Newmont Mining
3.3 of 5 65 reviews
www.newmont.com Englewood, CO 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 19, 2014

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Gary J. Goldberg

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    Lack of Direction

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsGreat people and benefits.
    Work is interesting.

    ConsLack of focus
    Lack of leadership

    Advice to Senior ManagementBuild a long term plan and vision

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

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    Stressful, unfocused work environment. Directors and Executives have huge egos. Very short staffed after recent layoffs.

    (Current Employee)
    Greenwood Village, CO

    ProsMost people are very nice

    ConsManagers, directors and executives have big egos, and don't work well with others. Executives preach "One Newmont", but separate themselves from average employees. Pay is behind industry standards for lower level employees. Work environment is very fast paced, stressful, and unfocused, yet it takes months for directors and executives to make decisions. Good employees leaving in droves due to poor management and unreasonable work load after recent layoffs, which just gets worse as more employees leave for better positions. No one is allowed to say no, and employees will go from one person to the next until they get what they want. No advancement opportunities for employees below manager level. Benefits package gets worse every year, with health insurance costs and deductibles rising more than 5 times this year alone. Its all about who you know, not what you know at Newmont. Too many directors with too little work to do, most just move information from their employees to the executives, and micromanage their employees to death. Elitist and entitled culture where executives rule like spoiled children.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet focused and concentrate on holding onto good employees. Review compensation and benefits, you're taking advantage of your low level employees. Treat your employees with more respect and maybe you will get some in return.

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

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    Richard O'Brien, WAKE UP to 2013!

    Slave (Former Employee)
    Carlin, NV

    ProsPeople have flocked to the Elko Nevada area, the Carlin pit mine in my case, to be thankful to have a job. It's a secure thought and has benefits included.

    ConsThe management, supervisors especially, are basically treating people like slaves to the lowest point, and have a mixed bag of reasons to fire you.It's ok for one person, different for the drinking/fishing pal. They need a standard of acceptance, cut the crap on female harassment, be aware of it, from supervisors to workmates.Supervisors need to follow trained procedures, have a brain, not be a family member of past and move in progression, or an eager idiot who wants a name tag and shove people around.You are losing good dedicated people over ignorance in supervision/policies.They never explain a workers rights in a situation, because most supervisors don't even know them! Profits are #1, safety always #2 until after the fact, they put on a good show to cover their butt first ALWAYS! Train supervisors and HR to today's standards, not make their own as see fit, continuity works great in a workplace!

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet your head out of the sand, it's 2013, not 1935. There is a need to treat workers right, with reason for cause. I would NEVER invest into this outfit, just to line corporate pockets, slavery was supposed to be abolished years ago. If you have a large turnover of workers, maybe look down the line and see really why you're losing them.You spend a fortune on training, why lose them over ignorance on your part?

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

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    Stressful judgemental atmosphere do not treat you with respect or give you a chance

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsGot paid on time, nice office to work in

    ConsNo people skills, don't introduce you to anybody, unfriendly, no mentoring, no breaks, cube that is 1/4 the size of others

    Advice to Senior ManagementNegative atmosphere is unbearable treat people with respect maybe you will get some

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The fancy job title is misleading.

    Business Administrator (Current Employee)
    Elko, NV

    ProsThere is a strong sense of family between the employees because most of us really got suckered into accepting our "not-as-promised" position. Unfortunately, the only other option is to work at Barrick (for less pay), which I hear is the same story, but less pay, but more competent and respectful managers. The pay is okay if you are a secretary, but it is salaried, so you do not get paid overtime for working 60-70 hours per week (The drive out to the mine is the worst because it too is unpaid), but you do get a small bonus I hear.

    "Formal Business Attire" is nothing more than jeans and a "your favorite football team" windbreaker, and you can usually get away with chewing tobacco during meetings (the same leniency apparently goes for the guys too). However, if you are in a meeting just taking notes, the room is probably a wreck and filthy anyway, and you would look overdressed if you wore slacks or a nice blouse.

    ConsI thought the Business Administrator position was more along the lines of a managerial-type job when I was hired, but just a few months into the position I realize I am just a receptionist. Because this place over-titles the positions, I would be cautious of accepting a position, or salary, until you physically observe the person performing the job duties (not just the canned list of job expectations on the website). Many employees are not used to their potential, and I am treated like a clerk by the managers, and my supervisor...all of which seem to have made it into their positions based on who they were buddies with, and how long they have been buddies with them.

    "Formal Business Attire" is nothing more than jeans and a "your favorite football team" windbreaker, and the same goes for the men. This is not what I expected from a Fortune 500 corporation, but the corporate office, and the shareholders apparently have lost touch on what goes on in Nevada.

    Avoid this place like an MSHA investigation, and go work for one of the mining contractors instead if you want to make money and live in the middle of no-where. If you are looking for a a good paying secretary job, you have no ambition, and want to see your education go to waste, Newmont is the place for you. Unless you are in a clique, like another person suggested, put on a good face until the economy picks back up, then get out (as if you will have a choice).You will not make it into a decision-making position unless you have an MBA and work in Denver, or you have lived in Winnemucca your entire life and worked with Newmont for 15 years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean house with the managers in Nevada, or require these people to act and dress like professionals and possess at least a college degree. Be honest and upfront with the positions you are advertising to people and stop giving people fancy titles and empty promises during the interview. A position as a secretary has nothing to do with the "business administration" of a company. A Business Administration position at Newmont is not an "opportunity" for someone if they are looking for an actual business-type position. Also, put a stop to the use of acronyms out here.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    very disapointed

    Miner (Current Employee)
    Carlin, NV

    Prosonly good thing was the fellowship between the crew ,we were a family and newmount hated it

    Consnon of the upper management cared about us undergroung,they cared about there end of year fat bonus....15000 to 30000 they treated us like the jews were treated in world war 2 germany

    Advice to Senior Managementstart to think about your people underground ,they risk there lives every day so you cats get big bucks,and stop putting the worries of 'is this the day i lose my job' on them all you are doing is setting the stage for a fatality.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't like my experience working here

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsThe pay is ok and when you have Newmont in your resume you will go very far in terms of bigger and better job offers.

    ConsPoor employee Induction especially in the SCM department. You will only survive here if you agree with the boss the loudest, not because you perform the well. Too many emotional and insecure people working here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut more emphasis on employee induction

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I found Newmont to be old school and at times extremely disfunctional.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere are some really smart, good people at Newmont. You get to do some cool potential travel and the pay is about 30% above market..

    ConsVery slow, old school, old boy culture. Hard to make decisions and get work done. Salary and benefits are set up as "golden handcuffs" -- stock options vest over three years, kind of forcing you to stick around despite the disfunction. While the culture, mission, and values look great on paper, this can be a very low-trust environment, leading to churn, constantly revisiting decisions, and other frustrations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNewmont seriously needs to do a significant culture transformation. Merely adjusting the strategy and hoping that the next level of management will fall into line isn't working.

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

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