How is everyone finding the work place after Avanti? Not seeing much positive change at the moment to be honest.
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Last poster has really good comments. Concerned there aren't any new opportunities to pursue. People are just happy to be employed. They are keeping upstream employees pigeonholed into current organizations and leaving new energy to pull people externally. Oil prices should recover and with so many small players out of the picture (lack of financing, bankruptcy, acquisitons) I would imagine oil prices would be more stable. I guess there is some hope after all, but nothing that reflects the past. Just be happy you have a job.
This is stunning! Avanti is a preview for the rest of shell after the reshape.
The previous comment pretty much sums it up.
Most of the hard workers are gone unfortunately. We are left with many SMEs in brown-nosing who specialize in online coffee meetings and corporate buzzwords. Some of those routinely call the more competent/generous laid-off people for help (If you're laid off, STOP helping employees please, even if they are your friends).
On top of that, the incompetent management is the same, only the organization is even more management-heavy than pre-Avanti. Workload is okay, but only because activity is down. I am lucky enough to have 2 X chromosomes, but am not blind to the fact that was how the lay-offs were chosen. Lots of all-female meetings now; I guess that is different post-Avanti, for better or worse.
This will be frustrating to those that are laid off and struggling, but a comment often heard is, "I wish I was laid off and got severance." Most people left in Shales are looking for a new job outside of Shales or Shell. Management congratulates each other on diversity and synergies.