Newmont Mining

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Newmont Mining Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
69 Reviews
3.1
69 Reviews
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Gary J. Goldberg
20 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good

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    • 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 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
  2.  

    Average

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

    I have been working at Newmont Mining

    Pros

    Work life balance, Friday offs, fair market salary

    Cons

    Inefficient operations, no established processes, lack of business planning and execution expertise, silo, no common culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management is new, should pay more attention to core competencies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Stressful, unfocused work environment. Directors and Executives have huge egos. Very short staffed after recent layoffs.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Greenwood Village, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwood Village, CO

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

    Pros

    Most people are very nice

    Cons

    Managers, directors and executives have big egos, and don't work well with others. Executives preach "One Newmont", but separate themselves from average employees. Pay is behind industry standards for lower level employees. Work environment is very fast paced, stressful, and unfocused, yet it takes months for directors and executives to make decisions. Good employees leaving in droves due to poor management and unreasonable work load after recent layoffs, which just gets worse as more employees leave for better positions. No one is allowed to say no, and employees will go from one person to the next until they get what they want. No advancement opportunities for employees below manager level. Benefits package gets worse every year, with health insurance costs and deductibles rising more than 5 times this year alone. Its all about who you know, not what you know at Newmont. Too many directors with too little work to do, most just move information from their employees to the executives, and micromanage their employees to death. Elitist and entitled culture where executives rule like spoiled children.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get focused and concentrate on holding onto good employees. Review compensation and benefits, you're taking advantage of your low level employees. Treat your employees with more respect and maybe you will get some in return.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    It is a moderately good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Good overall pay levels and decent benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and employee development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add some role responsibility and clarity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Newmont Mining Inc.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager - Technical  in  Elko, NV
    Former Employee - Project Manager - Technical in Elko, NV

    I worked at Newmont Mining full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people! Fantastic location. Plenty of new tasks daily!

    Cons

    Company location based in the remote mountain locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing your thing! It works!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good people but a bit disorganized.

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

    I worked at Newmont Mining full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Nice people and good working environment. Lot of opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Lack of organization hurts the progress of the company. Poor large scale decisions bogged down future growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more upper level people with technical experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent Learning Experience

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

    I worked at Newmont Mining as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    As an intern, worked on projects that an entry level engineer would work on.

    Cons

    The only bad thing about working here was the early mornings and commuting back and forth to work (roughly 40 minutes each way).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing, you do a great job of welcoming new employees and getting the up to speed on things.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Experience in Mining Planinng

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Mine Engineer  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Mine Engineer in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Newmont Mining full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good Values and Good Oportunities to grow up your career

    Cons

    We produce gold so wee have to diversified our portafolio

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company positioned to weather mining cycles.

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

    I have been working at Newmont Mining full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Newmont has great benefits and career opportunities. I have been with the company for eighteen years and have worked in four different departments. Each change has brought career growth and significant increases in pay. Benefits are outstanding with both a pension and 401k retirement plan as well as company provided clinics and transportation to mine sites. There is a very strong committment to safety and the environment. Newmont's mine sites in Nevada are very diverse culturally with employees from 20 different countries. Every generation is represented with some employees working for Newmont for almost 50 years!

    Cons

    Northeastern Nevada is very rural but the people are very friendly and there lots of recreational activities and community events to participate in. A great place to put down roots!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The recent management changes are having a positive effect. Things need to move forwad quickly so we are positioned to benefit from the next upturn in gold prices. I'd love to see a merger or acquisition like the most recent one with Fronteer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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.

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