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Petronas Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin
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Pros
  • In certain places, there is a work life balance (but not in Kuala Lumpur) (in 15 reviews)

  • internation oil and gas company with 34 branches all over the world (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Office politics means moving up is a strategy (in 15 reviews)

  • Work-life balance not available as compared to other IOCs (in 8 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  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"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "The good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good but not what I am looking for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  7. "Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Seremban (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Seremban (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Petronas full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Best place to enhance career

    Cons

    to much politic in company

    Advice to Management

    Hire correct guy and really giving commitment on his/her position responsible


  8. "Good place to work for in Malaysia"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    I have been working at Petronas full-time

    Pros

    Good career prospects and capability development. Good renumeration package and reasonably flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Highly bureaucratic organisation. New HR rules mean slower promotion rates as on top of the Capability requirements, staff have to fullfill a "Years in grade" requirement which does little to promote capability development in the company.


  9. "5 years working expereince"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Petronas full-time

    Pros

    Good training for staffs development

    Cons

    Bad mobility programme. Sometimes even none


  10. "Good company for learning"

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

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

    Pros

    Good for learning. Many technologies are utilised. Various operations.

    Cons

    Poor office. Too many waste meetings/activities.

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. "Too many levels due to large organization"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Petronas full-time

    Pros

    Work lift balance with structured promotion system.

    Cons

    Promotion system is too rigid and sometimes creates an unfair situation.

    Advice to Management

    Too many levels of reporting that creates barriers that kills innovation & passion. Cultural beliefs transformation is good but lack of penetration & embodiment.


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