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Petrobras America Reviews

Updated June 16, 2017
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  1. "Good place to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Petrobras America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Multi-cuture. Co-workers are friendly.
    Medium environment where you can be dynamic.

    Cons

    Lack of career advancement.
    Average salary.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about employees and their job satisfactions.


  2. "Staffing & Recruiting Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Petrobras America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture is fantastic, benefits are second to none.

    Cons

    Other than being laid off during downturn, it was a flat organization with very little upward mobility.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Buyer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer in Cypress, TX
    Former Employee - Buyer in Cypress, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Petrobras America (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Petrobras treats their employees very well.

    Cons

    There is little to no upward movement unless you are Brazilian.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great benefits, poor decision makers, thus "0" job security"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Petrobras America (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People, working atmosphere, benefits. The ride was good until there was not one...

    Cons

    lack of vision, leadership, appropriate planning, "People are Not their most valued asset"

    Advice to Management

    What can be said about the company of a behemoth-sized corrupted sinking ship ?
    Get your act together, this is not a start up company for God's sake; do not lay off people who actually do the work, but do those of continuously poor decision-makers. And stop talking about the employee loyalty, when you can lay off a bunch of people in a blink of an eye.That's all from me...


  5. "Was very rewarding to be an admin assistant."

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    Former Employee - Adm Assistant II in Richmond, TX
    Former Employee - Adm Assistant II in Richmond, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Petrobras America (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nearby, interesting, encouraging, and room for growth.

    Cons

    Portuguese language mostly spoken. Not informed on surroundings

    Advice to Management

    Suggest more English speaking so everyone is informed.


  6. "Pure ambivalence"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Petrobras America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fully employer paid premiums, laid back environment (depending on who your boss is), flexible schedule, promotion of work-life balance

    Cons

    Flat organization, no room for growth outside of the upstream technical side, convoluted internal communication, unnecessarily bureaucratic processes, SAP system and tech support is a joke that really slows the company down, holds it back, and even frustrates the vendors more than the end-users, no 9/80s or options to telecommute for those positions who don't actually NEED to be in the office.

    Advice to Management

    Consider and address the remarks in the employee organizational survey if you want to keep your employees happy. Be honest and stop sugarcoating everything and all problems with the word "challenges".


  7. "Petroleum Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Committed, dedicated work force who work together well

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to grow professionally

    Advice to Management

    Become less bureaucratic

  8. "Petroleum Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Completion Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Completion Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Petrobras America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Environment constious and safety driven management.

    Cons

    Usual problems of a national oil company.


  9. "Great learning experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contracts Administration in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Contracts Administration in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Work Environment

    Cons

    Promotion takes a while and the company is going through some hard times

    Advice to Management

    Continue with very good team work


  10. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Laid back and easy going

    Cons

    Speak and write in Portuguese

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the good job


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