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Great comp and benefits, poor upper level management
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 22, 2018
This company has seen better days. Because it is state owned by the Brazilian gov't you can imagine what the direction is like there given how much their gov't in is in shambles. The entire company is held hostage to their convoluted procurement processes. Engineers say they're high paid contract admins since more than half of their work is dealing with contracts. There are some excellent managers however, and the benefits are great. Laid back environment but uncertainty of company direction and projects in the US bring stress.
Pros
Pto, Compensation, Benefits
Cons
Internal systems faulty/archaic, flat organization, procurement processes
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Project Cost Control Analyst (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 5, 2018
No transparency, limited diversity, no opportunity for growth.Promotions are based on who managers like opposed to employees skill set. Micromanagers.
Pros
Flexible hours
Cons
micromanagement, no transparency, favortism, limited career advancement opportunities
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Great place
BUYER (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 30, 2018
This is a great place to work, I miss it greatly. They offer the best benefits, work-life balance is above board. They are very supportive of their employees. They treat their employees with respect.
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Downhill Company
Contracts Administrator (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 24, 2018
The company is going through troubles and can’t keep it’s employees. Work used to Be great years ago. People are protected now and the good people have left for lack of future in the company. They are very unfair at times not valuing people
Pros
Good Culture and Benefits
Cons
Small group of people are benefitted, promoted and have job security
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Great Benefits, great people, poor management
Assistant (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXOctober 21, 2017
If you are the son, niece, daughter, best friend, brother in law, nephew of someone that has management connection, DO NOT WORRY, I repeat DO NOT, you for sure will be hired. The best part of it is that the position won't even be open to public.
Pros
Great Culture
Cons
No future
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good company to work
Geologist II (Former Employee) –  10350 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77042September 8, 2017
My regular days were working into the office, I have learned different technology or methodology in order to generate the geological studies, Petrobras America is a company with Brazilian culture
Pros
Free lunch in general meeting
Cons
healthcare
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Professional Summary.
Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Espírito SantoJuly 21, 2017
Mechanical maintenance professional with experience in the petroleum and automotive industry. Experience in fixing industrial machines, automotive diesel engines and compression motors. Great mechanical aptitude and knowledge of hand and power tools.
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Good Cia
Marketing Intern (Former Employee) –  DelawareJune 1, 2017
Nice workplace culture
Very political company with lots of bureaucracy, however its a big and successful company that worth the experience to work for.
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Problem with Petrobras
Project Manager (Contractor) (Former Employee) –  Pasadena, TXMay 21, 2017
Petrobras is going through a financial crisis due to legal issues with Corporate leadership. Work process is slow because getting a project approved is mike moving a mountain - no zeal to move forward.
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The refinery was a good working environment.
Project Management/Lead System Administrator (Former Employee) –  Pasadena, TXMay 3, 2017
System Administrator
Create and monitor virtual and physical Servers
Maintain daily backup strategy
Setup telephone lines and voicemail
Setup and maintain users in Active Directory
Pros
Insurance was paid by employer;
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Relaxed atmosphere, typical of a latin american company
SENIOR RESERVOIR GEOLOGIST (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 14, 2017
At the time I worked there, the company was enjoying an expansion in operations, so it was investing greatly in infrastructure and projects, therefore I got to benefit from participating in large projects dealing with high levels of technical expertise.
Pros
Relaxed work environment. One of a kind health insurance
Cons
Salary was average or below average
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normal
Cajera, atención al cliente (Former Employee) –  cajera,cocina y atencion al clienteFebruary 5, 2017
falta de trabajo en equip
valoracion al personal de trabajo
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Relaxed work atmosphere
SENIOR RESERVOIR GEOLOGIST (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXNovember 22, 2016
Brazilian company permeates its way of doing things throughout the job. High quality of people and work, yet projects done at a nice, smooth pace.
Pros
Nice people
Cons
Poor gym
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I'm retiring until May 2017.
Technnician Operation senior (Current Employee) –  Refinaria Duque de CaxiasAugust 21, 2016
I'd to work at serious company which has structure and is not managed by politicians. I'm good professional and got the career pinnacle. I want to work in a company that has industrial safety as the main axis and maximum profitability as the final result.
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Great atmospher
Control / Measurement Engineer (Former Employee) –  Salvador, CAAugust 10, 2016
This was one of the best jobs. The management was challenging but instructive. I learned a lot about pipelines and learned a very satisfactory business culture.
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Senior Reservoir Geophysicist (GoM) (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 1, 2016
A high level company oriented to Oil exploration, production and drilling in Deep-water GoM.
Very good communication with employees and listening from technical groups.
Very high trained co-workers with a deep team orientation.
The most enjoyable part of my job was the possibility to contribute with the reservoir characterization through seismic attribute techniques and have a non-restricted communication with geologists and engineers.
Pros
Continous communication
Cons
Sometimes slowness on actions for long waiting time fom matrix company in Brazil
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like a lost ship in a rough sea...no sense of direction
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 12, 2016
Petrobras needs to get its act together, or it'll be a history in a few months.

Fav. quote at the general meetings: "...Show me the money..." while not providing any assurance of tomorrow.
Pros
People, Atmosphere, Compensation
Cons
Lack of leadrship and job security
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Not what it used to be
Unidentified (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 30, 2016
It used to be a great place to work with learning opportunities and positive atmosphere. Now atmosphere is grim because of the oil industry slump, but also over-reaction to events in Brazil. Internal processes are over-complicated, timelines to complete work are unreasonable, but the little guy is always to blame, even when management is powerless to help.
Pros
Health insurance
Cons
Work load, atmosphere, transparency and communication from top management
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Consultant
Management Support to Executive Manager (Former Employee) –  Brazil, INMarch 17, 2016
Contributing to planning and implementing Client Satisfaction Research, following up on the results obtained by the units from their clients and corresponding Corrective Action plans ;
− Assisting the Engineering and Corporate units to improve their relationship with their clients, assessing satisfaction rates using methodologies specific for each unit and drawing up reports with the findings.
− Standardizing and implementing agreements guiding the relationship between Petrobras Engineering and Business units;
− Periodically supporting the executive Board and engineering managers with consolidated information obtained through Engineering client satisfaction assessments.
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supervision
Full Maintenance Mechanical Technician (Current Employee) –  BrazilMarch 9, 2016
supervise maintenance enforcement teams in the area of welding, behavioral conduct audits , drafting contracts , assistance in maintenance planning.
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