Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

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Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
120 Reviews
3.6
120 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 People, small companies, great benefits (in 9 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.  

    Good company to work for, salaries are low but bonus packages are high.

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

    I worked at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

    Pros

    401k... 5% match and a 5% extra throw in as a "pension".

    Cons

    Upper management is goofy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great place!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Intern in Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

    Pros

    Friendly work environment good people

    Cons

    Management bad equals bad environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider alternatives

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding benefits and pay
    Good leadership and people across the board

    Cons

    I don't have any real cons except that one usually must sign an at will employment agreement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Unethical company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good bonus and fair compensation. Profitable company with good future outlook. Some positive elements of corporate culture

    Cons

    Their local management in some locations is autocratic and unethical. Their ethic hotline is not worth anything. They fire people that made complains in good faith.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great experience working with Freeport

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant II in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Accountant II in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Company offers great benefits and people within the organization are excellent.

    Cons

    No structure/mechanism for advancement within certain departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create levels within departments to facilitate advancement and set clear objective goals that define each level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Excellent company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

    Pros

    This is an excellent company because it have respect for your employees and directly contribute for the personal and professional development.

    Cons

    I have not cons about this company because it shows great effort to get more improvement always as possible.

  8.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

    Pros

    FCX lets you do your job, holds you accountable to do it and provides all the support you could ask for.

    Cons

    Need to rely more on established systems and processes of the EPCM firms they hire rather than trying to reinvent the wheel!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work boys!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Generous Bonuses, Benefits and Development Opportunities

    Cons

    Commodities go on a cycle. In down cycles this can impact some roles.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    The best and worst job that I have ever had.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cerro Verde (Chile)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Cerro Verde (Chile)

    I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

    Pros

    A number of really good people work in the company, good opportunities for working in different types of work environments and internationally, salary and benefits are good.

    Cons

    No work-life balance in capital projects - all work and limited pay, promotions can be very difficult to obtain if you are not part of the "in crowd" or working for a manager that does not push for promotion, tend to hire in outsiders rather than promote from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on promotion from within rather than hiring in from outside.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Management Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bagdad, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bagdad, AZ

    I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

    Pros

    They have good pay and benefits. The people you work with are okay . They have started a training program in Bagdad now.

    Cons

    The management is out to get you most of the time. They are all looking to move up to up and don't care how they do it. The morale is really bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Main office should look in to what really is going on. They all cover for each other.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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