Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold
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Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Reviews in Safford, AZ

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Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold President, CEO, and Director Richard C. Adkerson

Richard C. Adkerson

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A good place to develop professionally

Metallurgist Intern (Current Employee)
Safford, AZ

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

ProsHas a good knowledge base, is generally interested in developing their employees, pay is pretty good. Good work/life balance, flexible vacation policy.

ConsHave to live in a mining town, which isn't terribly great for single people. If you are from an urban area it can be jarring to transition to the remoteness of some locations. Workplace politics exists. Some assigned projects can be extremely rote and menial.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing with respect to hiring. Take some steps to tighten down frivolous expenditures and bring task priority across different divisions into better focus. Fighting over "turf" is not healthy.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Definately the worst workplace!

Hydromet Operator Ll (Former Employee)
Safford, AZ

I worked at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold full-time for more than a year

ProsGood Pay, Good Benefits and ok schedule! When the Sx/Ew Plant was first started up they choose and hired the best in the industry and took care of their workforce Management at that time cared and showed and received the utmost respect.

ConsAs the first year concluded management changed hands and then the work enviroment turned hostile and reclusive, Upper management let go of the reigns and then the click mantality took over and then backstabbing and childs play ensued, supervision had alot to be desired lots of unsatisfied exempt employees and it trickled to the non exempt workforce.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone to give i understand it is still the same if not worse! Management and the Company do not desire change!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Political

Sxew Operator (Current Employee)
Safford, AZ

I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

Prosgreat pay, fulfilling job, learned much from peers. Definitely a challenging atmosphere. Was hired entry level, never having experience in this field

ConsIf you are not in the "loop" when it comes time for layoffs, promotions, select crews or other 'perks' you are out of luck. its who you know there, not what you know.

Advice to Senior ManagementCorporate, not senior management at the mine, should evaluate some of the people that are in senior management. Recommend a 'shake up' every few years, transferring to other departments/locations. While consistency is usually a good thing, in this department it created clicks that only hindered overall safe operations.

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A good place to gain experience, Exempt people run into the ground.

Process Engineer (Current Employee)
Safford, AZ

I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

ProsOpportunity to learn advanced equipment if you have the initiative.

ConsCompensation has lagged th industry, Lack of feedback on performance. Exempt people treated very poorly. No communication.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be so secretive with information that affects the workforce. Show more respect to exempt employees, they aren't slaves.

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Phelps Dodge was my worst nightmare

Research Engineer (Current Employee)
Safford, AZ

I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold

ProsThey hire new engineers out of school and give them opportunity to start their career.

ConsThis applies only for Phelps Dodge (before the buy out)
1. Insane management that mentally torments employees
2. Employees are forced to put in illegal long hours daily
3. Managers threaten and scream (really loud) at the employees
4. Managers snoop on the private life of the employees and use that to punish them at work
5. Incompetent management that takes lots of time off during the day for their private chores

Advice to Senior ManagementThere are many people who left Phelps Dodge because of the obstruction at work. Even HR did not help us. You must have higher power to control those tyrants.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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