Newmont Mining

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Newmont Mining Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
73 Reviews
2.8
73 Reviews
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Gary J. Goldberg
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company offers some of the best pay and benefits in their industry (in 9 reviews)

  • Great pay, great benefits, great PTO, 9/80 work schedule (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Limited work-life balance and political power plays are common (in 4 reviews)

  • That also means there is little to no career path for those that remain (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    good work environment

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

    I have been working at Newmont Mining

    Pros

    Great team that works well together. Everyone is willing to help employees grow in there respective fields

    Cons

    Un-easiness in job security. Get told 1 year that lay-offs are over and 9 month later are told to we are doing it again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get all information together before making decisions. Get back to being the leader in the industry instead of following along with our peers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good lateral career development; great people to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Newmont Mining full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are always interesting projects and opportunities to learn and grow on the job. The workforce is highly intelligent, and they care. We put out quality, leading edge work in many spaces

    Cons

    The Board of Directors and Executive Team are twitchy - the tides of where to head seem to change frequently (~18 months). We've done layoffs around the world for the past 3 years. We have a hierarchical culture that looks for senior advice and go-ahead, unfortunately, with a fair amount of fear underneath of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider what picture to paint of the company 5-10 years from now. We're very short term minded. Focus on the behaviors that will be productive and build relationships.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Not the most stable place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Procurement in Greenwood Village, CO
    Former Employee - Procurement in Greenwood Village, CO

    I worked at Newmont Mining as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, Decent pay

    Cons

    "Good ol' boys" environment, People are in cliques like high school , Regular lay-offs, Far too many employees who are unprofessional

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    The overall attitude is not that of a solid engineering company but a popular people club fraught with political games.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chemist (Metallurgist) in Carlin, NV
    Former Employee - Chemist (Metallurgist) in Carlin, NV

    I worked at Newmont Mining as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    One can advance their career quickly here. Engineers typically move up very fast.

    Cons

    Your success here will not be based primarily on your work or knowledge base. You will need to do your best to be a part of the clique.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify your hiring base to make a stronger engineering effort.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Challenging and interesting experience.

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

    I worked at Newmont Mining full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation package
    Lots of learning opportunities

    Cons

    lack of coherent organizational structure
    work-life balance
    very much a relationship driven organization
    cultural and gender diversity was an issue (may have changed to the better now)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline work processes and clarify roles and responsibilities among departments, regions and consequently positions.
    Matrix organization is not an excuse to have too many overlaps and even more gaps in responsibilities which make increasingly difficult to move projects forward.
    Do something about the "chiefs" to "Indians" ratio - so many "directors" who never managed a single person let alone departments and/or functions.
    Good luck and keep growing profitably!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good pay, lots of management bureaucracy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Exploration Geologist in Elko, NV
    Former Employee - Exploration Geologist in Elko, NV

    I worked at Newmont Mining full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, enjoyed the work, likes my co-workers

    Cons

    Lots of management problems, hours working

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less interference with day to day activity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It is a moderately good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Reporting Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Financial Reporting Analyst in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Newmont Mining full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good overall pay levels and decent benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and employee development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add some role responsibility and clarity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good people but a bit disorganized.

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

    I worked at Newmont Mining full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Nice people and good working environment. Lot of opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Lack of organization hurts the progress of the company. Poor large scale decisions bogged down future growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more upper level people with technical experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    In search of a strategy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at Newmont Mining full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good, smart people doing interesting work. Pay & benefits in line w/Fortune 500 companies.

    Cons

    Lack of skilled leadership and management at every level. Ever shifting priorities without a sustaining strategy. Poor infrastructure and processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set a course and stick with it. Make day to day operations predictable and replicable.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Many Projects and initiatives, too little staffing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Newmont Mining

    Pros

    Great pay compared to market.
    Great benefits.
    Great experience.

    Cons

    Although Newmont recently brought its IT dept inhouse, key portions Newmonts IT staff are still augmented by contractors in an effort to save money. Contractors do not seem to be treated/viewed by mgmt the same as in-house Newmont employees. The IT staff as a whole is way to small to do the work on a Global scale that it has been tasked with; thus 60-70 work weeks are common. Although Newmont offers a 9-80 work schedule, tackling an enormous workload with limited staff and the "always-on" global nature of the company makes work/life balance a big challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To the CIO - Focus on building teams. Bring the good contractors on board as Newmont employees and hire the right amount of staff based on data from other companies the same size.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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