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good money but you have to get along with all types of managers

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Former Employee - Lab  in  Winnemucca, NV
Former Employee - Lab in Winnemucca, NV

I worked at Newmont Mining

Pros

location and pay are decent

Cons

management looks at political side of a person rather than technical skill

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Promoting people based on political decisions rather than technical ability is poor management

No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Newmont Mining

  1.  

    a wonderful place to work!

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    Current Employee - Senior Mine Planning Engineer  in  Sunyani (Ghana)
    Current Employee - Senior Mine Planning Engineer in Sunyani (Ghana)

    I have been working at Newmont Mining full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A wonderful for beginning practicing engineers. A technologically conscious company.

    Cons

    Salary rate not competitive in Africa.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salary should be leveraged to the true market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Pay and Benefits but struggles with leadership

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at Newmont Mining full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company offers some of the best pay and benefits in their industry.
    Bonuses are based on personal performance as well as the companies performance.
    Company offers opportunity to work overseas on foreign assignments
    Company offers longevity and stability as long as you are an "insider"

    Cons

    Performance ratings are run using Success Factors system and then "calibrated" by upper management which often arbitrarily reduces ratings based on overall company performance.
    Corporate HQ has grown exponentially during years of record profits, but growth has not produced increased profitability or functionality. Overhead burden = YES!
    Regional career path is still somewhat dependent on the old boys system and who you know rather than what you know or what you can do. Sad but true.
    HR policies are still based on the carrot and stick (big stick) MBF - management by fear.
    Corporate culture and "Living the Values" are highly touted and used in performance management, appraisals and promotions, but are rarely practised by some of the champions.
    Leadership is highly compensated in their industry but at a time when a "Nutless Monkey" (thanks Tom Cruise!) could have steered a ship successfully through record earnings, poor leadership and decisions led to disasters!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before cutting positions in a productive region - actually the best producing region in the company, trim the fat and excess in the corporate ivory tower.
    What do "Global Experts" do when you are no longer pursuing new global opportunities?
    If the company is encouraging an uplift in education and experience why choose to retrench to local and time served when making decisions on layoffs?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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