Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

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Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Reviews

Updated July 15, 2014
Updated July 15, 2014
98 Reviews

3.4
98 Reviews
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Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold President, CEO, and Director Richard C. Adkerson
Richard C. Adkerson
58 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Training is always ongoing to develop skills, great safety culture, great pay and awesome benefits (in 8 reviews)

  • Great benefits, corporation cares for their employees (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management uses the good old buddy system for hiring (in 9 reviews)

  • Very unreasonable HR, Senior Management with no respect to company policies or treating people with respect (in 5 reviews)

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13 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Great pay. Great people. Slow to adapt.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Service Center  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Human Resources Service Center in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great pay. Great people. Opportunity for growth and moving around within the company.

    Cons

    Slow to adapt. Need to have methods in place to implement new ideas for saving money and improving work processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend time talking with lower level management and implementing their ideas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A Long History of Providing Opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Energetic, High Expectations, and Great Benefits. International travel was very exciting and great opportunity to learn from very smart people. Great respect for contribution of the individual and team.

    Cons

    At times, challenged by the nature of politics surrounding natural resources and license to operate. Nature of the beast...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider work from home schedules to reduce commute at corporate office as well as to attract the younger workforce to mining.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Structured and well-managed internship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Industrial Hygiene Intern  in  Morenci, AZ
    Former Employee - Industrial Hygiene Intern in Morenci, AZ

    I worked at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I enjoyed my internship and had the opportunity to learn quite a bit. I also was given opportunities to cross-train and even have a few experiences that were just for fun...such as riding in a haul truck and train (while still doing work). Very neat opportunity to see the full scope of the mining process at Morenci and I took a lot away from it. People are very friendly and there is definitely a good safety culture and family atmosphere.

    Cons

    Morenci is a fairly boring town and being older than the other interns I didn't really have much to do. Weekends were spent driving over two hours to Tucson. Housing was limited to I found myself living in a hotel all summer. No complaints about the company or internship itself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give information on career opportunities within the company post-graduation for those who aren't engineering interns.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not too bad

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

    I worked at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold full-time

    Pros

    Pay, experience, great environment, very enjoyable

    Cons

    Never was sure how they felt about me

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the little man

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent company. Great management. Great opportunities.

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

    I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

    Pros

    Excellent company. Great management. Great opportunities. They really push new training and improvement in their staff.

    Cons

    There are really no cons to working with freeport. They treat you extremely well and give you plenty of room to develop your own career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Excellent company. Great management. Great opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    This is a company like no other I've worked for before

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Support  in  El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Support in El Paso, TX

    I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Training is always ongoing to develop skills, great safety culture, great pay and awesome benefits!

    Cons

    Opportunity for advancement is limited because of low turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Despite what one might believe, overlooking morale can really impact the company's bottom line adversely.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    This comany will treat you well and put you talents to the test

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

    Pros

    Great culture and working environment

    Cons

    Located around small cities with little to do outside of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

  9.  

    Great ; industry safety standards high; super benefits & people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pit Ops  in  Climax, CO
    Current Employee - Pit Ops in Climax, CO

    I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1 week off a month
    Great pay and benefits
    Super people
    Open door policy

    Cons

    Cold cold cold at Climax

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the doors open and continue to listen
    Your eyes and ears are out in the pit and mills ...

  10.  

    Best Internship and work experience I've ever been a part of!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer  in  Empire, CO
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Empire, CO

    I worked at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, great pay, and big jobs! An eye-opening experience to help learn new skills and further develop skills in mining/construction/engineering. Freeport provides all the necessary training to step foot on site of some of the biggest operations you will ever see. I highly recommend applying if you like to work hard and start a serious career.

    Cons

    I loved every part of my internship experience. There wasn't one bad thing about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. Mgmt was very motivating and supportive throughout my entire internship. I honestly enjoyed every minute of every day working for FCX. I did not want to leave and now I can't wait to get back to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Build and develop the company for the company to achieve a common goal.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice Presidente  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Vice Presidente in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Build and develop the company for the company to achieve a common goal.

    Cons

    It will not be difficult for the company to achieve goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote enterprise

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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