Kinross Gold Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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  1. Great company with lots opportunity for career development

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mine Engineer in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Mine Engineer in Reno, NV

    I worked at Kinross Gold full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity for relatively fast growth within the company exists in certain sites due higher turnovers. Management works well for employees career development and provides many training opportunities both on-site and off-site. Strong emphasis on health and safety as well as environmental compliance. The company moves emplyees to other sites for weeks and months at a time for training. Compared to bigger companies, Kinross slightly smaller and employs fewer people which in turn allows for more flexibility when comes to moving people regionally.

    Cons

    Remote locations with little or no city life for most sites except regional offices. Some sites nearing the end of their mine life with not many new sites replacing them.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support employees on their career development.


  2. Good FIFO

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kinross Gold full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Well compensated for FIFO rotations.

    Cons

    Too much distraction from administrative issue.

    Advice to Management

    Leave Expat employee a peace of mind by taking care all administrative issues.


  3. Great place to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Kinross Gold full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Interesting work, fantastic people, great opportunities.

    Cons

    Sometimes politics can be difficult.


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  5. Site Services Superintendent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Site Services Superintendent in Magadan (Russia)
    Former Employee - Site Services Superintendent in Magadan (Russia)

    I worked at Kinross Gold full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, good safety program,

    Cons

    Poor high level managemnt, no career plan, no possibility to progress within the organization, at least at local level. The 4 Kinross principles are not followed. " People's first.

    Advice to Management

    Be more effective in human resources managements, instead of trying to impress Toronto managers with beautiful presentations, it should dedicated more time to see and listen workers needs.


  6. Worst Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Kinross Gold

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good for contractors

    Cons

    No stability Management hires contractors and gives them false hopes about the job Do not do contract work - lots of layoffs Unfit Management team No stability Lots of work

    Advice to Management

    Make your intentions clear about where contract is going. Do not give false hopes.


  7. Kinross is a very good company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kinross Gold full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Kinross has high ethical standards and a strong commitment to the health and safety of all employees. These values are felt on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Growth has stalled due to poor investments in Africa. This is greatly limiting the advancement of the company at this time.


  8. Struggling to survive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Kinross Gold full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Diverse portfolio of assets and a great office location.

    Cons

    Shareholder value has completed diminished and has been decimated.


  9. Local management in conflict with head office results in conflicting priorities. Impossible to meet both.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kinross Gold full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary and health care were strong.

    Cons

    Stock is plummeting. Writing is on the wall. People are more concerned with guarding turf and protecting their own hides than in problem solving for the betterment of the company.


  10. Fantastic work culture, great people, limited opportunity to grow

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Annon in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Annon in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Kinross Gold full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work with passionate knowledgeable people Excellent work environment Very collaborative culture Generous comp and ben Exposure to global breadth Very good CSR

    Cons

    Leadership team can't make up their mind. Continual changes and often feels like you're peddling in circles Promote people development, but there is no room for movement Big company with silo roles Business is highly volatile to gold price.

    Advice to Management

    Allow decisions or action plans time to mature and play out


  11. "A 'Title' driven culture"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Kinross Gold full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Decent culture depending on the department in which you work. CEO Paul Rollinson is hard working, personable and forward thinking.

    Cons

    High performance culture = No work/life balance. They get a pound of flesh for every dollar they pay you. Too much favouritism for internal advancement. Human Resources march to the beat of their own drum. Does not follow their own policies and should not be trusted.

    Advice to Management

    Toronto office management should consider modelling the company values on a more consistent basis.



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