Pros: Free coffee, nice office layout, very professional atmosphere, emphasis on safety
Cons: They say working at SHELL makes you unemployable elsewhere... It's true. No one wants to leave!
Everything about SHELL is top notch... The "only" 3-star job security rating has less to do with SHELL's management and more to do with the cyclical nature of the industry. The 2015 slump in the price of oil has taken pretty much everyone by surprise, and both SHELL and the contracting company that hired me on their behalf (U.P.) have done all they can to keep me on board.
Last year I would have given SHELL Job Security 5 stars... The "new normal" of the marketplace sadly makes a 5-star rating in job security for ANY company somewhat unrealistic, so I don't think it's fair to evaluate a company's merits on job security anymore.
Hopefully I make it through this rough patch, but if I don't, it will be directly related to the new emerging difficulties of the petroleum industry.
I have learned a great deal about 3D modeling at SHELL, as well as producing effective presentations on a tight budget and timeline. I was able to conceive and develop some very successful safety campaigns in-house, which was a thrill to be a part of.