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Geneva (Switzerland)
51 to 200 employees
1966
Company - Private
Utilities
€100 to €500 million (EUR) per year
Trafigura
The Vitol Group is an energy and commodities company. Physical trading, logistics and distribution are at the core of the business, but are complemented by refining, shipping, terminals, exploration and production, power generation, mining and retail businesses. Founded in ... Read more

Vitol S.A. Reviews

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  • "Come here after establishing your career"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Advice to Management

    Start investing in your own people - you can't expect to build loyalty if the only thing you give your employees is a great pay cheque. They're just loyal to the money.

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Vitol S.A. Interviews

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    Contracts Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
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    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Vitol S.A. (Rotterdam (Netherlands)) in June 2018.

    Interview

    Contacted from a recruiter and had an interview in the Rotterdam office.
    They had been looking for someone for a long time, cause of the specific criteria they had in mind. I had 1,5hrs interview with HR, Office magaer and legal team in London. The conversations were overall quite pleasant, but my junior profile was not what they were after.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions on LNG MSPA from their legal team   1 Answer
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