Petrobras
3.5 of 5 37 reviews
www.petrobras.com.br Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 29, 2014

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Petrobras CEO and Director Maria das Graças Silva Foster

Maria das Graças Silva Foster

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73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPay, status, opportunities, industry penetration.

    ConsRed tape, monolithic, small variable income.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess red tape

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    Career oportunity

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSome careers are not valuable

    ConsIt is very slow to get other levels

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    Good learning opportunities but career progress is not by merit

    Equipment Engineer (Current Employee)
    Vitória, Espírito Santo (Brazil)

    Pros- Safety
    - Good place to learning technical abilities

    Cons- Too many political interferences
    - The outcome of your work is not very important
    - Is not a business oriented company, it's governed by politics.

    Advice to Senior Management- Give clear information about criterias for promotion, because is a secret and impossible to understand what happen in too many situations..........

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I expected more from the biggest brazilian oil & gas company.

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    General conditions for a Chemical technician

    Petroleum Chemical Technician (Former Employee)
    Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

    ProsSalary, bonus, environment, training, knowledge acquired.

    ConsLess meritocracy, not so transparent in promotions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more clear with promotions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Breat place to work with brilliant minds!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork with friends, nice experience in Oil&Gas field and also with managerial information.

    ConsSince it's so huge, sometimes it's hard to innovate.

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    Excellent

    Petroleum Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat salary and great benefits

    ConsProfessional growth is a tough path

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Conventional Enterprise Systems development.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

    ProsPetrobras pays very well his employees and has a lot of extra benefits to complete your salary. Also it treats his emplyees with a lot of respect.

    ConsThe H.R. team is not worried about the best fit of the employee with his work area, this causes a great insatisfaction.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe H.R. team has to improve the match between employee's previous work experiences and the current area his actually working.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    If you work directly with the core business, Petrobras is one of the best and challenging companies in Brazil

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)

    Pros(i) Most admired company in Brazil; (ii) An excellent policy of employee trainning; (iii) lot of opportunities to grow; (iv) Many crucial unresolved technical problems to address.

    Cons(i) Extremely large company; (ii) because of that, decisions are taken too slowly sometimes; (iii) as a public company, sometimes what is the best for company it's not what is implemented.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think the one of the most important issue in Petrobras is its employee allocating process. You have the right people and a lot of opportunities. Try putting the right people on the right job and you will have extraordinary result.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Exposing, Few Wells to drill due to location

    Drilling Engineer (Former Employee)
    Lagos (Nigeria)

    ProsInternationally recognized, Great in the deep offshore operations

    ConsLow package as a local staff outside Brazil, Fewer operations outside Brazil

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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