Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

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Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
101 Reviews
3.4
101 Reviews
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Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold President, CEO, and Director Richard C. Adkerson
Richard C. Adkerson
61 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Training is always ongoing to develop skills, great safety culture, great pay and awesome benefits (in 8 reviews)

  • Great benefits, corporation cares for their employees (in 7 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 have been able to acomplish a great deal in a short period of time.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    core values, guiding pricipals, safety, salary

    Cons

    lower end management does not adhere to core values or guiding principals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Most challenging place to work

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    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Really enjoy the people I work with.

    Cons

    Employees that are bitter; makes awkward conversation because I really enjoy my job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Decent environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clerk  in  Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Clerk in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The benefits are great and the pay is above average. There can also be room for advancement in certain fields.

    Cons

    The work environment can be quite negative. The supervisors raise their voices to get points across and there is a lack of respect in the workplace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Beni's

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer  in  Leadville, CO
    Current Employee - Buyer in Leadville, CO

    I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible with home life.

    Cons

    Upper management has no backbone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Infrastructure II

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, good bonus structure.

    Cons

    Afraid to spend a little money

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    don't bother going above and beyond here...you won't be rewarded

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    the work can be challenging, which will keep you busy and never bored with nothing to do. most of the employees are really friendly and easy to get a long with....i've made some great friends at Freeport

    Cons

    your reward for good work is more work. hr has a stranglehold on job descriptions and grades with little wiggle room for managers to improve their direct reports' pay. bonus structure is based on a bell curve as though we are in college, with an emphasis on placing people in an "average" category despite whatever effort they put forth. freeport is full of "yes men" and upper management is completely out of touch with employees. there is significant resentment in the workforce due to management and upper management not recognizing good work that employees do and not pushing for appropriate compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start paying more attention to what is going on around there. find out how projects are actually going instead of relying on "yes men" for status reports. reward those who go out of their way to do a good job rather than allowing them to become jaded, run down, and frustrated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    There is a lot of opportunity in mining to be had working for Freeport-McMoRan

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Green Valley, AZ
    Former Employee - Engineer in Green Valley, AZ

    I worked at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work with friendly people everyday, be involved in great projects small and large, support American mined metals, earn a great wage along with awesome benefits, tremendous opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    At the mine site where I worked, there was no clear cut path for growth and development. Department leadership was not very experienced and seemed to receive little support from upper management. Several engineers left as a result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan ways to develop your technical talent and staff through mentoring and consistent leadership.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, very confused department

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - MIS Intern  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - MIS Intern in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -Benefits
    -Work/life balance
    -Technology support offered
    -Company perks(fitness center, beverages, catered lunches, etc.)

    Cons

    -Way too many directors and senior management
    -"Entry level" positions are outsourced to contractors
    -Many upper employees are reluctant to use the technology offered

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more entry level positions and hire full time employees to fill them. Promote from within the company and stop hiring managers/directors from the outside. This will alleviate confusion and deviation from the department's mission.

  10.  

    Great overall compensation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Architect
    Current Employee - Systems Architect

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

    Pros

    - Great salary and bonus structure
    - 401(k) plan is superb
    - Business is profitable and has made major acquisitions in the past year.

    Cons

    - Some projects seem to be selected independently of core business needs
    - Political structure can be difficult to navigate for some employees
    - High ratio of contractors to employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on increasing the communication throughout all tiers of the organization - great ideas exist in some of the lower level employees but are frequently suppressed by the voice of upper management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    No growth opportunities

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Accounting Analyst  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Accounting Analyst in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary above Phoenix average
    Nice office located in downtown Phoenix

    Cons

    Path to management position is based on politics, not on what one has achieved

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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