Trafigura Reviews

Updated 18 May 2020

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3.3
54%
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77%
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Trafigura CEO  Jeremy Weir
Jeremy Weir
71 Ratings
Pros
  • "Rewarding , enthusiastic system , great work culture, supporting environment and good pay master(in 11 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 10 reviews)

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  1. 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
    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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    Trafigura2019-03-05
  2. "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

    Trafigura2019-12-30
  3. "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

    Trafigura2019-09-26
  4. "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

    Trafigura2019-04-20
  5. Helpful (1)

    "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.

    Trafigura2019-02-20
  6. "Great firm"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Trafigura full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, competitive culture.

    Cons

    None. Great management in general.

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    Trafigura2018-02-01
  7. Helpful (1)

    "A company unlike any other"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trafigura full-time

    Pros

    Freedom to innovate and to grow professionally outside of boundaries of your day to day job. Very good financial compensation if you meet the standard and are willing to work the hours and go the extra mile.

    Cons

    Understaffed in many areas, long working days. Very aggressive approach to management.

    Trafigura2017-08-24
  8. "Good company to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Trafigura full-time

    Pros

    Great team to be part of

    Cons

    There are no cons, everything is running nice and smooth

    Trafigura2017-07-07
  9. 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
    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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    Trafigura2016-09-07
  10. "Trafigura"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Trade Finance Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Trafigura for less than a year

    Pros

    Good people in general, loved working at Trafigura

    Cons

    Work life balance HR think they run the company in Latam

    Trafigura2016-08-23
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