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Petrobras Reviews

Updated January 1, 2015
Updated January 1, 2015
46 Reviews
3.6
46 Reviews
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  1.  

    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 (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
  2.  

    Good company to start

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

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

    Pros

    Provide all the necessary training and your job is stable

    Cons

    Salary is low to the market, administration has it's issues, only brazilians can apply

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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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    Very good

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

    I have been working at Petrobras full-time

    Pros

    Stability
    Very interesting and big projects
    Excellent wage for undergrads and Good wage for manager positions
    Possibility (not likely though) to work in several places in Brazil

    Cons

    Extremely slow/bureaucratic in every sense (both career , HR, and company rithym overall)
    Not a meritocratic company at all
    Many people not willing to work and some other working hard
    Wage may be bad during some time/career position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut a bit of blabla and get faster -> money is the name of the game and REAL meritocacy is the only way to achieve results.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Rewarding but with a slow pace that may freak people out sometimes.

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

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

    Pros

    Pay is amongst best in Brazil.

    Cons

    Sometimes culture seems stuck in the 80´s.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very good if you enjoy not working that much

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

    I have been working at Petrobras full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Slow pace, salaries paid rigorously,

    Cons

    Work to technical and specific, not incentives for contracted professionals, low salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat contracted professionals with more care: they are the ones actually carrying the piano.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Senior Java Architect and Lead Developer on Java solutions over 8 years on Petrobras

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

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

    Pros

    It has good stability and most of the IT offices are on center (near).

    Cons

    Not aware of I.T changes and its Innovations. The process is very bureaucratic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop insisting on hiring external software factoring model, No good software have ever came from it. The highest cost if software is on changes, worst software has greater costs.
    Most important of all. Stop saying IT is not our main business because IT is the Main Business of the I.T Area. Google is also a "non IT main business company".

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Systems Engineer

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

    I have been working at Petrobras as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Stability
    - Excellent team
    - Several areas to work
    - A lot of training

    Cons

    - Every process is too slow
    - You can be working in an area that is not the best for you, and the mobility is too difficult
    - Professional growth sometimes depends on political questions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Systems Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Stability
    - Excellent team
    - Several areas to work
    - A lot of training

    Cons

    - Every process is too slow
    - You can be working in an area that is not the best for you, and the mobility is too difficult
    - Professional growth sometimes depends on political questions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More attention on where you locate your professionals. You can get much more from them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    Quality of Life, Learning, who work offshore, has good salary, work with new frontier of technology, challenges

    Cons

    Career, salary to work in the office,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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