Newmont Mining Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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  1. Unstable

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Newmont Mining full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, great PTO, 9/80 work schedule Some people are really decent, hard working, smart people

    Cons

    -Too many organizational structure changes. -Communication could be better between groups and just in general. -The layoffs have been rough for some people. Mostly for the hard working people. These are the people that have the potential to move forward in their careers and accomplish great things at this company. Unfortunately, some of these hard working people are the ones that will probably leave to do exactly that, because they're so bogged down with other work that they can barely do the jobs that they were hired to do. It's fine to do this for a while, but when there's no light at the end of the tunnel, people will eventually leave. On the other hand, these significant layoffs did not scare the slackers enough to actually change their ways, and they're allowed to get away with it which leads me to my advice...

    Advice to Management

    Fire people. When mediocre people are allowed to stay for years by apparently incompetent managers, it doesn't help anything really.


  2. Lack of Direction

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and benefits. Work is interesting.

    Cons

    Lack of focus Lack of leadership

    Advice to Management

    Build a long term plan and vision


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good Company - Tough Times

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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  5. Helpful (1)

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

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

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  6. Challenging and interesting experience.

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

    I worked at Newmont Mining full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation package Lots of learning opportunities

    Cons

    lack 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 Management

    Streamline 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!


  7. Good pay, lots of management bureaucracy

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

    I worked at Newmont Mining full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lots of management problems, hours working

    Advice to Management

    less interference with day to day activity


  8. Awesome pay and benefits!

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

    I have been working at Newmont Mining full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Let's focus on career opportunities/growth within!


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Average

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

    I have been working at Newmont Mining

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Good

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, Schedule, Bonus, Work Environment

    Cons

    Meetings, Poor Planning, Job Duties



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