Petronas

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Petronas Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2014
Petronas – “driving”

Petronas – “driving”
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.6 101 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

Petronas President and CEO Shamsul Azhar Abbas

Shamsul Azhar Abbas

(46 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good exposure on engineering know how due to involved in many oil and gas related industry (in 5 reviews)

  • These values are directly translated to the working environment (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Mediocre internship allowance compared to other O&G companies (in 4 reviews)

  • Again very poor advice from the HR management to the EXCO (in 3 reviews)

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    A good learning curve for me.

    HSE Executive (Current Employee) Kertih (Malaysia)

    ProsPros of working in PETRONAS is how well organized things are.
    Being in the HSE line, PETRONAS has a very organized framework in the HSE Management System.
    HSEMS is the backbone of HSE implementation in the company. Supporting this backbone is the PETRONAS Technical Standards (PTS) which are a good reference point to what practices should be.
    To have a good check and balance, there are regular audits to be conducted on the system.
    Good support in terms of training

    ConsNew executives will have capped benefits in terms of medical.
    Poor judgement/decisions by current middle-management. Stress/strain from higher management falls directly on the shoulder of the working level crew. at times, it could even be micromanaging.

    Advice to Senior ManagementA better link is required between the top management and the working crew.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Working environment

    Engineer (Current Employee) Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    ProsFriendly and very helpful colleagues

    ConsLocated in the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur

    Advice to Senior ManagementMonthly income based on performance

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

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    Good

    Senior Executive (Former Employee) Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    ProsAble to gain wide experience at the Company

    ConsOffice Politics must be kept to a minimum

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop talents across the orgnaisation. Kill the politics.

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

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    PETRONAS provides balance opportunities for all staff development

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBalance worklife, providing allowances for traveling. Competitive working environment.

    ConsThere are a lot of divisions and units, however movement of staff between divisions is not easy

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    PETRONAS provides good opportunities for staff development.

    Project Management (Current Employee) Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    ProsRemuneration package for direct hires was fairly competitive. Provides meal and hardship allowances for traveling. Work-life balance can generally be ascertained depending on roles and function.

    ConsBenefits were not as good for contract hires as for permanent staff and no bonus. Recent corporate realignment may help improve efficiency, communication, etc. as company strives to compete with the international oil majors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUp the ante on remuneration package to attract skilled professionals and help offset flat tax rate at 26% for foreigners.

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

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    Good stepping stone.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    ProsGood training ground, where one can get good exposure to a wide breadth of businesses, and being introduced to how a complex organisation works. Fairly international in thinking. Some business units strive for excellence, which is why Petronas still stays in the Fortune 100 list. The company has good efforts in "giving back" to communities where their business operates in. It also invests in education.

    ConsUnequal compensation scheme. Working long hours (or during public holidays) is the minimum expectation. Over-zealous in cultivating in-house training, which sometimes defeats the purpose of learning, as staff aim to "collect certificates" to get promoted, instead of attending trainings for learning. Too much office hours were spent on religious activities, which perhaps explain why some management personnel have the minimum expectation for staff to work overtime to compensate loss hours spent on non-work related tasks. Office politics gets in the way of business and personal growth. Under-performing staff sometimes get too much leeway; introverted but promising staff are not given enough attention.

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    Engineering

    Engineering (Former Employee)

    ProsGood working environment. good pay nice people

    Conshard to move from region to region.

    Advice to Senior Managementpay more!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to settle down

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTraining provided by company is good and sufficient for all skill that require development. Offer career advancement for those who are chasing for tittle. Working environment is good and staff are friendly.

    ConsImpossible to move from one business stream to another once joining. Its like will forever stay in place where start working. Did not offer mobility so much even there is a lot a vacancy in a place you applied. Salary is not competitive as compared to other oil and gas company.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My view

    Reliability Executive (Current Employee) Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    ProsPeople are generally nice and friendly. The company has significant potential to grow. Training is abundant and relatively easy to get.

    ConsThere's still a lot of racial politics. If you are not the correct race, progressing is more difficult. Salary is still below par relative to other Oil majors. HR is very "by the book" and rarely considers things case by case.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop promoting people based on cronyism and instead based on meritocracy. Hold the correct people accountable for their mistakes and making right decisions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Attractive Salary package to expatriate.

    Production Supervisor (Current Employee) Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia)

    ProsCulture among all staff very interesting and Loyalty to company is the key element's to retain staff.

    ConsCareer Development and Salary package need to enhance for Loyal Staff.

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

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