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Petronas Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin
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  • Work-life balance not available as compared to other IOCs (in 12 reviews)

  • low salary compared to other oil and gas companies (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Review for Finance Internship Opportunity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Small office, hence got really close to all the colleagues at work

    Cons

    Some slightly repetitive work, but they did try to tailor to what we wanted to learn!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Procurement Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good salary has been offered in this company

    Cons

    Not Challenging jobs and not much to learn

    Advice to Management

    Unproductive work has been focused

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Good company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Care for the wellfare of its employee and stable career.

    Cons

    Promotion will take longer time as it require you to serve the company an amount of time

    Advice to Management

    Should always communicate with its staff always to have an optimum management


  4. Helpful (5)

    "The good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pipeline Engineer
    Current Employee - Pipeline Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable career. Difficult to be hiredx difficult to be terminated once in the system.

    Cons

    Technical career progression is much more assessment oriented without taking into account employee significant contribution in Project delivery.

    Revision of grading system for career ladder promotion indirectly suppressed career progression.

    There are 2 main things for technical career progression, compulsory years of service + pass the technical assessment with flying colors

    Advice to Management

    Should give extra focus on how to improve HR services, extra focus on employee welfare. Transcend the mindset so it becomes a great place to work.

    Develop global mindset and dare to invest in technological research and development in order to remain relevant for the next 30 years.

    Hire local's best brain and remunerate at par as the global players do. Value people based on work quality. Expose the underdogs


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Good but not what I am looking for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive (Operation)
    Current Employee - Executive (Operation)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Petronas full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A lots of training opportunities to enhance competencies

    Great mobility whereby you can change role or operating units and chances to work overseas

    Good leaders with clear vision

    Cons

    Slow career progression due to the current structure. Might take minimum 4-7 years for a junior executive to be promoted to senior executive.

    Unclear job scope. Being an operation executive in the region office, most of the time I was assigned to do non-technical stuffs or most of the time being like a messenger between offshore and office (which should be done by a planner itself) which hinders me from doing things that is really technical and related to my job scope. This is kinda demotivational. Nevertheless, you get to know a lot of people through these unrelated assignments.

    Lesser benefits and lower salary as compared to other oil and gas companies

    Advice to Management

    Should revise the manpower requirement and the job scope of the executives so that relevant and constructive task are assigned to them.

    Should also revise the career progression.


  6. "Senior Executive"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Executive in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Senior Executive in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn as the company spending a lot on training.

    Cons

    Promotion is not based on performance. It based on seniority and length of service with the company.


  7. "Executive Geiscientist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Geoscientist in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Executive Geoscientist in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing training and willingness from people to help you through your journey.

    Cons

    Salary limited since its a Government Link Company (GLC). compared to other oil and gas giants, salary here is low and career progression is limited since there is a huge number of staff.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for Younger Leaders

  8. "Excellent for learning curve"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Planning in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Planning in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good learning curve, but depending on which department you're in

    Cons

    Low increment and hard to move around


  9. "Petroleum Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Reservoir Engineer in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Senior Reservoir Engineer in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, great place to start your career as a petroleum engineer. structured and comprehensive training programs.

    Cons

    bureaucratic system. younger employees may feel like they are not heard, and start to stagnate in their career progression after a few years. the culture in the company can be 'resistant to change'.

    Advice to Management

    focus on retaining the right people; get rid of unnecessary systems and traditions which slow everything down.


  10. "Eye opening experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Petronas full-time

    Pros

    Most reputable company in Malaysia

    Cons

    Employee morale and well-being often adversely impacted by favoritism and other negative office politics. There are efforts being done to curb this, but effective resolution requires a paradigm shift at mid-level management.

    Advice to Management

    Change efforts should be directed at mid-level management (Managers/ Sr. Managers)


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