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Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin
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  1. "Great Company, needs direction"

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    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.

    Petronas2017-10-25
  2. "Micromanagement"

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

    I worked at Petronas full-time for more than 9 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...

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    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.

    Petronas2018-11-22
  3. "Management seriously lacking experience."

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

    I worked at Petronas full-time for more than 4 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.

    Petronas2018-06-04
  4. "My experience with Petronas"

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

    I have been working at Petronas full-time for more than 20 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!

    Petronas2017-04-07
  5. "been here for 10+yrs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Petronas full-time for more than 20 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.

    Petronas2015-06-18
  6. "Top professionally run company in Malaysia"

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    Former Employee - Executive in Kuala Lumpur
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Petronas full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Company insist more on work life balance recently. Has improve working culture tremendously. Company full of dedicated and talented employees. The only Malaysian company in forbes global 500.

    Cons

    Salary for permanent staff slightly lower for executive level compare to other major oil & Gas operator. Takes a long time to climb up the corporate ladder. For a global company, the diversity is not enough. More than 80% employees are of same nationality and same race/culture

    Petronas2019-05-19
  7. "Geology Intern in Petronas Research Sdn Bhd."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Petronas

      Pros

      - Good exposure on hands-on and theoretical knowledge. - A friendly & positive work environment. - The other staffs are supportive too.

      Cons

      - Almost none. - A well recommended organization for students to seek knowledge in research & technology

      Petronas2019-05-05
    • "How to get the job"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Petronas full-time

        Pros

        Good salary and teamwork

        Cons

        There's no downside at this company

        Petronas2019-05-02
      • "Good companies overall"

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        Former Employee - Executive 

        I worked at Petronas full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Managers and above are with great vision. Policies are good

        Cons

        There are some unproductive employees who likes to talk bad behind someone. If you do not join them, they start isolate you and play politics behind of your back.

        Advice to Management

        Need to remove those unproductive employees from the company.

        Petronas2019-04-27
      • "Respect to your life balance"

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        Current Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Kuala Lumpur
        Recommends

        I have been working at Petronas full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Friendly and flexible environment and the good thing is you free to brainstorm your idea and will be support by your manager

        Cons

        You have to learn new things by yourself, not very compatetive environment and have to play some politics too (which is not my prefer)

        Petronas2019-04-26
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