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Many Projects and initiatives, too little staffing

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Current Employee - IT Professional  in  Denver, CO
Current Employee - IT Professional in Denver, CO

I have been working at Newmont Mining

Pros

Great pay compared to market.
Great benefits.
Great experience.

Cons

Although Newmont recently brought its IT dept inhouse, key portions Newmonts IT staff are still augmented by contractors in an effort to save money. Contractors do not seem to be treated/viewed by mgmt the same as in-house Newmont employees. The IT staff as a whole is way to small to do the work on a Global scale that it has been tasked with; thus 60-70 work weeks are common. Although Newmont offers a 9-80 work schedule, tackling an enormous workload with limited staff and the "always-on" global nature of the company makes work/life balance a big challenge.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

To the CIO - Focus on building teams. Bring the good contractors on board as Newmont employees and hire the right amount of staff based on data from other companies the same size.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Get in get out get on with life

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    Current Employee - Leach Metalurgy Intern  in  Carlin, NV
    Current Employee - Leach Metalurgy Intern in Carlin, NV

    I have been working at Newmont Mining

    Pros

    - If you have the initiative you can take on multiple projects
    - Lots of personal career growth occurs when working with the "non-workers"
    - Good compensation particularly for multiple internships
    - Will likely discover you don't want to work for Newmont before it's too late

    Cons

    - 1/3 of the workforce calls themselves "the nonworkers" because they litterally avoid doing any work. They will try to prevent you from getting your work done and will do everything possible to make your internship hell. Possibly succeeding.

    - If you don't take the initiative you can spend your entire grinding rocks or worse absolutely nothing

    - Projects frequently are not valuable and are a mutual waste of time

    - Very disorganized intern program

    - Willingness to lose millions of dollars instead of spending thousands of dollars on chemical products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find the slackers in your organization - they cost you money and stand in everyone's way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great Company!

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Director in Denver, CO

    I worked at Newmont Mining

    Pros

    Newmont Mining has an excellent business culture, they offer an excellent compensation package and the company is led by an outstanding CEO.

    Cons

    Newmont is an international company, as such developing effective talent management systems is always a challenge. Career progression is somehow hindered by exposure to decision makers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Congratulations on doing a great job at managing the business. Price of Gold is at a old time record, nevertheless, don't underestimate the importance of cost controls systems and methodologies.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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