Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

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Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
109 Reviews
3.6
109 Reviews
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Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold President, CEO, and Director Richard C. Adkerson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Training is always ongoing to develop skills, great safety culture, great pay and awesome benefits (in 10 reviews)

  • Great benefits, corporation cares for their employees (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management uses the good old buddy system for hiring (in 9 reviews)

  • Very unreasonable HR, Senior Management with no respect to company policies or treating people with respect (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I loved my experience with Freeport!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern

    I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I loved the culture of Freeport. It was laid back and friendly with the best safety focus I've ever seen in an organization.

    Cons

    The pay was lower than I had hoped and living in a mine town was tough having come from a bigger city.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a stronger training program for the interns. Set a company wide program and system for the internships.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Summer Internship Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold as an intern

    Pros

    Endless training opportunities. People are super friendly. You get to learn so much even if you are just an intern. People are actually willing to spend time teaching you even if they are busy.

    Cons

    It's kind of hard to living in a mining town if you are single or a fresh grad. It takes time to get used to the living conditions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Generalist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Generalist in Green Valley, AZ
    Current Employee - Generalist in Green Valley, AZ

    I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Ample training opportunities across the company

    Cons

    I have nothing but good things to say

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  5.  

    Worked as an Engineering Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    A great ambitious company that is very competitive in a tough industry. Compensation is very nice, and pllenty of opportunity to climb the ranks if you work for it.

    Cons

    Locations aren't bad but are limited to South-west. Corporate offices are very top-heavy but they are good at what they do. IT help system is very problematic and slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is very good, but remember your workers in the field

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Learn a lot about different equipment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Diagnostic Electrician in Morenci, AZ
    Current Employee - Diagnostic Electrician in Morenci, AZ

    I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to learn and get educated about a trade

    Cons

    The work environment is messy. Too many politics in this place... it's not what you know...it's who you ____

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the good olé boy system, realize who is doing work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to start a career and gain experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mine Engineer I in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Mine Engineer I in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits with competitive pay, lots of locations to gain experience from. Good at keeping salaried employees from excessive working hours.

    Cons

    Good-ole-boys mentality at local management level. Politics leads to a high turnover rate for those unable to work past it. Training rotations could be drastically improved, easy to get stuck in one position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not a bad place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bagdad, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bagdad, AZ

    I worked at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very safety focused, decent benefits and compensation. Low cost of living in a company town. Great place to start a career. Lots of opportunity to learn about other parts of the copper process, and some really knowledgeable people to learn from.

    Cons

    Diversity is lacking. Moving up can be more based on who you know rather than capability. Town can be stifling after a bit, since it's a small town. Nepotism can be an issue here, too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider ways to increase diversity of thought and backgrounds.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good pay. Untraditional organization

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Designer Drafter in Morenci, AZ
    Current Employee - Designer Drafter in Morenci, AZ

    I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold full-time

    Pros

    Excellent pay and bonuses. Cost of living and housing is subsidized.

    Cons

    get things done quick and fast attitude. Lacks quality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    adopt industry standards for construction management. Take away Project managament roles from engineers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Long term employment is not encouraged.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Morenci, AZ
    Former Employee - Manager in Morenci, AZ

    I worked at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company pays good bonuses. Wages are mid-level compared with other Fortune 500 companies.

    Cons

    High pay is required to compensate for poor treatment and 14% annual attrition. Salaried employees are required to work minimum 50 hours per week but 60 hours per week are normal and management tracks you. Bonuses are large but not sufficient to balance the poor treatment of the workforce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee's hearts and loyalty cannot be bought.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Management Clueless to Staff's Needs and Actions

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very few. Working the hours of 4:00am to 2:00pm makes the weeks go by faster. Working with very "simple" people.

    Cons

    Little attention given to those lower down on the totem pol. Unsafe working conditions due to Drunken Staff Workers Brought in from other parts of the world without any training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train people and keep an eye on them.
    This was an unsafe work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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