Newmont Mining
3.3 of 5 65 reviews
www.newmont.com Englewood, CO 5000+ Employees

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Gary J. Goldberg

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Pros:
  • "Company offers some of the best pay and benefits in their industry"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Newmont has great benefits and career opportunities"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "Limited work-life balance and political power plays are common"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Hard to make decisions and get work done"
    in 3 reviews
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    Huge jump in salary; uncertain personal desire to stick around for too long.

    Manager of Others (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

    Pros- Great pay, great benefits, great global & cultural exposure
    - Great executive leadership that are truly trying to do the right thing
    - A lot of really great people (intelligent, personable, etc)
    - Great non-promotional career development opportunities if you are self-driven
    - Ability to land a position insisting on more experience than you might have; as long as you are a quick learner, have great people skills, and are a good cultural fit into the team dynamic - they'll take a chance on you.

    Cons- Holy POLITICS batman! Too many high level Directors with little to no knowledge of the business they are in charge of - busy managing up and neglect actually being good managers.
    - I haven't had a good boss yet. Every manager has been primarily self-interested and focused on promotion with absolutely no focus on the best interest of their employees career development.
    - Terrible talent management. I've referred 5 of of the smartest people I know to open positions with no response from HR. Lots of missed opportunities; usually results in a high-level manager bringing in his/her buddies from a past company.
    - Once again, POLITICS. It may be the nature of a company this size, but I have never seen more grown men in high-level positions act like such children.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe top is pointed in the right direction, and the bottom is executing on target - sort out the bad apples in Director roles and pay more attention to employee retention. Allow more internal growth opportunities instead of pulling all of your buddies in and neglecting the future of the company. 90% of the employees have been there less than 5 years - do you ever stop and wonder why?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    An overall good employer with competent professionals struggling to grow.

    Chief Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits are excellent. Time off and bonus has been good.

    ConsA dinosaur. Company remains overly conservative in business decisions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe an intelligent risk taking and quit wasting time in decision making.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work for.

    Haul Truck Driver (Current Employee)
    Battle Mountain, NV

    ProsThe pay is great, the benifits are wonderful an better than anywhere else.

    ConsLong hours, a little over an hour away from home.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate more to employees more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It is pretty good company to work for, especially in Australia.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGlobal organisation that it trying hard to retain employees by changing the culture from mining to becoming a global business.

    ConsThere is a lack of business acumen by some senior managers as they have worked their way up the organisation and are very good miners but not so good at business. There is still a culture of command and control and the idea of risk taking and empowerment are not truly engrained.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a risk and let people be empowered and then you will achieve your aim of being an inventive, progressive organisation.

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    Not the most stable place to work

    Procurement (Former Employee)
    Greenwood Village, CO

    ProsFlexible work schedule, Decent pay

    Cons"Good ol' boys" environment, People are in cliques like high school , Regular lay-offs, Far too many employees who are unprofessional

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The overall attitude is not that of a solid engineering company but a popular people club fraught with political games.

    Chemist (Metallurgist) (Former Employee)
    Carlin, NV

    ProsOne can advance their career quickly here. Engineers typically move up very fast.

    ConsYour success here will not be based primarily on your work or knowledge base. You will need to do your best to be a part of the clique.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDiversify your hiring base to make a stronger engineering effort.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Challenging and interesting experience.

    Senior Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsGood compensation package
    Lots of learning opportunities

    Conslack of coherent organizational structure
    work-life balance
    very much a relationship driven organization
    cultural and gender diversity was an issue (may have changed to the better now)

    Advice to Senior ManagementStreamline work processes and clarify roles and responsibilities among departments, regions and consequently positions.
    Matrix organization is not an excuse to have too many overlaps and even more gaps in responsibilities which make increasingly difficult to move projects forward.
    Do something about the "chiefs" to "Indians" ratio - so many "directors" who never managed a single person let alone departments and/or functions.
    Good luck and keep growing profitably!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good pay, lots of management bureaucracy

    Exploration Geologist (Former Employee)
    Elko, NV

    ProsGood pay, enjoyed the work, likes my co-workers

    ConsLots of management problems, hours working

    Advice to Senior Managementless interference with day to day activity

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Old and Getting Older

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Greenwood Village, CO

    ProsThere are some really good people still left in the organization, and those that are left really do want to contribute and add value. The compensation and benefits are very good, which makes it a difficult decision to leave when that time comes.

    ConsThe company does not value its people or what they bring to the table. It is growing increasingly old and is migrating towards the 19th century rather than the 21st century in almost every way (technology, culture, management style, etc). Skill sets are rarely looked at or considered, rather they make decisions based on how much gray hair a person has. New ideas, skills, technologies and ways of doing work are rarely considered. The company is dying as a result. Extremely top heavy in the management ranks as well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean house! Eliminate the bulk of the executive management and delegate to those that know the business and know what is really happening in the organization. Invest in people and technology, and match people to roles based on skill sets.

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

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    It is a moderately good place to work

    Financial Reporting Analyst (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsGood overall pay levels and decent benefits.

    ConsLack of leadership and employee development.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdd some role responsibility and clarity.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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