Vitol S.A. Reviews

Updated 21 Jul 2020

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Vitol S.A. CEO Russell Hardy (no image)
Russell Hardy
5 Ratings
  1. "Great company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - IT Help Desk in Houston, TX

    I worked at Vitol S.A. full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and lots of benefits

    Cons

    There are no cons in my opinion

  2. "Very entrepreneurial"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Risk Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vitol S.A. full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots of good global opportunities

    Cons

    Easy to get left behind if not keeping up


  3. "Commercial Analyst"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vitol S.A. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great pay, good environment, somewhat flexible

    Cons

    no career perspective at all

  4. "Great company, a little too corporate"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - New Joiner 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vitol S.A. full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, hard workers, fun parties, flat structure.

    Cons

    Too corporate and serious sometimes.

  5. "Poor management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - EC&I Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Vitol S.A. full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    On paper good benefits - some great people

    Cons

    Really poor management. Corrupt benefits system

  6. "Good place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - N/A in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Vitol S.A. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, everyone v friendly and encouraging of your success

    Cons

    They could be more flexible...

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - President in Bogotá, Bogota
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vitol S.A. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    fast, aggressive, risk taker, flat organization, respectful

    Cons

    closed, regional, silos, no team work, no clarity in payment

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Seems great at first, wears you out later"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Vitol S.A. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of free food, decent in-house gym, bonuses allegedly high

    Cons

    Toxic work environment, people above can withhold information to take credit when fixing things later, food is designed to keep you in the office longer, lots of profanity and sometimes employees get verbally assaulted. Food will make you gain weight, not clear chain of command and if you do not land on a good team (back-office is terribly managed, mid-office is overworked) then your experience will be miserable. They dangle the bonus in front of you, you earn it at the end of the year but they won’t give it to you until 3 months into the new year...Impossible to move up unless someone leaves AND someone else that has been waiting also leaves.

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    "Come here after establishing your career"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vitol S.A. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Above market compensation (only if you look at the total package) - Getting to work with capable people, there's absolutely no room for incompetence - even if you're young and inexperienced - Great place to be after establishing your career (but not anytime before that) - One of the top trading houses to work for in the industry

    Cons

    - With most of the total package in the annual bonus, coupled with the culling season that starts before the bonus is paid out, there is a palpable sense of fear. Most are protective of their turf and see colleagues as potential rivals. - Come here at the peak of your career, not anytime before. There are limited opportunities and seniors are not willing to teach because you are nothing but a cheaper replacement for themselves. - This place is an old boys' club, where relationships matter more than actual capability (as long as you're not too mediocre) and what people think of you matter more than your actual capabilities. Very male dominated, especially on the commercial end. - Toxic environment that rewards money making; sometimes crossing grey ethical boundaries, and oftentimes giving revenue makers the right to be obnoxious

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  10. "A good company to work for"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Projektmanager/in in Geneva
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vitol S.A. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    brand name,high salaries and bonuses

    Cons

    no long term contracts given the unsteady state of the industry

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