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 6 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management and CEO Approval.
  • BP scored higher in 2 areas: % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 316 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 526 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Shell employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than BP employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
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
3.8
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Shell Ceo Ben van Beurden
85%
85%Ben van Beurden
Shell employees rated their CEO Approval 14% higher than BP employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
BP Ceo Bernard Looney
71%
71%Bernard Looney
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
65%
% Recommend to a friend
73%
BP employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 8% higher than Shell employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
46%
Positive Business Outlook
54%
BP employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 8% higher than Shell employees rated theirs.

Salaries

BP has 537 more total submitted salaries than Shell.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Intern15 Salaries
£25,361/yr
Business Analyst19 Salaries
£54,347/yr
Engineer7 Salaries
£46,631/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Commercial Analyst20 Salaries
£45,871/yr
Business Analyst10 Salaries
£47,391/yr
Mechanical Engineer22 Salaries
£50,949/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Working environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Shell.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at BP.
  • Shell had 68 more reviews than BP that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Working environment"(in 288 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 204 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 434 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 207 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Slow decision making"(in 186 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 132 reviews)
Cons
"Oil prices"(in 67 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 64 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Purser

I have been working at Shell full-time

Pros

Equal opportunity partner and Great company

Cons

Great company to work for

Former Employee - Retail Assistant

I worked at BP full-time for less than a year

Pros

They are very professional and fair, they are polite in the interview stage and its not so formal

Cons

Theres alot of shifts going on so you wont necessarily always know who you are working for or with but the manager stays the same

Job Postings

Shell has 1,213 more recently posted open jobs than BP.