Newmont Mining Reviews

Updated August 23, 2015
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Gary J. Goldberg
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Pros
  • Great pay, great benefits, great PTO, 9/80 work schedule (in 6 reviews)

  • Opportunity for personal development, great people, great safety culture (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Limited work-life balance and political power plays are common (in 4 reviews)

  • That also means there is little to no career path for those that remain (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Global Maintenance Manager

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    Former Employee - Global Maintenance Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Global Maintenance Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Newmont Mining full-time

    Pros

    Great company. Great severance package; thank you, I would do it again. Not for the faint hearted!

    Cons

    One political appointment wiped out the whole team of 5 people.

    Advice to Management

    Hire everybody! Fire everybody! Hire everybody! Fire everybody!


  2. Helpful (1)

    Outsourced to inferior Indian IT outfit.

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    Former Employee - IT Systems Analyst in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO
    Former Employee - IT Systems Analyst in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The team I worked with was top notch and the pay and benefits were above average.

    Cons

    Company sees IT as a necessary evil and decided to outsource all of it to India. This is the second time in 5 years they have done this. First time was a disaster and the second time doesn't look to be any better.

    Advice to Management

    Care about ALL employees and recognize IT as an integral part of mining, not something to let unqualified people handle.


  3. IT Analyst

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Newmont Mining full-time

    Pros

    Superb Pay and Benefits, Work with a great team

    Cons

    Difficult business environment given current climate and outsourcing of most IT services.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Challenging but rewarding

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    Former Employee - Business Assistant in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO
    Former Employee - Business Assistant in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule allowing me to work from home when I needed to. Good benefits with lots of paid time off. Nice facility to work in.

    Cons

    Direction comes from too many people and it was hard to figure out who was really my boss. Seems there's few opportunities for women even with good credentials.

    Advice to Management

    Direction should come from one boss and not matrix managers. Give more women opportunities and you'll see a big difference.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Category Manager

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    Former Employee - Category Manager in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Category Manager in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not much, poor management, cutthroat team environment. Inconsistent goals, objectives and constant undercutting people who do the work. The environment creates managements look at me attitude amongst the teams.

    Cons

    If you like others throwing others under the bus constantly, work here. If you value relationships, this place will make you think everyone in the world is a devious con artist. If not don't work here. Management thinks they are gods and makes all employees think about themselves. A lot of unnecessary drama here. Oh and constant layoffs. Do you want to fear for your job every day? Then work for Newmont. The culture is horrendous and unsupportive. If you want to go to work and feel motivated, don't apply here, you won't find it.

    Advice to Management

    You need a reality check. Those who make comments like feed the grass to fruition, this isn't your same old Dallas Cowboys, elephant in the room, and nothing but buzzwords in meetings, etc, you're not driving the bus, you're creating uncertainty. Learn the fundamentals, trust your employees, and put less value on consultants who are fresh out of college and know nothing about how to run a company. Find core values and stick to them. Follow the fundamentals, create department guidelines that are followed for 20, 30 years to come rather than weekly monthly strategy changes. Put less emphasis on status and more on results.


  7. Lay offs

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Greenwood Village, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Greenwood Village, CO

    I worked at Newmont Mining (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great bonus Great bonus Great bonus

    Cons

    Regular lay offs - over and over and over again


  8. Helpful (5)

    Enjoyed working at Newmont for the most part - we had a good team.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwood Village, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwood Village, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They have good benefits, good pay and were a good global citizen considering they are a mining company. They employ a variety of top-notch, educated employees.

    Cons

    Amazing amount of layoffs considering their business is doing well, creating very low employee morale. Getting rid of key employees as well as mailroom workers and almost every administrative assistant. I didn't experience much personal growth there, but overall enjoyed my job. Also had such a large workload that I worked through lunch regularly and stayed late regularly, so not a great work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Why so many layoffs, esp. of so many loyal, low-salaried employees? The people left behind are having to knock themselves out picking up the slack. The upper management, with their enormous salaries, fancy trips, private plane, etc. are certainly not having to cut back at all. It's a shame - used to be such a great company to work for,.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Great site teams, very detached corporate office

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    Former Employee - Director in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Director in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good leadership training and development opportunities for director and above. Very good pay and benefits packages and 4 day 10-hour/day work weeks in corporate office.

    Cons

    Leadership retreat invitations for executives were not extended to certain level or area of responsibility, but to whom was "in" or friends with the right C-Suite executives. Very much a boys club, though a few women have been promoted to senior position over last two years. Forced ranking during reviews even of small teams whose performance may exceed goals. Lots of very well-paid executives at the corporate office who are never held accountable for results.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at your project capital spend (not EPC and development capital, but all the other projects that add up quickly) and audit AFTER the projects to determine performance of project sponsors. Do not engage in yet another failed "performance improvement" initiative until you determine why all others have failed over past 20 years.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Tough environment for working. Employee morale low for last three years.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Total benefit package. No opportunity for development. SAP implementation has taken over during last three years with no end in sight.

    Cons

    Environment is not employee friendly. Long hours no work life balance. No opportunity for development. Management.

    Advice to Management

    Start working together.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Since O'Brien left...nothing good to say about leadership

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    Current Employee - Project Controls Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Project Controls Analyst in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation and bonuses were great. You could always count on leadership setting up easy targets to exceed 100 percent bonus; they really know how to line their pockets ...and those employees that still work there....all while they take the company apart piece by piece.

    Cons

    Since inception of SAP and new leadership in the last few years, Newmont was no longer a great place to work. For the last three years, semi-annual lay-offs, with more to come. No one is safe, except top executives and senior leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Stop keeping laying off the people doiing the work and get rid of senior leadership that are making the decisions. Stop trying to bring all Rio Tinto employees on board.



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