Newmont Mining Reviews

Updated August 23, 2015
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  1. Great company to work for with interesting and challenging projects.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Paramaribo (Suriname)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Paramaribo (Suriname)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Newmont Mining (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Solid, well established company offering competitive salaries, good benefits, and rewards for good performance and delivering positive results. Some great co-workers who are dedicated and passionate about their jobs. Safety is a top priority throughout the company. Management encourages growth and development and innovation.

    Cons

    Typical downfalls of a large organization with a lot of bureaucracy to accomplish relatively straightforward tasks and make decisions to get things done. "Matrix reporting" was often challenging and contradictory. Support for remote assignments and locations needed improvement. Long-term employment is dependent on the commodity prices and seniority, and not for the long-term value or benefit of the employee to the company (typical commodity cycle).

    Advice to Management

    Put people in management positions that have been in the trenches (positions) of the people that work under them. Value your most important commodity for long-term success of the company and retain quality, high performing employees.


  2. Many Projects and initiatives, too little staffing

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay compared to market. Great benefits. Great experience.

    Cons

    Although Newmont recently brought its IT dept inhouse, key portions Newmonts IT staff are still augmented by contractors in an effort to save money. Contractors do not seem to be treated/viewed by mgmt the same as in-house Newmont employees. The IT staff as a whole is way to small to do the work on a Global scale that it has been tasked with; thus 60-70 work weeks are common. Although Newmont offers a 9-80 work schedule, tackling an enormous workload with limited staff and the "always-on" global nature of the company makes work/life balance a big challenge.

    Advice to Management

    To the CIO - Focus on building teams. Bring the good contractors on board as Newmont employees and hire the right amount of staff based on data from other companies the same size.


  3. In search of a strategy

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Newmont Mining full-time (More than a 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 Management

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


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  5. Good people but a bit disorganized.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Hire more upper level people with technical experience.


  6. It is a moderately good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Reporting Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Financial Reporting Analyst in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good overall pay levels and decent benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and employee development.

    Advice to Management

    Add some role responsibility and clarity.


  7. Good pay, lots of management bureaucracy

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Exploration Geologist in Elko, NV
    Former Employee - Exploration Geologist in Elko, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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. Challenging and interesting experience.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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!


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good lateral career development; great people to work with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Newmont Mining full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are always interesting projects and opportunities to learn and grow on the job. The workforce is highly intelligent, and they care. We put out quality, leading edge work in many spaces

    Cons

    The Board of Directors and Executive Team are twitchy - the tides of where to head seem to change frequently (~18 months). We've done layoffs around the world for the past 3 years. We have a hierarchical culture that looks for senior advice and go-ahead, unfortunately, with a fair amount of fear underneath of it.

    Advice to Management

    Consider what picture to paint of the company 5-10 years from now. We're very short term minded. Focus on the behaviors that will be productive and build relationships.


  10. good work environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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


  11. Helpful (1)

    It was a good job.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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