Glencore
3.4 of 5 8 reviews
www.glencore.com Baar, Switzerland 5000+ Employees

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Updated Dec 23, 2013

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Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg

Ivan Glasenberg

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57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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very good

Intern (Current Employee)
Tongzhou, Beijing (China)

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

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It's a job...

Energy Department (Current Employee)
Stamford, CT

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

ProsWork 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.

ConsIt'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 Senior ManagementTry to engage the employees and provide the ability to learn something new or move up via merit.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Hard work, excellent pay

Intern (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at Glencore as an intern for less than a year

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

ConsGlencore 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.

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

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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Baar, Zug (Switzerland)

I worked at Glencore as a contractor for less than a year

ProsIn 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.

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

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

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

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Prosglencore is one of the world biggest commodity trading company

Consthe compay is too big

Advice to Senior Managementmore chance to promotion for young people

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In Glencore there are many oppotunities that makes you work at the job that you fit.

Risks Manager (Current Employee)
Officer (Australia)

I have been working at Glencore full-time for more than 3 years

ProsBest reasons to work for our company is that it will make you comfortable to work and being satisfied for your salary.

ConsLike being so busy? Also it can eat alot of your time.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe management should satisfy the needs of the employees and the people in the market.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Global Player in Commodity Trading - Metals , Oil , Coal , Grain

Information Technology (Current Employee)
New Delhi (India)

I have been working at Glencore full-time for more than 8 years

Prosconginial environment , growth oppurtunity , handsome perks

Consin sufficient recognition of IT as Business enhancer.

Advice to Senior ManagementIT ia an asset to the organisation and not a Liability. IT is an business enabler , productivity enabler for any organisation.

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

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Unfulfilled expectations

Senior Project Manager IT (Current Employee)
Baar, Zug (Switzerland)

I have been working at Glencore

Prosgood compensation, and work autonomy.

Consbroken promises from management, back stabbing, uber political, superficial relationships, low level competence, no trust.

Advice to Senior Managementdeal with problems and recognise true talent.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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