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Trafigura Reviews

Updated 11 Jul 2019

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Trafigura CEO Jeremy Weir
Jeremy Weir
56 Ratings
  1. "Enjoyed working there."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Trafigura

    Pros

    adequate opportunity for career development, great people, met lots of wonderful people

    Cons

    maintaining a good work-life balance can be challenging, benefits could be better

    Trafigura2015-03-05
  2. "Dynamic, hard work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Trafigura

    Pros

    Make your own opportunities and control what you do

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be tough

    Trafigura2014-02-18
  3. "Nice place to work with lots of opportunity, but some frustrating office politics and unavailable senior management"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, 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

    Advice to Management

    Give more opportunities to advance internally Be more open and transparent to those working under you

    Trafigura2013-02-28
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Nice at first, then downhill"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Trafigura full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Well organized IT at first with the feeling that people work together Friendly IT team with good specialists, everyone good technically Advanced projects and interesting plans for the future Exposure to valuable business knowledge

    Cons

    After changes in IT management things happening seemingly at random, with constantly changing business requests Division between software developers hired by old and new management - people sitting next to each other and never saying a word Deep division between IT and business. Business is always right, IT is always wrong. Prevailing blame culture.

    Advice to Management

    If you hire good specialists treat them reasonably. People who feel oppressed will never work efficiently. Too late for advice really, so many people would need to change - starting from the very top.

    Trafigura2012-07-06
  5. "Deals Desk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, 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.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication and training. More scope for personal growth.

    Trafigura2010-04-21
  6. "Trafigura"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Trafigura

    Pros

    The global offices and the opportunity to grow if you're in the right office with the right boss who looks out of you

    Cons

    The lack of opportunity if you're working for the wrong person in the wrong group in the wrong office at the wrong time

    Advice to Management

    To ensure good management is in place to insure talented people stay and not leave for better working environments elsewhere

    Trafigura2009-08-24
  7. "Challenging yet rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Manager 

    I have been working at Trafigura full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced, no bureaucracy and apolitical. If one can sustain performance then the rewards are great.

    Cons

    Can be a stretch environment at times, but the overall employee base is young and dynamic which helps deal with this.

    Trafigura2019-07-11
  8. "Best place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Trader 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trafigura full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The CEO of the INDIA office, Mr. Bajaj is one of the smartest people I have ever met. He is a visionary. The career growth at Trafigura and the salaries there are unmatched.

    Cons

    I can’t think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing Mr. Bajaj

    Trafigura2019-06-27
  9. "Very aggressive culture in trafi"

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      Current Employee - Graduate Trainee 

      I have been working at Trafigura full-time

      Pros

      fast-pasing environment with good learning opportunities

      Cons

      squeezing ppl to the highest level

      Trafigura2019-06-24
    • "Deals Desk Analyst"

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      Current Employee - Deal Desk Analyst in Mumbai
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
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      I have been working at Trafigura full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      The JD's are fancy Pay is ok

      Cons

      Work is not at all fancy as JD Very long working hours

      Trafigura2019-06-29
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