Petrobras
3.5 of 5 32 reviews
www.petrobras.com.br Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 5000+ Employees

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Updated Mar 26, 2014

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77% Approve of the CEO

Petrobras CEO and Director Maria das Graças Silva Foster

Maria das Graças Silva Foster

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76% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good Company

Geologist (Current Employee)
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

I have been working at Petrobras full-time for more than 3 years

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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Interesting

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Petrobras as an intern for more than a year

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Petrobras

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)

I have been working at Petrobras full-time for more than a year

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)

I have been working at Petrobras full-time for more than a year

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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Good place to work

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

I have been working at Petrobras full-time for more than a year

ProsWell organized development processes, good environment to work.

ConsBureaucracy slows down a bit. Sometimes it takes weeks to have a simple database change approved.

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

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Nice place

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Petrobras

ProsVery rich company and gorvernment supported

ConsLot of dirty relations and not clear bussiness

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Good company to start

Drilling Supervisor (Current Employee)
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

I have been working at Petrobras full-time for more than 3 years

ProsProvide all the necessary training and your job is stable

ConsSalary is low to the market, administration has it's issues, only brazilians can apply

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Is a good company for those who want a good training, but salary are not competitive and with a lot of bureaucracy.

Geophysicist (Current Employee)
Salvador, Bahia (Brazil)

I have been working at Petrobras full-time for more than a year

ProsMain pros: stability and trainings.

ConsMain cons: bureaucracy and salary.

Advice to Senior ManagementGeophysicists receive a very low salary, despite the great importance of the same for the company. In addition, there is a policy to go against the interests of the workplace of geophysical junior (even if there is vacancy in such workplace).

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very good

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

I have been working at Petrobras full-time

ProsStability
Very interesting and big projects
Excellent wage for undergrads and Good wage for manager positions
Possibility (not likely though) to work in several places in Brazil

ConsExtremely slow/bureaucratic in every sense (both career , HR, and company rithym overall)
Not a meritocratic company at all
Many people not willing to work and some other working hard
Wage may be bad during some time/career position

Advice to Senior ManagementCut a bit of blabla and get faster -> money is the name of the game and REAL meritocacy is the only way to achieve results.

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

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