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Petrofac Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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Petrofac Group Chief Executive Ayman Asfari
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Pros
  • Kick-off career in the oil and gas industry (in 24 reviews)

  • 2-Good work-life balance (depends on the person, some people sleep in the office) (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • no work life balance, very less compensation (in 14 reviews)

  • Maybe because of very low salary, very long working hours (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Design Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Petrofac full-time

    Pros

    More challenging jobs with amiable environment

    Cons

    Less recognition for the hard work


  2. "SME"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Petrofac full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and people to work with.

    Cons

    Sales and business development unit could not get any projects for 4 years running.

  3. "Petrofac review"

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    Current Employee - SME Instrument and Controls in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - SME Instrument and Controls in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Petrofac full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management, benefits, support, work/life balance

    Cons

    Art of securing additional contracts in US


  4. "Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Petrofac full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good pay & benefits for most positions

    Cons

    too much European and Middle East influence

    Advice to Management

    In US use US employees and management


  5. "Lack of leadership and vision"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good group of people to work with, very collaborative

    Cons

    No foresight or forecasting of future business trends, mindset is so rigid to growth to other sectors or even within sector was possible, communication with management and between BUs very limited

    Advice to Management

    Communicate, listen to employees, apply many of the services you sell in house to reduce waste and use yourself as an example


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits; 4 weeks of vacation time.

    Cons

    Management watches employees so closely one is tempted to ask for a hall pass to visit the bathroom. Getting a good assignment is a very political business and management plays favorites. The working environment is extremely negative and demoralizing.

    Advice to Management

    Americans may not have the "right" accent; however, that is not a good reason to favor employees originally from the UK. Work on treating the employees as real people; they have good input when asked.


  7. "A Consultant Mill"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Petrofac full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Respectable Salary & Benefits comparatively .

    Cons

    Lack of team mentality. Management vs Team Members. Customer Suffers.

    Advice to Management

    Team building exercises. Get to know your Consultants. Don't just treat them as resources to be consumed.

  8. "Senior Consultant"

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    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


  9. "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.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "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.


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