Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

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Great place to work as an intern

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Rhenium Plant Intern in Green Valley, AZ
Former Employee - Rhenium Plant Intern in Green Valley, AZ

I worked at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

Pros

You get to take on exciting important projects, projects that save the company hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.

 My supervisor facilitated presentations to management which helped get the project I worked on passed.

Very flexible work schedule - I worked anywhere from 4 hr to 14 hr days and from 4 -10 days straight.

Very saftey conscious environment. Daily safety meetings

Laid back friendly coworkers

Cons

Can be difficult to get overtime in an hourly position

60 hr/week expectations for engineers

It is desired that employees relocate every 2 years

There are very unhappy people in laboratory settings

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make sure to encourage your employees and reward people for their success. Consider giving more overtime to operators.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    Not a terrible company - but definitely room for improvement.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Claypool, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Claypool, AZ

    I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

    Pros

    Good benefits, fairly low stress, good pay.

    Cons

    Absolutely horrible "office politics" at the management level grind away at personal productivity motivation. Micro-management and control reign supreme.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower the employee to think, discover, create and accomplish. Give more efforts at praise, admiration, and recognition. Spend less, much less effort at the management level on throttling the employee back to the productivity level of an old mule in a farm field.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Interesting Technology but look out for the politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MIS in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - MIS in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

    Pros

    Good use of technology in general
    Good exposure to different technologies
    Exposure to a worldwide infrastructure, that provides good learning experiences.

    Cons

    Middle management micro manages everything. It also appears that middle management does not speak the truth about what is happening in the trenches to upper middle and senior management. There is a very poor project completion rate, which is mainly due to a significant amount of politics and very little or poor operational staffing. Exempt employees are expected to work sixty plus hours a week no exceptions. The environment also has a weird mix of long term and short term contractors. This makes for even more politics. Overall there is a very poor work life balance which pretty much negates any positives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace middle and upper middle management with people that are experienced in technology and understand how to get projects done in a reasonable amount of time while providing a good work life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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