Turn-around Warehouse Lead (Former Employee) – Fort Saskatchewan, AB – 6 October 2013
The day would begin with a safety meeting which the lead or manager would discuss while involving other team members of safety hazards usually in and around the workplace but sometimes around the home as well. Then a discussion on how the previous days tasks went and what the plan is for today. Everyone would then assume their positions and I would oversee the shipping, deliveries, front counter, and receiving of material for Turn-Arounds. The hardest part of the job was learning to adapt to different peoples learning speeds and types. I realized that it took some extra effort but if you put in the time to realize their strengths and weaknesses you could utalize anyone for a more efficient work place. The most enjoyable part of the job was the interaction with other people to acheive a common goal.
Strategy (Former Employee) – Canada – 21 July 2017
Success in Shell is massively dependent on your manager. Some are egomaniacs, with their own personal agenda, extremely difficult to work with. Company overall offers great learning opportunities, great benefits and a high stress work environment.
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Regina, SK – 19 July 2017
It was a good job that wasn't too hard or physically demanding. They trained me well and made sure I didn't work alone until I was ready. Only problem was that I couldn't sit down for the whole 8 hours because it was frowned upon. Wasn't allowed to read/do homework/sit even when no customers were in the lot or store so there was nothing to do. That said, it was a pretty friendly job that I would consider doing again.
You can eat whenever (as long as you're behind the counter in case a customer comes in).
Gas Station Attendant/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Aylmer, ON – 17 July 2017
As I believe all employment, the company has room for improvements in all areas. A typical day at work would include staying focus on the job at hand at all times and go home safe. I've learned several safety precautions, which I do practice at home. Management was in my opinion fare, but room for improvement in the area of working together with their employees (meaning people skills and better communication). The work culture there was a bit stressful because of the division between management and employees. The hardest part of the job would be the lack of tolerance for human error on management's part and the lack of concern on employee's part, whit both hindering the success of production. However, for me the most enjoyable part of the job was working with people. Having the opportunity to relieve the stress of the day, by having a team to laugh and encourage one another made it all worth being there and keep the focus to get the job done.
Always busy and hectic during the day, calm and relaxing at night.
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Tsawwassen, BC – 16 July 2017
Working at Shell was bothersome at times. I did more work that what i was getting paid for and the store was always dirty when i came on shift. No breaks either, which has to this day made me have pain and aches in my knees.
Good for students who need money for tuition fees.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 9 July 2017
This job is best suitable for those who are good at dealing with people and want to make some money for side expenses. Do not expect growth of any kind in this job. Just do your job and get the pay cheque.
Material Handler / Shipper & Receiver (Former Employee) – Brockville, ON – 3 July 2017
Shell was a fun job despite my co-workers. I was a "temp" there. There was an unwritten rule about the treatment of all temporary employees. All of us were bullied and otherwise mistreated by all warehouse staff. Management refused to acknowledge there was a problem and turned a blind eye towards it. It was a 2 year contract after which you were laid-off for 6 months. All temporary employees then had the option of returning for another 2 year term. No one ever came back after their 6 month lay-off. No surprise there. In 2014, the entire full-time warehouse staff were fired. The warehouse is now contracted out to an outside warehousing company. Karma is real.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 24 June 2017
Good for people who are willing to talk to strangers and good for those who aren't short tempered and won't get mad easily because some customers will get you angry and the one bad thing that I can think of that I don't like is that when a drive off happens and the license plate is covered the managers/owners get mad at you and sometimes they want you to pay for it
Gas Jockey (Former Employee) – Nestleton Station, ON – 23 June 2017
I extremely enjoyed working for the Linington family. I enjoyed working by myself , I loved my roll. Enjoyed working with the people and helping the customers. I also enjoyed the different aspects of the job. It was a great job and good experience.