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Petrobras Reviews

Updated August 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Good salary in general for IT workers (in 13 reviews)

  • A multi-national entity which encouraged a consistent work-life balance across board (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • The poor management led the company to the situation where it is today, with many problems of corruption (in 3 reviews)

  • Slow career growth, as a public company they do not fill open positions quickly, causing an overload on some employees (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "executive bilingual secretary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    excelent work place, excelent benefits, good environment

    Cons

    slow action in decision taken


  2. "Company Secretary/Office Asministrator"

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    Former Employee - Office Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Office Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Petrobras full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    We had a very professional and ftiendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Political situation in Brazil affected the office managment,

    Advice to Management

    No advice

  3. "PETROBRAS"

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    Current Employee - Equipment Engineer in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Equipment Engineer in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High tech company, big and complex projects.

    Cons

    Controlled by the government. Dependent of Brazilian`s political.


  4. "Corrupt Entity"

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    Former Employee - Energy Derivatives Trader in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Energy Derivatives Trader in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Get paid to do very little and give yourself a job title that doesn't match your job description.

    Cons

    Having to look into the eyes of work colleagues that have no soul.

    Advice to Management

    Why waste Brazilian peoples money funding a hugely expensive London Office with no results.


  5. "Lots of bureaucracy, awful career oportunities for Software Engineers"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Petrobras full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary is above the average, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    If you are in IT and want to do something useful with your professional life, don't work for Petrobras. You're going to get stuck managing bureaucracy and won't do anything technical or relevant to a Software Engineering career. Beyond that, there's the fact that it's an estatal company and politics are ruining the company.


  6. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good salary in general for IT workers

    Cons

    Bad company because of politics


  7. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Petrobras full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, good salary, friendly people

    Cons

    huge burecracy, lots of process, lots of management, few hands on.

  8. "Process operation"

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    Current Employee - Senior Operation Technician in Canoas, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Senior Operation Technician in Canoas, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Petrobras full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The benefits offered by the company are great.

    Cons

    Working on shift, you must remain in a technician position.


  9. "Senior Pipeline Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Pipeline Consultant in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Senior Pipeline Consultant in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits package
    good work enviroment

    Cons

    not lots of oportunity to grow
    messy HR


  10. "A good place to work if you want to stay there until retirement"

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    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Petrobras full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The work environment is not stressful. You can really do your job properly, without worrying about your future. Colleagues are very open to share knowledge.

    Cons

    Career progression is very slow.

    Advice to Management

    Implement structured internal selection process for coordinator and manager positions.


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