Molycorp
2.8 of 5 8 reviews
www.molycorp.com Greenwood Village, CO 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated May 16, 2014

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Geoff Bedford

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20% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsChallenging work environment, multiple projects to work on all the time

    Consseems to have no real direction

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    Good till the last drop

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPay and benefits is competitive for the region. Safety gear and boots supplied. Stable work outlook, and generally good people to work with.

    ConsLong commute of at leat 50 highway miles one way. Low employee morale amongst employees. Union environment is not always to everyone's benefit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of the employees that work hard and they will take care of you.

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    Accountable culture? I think not...

    Administrative (Current Employee)
    Mountain Pass, CA

    ProsGood pay, decent benefits even though they cut sick time in half this year. You can cause an Incident or spill of hazardous chemicals and there are no consequences.

    ConsFrom a safety perspective this place is the worst... people by pass safety interlocks and other safety devices and cause spills of hazardous chemical with no consequences, where any other company has zero tolerance. No wonder this place was shut down by the EPA in the late 1990's. The only upward mobility is in operations and maintenance, there is no place to go if you are not those departments. Every quarterly financial report has shown a loss for the last 2.5 years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet your shut together and hold people accountable.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Future hangs in the balance

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPotentially a very profitable company but . . . .

    Cons. . . it could run out of money before it makes it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Quixotic delusions of Rare Earth realities.

    Contract Process Engineer (Former Employee)
    Las Vegas, NV

    ProsSalary; Relocation; Vacation compensation for seniority; Bonus (when there was one)

    ConsWork/Life balance skewed to 90% work - 10% life; Operating systems outside of design parameters w/o accountability.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart applying sound business processes instead of knee jerk reactive management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Equipment Operator (Current Employee)
    Baker, NV

    Proswork at your own pace,nobody is acountable for any wrongdoing

    Consno voice IN anything youhave to offer.Your supervisers are collage grads with no work experince its hard to take orders from peaple who dont know about leadership

    Advice to Senior Managementstart making peaple accountable for their mistakes

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    A world class REE deposit with an exciting future. Bad year in 2012.

    Senior Scientist (Former Employee)
    Las Vegas, NV

    ProsGreat co-workers, high pay, opportunity for advancement. Diverse and intelligent group of scientist and engineers.

    ConsDestructive corporate management. Intelligent critical thinking could cost you your job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFalling REE prices in 2012 had much to do with the recent downturn of an otherwise fast paced and exciting company. Executive management failed to adapt to changing markets. Obscene corporate overspending and executive micromanagement lead to design failures and waste of capital. An overall waste of a titanic opportunity. The new executive management may be able to salvage the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent company with an emphasis on productivity offering an amazing culture.

    Network Engineer (Current Employee)
    Mountain Pass, CA

    ProsGreat culture. Good benefits. Hard work praised and encouraged. Rapid growth.

    ConsPoor planning. Growth beyond capacity. Stuck in small-business mentality.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop back-bone. Do not fear executives. Educate executives to understand the necessity of spending and other issues.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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