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Updated February 6, 2018
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Anglo American Chief Execuvtive Mark Cutifani
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30 Ratings

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Pros
  • Lots of activities, fun, can have work life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Good salary with good shares, bonus and benefits included in the package (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Vertical hierarchical structure, you don't have contact with the management team, which makes everything slower (in 3 reviews)

  • Long hours, overlooked for roles, you have to be in the in crowd (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Chief Surveyor"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Working at Anglo American"

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    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Anglo American (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great inspirational team and group Leadership

    Cons

    can't think of any disadvantage to working at Anglo

    Advice to Management

    Carry on doing a great job leading the company.


  4. "Shift Boss"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anglo American full-time

    Pros

    Results orientated, Direct interaction with management, Low overhead cost to company, Fair opportunities for growth, Ability to operate under difficult market conditions

    Cons

    Cost cutting measures sometimes influence personal income
    Decisive disciplinary cases enhance chances of being fired

    Advice to Management

    In crisis or difficult situations,to deal with the problem at hand, not just the individual. To also strive to becomes living examples of company values.


  5. "Communications Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anglo American full-time

    Pros

    Multinational company and safety value

    Cons

    Few opportunities to work abroad and frequently changes in management team


  6. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Manager in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Anglo American full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Within my Business Unit, nice working environment - collaborative and respectful. True focus on safety first

    Cons

    Being a Global mining company, you would expect global mobility which is not the case if you didn't come from the corporate office in London


  7. "Coordinator"

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

    Pros

    Good place to work and life balance

    Cons

    Has a very hierarchical structure and bureaucratic processes.

  8. "Overall Positive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anglo American full-time

    Pros

    Great quality work. Very good remuneration. Some very good people.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic. Indecisive. Tight central control.

    Advice to Management

    Give local management greater control.


  9. "Good major"

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

    I worked at Anglo American full-time

    Pros

    CSR, sustainability, political, organised, structured

    Cons

    bureaucracy, political, time consuming, short term strategies


  10. "Global mining company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salaries, benefits and global opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours in finance team


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