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Updated Jul 25, 2014

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3.5 39 reviews

74% Approve of the CEO

Petrobras CEO and Director Maria das Graças Silva Foster

Maria das Graças Silva Foster

(19 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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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    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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    Career oportunity

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSome careers are not valuable

    ConsIt is very slow to get other levels

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    Good learning opportunities but career progress is not by merit

    Equipment Engineer (Current Employee) Vitória, Espírito Santo (Brazil)

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

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

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    Good place to learn, bad place to rise.

    Equipment Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsWe 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.

    ConsUnfortunately 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 Senior ManagementFor 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).

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    Nice salary, no motivation

    Petroleum Engineer (Current Employee) Salvador, Bahia (Brazil)

    Prosgood salary, invest on training

    ConsNo recognition, unmotivating, it doesn't seems you grow as a proffessional

    Advice to Senior Managementmost 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Confused

    Geophysicist (Current Employee)

    ProsMix 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.

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

    Advice to Senior Managementtoo much political influence, nothing to do.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Consultor

    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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    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)

    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 if you enjoy not working that much

    User Interface Designer (Current Employee) Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

    ProsSlow pace, salaries paid rigorously,

    ConsWork to technical and specific, not incentives for contracted professionals, low salaries.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat contracted professionals with more care: they are the ones actually carrying the piano.

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

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