Any info? VSP seems to have depopulated some areas quite nicely. GoM is as busy as ever. Who is gonna get hit in Houston??? Anybody feels a massive drop in activity?
Topics regarding layoffs at Shell Oil
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I know the Americans are receiving 3 weeks per year. Has anyone heard what the terms are in Canada? This will likely be my first time getting laid off so looking to understand the norm on this side of the border (I had heard month/year) in past... — read more
When can we expect the next "reorganization" or as it is better know as, mass layoff?
Hi all, I was unsuccessful in Avanti. Now I’m 30 with a good chunk of change saved up and at a crossroads. I think I’m going to live on unemployment, savings and just chill for six months then re-access. Big life question is: stick with... — read more
Is that how the mass layoffs 2021 gonna be called? Burn the place to figurative ashes???
Has anyone heard back yet? I’m still waiting for a call
Most MORs in the past have been “open” I.e. anyone in the company whose window is open can post for an MOR job. For example, someone sitting in Lubes can actually apply for a Shales job that is in an MOR batch. I have this inkling that they are... — read more
Shell and BP write downs, Shell and BPs layoffs, Shell moving to UK. Could a merger be forming?
Curious when the mapping process is going on for each group. Are the managers sharing this information also when is the OR timeline? Will there be enough jobs to reapply for?
Saw that Shell is selling the Convent refinery. Is the plan to exit downstream? Are employees going with the asset, or will there be a round of internal postings?
Has anyone heard whether there will be any offshore layoffs of hourly personnel. I know there has been staff personnel requesting severances.
Has anyone heard if their SVS request has been accepted?
Confirmed today, 25% of staff will be let go by October this year. Other groups in Shell will be going through this exercise. Some groups in midstream were cut by 50% or more. Good luck!
Trying to present this image of inclusivity is a slap in the face at best. Internally, we know what a joke it is. If you can lick boots clean, you get ahead. The inclusivity, meritocracy idea is all a joke. Let's layoff and start afresh with more... — read more
Shell (i.e. the Titanic) will have some company on its way down to the bottom of the sea. BP will write off up to $17.5bn from the value of its assets after cutting its long-term oil and gas price forecasts, betting the COVID-19 crisis will cast a... — read more
It’s been a while now since Ben’s note, with Shell being a notoriously leaky system, let’s see what the wisdom of the crowd has to say about the turbulent route ahead...List your line of business and general quality of your intel...
The game is clearly rigged but you must post to collect your severance. Good luck to everyone!
With the layoffs and all, if one forgoes the package and sues for discrimination, is the settlement like on Chevron's board, 5x of salary? Shell lawyers and HR seem as incompetent as ever ... Naturally, asking for a friend !
I did not volunteer for SVS two weeks ago! No I regret. Will there be another SVS?
I just got credible info that 10000 to 15000 will be laid off as part of the reorg Ben talked about. Should be announced by end of June. Good luck
and I can tell you that quality and availabilty of proper communication (top down) was never our strong side. And yet, over last few years, somehow we've gotten even worse. It all stems from the top. Good luck and Godspeed
Ok, with the CEO fully committed to run the place into the ground, make your best guess which units get thinned come July 1st. A few ice breakers: Unconventionals - cuts already in progress Conventional oil & gas R&D (why bother... — read more
Royal Dutch Shell is facing growing pressure from investors for clarity on its spending plans after the company announced a dramatic two-thirds cut to its quarterly dividend. In discussions with the Anglo-Dutch group’s chairman, chief ﬁnancial... — read more
Is it me, or is the number of zero information-add meetings is through the roof? Let's face it, Ben and directors aren't saying anything yet, so every important nobody gets onto his/her soapbox to re-read the dated director/Ben's email and such... — read more
In addition to layoffs, they are also looking to transfer many jobs to Manila, Chennai and Krakow this year. Now that they've had a test run of 3 months, they know which jobs can be transferred. Willing to bet that by year end, between job... — read more
So my manager tells us on Thursday that he expects us all to complete IDPs in Workday. An IDP is something "positive" that includes action items and learning that you need to complete for your next promotion. We know there are about 40% in my... — read more
No guarantee that people forced out in MOR will get 3 weeks. I've been with Shell for 6 years and been through 2 MORs. In the past, the people that were forced out got the same as the people that volunteered. But these are different times....cash... — read more
Does anyone have any details on this OR batch? Heard about from my line manager after being told I was unmapped for Avanti, and they spoke about it briefly in today's global wells townhall.
Unmapped being told “competitive” in group for jobs that will be posted. Seems like they don’t want us to realize that we’ve effectively been laid off. Is there a chance to actually land a job with the company?
So I am a mid-career employee in the US, and have good visibility into the biggest money making divisions in the US upstream. Is it me, or was the whole repatriation story a bit of a scam? A few technical folks are getting sent back (no more senior... — read more
How are employees selected to be mapped?
Will the reorg happen after SVS is completed? Is a forced MOR planned by Q4?
How many % they want to cut? Any ideas?
I am in an IT group in Houston. I have 6 years with Shell, (14 years in IT overall) all in JG5. Is there a set criteria to go from JG5 to JG4. I talked to my manager 2 years ago and got an ambugious response.
Hi Everyone, Recently got the “you’re at risk” speech and weighing my options. Is it better to take SVS now (3 weeks/yr) or wait till after the MOR postings and get fired (historically 3 weeks/yr but not sure.) Does this change if you can... — read more
Any volunteers? Location? Business Unit? Job Grade?