Petronas Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
110 Reviews
3.6
110 Reviews
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Petronas President and CEO Shamsul Azhar Abbas
Shamsul Azhar Abbas
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Safe working environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Kertih (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Kertih (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Petronas full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Sufficient training provided through Skill Group Training Modules to all engineers. Helpful colleagues and safe working environment

    Cons

    Quite hard to move from one business stream to another i.e from downstream / midstream to upstream business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe in the future some KPIs can be implemented for a long term ones such as 3-year or 5-year KPIs to inculcate long term planning mindset for related business strategies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good but not what I am looking for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive (Operation)
    Current Employee - Executive (Operation)

    I have been working at Petronas full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A lots of training opportunities to enhance competencies

    Great mobility whereby you can change role or operating units and chances to work overseas

    Good leaders with clear vision

    Cons

    Slow career progression due to the current structure. Might take minimum 4-7 years for a junior executive to be promoted to senior executive.

    Unclear job scope. Being an operation executive in the region office, most of the time I was assigned to do non-technical stuffs or most of the time being like a messenger between offshore and office (which should be done by a planner itself) which hinders me from doing things that is really technical and related to my job scope. This is kinda demotivational. Nevertheless, you get to know a lot of people through these unrelated assignments.

    Lesser benefits and lower salary as compared to other oil and gas companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should revise the manpower requirement and the job scope of the executives so that relevant and constructive task are assigned to them.

    Should also revise the career progression.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Family based company

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

    I have been working at Petronas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Strong bonding between the staff
    The benefits are among the most competitive in Malaysia
    Lots of opportunities for personal growth i.e. Leadership club

    Cons

    Performance based rewards
    'Office - politics' is quite rampant

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good platform to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Paka (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Paka (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Petronas full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Large selection of OPUs which have wide range of operation, process & equipments.
    Good place to gain experience both technical & management.

    Cons

    Gap of competencies between higher managements & working level employees, resulting mis-communication & unaligned decision making.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More visits to the regions (operating units) to have first hand input from working levels

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    PG Student

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PG Student  in  Kampong Padang Perak (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - PG Student in Kampong Padang Perak (Malaysia)

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

    Pros

    Yayasan UTP (UTP Foundation) was established in 2007 to promote and further the cause of education in the country, and to support the future development of Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) as an academic institution of excellence.
    Yayasan UTP plays a key role in seeking donations and in forging new partnerships with individuals and organisations, and supports UTP through the next phase of its growth as a leading educational institution that promotes creativity and innovation

    Cons

    It also provides opportunities for the next generation of students to pursue knowledge, especially in the fields of science and technology, as well as help prepare them for a career in the increasingly challenging global economy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great opportunities but poor salary, compensation, management and datakeeping, and political based decision making

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Technologist  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Production Technologist in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I worked at Petronas full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities available for junior executives which can be a big platform for learning

    Cons

    Salary not competitive in the oil and gas industry, inefficient management, limited health benefits and unattractive allowances, poor data management, political based decision making, lack of competent technical experts, individual appraisal is too much dependent on new initiatives presented with much less account on the maintenance and sustenance of the core daily activity, no continuous monitoring and maintenance after new project execution

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revise salary for the technical executives. No other companies pay the same salary to HR and engineers, accountant, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Generally good and positive future looking

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

    I have been working at Petronas full-time

    Pros

    Training and opportunities are there, will get more if you approach proactively

    Cons

    More well organised structure for freshman. They can be doing nothing for few months
    Compensation is below compare to others oil and gas standard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructuring the HR management, for me is a most messy and uninformative hr i ever seen

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Casher

    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Balik Pulau (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Balik Pulau (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Petronas as an intern for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Need Money and all abouts money .

    Cons

    Money shock and have unlimited crazy customer ( i hate them. )

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont know

  10.  

    Awesome benefit, but slow in career progress

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Executive in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Petronas full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, and offer a lot of local and international trainings for human development

    Cons

    Slow in career progress, too many multi-layers management makes information flow inefficient to executives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consult with execs before issue relocation letter

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A good learning curve for me.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HSE Executive  in  Kertih (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - HSE Executive in Kertih (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Petronas full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pros 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

    Cons

    New 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 ManagementAdvice

    A better link is required between the top management and the working crew.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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