Review Image
"Not bad. I like it here and the pay is great. This is a review of Shell Nigeria,"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
One thing Shell Oil can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit face time)"
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
12 Paid | 0 Unpaid
Would you recommend Shell Oil to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"Shell at heart it is still an old boys club"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing Shell Oil can improve?
"Promote more women into leadership positions"
Position or Department
Commercial Manager, Sourcing & Procurement
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$20k-$50k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours, Culture
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Shell Oil to other women?
"Yes"
Anonymous Review Image
"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!"
Overall Job Satisfaction:
3.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"No"
One thing Shell Oil can improve?
"Improve work-life balance and policies (e.g. flex-time, limit facetime)"
Recent Salary
>$150k
Recent Bonus
$50k-$100k
Work-Life Friendly Attributes:
Hours
Did you take Maternity leave?
"Yes"
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."
Would you recommend Shell Oil to other women?
"Completely dependent on the department, role and manager."
Anonymous Review Image
"For nearly 100 years a very male dominated company but it is changing slowly. Your experience will be directly a reflection of your immediate line manager."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
N/A, Sgsi
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$0-$10k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Shell Oil to other women?
"Depends on the country"
Anonymous Review Image
"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. Shell’s take the attraction and retention of women seriously, as well as helping them reach senior management roles. They recently designed the “Women Career Development Program” which is an internal training program that aims to help women take lead in planning a successful career path."
Overall Job Satisfaction:
4.0
Are women & men treated equally?
"Yes"
Position or Department
N/A, Learning
Recent Salary
$80k-$100k
Recent Bonus
$10k-$20k
Did you take Maternity leave?
"No"
Would you recommend Shell Oil to other women?
"Yes"
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