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Glencore Reviews

Updated February 16, 2015
Updated February 16, 2015
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Traffic, in charge of commercial contracts executions

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Traffic Coordinator in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Traffic Coordinator in Zürich (Switzerland)

    I worked at Glencore full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, flat hierarchy, entrepreneurial spirit, international presence, good salaries and bonus, excellent long-term opportunities, good cohesion between colleagues

    Cons

    High pressure, poor work-life balance, tough competition between employees, global mobility expected, bad public reputation, career evolution not linear

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    It's a job...

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Energy Department in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Energy Department in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Glencore full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance is ok. They aren't usually going to make you work weekends. If you have kids, you pretty much have a free pass.

    Cons

    It's not a fun place to work. Everyone is pretty much looking forward to the weekend. Most common dialogue in the office is "How was your weekend" "Too short". Everyone chuckles even after the 10 thousandth time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to engage the employees and provide the ability to learn something new or move up via merit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Glencore

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Glencore

    Pros

    Excellent benefits
    Great variety of work

    Cons

    People are not their greatest asset!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People need to be your greatest asset.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    great company to work for never a problem with overtime being paid or expenses, always paid on time and pretty good.

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    Former Contractor - Senior Project Planner in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Senior Project Planner in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Glencore as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    safe, efficient, look after their staff. pretty good joined up thinking from senior management at times

    Cons

    late days and nights and lots of work away

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to bond with the project teams in a more interpersonal manner

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Development and progression depends on luck

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Glencore full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Used to be a really great place to work. Dynamic, exciting, edgy and yet I made many great friends there. Strong brand name. Good benefits. Overall a good office environment.

    Cons

    You have to take progression and development into your own hands. A lot depends on right place right time. Various commodity departments don't interact. There is a culture of fear of management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    controller

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Glencore full-time

    Pros

    challenging & dynamic company , fast changing environment

    Cons

    unstructured, not great working life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Risk Assessment Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Glencore as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Friendly and helpful supervisors and management, who were always willing to explain and clarify
    - Lots of communication with other desks and offices

    Cons

    - Not enough attention paid to interns; frequently left without assignments and instructions
    - Not a lot of feedback provided regarding performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Better structure to placement and intern schemes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    very good

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    Current Intern - Intern in Tongzhou, Beijing (China)
    Current Intern - Intern in Tongzhou, Beijing (China)

    I have been working at Glencore as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    nice snack bars and nice co-workers. the working environment is so good.

    Cons

    the AC is too strong and they did not give that much work to interns so you cannot learn that much as interns

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Hard work, excellent pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Glencore as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation was fantastic for an intern
    Few needless meetings
    Interesting and technically challenging work
    Opportunity to work with some tremendously skilled people
    Surprising office diversity

    Cons

    Glencore certainly has a reputation although you don't particularly get a feeling for it while working there.
    Not very much mentoring, interns were very much left alone to figure things out. While I did learn a lot from this, at times it made things needlessly difficult.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    HR and Senior management need to take a closer look at line managers that do whatever they want

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Baar, Zug (Switzerland)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Baar, Zug (Switzerland)

    I worked at Glencore as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    In general the people at the company where very open and friendly. The company offers a nice infraestructure and daily benefits as a Gym, a place to eat, parking spot if needed, and more.

    Cons

    My experience with my line manager was a disaster, he never talked to me or provided any type of feedback.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a closer look at the line managers, make sure they are as friendly with their team members as they are with the senior management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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