Petrobras Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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  1. Career oportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Petrobras full-time

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some careers are not valuable

    Cons

    It is very slow to get other levels


  2. Helpful (3)

    A giant and slow dinosaur

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

    I have been working at Petrobras full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Doesn'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 Management

    Change 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.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Missing challenge

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


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  5. Harassment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Look atfter your employees, dont let harassers get things their way. Fire'em! For God's sake


  6. System Analyst

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

    I have been working at Petrobras full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Has a good enviroment, the people be great, the work is very challenging.

    Cons

    Mixed company, a lot of problem with corruption.


  7. Nice salary, no motivation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Salvador, Bahia (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Salvador, Bahia (Brazil)

    I have been working at Petrobras

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good salary, invest on training

    Cons

    No recognition, unmotivating, it doesn't seems you grow as a proffessional

    Advice to Management

    most people I know doesn't feel realised on working at Petrobras, motivation is something we need. I know so many cases of depressed people here. And it seems that managers are only concerned with little things, but not on the great ones


  8. Good place to learn, bad place to rise.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equipment Engineer
    Current Employee - Equipment Engineer

    I have been working at Petrobras

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    We have a great source of knowledge here, very good people and colleagues to tutorials. No doubt a good place for those who want to learn. Petrobras has large oil reserves to explore and new opportunities should arise with the growth of the company, but she only hires Brazilian or naturalized Brazilians by public examinations. Petrobras also hires other companies that perform services for it. These companies pay better than Petrobras itself and the benefits are almost the same. These companies hire foreigners and in these companies you have a lot of mobility.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the ability of the leaders still leaves much to be desired. If you have the good fortune they sent you to a department with a good leader, congratulations, if not, there are rare the cases of someone getting an internal transfer. It´s common the cases of people asking for dismissal due to poor management and lack of internal mobility. The company has over 50,000 employees with almost no mobility, even if the person is necessary at another position. It will all depend on your boss, and his boss, and his boss, and his boss. Despite the great effort of the company to develop leadership skills, a gap of 10 years without hiring, and with great stability of the employees who were already in the company at 1990´s created a scenario that should improve the management capacity only in 5 or 10 years.

    Advice to Management

    For sure it be difficult to manage a public company so that it has the appearance of a private company. I think it´s very difficult to run the company with so many political influences. Wages are lower than those companies that are in the market created by itself (Petrobras).


  9. Helpful (2)

    Good learning opportunities but career progress is not by merit

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equipment Engineer in Vitória, Espírito Santo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Equipment Engineer in Vitória, Espírito Santo (Brazil)

    I have been working at Petrobras full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Safety - Good place to learning technical abilities

    Cons

    - Too many political interferences - The outcome of your work is not very important - Is not a business oriented company, it's governed by politics.

    Advice to Management

    - Give clear information about criterias for promotion, because is a secret and impossible to understand what happen in too many situations..........


  10. Helpful (1)

    Petrobras, large and slow as an elephant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Exploration Manager
    Current Employee - Exploration Manager

    I have been working at Petrobras

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Largest company in Brazil, technologically advanced, technically competent, pension and health plan benefitis

    Cons

    Headquarters in Rio (nightmare city to live in), poor quality management, too much political influence

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  11. Satisfactory

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Geologist
    Former Employee - Geologist

    I worked at Petrobras

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Better salary than other companies in the sector. Young staff with a very good attitude in HR department

    Cons

    Limited access to training and equipment to perform your job. Managers unaware of cultural differences and occasionally with aggressive management style. Too many political issues in the background coming from state owned company and national press, that at the end, forced the company to quit the country

    Advice to Management

    Too late to give some advice now (the company has just left the country)



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