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Phelps Dodge was my worst nightmare

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Current Employee - Research Engineer in Safford, AZ
Current Employee - Research Engineer in Safford, AZ

I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

Pros

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

Cons

This 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 ManagementAdvice

There 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.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
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  1. Great company who really looks after their employees

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    Former Intern - Intern
    Former Intern - Intern

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

    Pros

    I worked as an intern for a summer and found that the company tries very hard to impress. The money is good, lots of social events, and offers lots of freedom. I recommend at least doing an internship to gauge how you like the work.

    Cons

    I did not accept a full-time job mainly based on the location. You will likely be placed in a very small town somewhere in the middle of the desert. I personally did not see myself working there long-term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The social events and good compensation are sure to retain those who are interested in the mining industry. Good job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. The best and worst job that I have ever had.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cerro Verde (Chile)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cerro Verde (Chile)

    I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

    Pros

    A number of really good people work in the company, good opportunities for working in different types of work environments and internationally, salary and benefits are good.

    Cons

    No work-life balance in capital projects - all work and limited pay, promotions can be very difficult to obtain if you are not part of the "in crowd" or working for a manager that does not push for promotion, tend to hire in outsiders rather than promote from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on promotion from within rather than hiring in from outside.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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