Application Stage:

1. How would my interview process go?

For any role in Shell, an applicant will go through an interview process which will test the candidate on both functional and behavioral competencies. You may begin your application journey by browsing through our current vacancies.

2. What is the minimum or maximum duration of career break required for me to be eligible to apply for a role in SBO Chennai under the Project Re-energize programme?

Anyone with a minimum of 6 months’ break, with a drive to re-energize her career, or any applicant who feels they are confident to sustainably meet business objectives can apply for relevant roles at SBO Chennai.

3. Is there an option to work part-time or can I work from home?

Shell believes in offering a sustainable working environment for all their Staff so that they can strike a perfect work life balance. There are specific/identified roles which have part time working or virtual working as an option. We can discuss these further based on the role you apply for.

Life at Shell:

4. What shift timings will I have to work in?

SBO Chennai works with Royal Dutch Shell across the globe, and each employee is required to clock in 9 hours of work, including breaks. There are shifts starting from 7 am, but our general shifts go between 10 am to 7 pm. Flexible working hours are offered to select staff based on the project/ region.

5. How will I be supported to succeed in my career at SBO Chennai?

Apart from the inclusive environment and culture Shell employees live by, and the respect that the management has in supporting your work-life balance, SBO Chennai also ensures you are supported, professionally.

SWiCH or Shell Women in Chennai is a voluntary employee network to help women leverage their full personal and professional potential through self-development and business engagement. SWiCH builds on existing Shell policies and development opportunities to directly contribute and create an inclusive environment in Shell. The network is open to all SBO Chennai employees regardless of job group or business background, with activities that are women-centric. The network focuses on driving Networking, Personal Development & a sense of belonging via staff engagements. It’s a voluntary based group and provides opportunity to:

  • influence the wider community
  • shape the future for women in the workplace
  • learn from each other and also inspire in return
  • grow as an individual – by learning new skills (coaching, influence outside the sphere of control, leadership, program management) & raising own levels of awareness in a diverse environment
  • build a network that can support and motivate you, and many more.

Some of the key events that we held were Mentoring Circles, Stairway 2 Success – a career development series, Engagements with Senior Leaders, Floor Connects and wider centre connect activities. We have Core & Floor Focal who make the network a success.

6. Does SBO Chennai have any Daycare options?

We are exploring options for the same. Meanwhile, we do offer a competitive child care allowance over and above your compensation which can be claimed by any women employee who has a child less than 3 years of age.

7. Does Shell provide transport facility?

Yes. In Shell, we put a high priority on your safety, hence we provide you with a transport service facility to bring you home safely at the end of each working day. The table below depicts the centre’s transport policy.

Shift Timing  Transport 

General Shift

Regular Timing

(10:00 am to 7:00 pm) 

Pick-up and drop-off will be provided to designated points within the city within a specified radius. *

*This applicable at specific timings for certain job levels. You may discuss this with your interviewer in further detail. 

(7:00 am to 4:00 pm)

(12:00 pm to 9:00 pm)

(2:00 pm to 11:00 pm) 

Door pick-up and door drop-off at the place of residence.**

**This is applicable at specific timings for certain job levels. You may discuss this with your interviewer in further detail.

Night Shift

(4:00 pm to 1:00 am)

(6:00 pm to 3:00 am)

(4:30 am to 1:30 pm)

(5:30 am to 2:30 pm) 

Door pick-up and door drop-off at the place of residence for all employees at all job levels. 

Late Sitting

( Beyond 8:30 pm) 

Drop at place of residence will be provided.***

***This is applicable based on certain transport clauses. You may discuss this with your interviewer in further detail.

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