Trafigura Reviews

Updated 2 May 2021

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3.6
67%
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Trafigura CEO  Jeremy Weir
Jeremy Weir
101 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, good facilities, excellent bonus(in 19 reviews)

  • "It is like one of those fast-paced investment banking or trading firms which are shown in US TV shows, but the work is very dull and repetitive(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Food service industry in"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Sales Associate 

    I worked at Trafigura full-time

    Pros

    Food production industry Andrew and

    Cons

    Good time working hard to

  2. "Traf"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Trafigura full-time

    Pros

    Highly motivated professionals with good ethic

    Cons

    Lack of team unity across


  3. "Good experience but no great progression"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trafigura full-time

    Pros

    Great learning experience and Fast paced environment

    Cons

    Dishonest, aggressive, and will sell you a dream but will never materialise

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England, 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.

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  5. "Analyst"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Trafigura full-time

    Pros

    a great platform, talented people, industry leader

    Cons

    poor work-life balance, pay not high

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Operations in Mumbai"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Trafigura full-time

    Pros

    Lucrative salary Lots to learn

    Cons

    Hire and fire policy a lot of attrition

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Trafi"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Trafigura full-time

    Pros

    Project ownership. Good exposure to business.

    Cons

    Culture of fear. Mercenary and exploitative.

  8. Helpful (11)

    "Catastrophic IT management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England, 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 to stay, etc. Now they outsourced the IT to India (funny, everyone else is coming back since we all know that doesn't work well) to get short term gains (lower salaries) and so the IT management can keep their jobs one more year. It is very difficult to evolve because the IT management is self-centered and in a self-preservation mode.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Deals Desk"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in London, England, England
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Trafigura

    Pros

    Well compensated. Great start in the oil industry. Flat organisation, allowing relatively quick advancement if you know what you want to do and have the skills and/or relationships to get there.

    Cons

    Very demanding. Poor work/life experience. Changes not communicated to employees until after decisions are made. Pressure to relocate. Poor management infrastructure. Little regard for employee happiness. Little/no formal training opportunities/all opportunities must be driven by employees.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place to work with lots of opportunity, but some frustrating office politics and unavailable senior management"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people and workplace environment Good pay and able to negotiate raises Showing initiative is actively encouraged and rewarded Lots of opportunity to travel

    Cons

    Lots of office politics Not much in the way of career advancement

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