Petrobras Reviews

Updated Jun 15, 2020

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4.2
82%
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40%
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Petrobras President and CEO Pedro Parente
Pedro Parente
50 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good salary in Brazilian terms; profit sharing; stability as an employer; nice colleagues(in 24 reviews)

  • "Work Life Balance, Healthcare, Location, Workers(in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "All operational decision comes from Brazil(in 12 reviews)

  • "Corruption from outsiders that join the company on top management positions(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "A great environment to work in"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Petrobras full-time

    Pros

    The workplace is amazing. Benefits also.

    Cons

    The company has limited opportunities for promotion.

  2. "Sr. Travel Administrator"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Corporate Travel Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Petrobras full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent pay and Benefits. Very pleasant work environment.

    Cons

    Company is not very transparent to the employees. Major lay offs .

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  3. "Petrobras, you have fallen"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Petrobras full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Initially was a great environment to work in, absorb a lot of info and exposure to higher management

    Cons

    A very corrupt company.

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  4. "Great Work Life Balance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trader in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Petrobras full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, Healthcare, Location, Workers

    Cons

    No upward mobility for locals.

  5. "State Owned"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Petrobras full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits Benefits Benefits Benefits Benefits Benefits

    Cons

    Lack of future investments and lack of transparency.

  6. "Be aware... Not your typical E&P O&G operator!"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Subsea Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Petrobras full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance and a good place to learn and gain operator's experience...

    Cons

    This place is FULL of corruption which will eventually ruin your career and you will find yourself severely impacted by it in more than one way. Petrobras America Inc. sold most of their assets in the GoM for nothing and laid off ~90% of their workforce, which did not make any sense other than that it was another corruption scheme that ended up benefiting key individuals (managers and VP's) at Petrobras and Petrobras America. Their whole bussiness model here in the US was most likely a money laundering operation rather than an E&P O&G operation...Also when laying off their 90% workforce, they gave tiney severance packages that did not even compare to other and even smaller E&P O&G companies... So, in conclusion, don't waste your time and your best years in a company that will throw you to the curb and not appreciate anything you've done for them....I wasted 10 years there and had so many other opportunities during that time that I now feel I should have gone for...

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  7. "Good company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Petrobras full-time

    Pros

    Amazing work life balance in Petrobras

    Cons

    Slow decision making process and large bureaucracy

  8. "Good company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Petrobras full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It was a stable company for many years

    Cons

    You can’t advance if you are not brazilian

  9. "Interesting Company"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Petrobras full-time

    Pros

    Best Benefits out there beats 99% of companies out there.

    Cons

    Oh my where do I begin?

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  10. "Good learning and challenging environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Petrobras full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Multicultural, good working environment, outstanding professionals.

    Cons

    Divestment led to the closing operational assets at the Gulf of Mexico.

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