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Petronas Reviews

Updated Dec 9, 2019

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4.1
92%
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Petronas President and Group CEO Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin (no image)
Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin
164 Ratings
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  1. "Good company to start with"

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    Current Employee - Plant Operator 

    I have been working at Petronas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Growth within the company, steady work.

    Cons

    Pay, upper management, high turnover.

    Petronas2019-09-04
  2. "Not a bad place to work"

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    Current Employee - Field Operations in Fort Saint John, BC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Petronas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, good people, big company

    Cons

    All camp work, camps are nice but close enough to town to be home every night

    Petronas2019-08-01
  3. Helpful (1)

    "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 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.

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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
  4. Helpful (1)

    "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 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.

    Petronas2018-06-04
  5. "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
  6. Helpful (1)

    "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 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!

    Petronas2017-04-07
  7. Helpful (1)

    "been here for 10+yrs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Petronas full-time for 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.

    Petronas2015-06-18
  8. "A lot of growth opportunities"

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

    I have been working at Petronas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A lot of training provided to groom you to be the future leader. Many career opportunities

    Cons

    So far not really having any cons

    Petronas2019-12-09
  9. "Competitive compensation with encouraging environment for learning and development"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Kuala Lumpur
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Petronas full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Competitive remuneration and benefits package

    Cons

    Mobility across the organisation can take longer than average

    Petronas2019-12-05
  10. "Data Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Kuala Lumpur
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours Good place for personal and career growth Competitive Fringe and benefits

    Cons

    You need to go through fix assessments to be promoted Such a big company that difficult for you to look at the big picture

    Petronas2019-11-19
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