Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

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Current Employee - Sxew Operator in Safford, AZ
Current Employee - Sxew Operator in Safford, AZ

I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

Pros

great pay, fulfilling job, learned much from peers. Definitely a challenging atmosphere. Was hired entry level, never having experience in this field

Cons

If you are not in the "loop" when it comes time for layoffs, promotions, select crews or other 'perks' you are out of luck. its who you know there, not what you know.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Corporate, not senior management at the mine, should evaluate some of the people that are in senior management. Recommend a 'shake up' every few years, transferring to other departments/locations. While consistency is usually a good thing, in this department it created clicks that only hindered overall safe operations.

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    Plenty of opportunities to gain quality work experience!

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern (Plant Engineering) in Morenci, AZ
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern (Plant Engineering) in Morenci, AZ

    I worked at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

    Pros

    Plenty of engineering projects around mine site to gain tons of work experience!
    Awesome co-workers!
    The other interns were plenty of fun to hang out with and it turned out to be a really fun summer!
    Great fishing in the area and the rivers are fun to spend a weekend at!
    Housing was paid for. Full time employees get really cheap company subsidized housing.
    Overall, the company treats their employees really well, especially if you're on the production side of things!

    Cons

    Small town. Finding things to do can be hard at times. Phoenix is about 4 hrs away, which is where I spent most of my weekends.
    Nearest town with a Walmart or any decent shopping is an hour away.
    Very hard to get any overtime hours, especially since most college students are trying to work as much as possible to save up over the summer. (This is a definite positive for full-time employees!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work! I gained a ton of experience working for you guys!
    More overtime!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Pays well, but there is much to look past.

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    Former Employee - Intern in Morenci, AZ
    Former Employee - Intern in Morenci, AZ

    I worked at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

    Pros

    The money and housing accommodations are excellent.

    Cons

    The business is based on production. When things break down unplanned or scheduling isn't realistic, management will be in your face. I was an intern that had nothing to do with any of that, but the stressed out management vented on me as well. If you have a degree, people will probably not respect you. Most employees are older folks from nearby middle of nowhere towns, didn't go to college, and have mining in their family bloodline. Naturally they dislike college grads/interns who come in doing analytical (in office working on computer vs. brawn) jobs. Oh and beware, its and small town filled with miners, gossip is a big thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Anger management please. Some forget to be humane to others when stressed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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