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Petrobras Reviews

Updated April 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Stability, good work environment, benefits (in 7 reviews)

  • A multi-national entity which encouraged a consistent work-life balance across board (in 6 reviews)

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

  • High administration envolved in corruption (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Career oportunity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Petrobras full-time

    Pros

    Some careers are not valuable

    Cons

    It is very slow to get other levels


  2. Helpful (3)

    "A giant and slow dinosaur"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Designer in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/personal life balance. Start early and leave early invariably.

    Cons

    Doesn't have a design and software development culture. Very bureaucratic. People give more importance to indicators than to actually delivering quality projects. Employee/contract staff dichotomy.

    Advice to Management

    Change the way productivity is evaluated. Numbers and indicators don't say everything. People know how to get their way through them and the company suffers from it. Badly executed projects and lazy professionals that don't feel motivated to perform good work.


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    "Missing challenge"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    _ Job stability
    _ Salary
    _ Work-life balance

    Cons

    _ Too much political influence. Federal government interferes a lot in strategical decisions compromising efficiency.
    _ Not much room for initiative. Excessive control of decision making and processes.
    _ Excessive large organizational structure. Unnecessary managerial positions affect agility.
    _ Board and managerial positions are political nominations dependent on whatever political party is in charge. Usually executives don't have any background in the oil and energy industry.

    Advice to Management

    _ Less influence from politicians and lobbies.
    _ Reduce organizational structure.
    _ Adopt meritocracy as a mean to career development.


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  5. "Harassment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Employee in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable employment, means you won't get fired, but you won't get too far without a strong patronage. Nowadays, that means someone from the ruling party.

    Cons

    Harassment is common, and is usual to turn a blind eye. Sometimes, the offender falls upward, i.e. gets a promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Look atfter your employees, dont let harassers get things their way. Fire'em! For God's sake


  6. "System Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Consult in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Current Employee - IT Consult in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    Has a good enviroment, the people be great, the work is very challenging.

    Cons

    Mixed company, a lot of problem with corruption.


  7. "SAP PS Program and Project Management Expert"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Petrobras (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Technical staff is top notch. Responsible and hands-on.

    Cons

    Company is completely paralyzed by political ties and private individual interests of managers. Management prefers to postpone decisions that could and should have been made months ago.
    Outsourced staff runned the operations and processes. They have almost all been layed-off. Actual staff dominates less than 50% of the knowledge to run the business.

    Advice to Management

    Retire, ask for undetermined leave, if you don't want to work "or can't" work, get on board and let 3 line employees run the company.


  8. "Good technical company, but with very strong political influence."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equipment Engineer in Bairro de Itapuca (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Equipment Engineer in Bairro de Itapuca (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good technical expertise, good benefits and very large what allows you to work with pretty much any thing you want.

    Cons

    The company is in a terrible financial situation, what makes everything unstable. On top of that, a few corrupts on the top destroyed company's image.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of politicians !! This is a company, not a political party !


  9. "A great company, but horrible manages."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Telecommunication Technician in Macaé (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Telecommunication Technician in Macaé (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Petrobras have many pros, like:
    Newest tecnologics.
    A great work enviroment.
    Qualified profissionals.
    And salarys in the average.

    Cons

    For own professionals, no have chance to growing in carrer, because no have a incentive program for up the career.
    If you enter like a telecommunication technician and have a engineer diploma, you go die a telecommunication technician. No chance to change career. Only make a new public contest.
    For contract professional, you have a chance to change, if manages like you.

    Advice to Management

    In general the manages are good, but various are incompetent, no have a minimal needed experience.


  10. "Bad place to work"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The only benefits are the initial salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Everything, the company is very schizofrenic, disfunctional. Horrible work place.


  11. "Nice salary, no motivation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Salvador, Bahia (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineer in Salvador, Bahia (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good salary, invest on training

    Cons

    No recognition, unmotivating, it doesn't seems you grow as a proffessional

    Advice to Management

    most people I know doesn't feel realised on working at Petrobras, motivation is something we need. I know so many cases of depressed people here. And it seems that managers are only concerned with little things, but not on the great ones


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