Newmont Mining Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
67 Reviews

3.4
67 Reviews
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Gary J. Goldberg
18 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company offers some of the best pay and benefits in their industry (in 9 reviews)

  • Great pay, great benefits, great PTO, 9/80 work schedule (in 6 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Newmont Mining as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Smart and dedicated people, interesting work, reasonable compensation

    Cons

    Office is far from downtown, corporate environment is a little stuffy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I have been employed by Newmont on many occasions in a variety of positions and I have enjoyed all of them.

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    Former Employee - Temporary Worker  in  Carlin, NV
    Former Employee - Temporary Worker in Carlin, NV

    I worked at Newmont Mining as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    This company tends to be very diverse. There are many opportunities to advance or cross train. Benefits packages and pay are rewarding.

    Cons

    The mining environment could be a little more professional sometimes. They could also learn a few things from other companies (like using helicopters with scanners rather than sending surveyors to shoot in steep stockpiles) (of course, that's job security, right?)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is great to be part of a company that is willing to change for the better. Many times, though, management decisions are not communicated well with the employees that have to deal with them. Confusion seemed to often leads to citations. Taking things a little slower as far as hiring is also nice. It's unfortunate when more people are hired than the company can maintain and people are laid off when the price of gold decreases again (as it always will). A slightly more thorough interviewing process might also reveal which people would be more likely to drive on the right (as opposed to the left) side of the road. I've been a passenger in the vehicle with a few of these individuals and somethings just don't click for some people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company - Tough Times

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Newmont Mining full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Newmont has weathered the storm as well as anyone in the industry. Really good people.

    Cons

    Tough time for mining. Layoffs and budget cuts make the job more difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep people trained and progressing. They're doing more with less, so give them a reason to stay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    One of few Fortune 500 companies who Denver that offers global, corporate experience

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    Current Employee - Investor Relations Manager  in  Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Investor Relations Manager in Englewood, CO

    I have been working at Newmont Mining full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Office culture has shifted from mining veterans to young, high caliber people that creates a collegial atmosphere. Great opportunity to work across functions at Corporate and gain experience with the option to travel worldwide and for expat placement.

    Cons

    Limited work-life balance and political power plays are common.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer excellent pay and benefits, which some refer to as golden handcuffs. They should take a note from Netflix on people management to retain top employees and eliminate mediocrity.

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome pay and benefits!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Newmont Mining full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with!

    Cons

    Career growth is difficult. Hard to move to other companies unless you are willing to take a cut in pay/benefits. With recent lay-offs, doing more work with less people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let's focus on career opportunities/growth within!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good benefits, but beware of lot's of bureaucracy.

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Newmont Mining full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefit package for USA domestic post is unbeatable. Great location for a corporate headquarters.

    Cons

    Stressful work environment. Most competent people are not promoted. High performers are not rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company has some of the best people in the business, but the company does not do enough to hold on to its best assets.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Environmental Engineer  in  Elko, NV
    Former Employee - Environmental Engineer in Elko, NV

    I worked at Newmont Mining full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, Schedule, Bonus, Work Environment

    Cons

    Meetings, Poor Planning, Job Duties

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    a wonderful place to work!

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    Current Employee - Senior Mine Planning Engineer  in  Sunyani (Ghana)
    Current Employee - Senior Mine Planning Engineer in Sunyani (Ghana)

    I have been working at Newmont Mining full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A wonderful for beginning practicing engineers. A technologically conscious company.

    Cons

    Salary rate not competitive in Africa.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salary should be leveraged to the true market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Strong Mining Culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Newmont Mining

    Pros

    Long tenure Company that is going through metal cycle stress. New operational management team will drive company forward

    Cons

    Need to drive culture change to core mining

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New team is great - looking forward to moving the company forward and driving out initatives that add no real value. Back to basics.

  11.  

    Mining for Gold

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Newmont Mining full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Culture, Values, Compensation, Benefits, Community

    Cons

    Business Prospects, Work Life Balance

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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