Trafigura - Catastrophic IT management | Glassdoor.co.uk
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    "Catastrophic IT management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Trafigura full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Huge potential globally, can travel, great people, decent salaries.

    Cons

    IT is completely different from the rest of the company. The management comes from banking and brimgs with it all the problems and work culture banking IT has: slow, no decisions taken when they should, opaque processes, "the blame game", constant change of direction aimed to preserve jobs as long as possible, etc. There are top managers that don't deliver (and have not for years) but they are agile politicians and manage...

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    Advice to Management

    Fire the IT management, starting from the TOP, hire people (not consultants) from real software development companies with a proven track record. Keep the structure flat. Build SMALL teams of CAPABLE developers. Use real performance metrics from this field and not subjective ones. Once Titan works well, spin off IT development into new legal entity and sell the platform to other trading firms (this means the development...

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    Trafigura2016-09-07
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    "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, very smart colleagues, good work/life balance, very good package, company culture very open to innovation and personal initiative

    Cons

    Compensation is very good, but can vary quite a bit depending the market conditions, which might not be suitable for people who want a very stable and predictable income.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let growth push you to become too process-oriented.

    Trafigura2019-03-05
  2. "More politics than work"

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    Former Employee - Lead Developer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trafigura

    Pros

    Most of the teams are small. Get to see all aspects of projects.

    Cons

    Too much politics and gangs.

    Advice to Management

    none

    Trafigura2019-07-01

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