Kennecott Utah Reviews

Updated July 10, 2015
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  1. good place to work

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    Current Employee - Operator C in West Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Operator C in West Jordan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kennecott Utah (More than a year)

    Pros

    liked my job, good coworkers

    Cons

    union mentality keeps motivated employees from advancing


  2. Intense

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in West Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in West Jordan, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kennecott Utah full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    When the market is healthy, it is a great work environment

    Cons

    When the market is down, it can be extremely stressful

    Advice to Management

    Transparency and consistency


  3. I missed out on the good days pre manfay slide.

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    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in South Jordan, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kennecott Utah full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Top notch safety culture. I have change several personal safety behaviors after starting at Kennecott. Diverse international work force. Breath of fresh air to find in conservative caucasian dominated utah a work force of colleagues from different countries and cultural backgrounds.

    Cons

    I find that oftentimes the diverse work force impacts clear communications. The english language instructions can be interpreted quite differently from an Australian vs. American if you are an American and vice versa. Frustrating that the same work concerns that existed 100 plus years ago are still being tolerated. Union workforce members hide behind the cba and slow down progress with the motto of "we have ALWAYS done it this way".

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and celebrate team members more than with annual merit discussions. Hardly ever see coworkers celebrate one another's birthdays, anniversaries etc. But when they leave the company we have a lunch for them.


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  5. Sr. Advisor - Safety and Health

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Instilling Zero Harm core values into employees.

    Cons

    Perception of promotion within can be seen as favored for non-U.S. employees regardless of merit.


  6. Young people that know nothing about mining

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    Current Employee - Driller in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Driller in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Kennecott Utah full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You get enough experience to eventually quit and go somewhere else

    Cons

    This is a place that power rules and they care nothing about the employees.

    Advice to Management

    quit running over people to advance your own career and start caring about the employees


  7. A well-disciplined company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They are focused on goals and achieving them. Good work life balance and committed to the health and wellness of employees.

    Cons

    The environment is financially rigid.


  8. Project Engineering

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, good bonuses. Lots of continuing education opportunities and training.

    Cons

    Some sites are stressful to work at. The physical environment in some plants is draining mentally and physically.


  9. Stay Away

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kennecott Utah full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    None. May be being in Salt Lake City.

    Cons

    Everything. Long hours, no overtime, hypocritical safety standards. Minimum salary based on the logic that since they are based in Salt Lake, we are going to pay you less. Worst company I have ever worked for.


  10. Helpful (1)

    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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kennecott Utah full-time (More than a 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 Management

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


  11. Decent pay, awesome benefits, questionable future

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The base pay is good but not great, but the benefits are as good as I've seen. They are paying for most of my school and I'm allowed to work around my class schedule, though this may not be true for everyone. Lots of deferred compensation in share matches and 401k if you max out your contributions.

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement are limited in business roles. More and more outsourcing is one of the primary causes. Your employment security is at the mercy of the metals market and Mother Nature. One geological event or market crash sends a lot of people to the unemployment line.

    Advice to Management

    Management should make a larger commitment to identifying talent and providing mentors. Performance reviews are little more than signing some forms and provide little to no feedback for development.



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