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Johannesburg (South Africa)
10000+ employees
Unknown
Company - Public (GFI)
Mining & Metals
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Newmont Mining, AngloGold Ashanti, Barrick Gold
Gold Fields is one of the world's largest gold exploration and development companies and ranks as South Africa's #2 gold producer, after AngloGold Ashanti. Production in the country represents well more than half of Gold Fields& ... Read more

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Gold Fields CEO and Director Nick Holland
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    Pros

    compensation is ok, profit sharing and other benefit like housing etc

    Cons

    can learn alot depending what department you find your self

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    Office & Financial Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Accra (Ghana)
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Gold Fields (Accra (Ghana)).

    Interview

    I had already worked with one of the capital holders of the company. He said he needed me in Ghana, because he was going to invest there and wanted a person of his confidence to be in Accra. We agreed the terms and after a few months I went to Accra. It was a simple process due the fact that we already knew each other.

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    • The main problem, in my view, was that the top management didn't have a strategy, and wasn't prepared for the initial difficulties that we found. Africa is not easy for westerns ... a simple bank operation (paying salaries for instance) could take all day. Also the government is corrupt and we needed to pay for everything and to everyone. Anyway, back to top, the management was adrift and didn't stick with the initial plan. Instead of doing the mining, they decided to loan the machines, and that, for me, was a big mistake.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    The offer was very good so I just accepted.

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