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Petronas Reviews

Updated January 18, 2018
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Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin
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  • Work-life balance not available as compared to other IOCs (in 13 reviews)

  • Including other operators, there can be retrenchment oil price is low as this company is oil and gas exploration, drilling and production company (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (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 (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. "Good"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Miri (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Intern in Miri (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Petronas (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy and free for all

    Cons

    Nothing to comment much about


  7. "Office Administration Assistant"

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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

    I have been working at Petronas full-time

    Pros

    Nice working environment with attractive pay. Free lunch is provided as well.

    Cons

    Salary increment is slow.

  8. "My Training Ground"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Mechanic/Piping Engineer in Pengerang (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Lead Mechanic/Piping Engineer in Pengerang (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Petronas full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good working environment. Colleagues always support each other. Fortune500 company.

    Cons

    Less time spent with family. Less support from HR on job progression.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time knowing your subordinates. Get to know him deeply. Know what he/she is capable of and not.


  9. "Good place to start but not for stay in your career life."

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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

    I have been working at Petronas full-time

    Pros

    You can a learn a lot here, but choose who you follow carefully.

    Cons

    If you're good at something, it's either they let you grow wherever you wanna grow or you'll stuck in the same place for a long time.


  10. "Overall good organization to be in"

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

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues and great place to gain knowledge. Structured and fair job grade based on technical know how and managerial skills

    Cons

    Conservative mid-level management. Salary not competitive. New benefits are worst compare to previous ones which has unlimited in-patient coverage. Out-patient coverage very low

    Advice to Management

    Change the mindset of mid-level management


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