Compare Shell vs BP BETA

See how working at Shell vs. BP compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Shell vs. BP. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Shell

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BP

Employee Ratings

  • Shell scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 4994 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 3276 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Shell employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than BP employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Work-life balance
3.7
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.5
Shell employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than BP employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.1
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.0
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Shell Ceo Ben van Beurden
93%
93%Ben van Beurden
Shell employees rated their CEO Approval 12% higher than BP employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
BP Ceo Bernard Looney
81%
81%Bernard Looney
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
81%
Shell employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 5% higher than BP employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
76%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
57%
Positive Business Outlook
56%

Salaries

Shell has 3 more total submitted salaries than BP.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Business Analyst1 Salaries
€62,307/yr
Deck Officer1 Salaries
£42,208/yr
Project Manager1 Salaries
€2,034/mo
Salaries for similar jobs
Third Engineer1 Salaries
€42,501/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Working environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Shell.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at BP.
  • "Slow decision making" was the most mentioned Con at Shell.
  • "Oil prices" was the most mentioned Con at BP.
Pros
Pros
"Working environment"(in 282 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 201 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 430 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 205 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Slow decision making"(in 182 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 75 reviews)
Cons
"Oil prices"(in 67 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 64 reviews)
Featured Review
"Great company"14 Nov 2018

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Shell full-time

Pros

Huge opportunity for the right candidates, just have to make it happen by inter company networking and all that

Cons

Too many young graduates who behave like they are the CEO

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at BP full-time

Pros

You can learn alot in a very short period Amazing benefits and compensations Great workplace Managers are very supportive and helpful Flexible

Cons

Formal work environment No training was provided for the job

Job Postings

Shell has 1,218 more recently posted open jobs than BP.