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Fine for internship, would not work full time

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Imerys as an intern

Pros

Internship was fine, interesting opportunities

Cons

Senior management is a mess. Full time employees are not respected for their expertise. Low salary for comparative industries.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    GOOD TO WORK WITH

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Imerys full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    as it is an MNC it follows rules and regulation,
    it follows safety protocol of international standard,
    with lots of export business you can get an updated idea of international market.

    Cons

    like any private organization some internal politics exists.

  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Look elsewhere for your next job

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Imerys

    Pros

    As mining companies go, very progressive and professional at corporate level
    Diverse work environment at corporate level - overall, is much more open to change/new ideas than most mining companies
    Knowledgeable people at plant level
    Opportunity for exposure to global operations
    Very good IT and legal support
    CEO has good handle on how to run the business and is well respected within the company

    Cons

    French company = too much decentralization, in some cases
    Not a people-focused company, though they would like to think so-outlook on unions and labor is very old school and few visible efforts to improve relationships - attitude comes across a bit elitist
    At corporate level they seem to like and/or tolerate some extreme, type A personalities who can be very cutthroat and destructive for their own good - they do not build things to last and it shows - there is significant management turnover and the company is unstable as a result
    Lack of coaching/mentoring and completely dysfunctional performance management system
    Big disconnect between corporate and the operations - corporate offices are beautiful and people dress very nicely - at mines people wear jeans and oftentimes walk around covered in dust - people at plants sometimes struggle to relate
    Physical conditions at some operations would never be tolerated at some US-based mining companies - even the most basic of housekeeping standards are not observed, causing environemtnal and safety concerns for the public and employees
    Overly obsessed with legal concerns - lawyers wield much power at Imerys and there's a bunch of them - sometimes too much focus on what is needed to cover the company's tail rather what is ethically right for the public and employees
    Lack of mining experience of some senior managers and they don't look the part - some look like they have never gotten dirty in their life
    Lack of strategic planning results in constant change at corporate, which confuses and frustrates downstream operations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strike a better balance between corporate and the mines from a cultural and people perspective. Eliminate the bad apples in senior management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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