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I worked at Gold Fields
compensation is ok, profit sharing and other benefit like housing etc
can learn alot depending what department you find your self
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Gold Fields (Accra (Ghana)).
I had already worked with one of the capital holders of the company. He said he needed me in Ghana, because he was going to invest there and wanted a person of his confidence to be in Accra. We agreed the terms and after a few months I went to Accra. It was a simple process due the fact that we already knew each other.
- The main problem, in my view, was that the top management didn't have a strategy, and wasn't prepared for the initial difficulties that we found. Africa is not easy for westerns ... a simple bank operation (paying salaries for instance) could take all day. Also the government is corrupt and we needed to pay for everything and to everyone. Anyway, back to top, the management was adrift and didn't stick with the initial plan. Instead of doing the mining, they decided to loan the machines, and that, for me, was a big mistake. Answer Question
The offer was very good so I just accepted.
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Gold Fields is one of the world's largest gold exploration and development companies and ranks as South Africa's #2 gold producer, after AngloGold Ashanti. Production in the country represents well more than half of Gold Fields' total sales. The company produces about 3.5 million ounces of gold a year at mines in Australia, Ghana, Peru, and South Africa. It has proved and probable reserves of 80 million ounces of gold. In 2008 its Peruvian property, the Cerro Corona mine, commenced production. Its development-stage mine in South Africa, South Deep, is producing as well...