Newmont Mining

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Newmont Mining Reviews

Updated January 18, 2015
Updated January 18, 2015
76 Reviews
2.9
76 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.  

    Really good experience

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

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

    Pros

    Really open to try new technology, people is really engaged with the company,

    Cons

    they keep losing good people, Newmont doesnt even care to do an exit interview. Growth is really slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop wasting money is stupid bikes and use it to attract good people (not Hell's angels members) and do everything you can to retain your talent, mining companies are looking for skilled people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Geologist in Carlin, NV
    Current Employee - Geologist in Carlin, NV

    I have been working at Newmont Mining

    Pros

    -Great pay and benefits.
    -Opportunities for promotion and advancement within Newmont.
    -Many projects and mines around the world to work at.

    Cons

    -Newmont is a little short-sighted when it comes to exploration and development so many projects with potential go untapped or are sold off.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast learning and high energy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investor Relations Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Investor Relations Analyst in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Newmont Mining

    Pros

    Everyone is very nice. The company truly takes care of its employees and tries to keep a bridge between upper management.

    Cons

    The turnover in the company is very high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think they do a great job

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Huge jump in salary; uncertain personal desire to stick around for too long.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager of Others in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Manager of Others in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Newmont Mining

    Pros

    - Great pay, great benefits, great global & cultural exposure
    - Great executive leadership that are truly trying to do the right thing
    - A lot of really great people (intelligent, personable, etc)
    - Great non-promotional career development opportunities if you are self-driven
    - Ability to land a position insisting on more experience than you might have; as long as you are a quick learner, have great people skills, and are a good cultural fit into the team dynamic - they'll take a chance on you.

    Cons

    - Holy POLITICS batman! Too many high level Directors with little to no knowledge of the business they are in charge of - busy managing up and neglect actually being good managers.
    - I haven't had a good boss yet. Every manager has been primarily self-interested and focused on promotion with absolutely no focus on the best interest of their employees career development.
    - Terrible talent management. I've referred 5 of of the smartest people I know to open positions with no response from HR. Lots of missed opportunities; usually results in a high-level manager bringing in his/her buddies from a past company.
    - Once again, POLITICS. It may be the nature of a company this size, but I have never seen more grown men in high-level positions act like such children.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The top is pointed in the right direction, and the bottom is executing on target - sort out the bad apples in Director roles and pay more attention to employee retention. Allow more internal growth opportunities instead of pulling all of your buddies in and neglecting the future of the company. 90% of the employees have been there less than 5 years - do you ever stop and wonder why?

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    An overall good employer with competent professionals struggling to grow.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chief Engineer
    Current Employee - Chief Engineer

    I have been working at Newmont Mining

    Pros

    Benefits are excellent. Time off and bonus has been good.

    Cons

    A dinosaur. Company remains overly conservative in business decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be an intelligent risk taking and quit wasting time in decision making.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Haul Truck Driver in Battle Mountain, NV
    Current Employee - Haul Truck Driver in Battle Mountain, NV

    I have been working at Newmont Mining

    Pros

    The pay is great, the benifits are wonderful an better than anywhere else.

    Cons

    Long hours, a little over an hour away from home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more to employees more.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It is pretty good company to work for, especially in Australia.

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

    I have been working at Newmont Mining

    Pros

    Global organisation that it trying hard to retain employees by changing the culture from mining to becoming a global business.

    Cons

    There is a lack of business acumen by some senior managers as they have worked their way up the organisation and are very good miners but not so good at business. There is still a culture of command and control and the idea of risk taking and empowerment are not truly engrained.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a risk and let people be empowered and then you will achieve your aim of being an inventive, progressive organisation.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It was a good job.

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

    I worked at Newmont Mining

    Pros

    Worked on just about every machine that came into the shop in one way or another. Good variety. Good crew. Excellent work schedule and benefits. Company provided transportation. Relocation money was very useful.

    Cons

    Some in leadership positions took their position too seriously. A little bit political. Typical mine maintenance shop "high school" style drama. Favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to eliminate the favoritism and allow each person to develop their skills at their pace. A little more open communication between management and technicians. Listen to the technicians' ideas when they are asked for them instead of hearing and ignoring.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great opportunity to learn - poor job security

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

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

    Pros

    Great operations, great employees (for the most part) and a good learning opportunity

    Cons

    No jobs security - people are the first things to go when the gold price tumbles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in people or suffer the consequences every 10 years when there's a downturn in the price cycle.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    good work environment

    • 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

    Great team that works well together. Everyone is willing to help employees grow in there respective fields

    Cons

    Un-easiness in job security. Get told 1 year that lay-offs are over and 9 month later are told to we are doing it again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get all information together before making decisions. Get back to being the leader in the industry instead of following along with our peers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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