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Gazprom Marketing & Trading London Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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Gazprom Marketing & Trading CEO Vitaly Vasiliev
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  1. "Re-forming"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gazprom Marketing & Trading full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very talented colleagues who are a pleasure to work with. Pretty good benefits. Fast-paced and interesting work.

    Cons

    Organisation is currently re-forming after the recent restructure and is in a state of flux. Planning is challenging and communications from senior management are vague and lack in frequency. Self-managing at the moment, which can be difficult and frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Please communicate more effectively with staff about changes and how we can contribute to strategic priorities.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Progressive, Innovative & Challenging"

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    Current Employee - Information Technology in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Information Technology in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    No day is the same and even on the most challenging of days there is a team spirit where you feel people will help you through it.
    As someone with a keen interest in technology, the investment in new versions and upgrades provides excitement and interest in upcoming projects.
    There is a small company mentality and there is no hiding, but this visibility will give you exposure to stakeholders and projects that you wouldn't get close to at other organisations.
    Finally, training, development and innovation. These 3 key principles are a constant underlying theme with Management encouraging staff to develop further and bring new ideas to the business.

    Cons

    There could be greater visibility and exposure between the execs and staff as there is a feeling of distance between them.

    Advice to Management

    Continue investing in staff and rewarding great performance. In a challenging market staff costs can be seen quick ways to save money but it is ultimately the staff who will get you through these tough periods.


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    "Avoid"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gazprom Marketing & Trading full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice office location. Friendly people.

    Cons

    The following advice was given to me during an annual review: "It is not the quality of your work or the things you deliver or your added-value that matter, but rather the visibility of your apparent commitment"
    Political, nepotistic, bureaucratic.
    Lack of recognition, internal mobility and promotion opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Support personal growth and development of your employees


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Challenging Workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gazprom Marketing & Trading (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Covering costs of external training. Good central London location. Some departments are strong strong in their area, giving you a change to learn from experienced people.

    Cons

    Very challenging workplace environment. As noted elsewhere, major redundancies and restructuring of business. Little opportunity to grow and develop due to company financial situation, but also due to problems concerning nepotism and opaque hiring practices. Various roles are held by inexperienced people, who are retained due to family connections. The atmosphere is rather tense and there is a culture of not taking responsibility, with people scared to take decisions alone. Poor communication with management. Management are seen to be profligate in the face of poor salaries for employees and the redundancy program. As described elsewhere in reviews for this company, you need to fit in with certain cliques to be able to remain in this company.


  6. "Current Employee"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people, I really like my team and the people that I work with across the business. I also like that things change and evolve all the time which is great experience for me.

    Cons

    Every company you work for seems to have its unique challenges or things that can be frustrating, GM&T is no different. But the good certainly outweighs the frustrations.

    Advice to Management

    I would say keep driving the high standards expected in the organisation and be prepared to make the tough decisions.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Downhill"

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gazprom Marketing & Trading full-time

    Pros

    Good bunch of people who enjoy sharing a banter even in stress and unrealistic business expectations. Work life balance for some is amazing while for some could be constant on-call!

    Cons

    As someone has pointed before HPP is a joke. Decisions are in typical gang and mafia style, so blame game is rampant. Few of mushy reviews here are phony and meant to improve the overall image. This is quite a contrast to present state as people feel threatened all the time and are working to impress and not get fired. Certain defensive individuals don't want to give away knowledge as they live by the key-man register.

    Advice to Management

    Value the individuals that are though introverts but still contributing. Invest more in employee development and engagement. Not all is lost yet, we can still be leaders one day.


  8. Helpful (7)

    "Massive Lay-offs"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gazprom Marketing & Trading full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great location and good staff canteen

    Cons

    Politics and favouritism as soon as you walk in. Too many layers and red tape.
    Lot of underperformers thriving as they know who the decision makers are and stay in their good books.
    Parent company had no idea what's going on field, hence a knee-jerk reaction caused huge lay-offs in November 2016.
    100s of role removed under pretext of some imaginary ideology. Very talented and highly skilled resources were fired as the performance management system is flawed.

    Advice to Management

    Take a 360 degree feedback to have right and practical feedback.

    Gazprom Marketing & Trading Response

    Nov 9, 2016 – Global Communications Manager

    As a response to your post, we would like to emphasise our commitment to everyone who works with us at GM&T. We have taken the decision to review the operating structure for our business in order to ... More


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Stay away"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gazprom Marketing & Trading full-time

    Pros

    Provides great introduction to theory of gang games and conspiracy in decision making process. Great school to learn how to navigate any large scale burocracy plus if you are lucky - can get better salary than average in the market

    Cons

    Very hard in understanding decision making system with limitations of top management. Lots of politics inside the company at any level of employment with picking up favorite staff with no fair assessment. Very hard to progress carrer and have significant change in employment conditions.

    Advice to Management

    To get replaced because company is significantly underperforming towards average in the market. Too busy with gang games to thing about profit flow


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Not great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Pays better than other industries

    Cons

    Very political
    Impossible to make changes as management don't tell the truth
    Managers pick favourites
    Culture not nice
    Game players

    Advice to Management

    Get replaced.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Generally flexible with working time

    Cons

    Information poorly flows down from senior management



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