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Petrobras Reviews

Updated July 25, 2014
Updated July 25, 2014
39 Reviews

3.5
39 Reviews
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Petrobras CEO and Director Maria das Graças Silva Foster
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  1.  

    Very Good Company.

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer Trainee
    Former Employee - Process Engineer Trainee

    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
  2.  

    Interesting

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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  

    Confused

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    Current Employee - Geophysicist
    Current Employee - Geophysicist

    Pros

    Mix it all: the best and the worst, in all ways. both techs and managers.
    Good work-life balance. Usually, when you leave the office, you leave work too.
    Lots of in-company training, usually basic level.

    Cons

    Hard to get good training at an intermediate-high level. Usually friend-of-a-friend is the way to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too much political influence, nothing to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Petrobras

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

    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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Missing challenge

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in 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 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
  7.  

    Engineer at Petrobras

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

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consultor

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    Former Employee - Consultor  in  Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Consultor in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

    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
  9.  

    Internship Interview

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

    Pros

    I'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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Geologist  in  Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Geologist in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

    Pros

    If 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve distribution of workload and promote a good work environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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