Petronas Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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Petronas President and CEO Shamsul Azhar Abbas
Shamsul Azhar Abbas
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Pros
  • it is very keen to seek staff who are experienced in oil and gas (in 6 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Salary is not competitive as compared to other oil and gas company (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. The good

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

    I have been working at Petronas

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

    Pros

    Stable career. Difficult to be hiredx difficult to be terminated once in the system.

    Cons

    Technical career progression is much more assessment oriented without taking into account employee significant contribution in Project delivery.

    Revision of grading system for career ladder promotion indirectly suppressed career progression.

    There are 2 main things for technical career progression, compulsory years of service + pass the technical assessment with flying colors

    Advice to Management

    Should give extra focus on how to improve HR services, extra focus on employee welfare. Transcend the mindset so it becomes a great place to work.

    Develop global mindset and dare to invest in technological research and development in order to remain relevant for the next 30 years.

    Hire local's best brain and remunerate at par as the global players do. Value people based on work quality. Expose the underdogs

  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 (Less than a year)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  3. Executive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Petronas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Working with very good technical people. Medical insurance is good.

    Cons

    Career movement too slow. Too many politics in mid level management

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to the ground people before making any decision

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  5. Great to Work but BAD MANAGEMENT

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

    I worked at Petronas full-time (More than 8 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - A lot experience, knowledge & technical know how.
    - Hands-on experience.
    - Working in different type of plant, equipment & process
    - A good training ground for mechnical engineer background to learn if you choose working in the plant

    Cons

    -To much red tape
    -Management too ego,pride & don't connect to ground
    -Appraisal a waste of time & full of BS
    -Management too much politic & backstabbing
    -CEO, SGM ,SM & Manager personel level seen to unprofesional & incompetent
    -Favoritism
    -Management wish for global productivity but at the cost of peanut
    -A lot of talented people resign not because of low pay but because of incompetent management
    - Not keeping up with today technonolgy
    - There are not competitive & inefficient

    Advice to Management

    -Please listen to your working level especially your non-exective.I myself as an executive respect those guy that work in the one of most dangerous environment.
    -I know you want to copy everything from SHELL and its a good thing but are we really copy everyhing ?
    -Please value your employee, they are your asset that are more valueable to than your oil & gas reserve. We're lucky that PETRONAS own all the resource in the Malaysia , what if all the resource depleted ?
    - You have your own shared value-CLIP , but its very dissappointing that your top management not embrace it .Everyone in management are just too selfish to climb the corporate ladder.

  6. Intern at PETRONAS Gas Berhad for 7 months

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

    I worked at Petronas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    friendly staff, exposed to new things that is not related to my field of study . flexible working hours

    Cons

    intern were given less opportunity to join event (sports,etc)

    Advice to Management

    -

  7. Forward-looking company

    • 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 (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good training, generally good HR policies, very systematic, good leadership from top management. Salary is reasonable and performance bonuses are generally good.

    Cons

    Job mismatch and slow career progression due to dogmatic in-house assessment. Projects can be a mismatch to assessed skills and hamper career progression.

  8. quailty engineer

    • 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to work in various projects.

    Cons

    Long process delays management decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the red tapes

  9. Excellent training ground

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    1. A lot of opportunity to learn and grow.
    2. supportive supervisors
    3. flexible hours

    Cons

    1. Salary package is not at PAR with market

    Advice to Management

    Revise salary package

  10. Good company

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    1. Good working environment
    2. Supportive supervisor
    3. Good training

    Cons

    1. Lengthy internal approval process
    2. Too many projects to manage

    Advice to Management

    1. Optimise the governance process
    2. Provide more focus jobs for individual

  11. Best place for engineering intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Internship in Bandar Labuan (Malaysia)
    Former Intern - Internship in Bandar Labuan (Malaysia)

    I worked at Petronas as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Best place for both Diploma and Degree student to do their internship. PETRONAS will assign a supervisor to guide you for the whole period of your internship; provide task check list that will be reviewed by engineers or higher ups every month to keep track of your performances. You will also get an allowance, and access to all their facilities and benefits just like a full time employee. If you perform well enough, you will receive a recommendation letter.

    Cons

    Although you are an intern, you will be given a workloads / tasks just like their full-time technician and engineers. This may be good if you are a fast learner and enjoy working long hour. However you cannot claim an overtime pay like the full-time employees even though you do the same workload/tasks. So you sacrifice your time in exchange for experiences.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps management can provide an extra allowances for intern that works overtime. Not necessarily with the same scale as the full-time employees, but perhaps an extra allowances will be sufficient to add the current allowance received by intern.

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