Kennecott Utah

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Kennecott Utah Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
12 Reviews
3.6
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place for a Chemical Engineering internship!

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    Former Employee - Chemical Engineer Intern in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Chemical Engineer Intern in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Kennecott Utah full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    As an intern you get to learn about the entire process value stream for copper, they provide free vouchers for prescription safety glass, hard toed boots and all other PPE, you get to participate in Lean Sigma strategies and there are many projects to choose from.

    Cons

    The leadership was great and very helpful, and as an intern they don't expect much overtime from you. There really wasn't anything I didn't like about my internship there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    just like another large non-flexible organization; transaction cost theory works here.

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    Former Employee - Graduate Business Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Graduate Business Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Kennecott Utah full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    nice friendly co-workers; very diversified workforce. managers are generally forgiving (this could be a con sometimes too. see below).

    Cons

    clumsy culture in terms of operation; transaction cost theory and agency theory work - so unsurprisingly, the best strategy for low-to-middle level employees is to work the minimum - just to meet the threshold.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    really needs to emphasize more on the training of middle-level manager

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Kennecott Utah

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kennecott Utah

    Pros

    The company has really great benefits and they pay their employees really well.

    Cons

    Long hours and working conditions not always great.

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  5.  

    I enjoyed working for Kennecott Utah Copper. They have a great culture and very dedicated people to work with.

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    Former Employee - Senior Records Coordinator in Bingham Canyon, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Records Coordinator in Bingham Canyon, UT

    I worked at Kennecott Utah full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work ethic including a value for safety first.

    Cons

    Every two years or so there are layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop getting rid of the people doing the everyday jobs that keep the company afloat. Combine management positions to save money.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    High overhead, profits tied to metals markets.

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    Former Employee - Driver in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Driver in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Kennecott Utah full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mining work is big, dirty, noisy, long hours, shift work - but, well-paid.

    Cons

    Company wastes a lot of money on badly managed projects and no one seems to care. They are running out of ore and have laid off a lot of people in the last year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of mining and into land development.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kennecott Utah full-time

    Pros

    Interested in the learning and development of people. Interested in technology and innovation.

    Cons

    new challenges are large and time consuming.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kennecott Utah full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Bonuses and retirement are above average.

    Cons

    Subject to downsizing during bad economic times. Some of the positions require lots of un-compensated overtime. The slide was destructive to their business.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Strong focus on developing "high potential" plant managers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Strong focus on safety has improved workplace safety issues. Safety program is "top down" rather than being driven by the workforce.

    Cons

    Executive management focuses personnel development efforts on young "high potential" employees, who have little or no managerial experience before assuming roles as general managers of departments (mine, smelter, etc.). These individuals also rotate relatively rapidly between plants, and nearly all have strong desires to advance their personal careers. Majority of workforce receives minimal development attention.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Typical Company vs Union place

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    Former Employee - Slag Mill Operator in Magna, UT
    Former Employee - Slag Mill Operator in Magna, UT

    I worked at Kennecott Utah

    Pros

    Pays OK for semi-skilled labor and the benefits package isn't bad

    Cons

    There is a lot of strain between management and union. It is a hard cycle to break once it has gotten started. As a union member I had to rely on the union to keep me safe since management would periodically want jobs done that plainly were not safe. The union protected the worker. The down side is the advancement is by seniority so if you are skilled you have to wait to advance as long as anyone else. So if you are smart and/or skilled you will do better somewhere else. If you are average you could do worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to work with the union and listen to the people who do the actual work. It might surprise you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    OK

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kennecott Utah full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good wages OK benefits will be good enough to raise you family if you are willing to work overtime.

    Cons

    Poor management weak union because new employees are coached not to join

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees especially the older ones. They know more about the job then you do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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