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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    Petrobras

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

    ProsIt´s a great company with many complex projects and where the best practices in project management is totally used.

    ConsSometimes the decisions take to much time to done.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

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    Missing challenge

    Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
    São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    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 Senior Management_ Less influence from politicians and lobbies.
    _ Reduce organizational structure.
    _ Adopt meritocracy as a mean to career development.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Equipment Engineer (Former Employee)
    Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

    ProsStability, good work environment, benefits.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Petroleum Engineer Internship (Current Employee)
    Vitória, Espírito Santo (Brazil)

    ProsI'm learning a lot of things, mainly microsoft office stuff. The salary was low, but now is good, and benefits too. They pay transport and food.

    ConsWe cant stay on the company after 6 months of internship, because they have to give the opportunity for others.

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

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    Consultor (Former Employee)
    Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

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

    Consslow processes, patronage, power play

    Advice to Senior Managementavoid to be a contractor

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company

    Geologist (Current Employee)
    Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

    ProsIf you are working with the main business of the company, exploration/explotation you are going to have plenty of training and knowledge, a great place to develop your abilities.

    ConsThe company has too many bureaucracy.
    Sometimes its difficult to change areas.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a great experience working with valuable people focused on the goals required to optimize oil production

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt gives you the chance to demonstrate your skills and grow professionally by using the available technology and

    ConsPractical operations and projects require lots of instances and analyisis to be approved. Time consuming process.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove distribution of workload and promote a good work environment

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

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    Good place to work, not for creative work

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

    ProsAt Petrobras, you get a lot of trainning, there are a lot of perks. You know you can have a long career there. People are nice there too.

    ConsAs a Software Engineer in a non Software Company, you have more to guarantee that the systems are working well for users (people that actually make the money) than to create new tools. Too many times you are learning about new software bought by Company, too few you are creating new software.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A giant and slow dinosaur

    Designer (Current Employee)
    Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

    ProsWork/personal life balance. Start early and leave early invariably.

    ConsDoesn't have a design and software development culture. Very bureaucratic. People give more importance to indicators than to actually delivering quality projects. Employee/contract staff dichotomy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange the way productivity is evaluated. Numbers and indicators don't say everything. People know how to get their way through them and the company suffers from it. Badly executed projects and lazy professionals that don't feel motivated to perform good work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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