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Petronas Reviews

Updated July 8, 2018
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  • "Work-life balance not available as compared to other IOCs" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Bonuses could be cyclical depending on the oil and gas environment" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "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 (2)

    "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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    • 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 (6)

    "The good"

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    • 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 (4)

    "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. "Work life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Petronas full-time

    Pros

    Flexi-hour, compressed work week where you can leave early on friday

    Cons

    Not punctual, bonus is based on performance AND available quota


  7. "."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Petronas full-time

    Pros

    Family oriented, flexi work hours, compressed work week

    Cons

    Some leaders are not people centric

    Advice to Management

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  8. "Process Technologist"

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

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

    Pros

    Many stuff to learn about

    Cons

    Less opportinity to do job u like due to position being filled by other person and the position it's not easy to change due to the management reason although in human resource point of view it is very easy to move it is all due to the boss

    Advice to Management

    Let your stuff move to a position they do love to do their job


  9. "Good place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relax and stable. Overall it is alright.

    Cons

    Sometimes people can be slow.

    Advice to Management

    No comment. They are pretty much doing their stuff.


  10. "Exploration Geoscientist in Petronas"

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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
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly and lively working environment.

    Cons

    Career progress could be slow depending on the technical assessment.
    Movement and mobility may be limited. Most of the time open and convenient for selected few.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to staff and give more recognition to hard working staff


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