Petrobras Reviews

Updated July 25, 2014
Updated July 25, 2014
40 Reviews

3.5
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Petrobras CEO and Director Maria das Graças Silva Foster
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Confused

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Geophysicist
    Current Employee - Geophysicist

    I have been working at Petrobras full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Mix it all: the best and the worst, in all ways. both techs and managers.
    Good work-life balance. Usually, when you leave the office, you leave work too.
    Lots of in-company training, usually basic level.

    Cons

    Hard to get good training at an intermediate-high level. Usually friend-of-a-friend is the way to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too much political influence, nothing to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Petrobras

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

    I have been working at Petrobras full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It´s a great company with many complex projects and where the best practices in project management is totally used.

    Cons

    Sometimes the decisions take to much time to done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Missing challenge

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I have been working at Petrobras full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    _ Job stability
    _ Salary
    _ Work-life balance

    Cons

    _ Too much political influence. Federal government interferes a lot in strategical decisions compromising efficiency.
    _ Not much room for initiative. Excessive control of decision making and processes.
    _ Excessive large organizational structure. Unnecessary managerial positions affect agility.
    _ Board and managerial positions are political nominations dependent on whatever political party is in charge. Usually executives don't have any background in the oil and energy industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    _ Less influence from politicians and lobbies.
    _ Reduce organizational structure.
    _ Adopt meritocracy as a mean to career development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Internship Interview

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer Internship  in  Vitória, Espírito Santo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer Internship in Vitória, Espírito Santo (Brazil)

    I have been working at Petrobras as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I'm learning a lot of things, mainly microsoft office stuff. The salary was low, but now is good, and benefits too. They pay transport and food.

    Cons

    We cant stay on the company after 6 months of internship, because they have to give the opportunity for others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Geologist  in  Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Geologist in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

    I have been working at Petrobras full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you are working with the main business of the company, exploration/explotation you are going to have plenty of training and knowledge, a great place to develop your abilities.

    Cons

    The company has too many bureaucracy.
    Sometimes its difficult to change areas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    A giant and slow dinosaur

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Designer  in  Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Designer in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

    I have been working at Petrobras full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work/personal life balance. Start early and leave early invariably.

    Cons

    Doesn't have a design and software development culture. Very bureaucratic. People give more importance to indicators than to actually delivering quality projects. Employee/contract staff dichotomy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the way productivity is evaluated. Numbers and indicators don't say everything. People know how to get their way through them and the company suffers from it. Badly executed projects and lazy professionals that don't feel motivated to perform good work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    It was a great experience working with valuable people focused on the goals required to optimize oil production

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Petrobras

    Pros

    It gives you the chance to demonstrate your skills and grow professionally by using the available technology and

    Cons

    Practical operations and projects require lots of instances and analyisis to be approved. Time consuming process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve distribution of workload and promote a good work environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work, not for creative work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

    I have been working at Petrobras full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    At Petrobras, you get a lot of trainning, there are a lot of perks. You know you can have a long career there. People are nice there too.

    Cons

    As a Software Engineer in a non Software Company, you have more to guarantee that the systems are working well for users (people that actually make the money) than to create new tools. Too many times you are learning about new software bought by Company, too few you are creating new software.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

    I have been working at Petrobras full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Well organized development processes, good environment to work.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy slows down a bit. Sometimes it takes weeks to have a simple database change approved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Is a good company for those who want a good training, but salary are not competitive and with a lot of bureaucracy.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Geophysicist  in  Salvador, Bahia (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Geophysicist in Salvador, Bahia (Brazil)

    I have been working at Petrobras full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Main pros: stability and trainings.

    Cons

    Main cons: bureaucracy and salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Geophysicists receive a very low salary, despite the great importance of the same for the company. In addition, there is a policy to go against the interests of the workplace of geophysical junior (even if there is vacancy in such workplace).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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