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Trafigura CEO Jeremy Weir
Jeremy Weir
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Pros
  • "Rewarding , enthusiastic system , great work culture, supporting environment and good pay master(in 10 reviews)

  • "Fast-paced environment and you get to work with some of the most talented minds in the industry(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (8)

    "Challenging yet rewarding environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trafigura full-time

    Pros

    Best people in the business to work with. A lot of responsibility, but also a lot of faith in your abilities. All you need to do is step up.

    Cons

    Environment and mood depends on the market. I found the atmosphere professional and a constant learning curve with excellent colleagues.

    Trafigura2018-12-10
  2. "Top class trading house"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits Infinite career potential if you want to work hard

    Cons

    I cannot think of any

    Advice to Management

    Management style should learn from tech firms in the Valley

    Trafigura2018-11-01
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Trafigura full-time

    Pros

    Great people and fun place to work

    Cons

    No ability to maintain a work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees

    Trafigura2018-05-06
  4. "Office Admin"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Trafigura part-time

      Pros

      GREAT People, Environment and Culture

      Cons

      None really but always be mindful

      Advice to Management

      Always be Aware

      Trafigura2018-02-11
    • Helpful (2)

      "Fast-pace & cutthroat but employees are treated well."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Trafigura full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Good people in Houston and several employee outings and events a year. Benefits are great and pay is good. Bonuses are excellent.

      Cons

      Fast-pace can be a con because of the cutthroat mentality. If you mess up, you could be gone. Turnover is high.

      Advice to Management

      Stick to your bread & butter.

      Trafigura2017-08-05
    • Helpful (2)

      "Ananlyst"

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      Former Employee - Analyst 
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at Trafigura full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Pay and bonus is good.

      Cons

      Long work hours, and in spite of putting in so much effort management hardly notices. No proper training given for the job.

      Trafigura2017-01-18
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      "Trader"

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      Former Employee - Trader in Houston, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Trafigura full-time for more than 19 years

      Pros

      Lots of physical exposures, big networks, u can spend more time in office working than be with your family, especially in Europe offices

      Cons

      Pay is now below industry average unless you are favorite of mgmt. lots of politics, inner circle, steal credits, and house cleanings

      Advice to Management

      None, so vitol can gradually hire more ex-traf and taking over

      Trafigura2017-01-20
    • Helpful (3)

      "Brutal culture"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I have been working at Trafigura

      Pros

      Money money money resume builder

      Cons

      No work life balance at all

      Advice to Management

      Horrible management

      Trafigura2016-10-11
    • Helpful (8)

      "Be advised and consider carefully..."

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      Former Employee - Trader 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Trafigura

      Pros

      Well structured benefits and remuneration. Some truly gifted, intelligent people working there.

      Cons

      Unfortunately, same people are not in position of management. "Aggressive" policies deemed a substitute for skill and or experience. This has lead to numbingly poor decisions, investments and trades. Witnessed exceptional and valued young workers resign in frustration when company purports to be nurturing same. Similar to other posts read, experienced outsiders brought in only to be sapped of knowledge and contacts...

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      Advice to Management

      Management by fear reflects inherent weakness, petulant behaviour and inexperience. Could be an excellent company if would listed more as opposed to decision by edict.

      Trafigura2016-07-14
    • Helpful (1)

      "Analyst"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Trafigura full-time

        Pros

        Good physical trading shop with a major edge in logistics and shipping. If that's your interest, you will see first-hand how that side of the business is properly run.

        Cons

        Deeply confused financial traders who lack any real edge and bring the rest of the floor down (nat gas is particularly weak). Poor desk management, fairly chaotic desk organization. Junior people should be aware that they will often be given a choice to relocate to Asia or South America or seek employment elsewhere.

        Advice to Management

        Try to instill some organization on the floor. IT and systems are a mess, need to clean that up. Compliance needs tightening up as well, too many guys push the envelope.

        Trafigura2016-02-20
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