Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

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Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
98 Reviews

3.4
98 Reviews
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Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold President, CEO, and Director Richard C. Adkerson
Richard C. Adkerson
58 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.  

    Just wanted to see what people like me are making.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contract Administrator  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Contract Administrator in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    good people that reside there.

    Cons

    Outsourcing many jobs overseas can be problematic in the future

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    They take care of their employees

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

    Pros

    Free lunches on Fridays. Free vending machine drinks and water any time. Flexible schedule. Event ticket giveaways. Bonuses are great.

    Cons

    Understaffed for the number of enterprise projects going on.

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst place to work as a young engineer or a starter.

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    Current Employee - Mine Engineer  in  Morenci, AZ
    Current Employee - Mine Engineer in Morenci, AZ

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

    Pros

    Complex mine and you can learn alot.

    Cons

    if you are liked by management you can get all the opportunities you want while other are left behind. Warning! Racism exist at all level at the Morenci mine especially if you work at the engineering office. If you are Black this is not a place to venture.

    If you are hard working you can learn alot on you own even if you are not trained or developed by the management team there. Only the liked light skinned get opportunities to grow and develop.

    They dont respect engineers here especially if you are international or on H1B. Run form this place if you can.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair and open to every human being u deal with. Stay in line with corporate polices when dealing with ppl careers or life.

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  5.  

    Great potential encumbered by good old boy network.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Solution Architect III  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Business Solution Architect III in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Very positive employee benefit package. Compensation structure is very good. Side benefits like commuting assistance, lunches, free drinks and event tickets are a ncie touch.

    There is plenty of work that is interesting and challenging.

    Cons

    Due to the bonus structure in the exempt and senior management ranks there seems to be some misdirection of efforts and projects. The structure is based not on Management by Objectives or clear expectation and employment reviews, but on a group of directors saying yes or no to each bonus. So, if you do not interact with the directors, or if you do not jump up to appease them and their whims, it hurts your chances for a good bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instil a more formalized annual employee review process. Add structure and clear expectations so that we can move forward on the things that the company deems importatnt, not the weekly whims of the directors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineer Intern

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    Former Employee - Engineer Intern  in  Hurley, NM
    Former Employee - Engineer Intern in Hurley, NM

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

    Pros

    the pay is quite good at this company. salaries are very competitive and advancement is available if you work hard.

    Cons

    Everyone thinks you are gunning for their job. willingness to teach is essentially non-existent. Finding a good mentor is simply a struggle.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great ; industry safety standards high; super benefits & people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pit Ops  in  Climax, CO
    Current Employee - Pit Ops in Climax, CO

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

    Pros

    1 week off a month
    Great pay and benefits
    Super people
    Open door policy

    Cons

    Cold cold cold at Climax

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the doors open and continue to listen
    Your eyes and ears are out in the pit and mills ...

  8.  

    Good

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

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

    Pros

    decent salary and good benefits

    Cons

    unsure of way to advance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company/Clickish Management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

    Pros

    good salary and benefits bonus

    Cons

    Work is often at remote sites

  10.  

    Great company, generous to employees, and lots to learn.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

    They are very generous with time off, holidays, and yearly rewards. The people are great as well. Culturally the company is a little different but I've learned to just go with it. It's kind of fun.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up, somewhat of a boys club, and difficult to get work done when policy from upper management is inconsistent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best Internship and work experience I've ever been a part of!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer  in  Empire, CO
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Empire, CO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great pay, and big jobs! An eye-opening experience to help learn new skills and further develop skills in mining/construction/engineering. Freeport provides all the necessary training to step foot on site of some of the biggest operations you will ever see. I highly recommend applying if you like to work hard and start a serious career.

    Cons

    I loved every part of my internship experience. There wasn't one bad thing about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. Mgmt was very motivating and supportive throughout my entire internship. I honestly enjoyed every minute of every day working for FCX. I did not want to leave and now I can't wait to get back to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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