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Updated Dec 29, 2021

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3.0
51%
Recommend to a Friend
48%
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PetroChina Vice Chairman and President Zhou Jiping (no image)
Zhou Jiping
22 Ratings
Pros
  • "good working environment, nice people(in 8 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, good growth potential for motivated employees(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Things are slowly changing ever since PetroChina bought over SPC(in 4 reviews)

  • "no opportunity(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great Company to work for for self motivated and sincere employees

      Oct 21, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great benefits, good growth potential for motivated employees

      Cons

      Could have a little more transparency

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    2. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Be careful! Toxic Management in back office

      Nov 14, 2021 - Back Office 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Learn everything and leave asap and even if you try to make lemonade out of lemons the micromanaging will run you off eventually, they are only worth a name and a paycheck

      Cons

      very discriminatory against Americans, have to work weekends and holidays no excuses, boss is two faced and micromanages and tells lies to upper management to make trouble, open discrimination between American and Chinese counterparts, managers with no management experience, broken down systems that require manual work it’s a big joke technology wise, coworkers very keen to be in your business when they don’t have anything to do with it….believe me…..they will stalk you, a very cultish mentality that you may not get used to especially if you love your freedom, never welcome innovation and encourage new way of doing things..everyone has to behave the same exact way and do things the same exact way..like I said..cultish behavior, boss will never praise your work but immediately point out even the smallest mistake and get frustrated if none can be found, sometimes mgmt was so confused that they would tell us to fix something that we had done and that wasn’t wrong and criticized our mistake and then months later realized that they had wronged a right..and tell us to fix their mess but never admit to their mistake, boss will constantly hide their mistake, verbal abuse rampant boss behaves nice on conference calls but shows true colors on phone calls including hanging up when you are in the middle of a sentence, very two faced management, boss also laughing stock of traders because does not know how to do certain tasks that should come easy for someone in Oil and Gas mgmt level, it was embarrassing, had to teach boss many things because they don’t know the system or don’t care to learn, biggest problem- boss doesn’t know to control emotions, erratic behavior was scary lack of management skills was very clear and showed

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      3 people found this review helpful
    3. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Do not accept a job here!

      Sep 11, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Literally nothing if you are American

      Cons

      Please do not accept a position here if you are American. They treat Americans extremely badly, there is a lot of discrimination regardless of your position. Everyone leaves, including traders. Everything said in previous reviews is accurate. I would not recommend anyone to accept a position here. Save yourself. Do not accept a position here no matter how much they are willing to pay. You will be miserable and end up leaving.

      4 people found this review helpful
    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      A growing energy company

      Mar 5, 2021 - Manager in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      good working environment, nice people

      Cons

      inefficiency, bureaucracy, lack career growth

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee

      No

      Jan 24, 2021 - Financial Trader in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits decent pay w upside

      Cons

      Bad track record w longevity of employees, very political and hard to be non chinese

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      3 people found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Corruption

      Jun 2, 2019 - Exexutive in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Paychecks are stable only if you are Chinese

      Cons

      Corruption, embezzlement, discrimination, harassment , sexual harassment , death rates

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      7 people found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Pros

      Good salary, respectable job, lot to learn

      Cons

      Too much work, no routine, seniors will break all regulations and blame you. Chinese officers have all the power regardless if they are qualified or not

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Very good

      Oct 6, 2013 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good environment, nice people and almost every one works here is hard working, the working building is beautiful and the security work is pretty good.

      Cons

      the traffic is bad in Beijing, the traffic jam is so heavy that every day people spend a lot of time on the way to work.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Mechanical Technician

      Apr 2, 2016 - Mechanical Engineer in Bagdad, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      International big Oil & Gas company has mach investment round all world.

      Cons

      Healthy insurance only for the employee is not cover his family. No education for his children. No training course in provider training center.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Business Director

      Aug 21, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Solid background: A subsidiary of PetroChina, the largest Chinese national company - Broad platform: Focusing on petroleum trading in the Americas region - Competitive salary and benefits

      Cons

      - Competing in a highly competitive energy market with major oil companies

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    51% of PetroChina employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated PetroChina 2.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.7 for culture and values and 2.1 for career opportunities.

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