Cliffs Natural Resources
3.7 of 5 16 reviews
www.cliffsnaturalresources.com Cleveland, OH 5000+ Employees

Cliffs Natural Resources Reviews

Updated Mar 29, 2014
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Gary B. Halverson


77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Poorly Managed at the top

Line Manager (Former Employee)
Cleveland, OH

I worked at Cliffs Natural Resources full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSome good people there or at least there was when I served. Worked together as a team to get things done. enjoyed the time.

ConsAfter 7+ years thought I had long-term prospects. I was part of many Involuntary separated, was deeply heart broken & immensely disappointed. Little diligence done in organising who was being separated. Some with inadequate capability ended up staying. This was picked up by a group of us and was especially strong in HR & IT. If you had friends in the right place your were OK (Band Management)

Advice to Senior ManagementStop blaming the cyclical nature of Iron Ore and using this as an excuse. Mining is challenging no matter the nature of global economics. Too many mistakes made when Ore was at 170, sat back took the profit hoping everything was going to be OK. Changed CEO but still have bitter in-battles (So say my friends who still work there) medium to low hope for future for them . I was told they are still cutting cost.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
Cleveland, OH

I have been working at Cliffs Natural Resources for more than 5 years

ProsBenefits still competitive...... at least for today

ConsEverything else..... except for benefits

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The pay is the only reason people are happy

Mining Operator (Current Employee)
Silver Bay, MN

I have been working at Cliffs Natural Resources

ProsPay and benefits package is by far the best around. On paper, the work force is treated well. Monthly bonus program and profit sharing help a bunch.

ConsManagement has unreal expectations of crews. I believe that maintenance crews need to really FIX problems rather than put band aids on. Management system is messed up. Can be as many managers as operators, many of which have a real disconnect with those getting dirty.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to run programs such as gainshare and quarterly profit sharing. Do NOT change the benefit package. Must learn to promote from within in a more proper manner. Must learn to watch the activities of Section Managers more closely. Their disconnect to what happens day to day is definitely apparent.

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