Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold
3.3 of 5 93 reviews
www.fcx.com Phoenix, AZ 5000+ Employees

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Reviews

Updated Jun 18, 2014
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3.3 93 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold President, CEO, and Director Richard C. Adkerson

Richard C. Adkerson

(55 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    The IT department culture is confrontational and combative.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI've heard the pay is excellent for direct employees.

    ConsThe IT department culture is confrontational and combative, especially towards contractors who get used up and discarded. The tone is set at the IT Leadership levels which use fear and anger as the primary method to motivate people. This practice is largely adopted by the rest of the IT organization, likely from a sense of self-preservation, though there a few rational and brave managers. I’ve heard first-hand the use of escalation threats which successfully got IT contractors to work OT.

    If you are a contractor, don’t take my word for it – ask other contractors and vendors. If you decide to take the contract, price it accordingly.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas

    Manager Projecs (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsVariety of job responsibilities. Accomplished major projects with no impact to business continuity. Prior to new leadership in this department, I had the ability and trust of Sr. Management to move forward with maintenance issues, working with building management and engineers. Covered all facilities in Texas, California and Louisiana.

    ConsThe challenges with new Leadership was enduring daily insults in person and among colleagues. Alliances and successes with other Departmental Management was always good but internal issues were not brought to Sr. Management attention and Sr. Management did not engage on this level. HR Department was a dead end for these types of situations. Mandatory Workshops such as "Supervisory Skills" and "Identifying Personality Types for better communication skills" in the organization were mandatory but never allowed to practice. Waste of time and money.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a look at your leadership and their communication styles. Allow for mediation with no recourse such as the threat of termination or being encouraged to leave the organization.

    All the following "Rating Chart" below is based on Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas prior to the merger with Plains Exploration & Production Company

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

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    A large company managed by few Yes people from same PTFI Indonesia Club

    Strategic Process Manager (Current Employee)
    Phoenix, AZ

    ProsLarge capital base
    Profitable Papua mines where gold is produced as a by product and the production cost is nullified into profit.
    Lucky to have few excellent resources strategically located world wide minimising the risks
    Excellent CFO, Chairman, CEO and the board

    ConsTop management is consisted of mostly people who worked together in PTFI Indonesia. So birds of same feather.
    Prejudicial relationship because some of the top executives worked together outside Freeport as well as they worked together in Papua
    No framework of performance management - all whims and fancies.
    You need to have a God Father
    Professional management is just missing from the people who are just below the Board
    Lack of transparency
    Incomeptent admin officers and clerks are promoted in decision making levels so as to support their managers at all times without any threat .

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease wake up - think PRFI is not the best practice for all mines - Instill professionally qualified managers and JUST NOT YES MEN/WOMEN. They will let sink the company together by not challenging any decision.
    Do not promote incompetent clerical staff to senior management level without market testing

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

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    Good Company/Clickish Management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood salary and benefits bonus

    ConsWork is often at remote sites

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    Same old

    Intern (Former Employee)
    New Orleans, LA

    ProsThe money was ok, but management was not engaging.

    ConsManagement did not listen to workers' issues

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Definately the worst workplace!

    Hydromet Operator Ll (Former Employee)
    Safford, AZ

    ProsGood Pay, Good Benefits and ok schedule! When the Sx/Ew Plant was first started up they choose and hired the best in the industry and took care of their workforce Management at that time cared and showed and received the utmost respect.

    ConsAs the first year concluded management changed hands and then the work enviroment turned hostile and reclusive, Upper management let go of the reigns and then the click mantality took over and then backstabbing and childs play ensued, supervision had alot to be desired lots of unsatisfied exempt employees and it trickled to the non exempt workforce.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone to give i understand it is still the same if not worse! Management and the Company do not desire change!

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

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    Mining Engineer (Current Employee)
    Morenci, MI

    Prosnone. This is a very poorly run company that only supports senior management.

    Conspoor management. Management is self absorbed and does not care about its employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementComplete overhaul of managemet

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

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    Not the best job if you want to learn and grow your life but if your lazy and ok with staying put you will do great!!!!

    Concentrator Mechanic (Current Employee)
    Vanadium, NM

    ProsPay is good, hours are good with a good schedule

    ConsCOMMUNICATION!!! UNION SUCKS!!! LAZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZY BOSSES and all around if your young and want to grow your life you cant because your not green carded to do anything there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to what your employees are doing if you had better productivity with better communication skills you could cut the contractors out and truly grow the mine. The reason this place lays off so often is not because of copper prices more because of managers allowing people to milk the clock and waste the companies money.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good money--but not worth it

    Superintendent (Former Employee)

    ProsThe money and amount of vacation were good.

    ConsI was working at their property in Indonesia. Before starting there I anticipated that the major challenges of the job would be dealing with the environment (cold, rainy etc.) and the isolation (very small town). These things were tolerable. What ended up being the biggest challenge was dealing with management. There was very little communication and acquiring the tools I needed to do my job was always a struggle. The company is very shrewd and instead of giving feedback if there are issues they will simply get rid of you and try someone else.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Phelps Dodge was my worst nightmare

    Research Engineer (Current Employee)
    Safford, AZ

    ProsThey hire new engineers out of school and give them opportunity to start their career.

    ConsThis applies only for Phelps Dodge (before the buy out)
    1. Insane management that mentally torments employees
    2. Employees are forced to put in illegal long hours daily
    3. Managers threaten and scream (really loud) at the employees
    4. Managers snoop on the private life of the employees and use that to punish them at work
    5. Incompetent management that takes lots of time off during the day for their private chores

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere are many people who left Phelps Dodge because of the obstruction at work. Even HR did not help us. You must have higher power to control those tyrants.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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