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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. "Software Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Process operation"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. "Senior Pipeline Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. "Slow decisions"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environmental Engineer in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Environmental Engineer in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work conditions (administrative buildings): cleanliness, safety, amenities, support
    Benefits

    Cons

    Decisions take too long to be made due to political reasons
    Promotions based on indications rather than merit
    HR is not helpful when you have to find another place to fit in

    Advice to Management

    Think more about what is good for the company than about what is good for yourself or for your own management


  6. "Recommend"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internship
    Former Employee - Internship
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Petrobras (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity and good people to work with

    Cons

    Hard to go further after the internship. Usually they dont hire, must apply for national contest


  7. "One of the best companies to work in Brazil."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary above regional average and good amount of social benefits.

    Cons

    Practically no career advance opportunities.

  8. "Good Opportunity"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy work and easy money

    Cons

    The politics are blowing the company

    Advice to Management

    Work more


  9. "Good place."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    In general a good place to work. Good salary and easy relationship with managers and peers.

    Cons

    Very difficult to progress on your career if you are not a apple polisher.


  10. "Risk coordinator"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Risk Coordinator and Planning Engineer in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Risk Coordinator and Planning Engineer in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Petrobras full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A lot of resources available.

    Cons

    Best project management practices are not used.


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