Am i the only one seeing Teslas everywhere? EV space is still small 2% of new car sales in the USA. How will shell fare? This may be decades away but will obvioualy impact upstream, midstream and downstream parts of the biisnness.
Topics regarding layoffs at Shell Oil
I was informed verbally by my Line Manager in early March that my 2021 SVS application was not successful. Will I receive an official letter from Shell HR?
Heard expats affected by reshape have had their notice of termination of contracts ahead of finding out if they will keep their same jobs. i am not expat wondering if local staff have got their letters, as i have not received one and i am impacted by... — read more
Leave it to shell management to create a hostile work environment in the middle of a pandemic. They'll barely compensate their FTE who they force to cross picket lines while they basically threaten contractors to either cross the picket line or... — read more
Hello I'm an engineer here. Almost 2 years ago I decided to come to Shell over a petrochemical company (think Ineos, chevron phillips etc). Shell paid 10% more. I think I am starting to regret that decision...in my 2 years here...5 refineries have... — read more
I’ve survived too many layoffs and various moves that I didn’t like at all and that’s the only reason I’m still not leaving here. Although this is not even a shadow of the former company, every survival motivates me to stay a little longer. On the... — read more
I’ve been here for a long time and only now I am starting to regret that I didn’t switch more companies when I had the opportunity. It’s too late now. Here it's become impossible to find any fulfillment other than money. Milking a cow is good, but... — read more
In my 15 or more years here, I have never had more work to do. Without any exaggeration, I am literally overwhelmed with work. It’s certainly better than being fired and not having a job, but this is really too much for me. Is anyone else in a... — read more
if I could find a better job at another O&G company. Sadly, no matter how hard I try there either aren't any available jobs or there are but the company is in even worse shape than we are. To be honest, I'm at an age where changing industries is not... — read more
Chevron eyes deal for Shell oil refinery in Pacific Northwest: sources BY Reuters — 11:44 PM ET 03/26/2021 By Erwin Seba HOUSTON (Reuters) - Chevron Corp ( CVX Loading... Loading... ) has emerged as a leading contender to buy a Royal Dutch... — read more
Nice timing on Gretchen's note, eh? If you are impacted by Reshape and having to post for your job, are you really going to tell your line manager NO if he asks you if you want to return to the office in April? He holds the power to whether or not... — read more
In the last 10-15 years Shell leadership started many oil and gas projects and after spending billions of dollars in giving away contracts to EPC companies, equipment vendors, etc., Shell cancelled these projects claiming delays, cost overruns, fall... — read more
Anybody is beautifying their Talent pdfs pre-submission? The company rules appear to be silent on the issue ...
Bukom management has now finalised the list of names to be cut. But Union is not happy about the list and wants it reviewed under the guise that they want to ensure the criteria used is fair and transparent. So will this spineless management... — read more
Shell values money more than safety. That’s why they choose the unsafe practice of running that derilect plant through freezes and hurricanes. That’s also why it blew up in the 90s. Profits over safety every time. I don’t understand why this post... — read more
Hey guys I am curious how often Shell does these mass layoffs? 2020 and 2015 are the years I remember, what were the previous years if anyone knows? And how hard is it for someone technical to get a job after they leave Shell. I am an engineer... — read more
Is there a way to volunteer?
Of course, it is not a problem only in this company, but in general throughout corporate America, but I think that the younger generations should think about it and talk about it more, because no one will be young forever. I feel very humiliated that... — read more
What are the chances that upstream workers will be able to retrain and successfully apply for IG and New Energies (Renewable Solutions etc) jobs? Or are mass Upstream layoffs in the cards in the next few decades? What type of Upstream workers have... — read more
Do you expect any significant changes now that the arrival of the new chairman has been announced? These are his words: “I believe Shell has an exceptional portfolio of future-facing assets and I look forward to working with Ben van Beurden and... — read more
Somebody mentioned something about possible March layoffs a while ago, what happened with that?
Thoughts, seems like a mess of a system
In the US, if you take SVS, can you apply for unemployment afterwards?
https://www.google.com/amp/s/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN2AN2GW It’s not news that this site is a problem site. It’s hasn’t been reliable in decades. Does trading really make that much money off this site to justify keeping it? — read more
The place feels dead. Expat managers only worry about their next job, everything else be damned. Any technical succession planning is not even on the radar. I cannot see that there is a way to rebuild things. You would have to purge 80% of the... — read more
have been making some significant gains in the stock market. as a result, i’ve been on my trading platforms for most of the day while performing my work duties simultaneously (mostly busy work). to my understanding, some shell staff has access to... — read more
Right now I believe we are at 83000 after reshape about 74000 I think by 2050 this company will have 60,000 or less people. What do you guys think? Also what do you think of the strategy to go to renewables? I personally think it is the right... — read more
So my line manager told me my SVS was approved, but I have yet to receive the official email from HR. When is that supposed to happen? (I’m in the US)
I wonder if managers even bother to identify the right talent that meets Shell's goals? I know a great young guy who has not been in the company for a long time but whose talent simply does not come to the fore. His talent is literally declining... — read more
What are we hearing? Any new SVS acceptances or rejections?
What’s the word? Has anyone heard back in the US on a decision? Any updates on when we might hear back?
Anyone think part of reshape ends with NOLA moving to Houston. We proved work gets done at home, why pay for more office space? Been the rumor since the 80's.
I was left speechless when I saw the news that Shell wants to grow its gas business (more than 20%) in the next few years. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/feb/11/shell-grow-gas-business-energy-net-zero-carbon Thoughts?
Shell has openly admitted that our oil production has peaked and will continue to go down by a few percent each year. You can do the math and figure out what this means for employees. If layoffs were an issue so far, imagine how bad things are about... — read more
Has anyone had their SVS request approved or rejected yet? Any word on when we’ll hear back in the US?
BP has announced that they are doing away with 9/80s. Will the same happen at Shell? Will the full industry follow?
An update on pay and variable pay For all the resilience we showed last year, it still cannot equate to the financial success we had hoped for in 2020. As you know, we were far from meeting the conditions that would allow us to deliver a Group... — read more