Petrobras Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Petrobras is an energy state company in which the only possibility to get a job is by a difficult public contest.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Petrobras full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - The company has a large portfolio of energy business icluding oil and gas exploration, refinaries, power plants, research center, fertilizers.
    - It offers a nice extra benefits for the employees like: healthcae plan, financing the family school bills and medicines, profit share
    - It´s a very safe job with extremely reduced chances of being fired

    Cons

    - It has a huge government interference and its usual to damage some technical and business strategies because of political interests
    - Its a state company and susceptible to corruption attempts
    - The organization strucutre is very weak, if a lot of gaps of procedures and working plans

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. Excellent company to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Petrobras

    Pros

    Great people and professionals are in all the sectors of the company.

    Cons

    Administrated by the government, the company has some issues related to the management which should be reviewed.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3. Working with software quality area (performance test and business analyts) in the oil and gas company.

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

    I have been working at Petrobras full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Big company with lots of projects in different areas.

    Cons

    With the bad scenario in nowadays the company are not making new projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could make better the benefits and the chance to grow in the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Great Experience!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Flexible Time
    - Learning Opportunities

    Cons

    - Third Party usually don´t have good opportunities.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6. Great company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

    I have been working at Petrobras

    Pros

    Salary. Amazing benefits. Health plan and free medicines for employee and family.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy in daily activities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. The best company of Brazil

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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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Benefits: salary, health plan, profit sharing, additional profits.
    - Stability
    - Career planning
    - Office conditions
    - Tranning program
    - Work in several places in Brazil
    - A lot of career opportunities

    Cons

    - Burocracy
    - Deep Hierarchy
    - Politics culture
    - Decisions taken too time to be effective
    - Not everybody is engaged to do the company better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Minimize the hierarchy
    - Simplify the number os softwares used daily.
    - The board of administration need to be formed with only employees, not politicals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Harassment

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    Current Employee - Employee in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Employee in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    Stable employment, means you won't get fired, but you won't get too far without a strong patronage. Nowadays, that means someone from the ruling party.

    Cons

    Harassment is common, and is usual to turn a blind eye. Sometimes, the offender falls upward, i.e. gets a promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look atfter your employees, dont let harassers get things their way. Fire'em! For God's sake

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Petrobras

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    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 (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
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Missing challenge

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    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 (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
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Internship Interview

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    Current Intern - Petroleum Engineer Internship in Vitória, Espírito Santo (Brazil)
    Current Intern - Petroleum Engineer Internship in Vitória, Espírito Santo (Brazil)

    I have been working at Petrobras as an intern (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

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