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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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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Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

I have been working at Petrobras full-time for more than 5 years

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

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General conditions for a Chemical technician

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

I worked at Petrobras full-time for more than a year

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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Big job in big company

Petroleum Chemist (Current Employee)
Salvador, Minas Gerais (Brazil)

I have been working at Petrobras

ProsTechnological competence, company infra-structure and work visibility.

ConsPolitical interference in the company objectives.

Advice to Senior ManagementGo ahead with the strategical plans

Yes, I would 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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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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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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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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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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