Hello, Im a job grade 5 engineer, I make about 105k. Curious what a job grade 4 engineer with the same capabilities as me has? Downstream USA. Any ideas help. Any idea what the % increases are between job grades and how quickly they can be reached?... — read more
Topics regarding layoffs at Shell Oil
Whatever your opinion of renewable energy is, it does not have the potential to replace oil for decades (plural) and as such is not a viable business strategy vis a vis oil production. So from strictly an investment viewpoint, Shell's future... — read more
With staff feeling completely vulnerable to imminent job cuts and greater levels of uncertainty than I have been ever seen, this slow long drawn out misery cannot be good for business. A stressed, demotivated staff who have spent most of this year... — read more
I’m hearing that HR won’t comment on whether severance packages will be provided as part of Reshape and have heard leaders say they also do not know. I’ve never seen severance not be offered but am now starting to wonder, anyone else hearing or... — read more
If their goal is to get as many people as possible to leave voluntarily (so that they don't have to pay a package), why not just get rid of the 9/80? I'm playing devil's advocate, of course. But throughout my years at Shell, I have heard people... — read more
We have been going through this slow motion misery for past eight or nine months and don’t really know any details. I understand there will be details in December, but is anything likely before then about specific job cuts?
What is going to happen to IT teams in the US? I work in IT should i should start looking elsewhere. It is obvious leadership is pushing SBOs, what is USA IT future outlook?
There are rumors of pay cuts company wide from 10 to 25% of base salary
As we get close to the reality of redundancy, there are many who have seen it before and have a greater understanding of the process and what might be on offer. My question is: From your experience, Would voluntary redundancy be offered to fixed term... — read more
New study about the future of work in O&G gives an interesting projection on how the oil prices reflect on employment in industry. I’m optimistic, but they project that even in a business-as-usual scenario, more than half of jobs lost may not return... — read more
The world still runs on oil but we all know oil is a fading business. Shell is a multi-billion dollar corporation set in the old ways, so re-investing and adapting to renewables is going to be very difficult, if not impossible. Sad but true. For... — read more
I can’t imagine Shell hydrogen fuel cells as a promising zero-emission vessel technology for shipping, not to mention that hydrogen powered ships could be floating bombs. No matter how big is the storm in the oil patch, perhaps we are setting the... — read more
Any thoughts on how frequent 1000+ job cuts are at Shell. I know the last big one was in 2015,16
Sorta new to Shell. Will the people being laid off given some type of money to keep them afloat for a little bit. If so what does that usually look like? Or was the SVS the last time for that. Just wondering. Thanks!
Nobody should be suprised by coming layoffs. Considering everything that's been going on in the industry and the entire world's economy, something like this was bound to happen sooner rather than later. I'm not holding this against Shell, I am aware... — read more
As we get closer to the crunch moment, it is like the huge Shell workforce across the globe is taking a collective last gasp of air while we wait for the news. Maybe the news will be worse than we imagined over the last six months or maybe it will... — read more
Every few years we play this employment game of Russian Roulette and we are always amazed to survive. But this time it feels like there is more than one bullet in the pistol!
Anyone have news on the Project Flashlight reorg in Trading and Supply?
Ben Van Burden has been that...A burden, while he lines his pockets. Benny boy, How that BG deal looking? Benny Boy how about partnering with Green Peace? You were never CEO Material. You should have gone into making clogs. You are a fraud Benny Boy... — read more
This entire industry has never been about job security but the last couple of years have been especially bad for employees. I think anybody who cares about their state of mind and the ability to work without having to worry about their job every... — read more
Latest post to employees from US Country Chair Getchen Watkins. As a concerned employee and stockholder, Gretchen - please focus on your fiduciary duties to create shareholder value rather than catering to the latest BLM wokism. This is not the... — read more
I am not a worrier, and have been through other periods with layoffs, but this feels different and with the Second Wave taking hold, I feel cuts could be bigger than we expect. It is the fact that we could be facing another bad year for the company... — read more
Shell is making deep cuts in its fracking business as it tries to free up cash to cope with the pandemic and invest in renewable energy. Shell will cut about 40 percent of overheads including staff in the US-focused shale oil and gas division by... — read more
Will downstream manufacturing be affected by Reshape? Rumors are that we are ringfenced, site (DPK) already went through a 'workforce optimization' resulting in about 100 job cuts.
It seems awfully quiet on the job layoffs at the moment. Economy improving somewhat, less likelihood of a full lockdown like we experienced a few months ago, so maybe ....just maybe....things won’t be as bad as we imagined. But then we hear Exxon... — read more
Shell will sell their Sarnia and Scotford Refineries and 10% Oilsands share to CNRL for approximately $10 bn. Chevron will also sell their 20.% share to CNRL. Not sure if there will be any layoffs
It is helpful to see where job cuts are taking place and areas impacted. If you could list any you hear about, it would help. I genuinely believe the company is so big, we are not aware that job losses are taking place right now. Please list any you... — read more
Do you think we will hear about any layoffs in September or October?
Since it’s fairly common knowledge in our industry that the “lower 10% of employees“ and the older generations of people are the ones that get hit by the layoffs, does anyone think that actually hurts our ability to find employment post-Shell?
Reshape entered into everyone’s consciousness a few months ago and everyone seemed to brace themselves for the impact and then.....bizarrely things seemed to calm down and the conversation has moved on. I am stunned to see interviews for new hiring... — read more
Can someone tell me what really happened at the cracker plant? Both Union and Shell officials are saying there won’t be any furloughs, but something smells fishy... — read more
Any rumors as to who is buying Convent?
As the information trickles in, a few surprises in who could have taken vsp but did not (for example, some old timers who could retire but are not going to yet). I guess they want to be "reshaped" instead? On the other hand, a few early to mid... — read more
Hi Folks, I use to work for Shell Canada about 4 years ago, and our asset was sold off, and hence I started with a new company. I just got an offer from LNG Canada, it's a good role, but I am just wondering if it is worth joining the company. I am... — read more
Do you guys find that all your previous colleagues/bosses/managers completely isolate you after a lay-off? I’ve reached out to a couple via telephone and LinkedIn but literally no one responds. I left thinking I’d worked with a pretty good group... — read more
Did anyone hear back today and get a job from the July/Aug MOR?
Joined Shell a year ago I am 23 years old and I am an electrical engineer I work in downstream...currently make 100k exact...when I am about 30, say I am still in downstream and don't get any crazy promotions how much should I be making about? If I... — read more