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Helpful (7)

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Engineer
Former Employee - Engineer
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for Imerys

  1. Helpful (4)

    Imerys SA - Corporate HQ Paris Imerys SA - Corporate HQ Paris

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Environnement de travail amical et sympathique au QG de l'entreprise. Leader dans le secteur mais suffisamment petit pour pouvoir apprendre beaucoup de nombreux aspects du secteur du business dans une petite période de temps.

    Friendly, personable working environment at corporate HQ. Leader in the sector but small enough that it is possible to learn a lot about varying aspects of the business/sector in a relatively short period of time.

    Cons

    Il faut être conscient que c'est un environnement de travail très français (en comparaison au caractère international de l'entreprise)

    One should be aware of the fact that it is a very French working environment (in comparison with how international as the company is).

    Advice to Management

    Un des principaux revers du côté du management est la difficulté à changer quoi que ce soit. Peu d'individus prennent la plupart des décisions, quelle que soit leur sphère d'influnce (entre les groupes, recrutement/licenciement)

    One of the major drawbacks on the management side is that it is very difficult to get anything to change. A few very select individuals make most of the decisions, regardless of their actual sphere of influence (ie across business groups, hiring/firing).


  2. Great Place to Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Deepstep, GA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Deepstep, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imerys as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Gained valuable experience during college. Paid well. Coworkers were always friendly and I loved going to work.

    Cons

    Timekeeping system was outdated, Lotus Notes was kind of annoying. Location was a bit out-of-the-way.


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