Nyrstar

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Interesting Company to Work In

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Former Employee - Graduate Engineer in Hobart (Australia)
Former Employee - Graduate Engineer in Hobart (Australia)

I worked at Nyrstar

Pros

Good benifits, unlimited paid sick leave, friendly & easy to get along with people. Priority is given to safety over anything else.

Cons

Overprioritizing of safety can be a bit of a overkill. HR managers and their minions can be the ones running the whole show, brown-nosing required with the HR supervisors in order to keep your job. Management lets higher up staff make critical failures and decisions and allow them to get away with it.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Always give people a chance and don't let your HR team run the whole show. Even with good feedback on jobs well done from supervisors, it usually isn't enough to keep your job if things start going badly for the company.

No opinion of CEO

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    don't expect to be taken cared of

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    Current Employee - Manager in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Manager in Zürich (Switzerland)

    I have been working at Nyrstar full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Compensation, Flexible, Good potential for improvement. Great staff!!
    The lack of guidance, unclear roles and responsibilities and poor structure make Nyrstar an excellent place to bank experience by playing your own game, test what you think, and take home a decent paycheck and do what you love. Even though there is no training program, people are helpful, playful and with their heart in the right place.

    Cons

    Lack of guidance, the unclear roles and responsibilities and poor execution of their strategy means that people in general will do exactly as they want, which means that there's a lot of inefficiencies in the way things are working. This seems to fall on every area of the company, which means that succession planning and key role identification lack weight and structure. Which ends up in employees not receiving the care and support they deserve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management politics are extremely dominant in this company, that end up in political decisions which do serious damage to the group. The people that founded this company seem to be in an eternal power struggle which is unhealthy. At the same time they bank millions a year while not trying to do anything to get the company out of the red and just erode shareholder value.
    Advise to management, Sack the heads of the company and get some who has the passion for the industry instead of their pockets.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Sales

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    Former Employee - Sales in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Sales in Zürich (Switzerland)

    I worked at Nyrstar full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice set-up of offices, central location, attractive compensation, nobody cares what you do

    Cons

    Never seen such a political company, especially HR & their team is absolutely useless. They hire people which fit into their insider team, but have no experience on their job. Arrogant/stupid admin/reception staff, interested more in parties.
    20% of people do 80% of work, the rest does politics. High turnover, lot's of people are sacked.
    Management team is filling up their own pockets with money and they always find new possibilities to earn more and more.
    CEO says the company is his "hobby", so he rarely shows up nor does real work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to Board: have a look what they do!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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