Together at the top
Nathan shares with us the open, inclusive, and safe culture Shell has, and how Shell’s inspiring mentors and friendly colleagues supported his aspirations, giving him a sense of purpose.
Hello! My name’s Nathan Ramadhan, but people call me ‘Nate’. I’ve been in Shell for almost four years now as a Supply Chain professional ever since I graduated from the University of Nottingham with a Masters in Chemical Engineering. I spent my first role as Production Engineer at the brand new Marunda Lubes Blending Plant before moving on to a Logistics role as a Logistics Coordinator. Now, I work as a Demand Planner, forecasting above 150 million liters per year across 300+ different stock-keeping-units worth billions of dollars! The company cares deeply for both staffs’ wellbeing and personal development. It’s also very exciting to be surrounded by some of the brightest, kindest, and most-motivated colleagues. Every day is full of new challenges, new things to learn, and new people to meet from all corners of the world. Shell is definitely the place to have a long-lasting career.
Me at my desk. We have a clean-desk policy here so everything feels very tidy and organised.
This is how the office generally looks! The desks have short partitions, so not only does it enhance collaboration, it also makes it feel nice and wide.
It’s a highly international environment where we collaborate with people from across the globe. This is me, presenting to colleagues from seven different countries in the same room!
Quotes from Indonesian heroes are everywhere. It definitely gives a sense that our work is tied in to giving back to the nation.
Speaking of giving back to the nation, we do lots of social activities. Here are my colleagues and I picking up rubbish from the Balinese shoreline.
We have also collaborated with our business partners to teach under-privileged children throughout Indonesia.
Leaders in Shell are also very engaged in staffs’ personal development. Even the Country Chairman (Darwin Silalahi, left) is willing to spare an hour of his time to coach us.
There’s also a lot of opportunity for international travel and exposure. Here I am after hosting at the annual leadership team conference in Guangzhou, China.
Work-life balance is in the core of Shell operations. Families are regularly invited to Family Day events and the “Bring Your Kids to Work” day.
We are more like closely-knit friends than just colleagues here. Much of our personal time is spent together after a long day at work, on weekends, and even on trips around the world.
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