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Petronas Reviews

Updated 5 February, 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. "Great Company, needs direction"

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

    I worked at Petronas full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, work environment and great co workers.

    Cons

    Lack of direction and leadership within the company and within management.

    Advice to Management

    Add direction and leadership and employees won't be left wondering about the company and where it going.


  2. "Micromanagement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Petronas full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits were great, certain departments had internal mobility

    Cons

    Their culture is lacking. They implemented a new culture system of giving people compliments / criticisms via notes. Then the ceo asked people to give 10 out in a month because people aren't buying into it. In terms of work, managers micromanage professionals excessively. Created a bad work environment. The managers are out to save their own necks, so you have to be careful what you say to them. Huge changes in the last few years, with policy and procedures being the most important- not efficiency. Given their work culture, and management, I would not reccomend.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the staff you hire to do their job. Change the work culture by not rewarding those who throw others under the bus.

  3. "Management seriously lacking experience."

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    Former Employee - Surface Land Administrator in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Surface Land Administrator in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and salary are great.

    Cons

    Management heavy handed & micro-managing experienced staff.

    Advice to Management

    Have direct reports review supervisory & management staff. Based on reviews, provide training and make necessary changes.


  4. "My experience with Petronas"

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    Current Employee - Manager, Drilling in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Manager, Drilling in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global presence, large cash reserves, energy specialists

    Cons

    Lack of global mobility
    Salary package needs improvement
    Employees are not given a choice for work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Change for the better - we can do this!


  5. "been here for 10+yrs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Offers great development opportunities. Very merit based for performance review.

    Cons

    Management is not open to fresh ideas. Not aggresive to pursue technology and innovative business ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to new ideas.


  6. "Purchasing Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Purchasing Assistant in Rangoon (Burma)
    Former Employee - Purchasing Assistant in Rangoon (Burma)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Works to learning not works to get things done . you will enjoy working with professional colleagues. Direct contact with man

    Cons

    sometimes very stressfull cuz of load of works. Salary increment is rare. have a good chance to get promoted to better and higher positions


  7. "Nice and secure"

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    Former Employee - Planning Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Planning Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Petronas full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good career progression with lots of opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Some being rewarded not based on actual contribution but visibility

    Advice to Management

    Keep the momentum

  8. "Sr.Manager Excellence"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Place to work

    Cons

    Lots of opportunities but need to be systematic

    Advice to Management

    NOne


  9. "ENGINEER"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Johor Bahru (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Johor Bahru (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best for working in petronas. Learn more about Electrical engineering

    Cons

    Need more experience at electrical and mechanical. Not to world wide i work. Thats why i need to have another opportunity


  10. "Great environment"

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Slow promotion scheme. Need to pass technical assessments despite different working experiences, yearly and combination with work performance