Cliffs Natural Resources

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Cliffs Natural Resources Reviews

Updated November 7, 2014
Updated November 7, 2014
26 Reviews
3.5
26 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Silver Bay, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Silver Bay, MN

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

    Pros

    Culture of teamwork and you really get the feeling you are on a team. Things have been shaky lately, but new corporate management seems determined to stabilize the company. Great compensation and benefits too.

    Cons

    Most of the sites are in smaller towns/remote. Middle management has been in a constant flux.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure it out and stick to it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was a good experience overall. There are a lot of quality people within the company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Cliffs Natural Resources full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company provides good pay and benefits with room to grow if that is desired. Good people to work with. Safety is always stressed.

    Cons

    The company had over-hired in the recent past and is now forced to make cuts.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    One of the better companies to work for in our area.

    Current Employee - Equip Operator
    Current Employee - Equip Operator

    I have been working at Cliffs Natural Resources full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You know your schedule a year in advance, the benifit pkg is pretty good, and the people are alright to work with.

    Cons

    To much drama, tattle tailing, sneaky crap. 12 hour schedule is hard to handle doing midnights and day shift in the same week every week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cliffs Natural Resources full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and bonuses. Many opportunities for advancement. Great core group of employees.

    Cons

    Cyclical nature of mining is not for the faint of heart.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Grateful for the opportunity and patience to allow me to grow professionally and personally.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

    I have been working at Cliffs Natural Resources full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employees are willing to help each other to make sure jobs are done right and safely. Workforce is very experienced. There are opportunities for career advancement.

    Cons

    Cyclical nature of mining increases the possibilities for layoffs. Most jobs outside of Cleveland (ie corporate) are located in rural areas far from cities larger than 10,000 people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Bumpy ride, but fundamentals are still good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Cliffs Natural Resources full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cliffs allows employees to propose and implement innovative solutions. Great benefits although they have slipped slightly during recent cyclical downturn. Amazing history. A number of global locations creates opportunities.

    Cons

    Management shakeup was overdue. There will be a period of near term instability but it feels like we'll come out on top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to the future and learn from the recent past. Good things come from honest and direct communications.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent Corporate Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Organization
    Current Employee - Finance Organization

    I have been working at Cliffs Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    The people are friendly, motivated, and intelligent. Senior Management team is approachable and down to earth. The corporate offices are newly renovated, with a focus on natural light. Employees are fairly compensated, have excellent benefits, and often stay with the company for the bonuses.

    Cons

    The mining industry is extremely cyclical, so one must be adept/inclined to process improvement/change.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contract Negotiator in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Contract Negotiator in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Cliffs Natural Resources full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    lots of interesting work to be done there

    Cons

    need 20 hours a day to get to deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more help

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I like working for Cliffs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Fermont, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Fermont, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Cliffs Natural Resources full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great salary, Acoomodations are very comfortables and the food is good quality

    Cons

    FIFO, I miss my family

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I went 15 years backwards in time.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cliffs Natural Resources

    Pros

    Good,smart, dedicated people working in the trenches. Great benefits. Adequate salaried compensation. Aggressive growth goals stated, although it is sometimes difficult to see how they intend on meeting them. Honest commitment to the safety of individuals. Laid back work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Generally poor communication. Good communication is really missing between Cleveland HQ and the mine sites. Company does not do a good job of integrating experienced newcomer talent. New employees experienced in technology and concepts proven in previous positions have difficulty being heard. Sometimes difficult to understand why some individuals are in some positions; at all levels. No good career path for technical guys, career growth is through management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honestly and proactively respect the Cliffs core values, they are more than just words. Choose your focus then get all your leaders pulling together. Establish "all inclusive" methods of using your employee's perspectives and experiences.

    Approves of CEO

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