Petrobras

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Petrobras Reviews

Updated November 13, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014
45 Reviews
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45 Reviews
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  1.  

    The best company of Brazil

    • 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 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
  2.  

    Interesting

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Petrobras as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great research facilities, team of very capable people, good work schedule, provided transportation to/from work in private buses.

    Cons

    A lot of paperwork in order to do a lot of things.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Geologist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Geologist in Salvador, Bahia (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Geologist in Salvador, Bahia (Brazil)

    I worked at Petrobras full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    International, transparent , efficient and stable company.

    Cons

    There is no Cons in this company

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Harassment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working as a third-part, allocated in the company, is not the best way

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Salvador, Bahia (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Salvador, Bahia (Brazil)

    I worked at Petrobras full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    i) estability; ii) policy of employee trainning;

    Cons

    i) burocracy; ii) no opportunities to grow;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very Good Company.

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

    I worked at Petrobras part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly and supportive atmosphere. They do their job just fine!

    Cons

    A lot of red tape! It's because the company is regulated by the government.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Petrobras

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an 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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Missing challenge

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consultor

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

    I worked at Petrobras as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    well structured, training, knowledge, market vision, offshore and onshore experience

    Cons

    slow processes, patronage, power play

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    avoid to be a contractor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Engineer at Petrobras

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

    I worked at Petrobras full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stability, good work environment, benefits.

    Cons

    Slow career growth, as a public company they do not fill open positions quickly, causing an overload on some employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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