Shell HR has a recruiting criteria that they evaluate candidates with known as CAR. It measures capacity, achievement, and relationships. Capacity describes how you learn and the breadth of the skills you have to solve hard problems. Achievement is more about work ethic. How well do you just simply get things done. Finally, relationships is how you work with others. Whenever answering a question from Shell recruiters or interviewers, make sure your answers address all three of those points. Shell has a wide variety of open positions in many fields. Recruiters aren't looking to fill a specific job position, rather they look more for whether or not you're a good fit for the organization in general. If they like you, they'll find a place for you. Similarly, Shell does perform some technical assessments for technical positions. These, however, are much more generalized than typical domain technical interviews. Expect something more along the lines of the SAT rather than solving questions about dynamic programming algorithms.
Former Power & Natural Gas Trading Intern at Shell Oil
over 1 year ago
Shell was definitely most interested in the ways I could apply my skills and academic background to the work the company was doing on the trading floor. Whether a student is a finance/business major, in a more quantitative role like myself, or another field, my supervisors at Shell really just wanted to see what value or insights I could provide by looking at a situation or idea from my own point of view. In my case this involved utilizing statistical modeling in a trading context, but it could have really been any sort of value add that I brought to the table.
Former Business Performance Analyst Intern at Shell Oil
over 1 year ago
Be personable and friendly! I feel like the cultural transition from Rice to Shell has been fairly easy - both greatly value a culture of diversity, respect, and care for each other. I think being your genuine self and focusing on connecting with the recruiter rather than spewing out your resume will take you farther.