Royal Dutch Shell plc is the most highly-rated employer of oil and gas professionals, according to the first industry-wide survey of its kind since the oil price downturn that began in late 2014, wrote Jon Mainwaring, editor, Rigzone.
Rigzone's Ideal Employer Survey was a research project conducted among 8,400 people in more than 100 countries, carried out between July and September this year. More than 3,000 companies who are active in the oil and gas sector were named by respondents in the survey. The companies were ranked based on questions that focused on their qualities and ratings as an employer.
Shell received the most mentions from respondents who were asked to name the employers they would most like to work for. Shell was followed by Chevron Corp., Exxon Mobil Corp. and BP plc in second, third and fourth position respectively, while Halliburton – at number five – was the highest-rated oilfield services company.
Responding to the results of the survey, Jonathan Kohn, Shell's HR head for the UK, Ireland, Nordics and South Africa, said he believed the company received such a strong response because of the quality of people it employs.
"Shell people are our strongest ambassadors and we are proud of the quality of the people that we've got. I think it's pretty clear and central to the group's strategy that having that access to quality people really is part of how we compete to win," he said.