Trafigura Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
22 Reviews

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  1.  

    True trade shop

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Risk Analyst  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Market Risk Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    - excellent bonuses
    - fast pace environment forces you to learn quickly
    - ability to move around within the company to different roles

    Cons

    - very cut-throat environment where you see firings and resignings happen often
    - training is not necessarily their forte
    - hours worked are ridiculous... a lot of these positions should be geared towards young professionals w/o families

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - emphasize better training schedule
    - stop cutting costs and hire more help if needed...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Pathetic Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Trafigura

    Pros

    Only the infrastructure is good..I don't see any other positives in this firm..

    Cons

    Pathetic HR..very rude..ask u stupid questions like wat is 99/2 and cube root of 1000...no manners while talking, insult you if u do not know any answer...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pls teach some manners to your HR team..

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    Horrible experience-revolving door-horrible management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Assistant/Receptionist  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Office Assistant/Receptionist in Houston, TX

    I worked at Trafigura full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    compensation is good
    people are awesome

    Cons

    horrible culture
    people laid off constantly
    terrible management
    awful CEO- hates Americans.(Seriously). Overlooks the little people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Used to be a great company. Now Terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Trafigura

    Pros

    Free health insurance for entire family
    Company is financially stable
    Good if you are looking to grow in the oil/metals business
    Use this company to gain knowledge and knowhow of the business, then MOVE ON.

    Cons

    POOR personal life/family life balance
    POOR salary structure. (They say due to bonus but lately bonuses are terrible.
    POOR Management
    SHADY business practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managment is horribly setup. Main office wants control of everything but you report to local managers that arent proper managers, so they will do what it takes to keep you looking bad to corporate office. No formal training is done to these managers. Company policies are terrible. "travel on your own time" then if you travel this afternoon you must work until your flight on that day. I am giving up my weekend or evenigns with my kids, the least they can do is allow you some time in lieu.

    The company doesnt care about its employees. All they care about is more money more money.
    No raises in two years, they said it was becasue shares went up. This is irrelevent. Bonuses continute to go down. I left the company and am making $25K elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Run by dim witted junkies

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    lot of autonomy and decision making opportunities

    Cons

    no work life balance. no training

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Dynamic, hard work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trafigura

    Pros

    Make your own opportunities and control what you do

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be tough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Learning Opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Traffic Ops  in  Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Traffic Ops in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Trafigura full-time

    Pros

    You can ultimately fast forward your career goals. Staying with the company provides great opportunities to move up fast with hard work of course.

    Cons

    Hard to balance work life with personal life.
    High stress job. You have to constantly be on top of things.
    Hire and fire system is obscene; see this happen too frequently.
    No training modules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set up Training system for the job roles that need it!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent business exposure but frustrating corporate life

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

    I worked at Trafigura full-time

    Pros

    Very good exposure to the business
    Good compensation
    Initiative is actively encouraged and rewarded
    Autonomy if you have the skills or the connections

    Cons

    Terrible office culture and environment. Culture of fear.
    Long working hours, difficult to reach work/life balance
    Communication is poor and one-way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Swaps  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Swaps in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Trafigura as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    not bad. really find it exciting. hope that they will continue to grow

    Cons

    nil. nothing at all. i feel that we should retain talented workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

  11.  

    Good work place

    Former Employee - Trade Finance  in  Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Trade Finance in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    Good facilities, Pay, bonus and office space

    Cons

    No employee business knowledge enhancement programs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have training on understanding of business of the Company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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