Molycorp Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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  1. Too Little too late

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Molycorp (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company had promise to succeed

    Cons

    Corrupt management was allowed to do what they wanted until the end.

    Advice to Management

    Action taken was Too Little, Too Late


  2. Great everywhere except front office

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    Current Employee - Warehouse in Mountain Pass, CA
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Mountain Pass, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic pay, good people to work with. great 4day schedule

    Cons

    company went bankrupt. Bad front office leadership led to many people losing their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job with finances, keep the workers happy.


  3. Pretty Bad

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Laboratory Analyst in Mountain Pass, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Laboratory Analyst in Mountain Pass, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Molycorp full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Pay. We got to surf the internet in the lab instead of actually doing anything whenever we wanted.

    Cons

    Everything Else. Terrible morale. Bad management. Awfully long drive. Lazy coworkers. A lot of talking behing people's backs.

    Advice to Management

    Get some management. Because there was absolutely none while I was there.


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  5. Going under

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    Current Employee - Chemical Process Operator in Mountain Pass, CA
    Current Employee - Chemical Process Operator in Mountain Pass, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Molycorp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are great. Pay is great. ($28.00 an hour after probation/ $22 an hour for first 6 months). You learn a lot here.

    Cons

    Long commute, about an hour from Vegas. Union isn't very strong. No emergency aid on site during night shift. And it's bankrupt.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to budget better. Your spending way to much money. Prime example leach 2.0 tanks. Save $700,000 buying steel tanks, then spending 4 million repairing them. Someone needs to be held responsible.


  6. Process Engineer

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Mountain Pass, CA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Mountain Pass, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Molycorp full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This is an exciting place to work. You will be challenged every day, and will always have interesting things to work on. The company and job is very stable and I feel this will be a great place to invest in my retirement plans. This company sells rare earth products, which are in very high demand, and thus this is a strong company with no where to go but up. Excellent opportunities for advancement here as well, and you will learn new things every day.

    Cons

    I don't think there are any cons to working here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  7. Senior Project Engineer

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good prospects, great forecast and possibilities with bright future for the company - if process can be optimized and marketing of more of the possible products

    Cons

    Desert condition and weather is hard to get used to. And long travelling time to work and back but the motor-pool is making up for it except for people that have to work longer hours

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you doing but investigate additional markets for products that can be produced without much more investment to existing equipment and plant.


  8. they have no way out..

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    Former Employee - Plant Operator in North Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Plant Operator in North Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent wage , full time work , good people to work with . good benefits , I really liked working there.

    Cons

    MANAGEMENT .... they reward there shifters and bosses according to amount produced , so if something breaks or if a product goes out of spec , instead of fixing the problem or adjusting procedure to get it back in spec. they just run full speed or duct tape the problem so they can get there numbers out and leave the real problem for some one on the other shift , and of course the other shift runs the same way so it never gets fixed or corrected until millions of dollars are spent reworking product hat could have been fixed from the beginning.

    Advice to Management

    maybe listen to the people you have working for you, they really do know there jobs and only want the company to succeed , its there living also.


  9. What a joke

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    Former Employee - Lab Analyst in Mountain Pass, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Analyst in Mountain Pass, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay. Ability to slack and drag feet. You get some free hard hats and face masks, kinda cool I guess. They pay heartily for you to get prescription eye safety glasses and gnarly steel toe boots of your choice.

    Cons

    Basically everything about the place. Horrible management. My boss was not even my technical boss, was not qualified to manage or run a laboratory and made it a nightmare. The laboratory was whofully understaffed and needs a management structure and more people for the amount of work the facility expects. Coworkers who drag their feet and expect you to pick up the slack or do their duties. Take a look at the other reviews. A laughable operation going on. I hope it doesn't fold in the way many predict, for the sake of the men and women who work up there.

    Advice to Management

    My advice? I'd look for a new job in town boys. Otherwise, good luck!


  10. Lab Tech

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Analyst in Mountain Pass, CA
    Former Employee - Laboratory Analyst in Mountain Pass, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Molycorp full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good for entry level experience. Work is optional while you are there.

    Cons

    Everything basically. No management structure. Disgruntled employees in all areas which really is a disease to overall morale.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to run a company before you buy one


  11. Just OK

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    Former Employee - Industrial Hygienist in Mountain Pass, CA
    Former Employee - Industrial Hygienist in Mountain Pass, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and salary, good people to work with.

    Cons

    Long drive, bad executive decisions (both locally and corporate), mismanagement of construction resulting in costly delays, overages, bad engineering, and poor QA/QC of construction.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the old way of extracting Rare Earths and stop the measuring contest.



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