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Petrobras Reviews

Updated September 18, 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
  • Internal politics is spread out through the whole company (in 3 reviews)

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

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  1. "exploration department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    laid back environment, great co workers

    Cons

    nothing i can think of

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  2. "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

  3. "Great occupation but with poor job"

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

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

    Pros

    Great salary if you live in Rio. Lots of perks such as health plan and private pension. Working is optional.

    Cons

    Company's IT has been restructured recently and and most of the development has been outsourced. Most of the projects are now delayed and the managers are insisting to use deprecated managing techniques.

    Advice to Management

    Be bold. Use agile!


  4. "Challenging Company"

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    Current Employee - Research Consultant in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Research Consultant in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technology based company, challenging, growth opportunities

    Cons

    bureaucratic, conservative management and not so much integrated


  5. "I am happy here. But culture is sometimes hard to deal it."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excelent teams and co-workers. Good payment, good benefits.

    Cons

    It's difficult to change the mindset of the "traditional" managers and workforce. Lack of a real careeer path.

    Advice to Management

    Open your mind to the wind of changes. :)


  6. "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


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "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.


  10. "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


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