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Petrofac Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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Petrofac Group Chief Executive Ayman Asfari
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Pros
  • Construction of Oil and Gas FPSO Topsides wellhead and facilities platform (in 20 reviews)

  • multinational firm, great work-life balance (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • as a trainee I was impressed by the long working hours as it gives me to learn more in a short period (in 12 reviews)

  • tight deadlines, work life balance is low (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Petrofac full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, salary, excellent people to work with

    Cons

    management communication, redundant work assignment

    Advice to Management

    communicate with employees


  2. "Great place to start"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good and helpful team. Great onboarding training

    Cons

    None that I could think of.


  3. "Construction Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MEMGUARD and Filters Packages in Des Plaines, IL
    Current Employee - MEMGUARD and Filters Packages in Des Plaines, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Construction of Oil and Gas FPSO Topsides wellhead and facilities platform

    Cons

    All related to construction of projects


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Do not expect any peace of mind here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Petrofac (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of work, so a great opportunity to learn.
    Highly knowledgeable senior staff

    Cons

    The work is excessively unorganized on the management level and sometimes you might end up doing the latter parts of the project before the initial ones and as a result getting stuck.
    Also the office atmosphere is kind of political.


  6. "organizational performance"

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    Former Employee - Turnaround Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Turnaround Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Petrofac (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    open to assignments in GCC and other Countries

    Cons

    none can be imagine at the moment

    Advice to Management

    To encourage more in and out side training and courses for staffs who are interested


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Do not accept a job here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, lots of vacation and sick time. Unfortunately there are not many pros to list.

    Cons

    Employee turnover is huge because no one wants to stay there long. Management is awful. They are all cronies and talk poorly about the employees who work for them behind their backs.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Petrofac"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Petrofac full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good people, good benefits

    Cons

    Complete lack of management strategy

    Advice to Management

    Get a plan together...stop blowing in the wind


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Horrible management"

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    Former Employee - Legal Contracts Administrator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Legal Contracts Administrator in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Petrofac (More than a year)

    Pros

    I cannot think of none, i worked here without a manager and when a manager was finally hired (8 months later) I was harassed and micromanaged. I had to write down my where abouts EVERY DAY.

    Cons

    The location is right next door to a cemetery. Your view is graves, and this job makes you feel worse about your life!

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be management, they would not fire anyone until the company started suffering as it did not have business.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "I was graphic design lead for the Wheatstone Training & Procedures project."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Petrofac full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great management, work life balance, and benefits

    Cons

    Sometimes the daily grind could be monotonous

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. I loved Petrofac.


  11. "Great Company. Excellent Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is excellent. People are treated well and respectfully. Knowledgeable staff and leadership. A lot of growth potential. You can expect merit and performance-based promotions here. Intelligence and competence are expected and recognized. I've really enjoyed working here.

    Cons

    Like any growing company there is some disorganization. The office dynamic can be political, but nothing serious.

    Advice to Management

    Start thinking bigger.. PFC Houston is growing quickly.



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