Newmont Mining Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
69 Reviews
3.0
69 Reviews
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Gary J. Goldberg
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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.  

    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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Culture, Values, Compensation, Benefits, Community

    Cons

    Business Prospects, Work Life Balance

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall a GREAT place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent Pay and Benefits, Empoyee Family activities

    Cons

    Slow to promote, allow weak employees to remain with little done to improve performance

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great people and place to work

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

    I have been working at Newmont Mining

    Pros

    High paced work environment helps develop valuable knowledge and experience in short order.
    Competitive pay and great benefits.

    Cons

    Like many companies, change is perpetual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to grow and develop your internal work force.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    In search of a strategy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Good, smart people doing interesting work. Pay & benefits in line w/Fortune 500 companies.

    Cons

    Lack of skilled leadership and management at every level. Ever shifting priorities without a sustaining strategy. Poor infrastructure and processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set a course and stick with it. Make day to day operations predictable and replicable.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent organization with great compensation

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

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

    Pros

    Great compensation, good balance of work and personal time, global opportunities

    Cons

    too many layers of management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less management layers could be beneficial to the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mine Engineer in Elko, NV
    Current Employee - Mine Engineer in Elko, NV

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for personal development, great people, great safety culture

    Cons

    operations in the middle of Nevada. lacking off-work options. housing super expensive for small towns.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work, good work-life balance.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Newmont Mining full-time

    Pros

    Overall, there is a very friendly atmosphere. I saw a lot of cooperation across departments. There is also a good work-life balance.

    Cons

    It was hard to think of a con. The only con is that things can get dull. However, I would take dull over chaotic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nice job! Maintain the positive work-life balance and good culture!

    Recommends
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Richard O'Brien, WAKE UP to 2013!

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

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

    Pros

    People have flocked to the Elko Nevada area, the Carlin pit mine in my case, to be thankful to have a job. It's a secure thought and has benefits included.

    Cons

    The management, supervisors especially, are basically treating people like slaves to the lowest point, and have a mixed bag of reasons to fire you.It's ok for one person, different for the drinking/fishing pal. They need a standard of acceptance, cut the crap on female harassment, be aware of it, from supervisors to workmates.Supervisors need to follow trained procedures, have a brain, not be a family member of past and move in progression, or an eager idiot who wants a name tag and shove people around.You are losing good dedicated people over ignorance in supervision/policies.They never explain a workers rights in a situation, because most supervisors don't even know them! Profits are #1, safety always #2 until after the fact, they put on a good show to cover their butt first ALWAYS! Train supervisors and HR to today's standards, not make their own as see fit, continuity works great in a workplace!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your head out of the sand, it's 2013, not 1935. There is a need to treat workers right, with reason for cause. I would NEVER invest into this outfit, just to line corporate pockets, slavery was supposed to be abolished years ago. If you have a large turnover of workers, maybe look down the line and see really why you're losing them.You spend a fortune on training, why lose them over ignorance on your part?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I loved working at Newmont!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO

    I worked at Newmont Mining as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I worked at their smaller MTF lab and the people there were great. It is a pretty big company, fortune 500 and 46,000 employees, so there are the benefits of the big company. I worked at a 200 person lab, so there was definitely also the feel of a nice homey place to work. Very good work life balance working 9/80s.

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Haul Truck Driver

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Equipment Operator in Carlin, NV
    Former Employee - Equipment Operator in Carlin, NV

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, job was easy.

    Cons

    Rotating hours, and the junior high type atmosphere that is probably normal for mines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Getting rid of the rotating shift would probably be possible, despite the groaning of the work force who had to go on nights. This would help the health of the workforce imo.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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