Thread regarding Shell Oil layoffs

Reshape is so messed up:

After talking to a few coworkers, it appears that lots of budget eating and support functions are mapped and shielded from job uncertainty.

On the other hand, people working the core value creating functions in the US subsurface all have to reapply into the new utterly BS org structure with some disappearing seats. Also, the level of BS in the townhalls is off the charts - all this chatter about "natural teams" with utter lack of any clear structure or accountability. And the oil price is not even low - why is this reorg needed in the US???

I am pretty sure everyone is now doing the bare minimum, with little initiative or ideas. Why bother??? I don't want to have my work end up with somebody else's name come August. Nor do I care much for the company and its management that forces me to go through this sh!t. So basically close to a half a year worth of effort ain't getting put in.

Am I off base here? Any other points of view? Anybody is trying to put in that extra effort before possibly getting laid off?

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Anyone else being told they are in the group "not affected" but still have to end up re-applying for their jobs due to out sourcing?

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Post ID: @csdf+192pP4go

That exactly characterizes how Project Avanti went last year in unconventionals.

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Post ID: @3pwg+192pP4go

The functions have been going through reorgs and job uncertainty for the last 6-7 years and will continue to do so. As margins in the core business of Shell reduces overtime, the functions will have to continue to move more and more of their operations to low cost centers. I have no problem with them moving the jobs overseas. India has very talented leaders and individual contributors. But this is the problem of being a public company and being held to quarter to quarter performance when your core business is commodity driven. You're always chasing share price performance over the sustainability of your business. No one feels this pressure more than the employees inside the company. Shell should think about going private while they figure out what the long term strategy is for the business and the supporting functions. They can always go public again, once their core business is more attractive to public investors.

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Post ID: @1lje+192pP4go

I believe there will be a 10 to 15% cut. We overbored long ago and never did a steep enough cut. Always a hair cut here and there. I don't think it's enough now either.

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Post ID: @cxx+192pP4go

What's wrong, don't you like the people in your natural team?

Subsurface is not core, it is outsourced to Schlumberger and Halliburton.

PR and renewable is core. You have not been paying attention for the last 3 years.

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