Newmont Mining

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Newmont Mining Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
73 Reviews
2.8
73 Reviews
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Gary J. Goldberg
23 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)

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

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  1.  

    Ethical, committed business, Got fat, needs to get back to basics.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Materials Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Materials Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at Newmont Mining full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good people, good work environment, keeps abreast of latest trends in work management, good benefits
    Strong business processes.

    Cons

    Became a larger organisation during period of increasing gold price, with many roles not necessary.
    Large Head office and regional offices duplicating effort and diluting direction.
    Due to detailed of business processes can lead to lack of responsive to opportunities.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Volatile market

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer (Mining Technology) in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Engineer (Mining Technology) in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Newmont Mining as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits, traveling, resources, perks, people

    Cons

    Gold prices, long hours, long commute, management style

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (less than an 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
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  5.  

    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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Temporary Worker in Carlin, NV
    Former Employee - Temporary Worker in Carlin, NV

    I worked at Newmont Mining as a contractor (more than an 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company - Tough Times

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Newmont Mining full-time (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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  8.  

    Awesome pay and benefits!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Newmont Mining full-time (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
  9.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Newmont Mining full-time (more than an 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
  10.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Environmental Engineer in Elko, NV
    Former Employee - Environmental Engineer in Elko, NV

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

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, Schedule, Bonus, Work Environment

    Cons

    Meetings, Poor Planning, Job Duties

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    a wonderful place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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

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