Thread regarding Shell Oil layoffs

How duck am I?

JG5 Upstream Deepwater Finance - Impacted
Just finished my SGP in October, so l am likely to be the least experience guy in JG5
My performance has been average in the last 3 years
I don't see how I can be more competitive than others JG5 who simply had been with the company longer than I did. If we apply the same position, assuming everything else is the same except the length of employment, do you think I can compete for the job?
I hope cost is also a factor for them since I am likely the cheapest JG5 guy they have.... Thought?

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Post ID: @OP+18PFfARl

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Finance is hanging on by a string in the US.

It will be 100% gone in the US in 5 years.

The employee value proposition for the finance skill pool in the US is nothing.

Get out now!

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Post ID: @5rjk+18PFfARl

This feels like way too much information to offer. There aren't many people in that team and at that job grade, so you may want to pull this down before someone who knows enough sees it.

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Post ID: @4jow+18PFfARl

Why do you want to stay in a fossil industry that will reshape/downsize (or whatever euphemism for layoff) every 2-4 years for the rest of your career as a JG5? Choose something more stable and sustainable, take your experience and jump ship while you are young, especially in finance.

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Post ID: @2lbi+18PFfARl

Not the original poster. I’m a grad right now they got rid of CEP. What are you supposed to do to demonstrate you have a high CEP?

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Post ID: @2vnj+18PFfARl

My advice to everyone is to always be on the lookout for opportunities both inside and outside of Shell.

That said, while you are simultaneously looking for opportunities outside of Shell, you absolutely are competitive with other JG5s that have more experience than you. As someone posted earlier, at that level, I think your CEP is actually more of a factor about whether or not you are retained over someone else. They are looking to keep their potential talent. Remember that some of these JG5s that have "more experience" may actually be duds that they want to get rid of during ReShape.

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Post ID: @2hkz+18PFfARl

Does that mean if you are not CEP of LC you are out of shell? Some folks just want to work

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Post ID: @1unf+18PFfARl

If you add to the diversity numbers in some way you might have a pretty good chance. Apply anyways of course, and start looking outside of Shell.

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Post ID: @1boe+18PFfARl

Cost between PIR for the same JG is basically irrelevant and won’t even be considered. Luckily for you neither will actually experience as at the JG5 level it’s all about potential, not actually individual contributions.
Network, network, network. Highlight anything that made you stand out in the SGP and above all sell yourself, if you don’t believe you can be LC then why should anyone else. Good luck, you have as good a chance as anyone

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Post ID: @1nei+18PFfARl

Based on what I have heard JG5 is the most impacted level in Finance. The good news for you is JG4s are all posting, so some JG5’s could find spots there. Your advantage is not just the lower cost, but also your potential. I know they bring staff into SGP because they believe they can be future leaders (typically Letter Category ultimately). My best advice is to reach out to your network like crazy. Especially your network in businesses that have JG5 roles in the new org chart Tuesday. Hang in there and stay positive.

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