Petrobras America

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Changing FAST, but to anything better.....

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Petrobras America

Pros

Bonus, Benefits (excluding 401K matching) and sick leave, and an excellent place to gain Operator's experience

Cons

NO room for advancement in the Company - especially if you do not connected and don't speak Portuguese! Job can be overly demanding at times. No retirement benefits, Lately, Communication and Transparency between upper Management and Employees are quickly fading away (FAST). Career Planning does NOT exist!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work will NOT be done without employees! You CANNOT depend 100% on contractors to keep your business up, as well as maintain it profitable and growing! Need to invest in a reliable capable core team and ensure you keep them content, included, and involved. Also, need to ensure your employees are allowed to grow and enhance their careers by investing in them, promote them, and provide opportunities…..

No opinion of CEO

16 Other Employee Reviews for Petrobras America (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Takes some time to get used to the culture, but overall is very good...

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

    I have been working at Petrobras America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very nice people. Friendly and helpful management. It is a pleasure to work with these kind of people. You feel secured and more responsible, knowing that your supervisor will do his/her best to support you and cover you back if needed.

    Cons

    A part of a large corporation, trying to act as a small company As a result, too much bureaucracy. There is not much training provided to employees, as they are expected to be experienced and skillful. Meetings rarely start in time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to park your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good Job security, great health benefits, friendly coworkers, good 401k program (6%), good bonuses, flexible hours and relaxed work environment.

    Cons

    No career plan. No training provided. No chance of advancement. Salaries are below market average. From HR to Procurement every process is slow in the company. Hiring Someone or to sign a contract takes from 3 to 6 months, unless upper management request which then it is done within days. The upper management is all expats from Brazil which prioritize good relations with Brazil above any thought of career plan for the US employees, after all their career will continue in Brazil not here. Training budget was reduced this year even though the company is apparently breaking production records. Every year an environment/employee survey is sent out but it is a joke, no matter how much is complained nothing changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1)Reduce Procurement bureaucracy
    2)Optimize HR processes (make sure it is efficient all the time not only when the managers request, stop sweeping requests and complaints under the rug)
    3)Provide a career plan
    4)Do not cut the budget for training
    5)Increase salaries to the market levels

    Unless the items above are met good professionals will continue to leave Petrobras for someone else that can "show them the money"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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