PetroTel

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PetroTel Reviews

3 Reviews
3.0
3 Reviews

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PetroTel Founder, Distinguished Engineering Advisor and Chairman Anil Chopra
Anil Chopra
3 Ratings

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  1.  

    Great company with outstanding people and amazing opportunities

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

    I have been working at PetroTel full-time

    Pros

    A very friendly work environment with great mentoring by some of the best experts in the industry. The company provides competitive benefits with some great upside potential that would not be available in a major. There is a diverse mix of projects and staff gets the chance to gain great experience worldwide. This is the only place where fresh graduates can work and learn on real projects from Day 1. The opportunities you are given are tremendous if you are proactive. There is a diverse mix of people and a chance to learn from everyone. The management is very understanding and accommodating, if you are sincere. Overall, working at this place can truly advance your career by leaps and bounds and provide truly complete job satisfaction.

    Cons

    None. Working here has been the best career decision!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Going Downhill

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

    I have been working at PetroTel full-time

    Pros

    Only good part in working for this company is its location being in suburb, good housing is available within few minutes of drive.

    Cons

    In the last 1 year itself, more than 20% employees have left the company - all experienced. Many jobs require to work at client site, some domestic but mostly at international places as per client schedule. Junior employees are forced to stay at international client location for months. Prospect for growth is next to nil. No external training. Many good mentors have already left the company. The employment contract is very harsh and will be shown only after joining. The company is family owned and family centric. Lower pay than market average for similar job and experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Please avoid if possible. Not good for fresh graduates in the long term.

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

    I worked at PetroTel full-time

    Pros

    - Some intelligent hard-working people
    - Great co-workers that help you when needed and understand and help with your frustration at work
    - Relaxed schedule
    - Easy place to work

    Cons

    - Lower pay and benefits compared to other oil majors. Small salary increases
    - No orientation or training program when you are first hired or afterward. No outside training offered
    - Limited opportunity for career advancement and growth
    - Harsh employment contract at joining time
    - Many talented and sharp people have left as they see there is no point in staying on
    - Family managed company, No long term strategy
    - Legal and HR are ok
    - They spin their communications instead of just stating what they mean

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Generally, if you make employees your collaborator instead of current practices it is mutually beneficial. They don't ask any questions about policies and just accept whatever they are told assuming it is good for them. Employees are not children to be cared for. They are intelligent people that understands the business environment and want to succeed. But if management doesn't want to listen to them or don't care they have no choice. Conduct a completely anonymous survey to ask your employees for feedback so that you can begin to understand what is going on in your company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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