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Anglo American Reviews

Updated October 13, 2018
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Anglo American Chief Execuvtive Mark Cutifani
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42 Ratings

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Pros
  • "Lots of activities, fun, can have work life balance" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Good salary with good shares, bonus and benefits included in the package" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Poor work life balance, little flexibility" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Mining industry is facing a challenging period with iron ore prices decreasing" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Chief Surveyor"

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    Former Employee - Chief Surveyor in Little Africa, SC
    Former Employee - Chief Surveyor in Little Africa, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Anglo American full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for, experience in many countries, dedicated to improve employee satisfaction, promotions made on merit, management training

    Cons

    Limited to countries with mineral resources, mostly technical experience required, large corporate with few promotion opportunities, restricted to mining and resources industry


  2. "Admin"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Anglo American full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company really focuses on business integrity and safety.

    Cons

    The upper level management has a very elitist attitude and barely acknowledges staff beneath them. It does nothing to boost morale.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge the little people, don't be so arrogant and elitist

  3. "Can be a great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anglo American full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Opportunity to work on sizeable, impactful projects
    - Opportunity to work alongside seasoned, experienced professionals

    Cons

    - Organisational processes aren't optimal or consistently applied, which can create frustration
    - Due to the above, performance management suffers i.e. people end up being evaluated on ambiguous factors other than performance

    Advice to Management

    Fix your processes so that there are no opportunities for personal biases to creep into performance management


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anglo American full-time

    Pros

    Very professional, good systems and processes in place, good canteen

    Cons

    Slow pace at times .


  5. "Overall 4/5"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anglo American full-time

    Pros

    Free breakfast and lunch in very high quality
    Well structured and supported work environment

    Cons

    difficult to change some work habit or governance structure

    Advice to Management

    suggest to be more flexible in managing employees and listening to advice


  6. "Senior Process Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Anglo American part-time

    Pros

    Good Salary, Good Work-Life Balance, Excellent Bonuses, very diverse

    Cons

    Silo type management and departments, slow progression


  7. "Very nice company to grow"

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    Former Employee - Performance Improvement Assistant in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Performance Improvement Assistant in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Anglo American full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and salary, great place to grow and start the career, co-workers were friendly

    Cons

    Management could use some improvement. Don't take too well to change and innovation. Basic cons of the corporate world.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the underdogs as well, not just to their bosses. Sometimes, a boss might not be able to give the real picture of things

  8. "Contract"

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    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Anglo American full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    25 days annual leave, full coverage on medical, friendly environment, good pay

    Cons

    Slow learning curve for young executive, Weak internal HR policy

    Advice to Management

    more action in developing internal candidates instead of only planning, lack of career opportunities


  9. "Recommendable"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Santiago (Chile)
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Santiago (Chile)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anglo American full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation packages, nice work life balance. very few career development if not talking with senior management.

    Cons

    extremely political work environment from certain level above. People must take care of the working environment at given management levels.

    Advice to Management

    enforce more operational discipline


  10. "Recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anglo American full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic Growing Business (Australia Metallurgical Coal)

    Cons

    Decisions made globally that do not meet country needs and requirements


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