Petrobras Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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  1. Petrobras is an energy state company in which the only possibility to get a job is by a difficult public contest.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    - The company has a large portfolio of energy business icluding oil and gas exploration, refinaries, power plants, research center, fertilizers. - It offers a nice extra benefits for the employees like: healthcae plan, financing the family school bills and medicines, profit share - It´s a very safe job with extremely reduced chances of being fired

    Cons

    - It has a huge government interference and its usual to damage some technical and business strategies because of political interests - Its a state company and susceptible to corruption attempts - The organization strucutre is very weak, if a lot of gaps of procedures and working plans


  2. Working with software quality area (performance test and business analyts) in the oil and gas company.

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big company with lots of projects in different areas.

    Cons

    With the bad scenario in nowadays the company are not making new projects

    Advice to Management

    Could make better the benefits and the chance to grow in the company.


  3. Great company.

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

    I have been working at Petrobras

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary. Amazing benefits. Health plan and free medicines for employee and family.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy in daily activities.


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  5. The best company of Brazil

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

    I have been working at Petrobras full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Benefits: salary, health plan, profit sharing, additional profits. - Stability - Career planning - Office conditions - Tranning program - Work in several places in Brazil - A lot of career opportunities

    Cons

    - Burocracy - Deep Hierarchy - Politics culture - Decisions taken too time to be effective - Not everybody is engaged to do the company better

    Advice to Management

    - Minimize the hierarchy - Simplify the number os softwares used daily. - The board of administration need to be formed with only employees, not politicals.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Geologist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Geologist in Salvador, Bahia (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Geologist in Salvador, Bahia (Brazil)

    I worked at Petrobras full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    International, transparent , efficient and stable company.

    Cons

    There is no Cons in this company


  7. 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


  8. Helpful (1)

    Working as a third-part, allocated in the company, is not the best way

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Salvador, Bahia (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Salvador, Bahia (Brazil)

    I worked at Petrobras full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    i) estability; ii) policy of employee trainning;

    Cons

    i) burocracy; ii) no opportunities to grow;

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to employees.


  9. Very Good Company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Engineer Trainee
    Former Employee - Process Engineer Trainee

    I worked at Petrobras part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  10. Petrobras

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  11. 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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