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Petronas Reviews

Updated March 18, 2019
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  • "Work/life balance, there are certain tasks which requires me to work overtime" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Salary is higher than most Malaysian company but still in the lower range compared to other Oil and Gas MNC" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer

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

    Pros

    Less pressure, good working environment

    Cons

    Depending on position, you may need to relocate quite frequently


  2. Helpful (1)

    "General experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    You get a lot of learning and cross-functional collaboration

    Cons

    High workload and silo environment

    Advice to Management

    Improve structure

  3. Helpful (3)

    "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


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Review for Finance Internship Opportunity"

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    • 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!


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Good company"

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    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


  6. Helpful (6)

    "The good"

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    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


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Good but not what I am looking for"

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    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.

  8. "Good for development"

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

    I worked at Petronas full-time

    Pros

    Competitive salary, Good exposure, Friendly environment

    Cons

    To improve on work life balance


  9. "completions engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    trust and freedom to operate, good organizational structure

    Cons

    slow and bureaucratic with some decisions taken in KL


  10. "Excellent Platform for Learning"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Every staff is approachable and easily get support/advice during difficult time. A company which emphasize on employee career and technical skill growth trough career development program.

    Cons

    Some staff too complacent but it does not reflect entire organization.