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AngloGold Ashanti Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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AngloGold Ashanti Chief Executive Officer Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan
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  1. "Project Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AngloGold Ashanti (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Global company with the opportunity to interact with diverse cultures

    Cons

    Lack of clear direction from managment

    Advice to Management

    Define clear strategy and follow through


  2. "Graduate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Gold mining companies are the best to start with. The harsh environment enables you to adapt quickly. Should you move on to any other commodity you will find it much easier.

    Cons

    As a graduate or vacation student you are pretty much left alone in the wilderness to fend for yourself. There isn't a structured mentorship programme. Graduates wait weeks before they move on to other departments, you basically come to work to chill. The programme is not fast paced enough and your intellectual capacity is not challenged.

    Advice to Management

    Have a more structured mentorship programme. Challenge the graduates practically and theoretically with research projects for example.


  3. "Learning field for anyone pursuing a mining career in life"

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    Current Contractor - Safety Engineer in Accra (Ghana)
    Current Contractor - Safety Engineer in Accra (Ghana)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AngloGold Ashanti as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Learning organisation where you are exposed to all the challenges you can think.

    Cons

    Large number of workforce, hence career progress is slow. Systems are fully implemented but not fully sustained.


  4. "Good Compensation but Stressful Workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AngloGold Ashanti full-time

    Pros

    Good remuneration, good training programmes for staff. Lots of teamwork between various mine sites in West, East and Southern Africa

    Cons

    Huge differentials between expat and local staff. Lots of tensions with South African and Australian managers based in West Africa. They have issues with respect and it often made the working environment difficult.

    Advice to Management

    I believe that AGA Management should do away with the entire local/expat system and just pay good people well wherever they are based. The lack of respect for local knowledge has led to a lot of problems


  5. "It was a nice experience."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Human Resources Officer (National Service) in Obuasi, Ashanti (Ghana)
    Former Intern - Human Resources Officer (National Service) in Obuasi, Ashanti (Ghana)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AngloGold Ashanti as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    It gave me some exposure.

    Cons

    After doing National Service with AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. you might not be chosen to work with them.

    Advice to Management

    Management should give those who perform well during National Service to work with them, after National Service.


  6. "Have been an satisfactory experience with a lot of learning and good oportunities"

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    Current Employee - Business Support Specialist in Nova Lima (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Business Support Specialist in Nova Lima (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AngloGold Ashanti full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot to do and improve, its always an iniciative wich makes work exiting.

    Cons

    Medium management in some areas are not well organized and the iniciatives get lost.
    the other con, is due the company culture ist very difficutl chalenge people.

    Advice to Management

    A bit more organized way of working and follow up in order to make things happen.


  7. "Motivation"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Planner/Scheduler in Obuasi, Ashanti (Ghana)
    Current Employee - Project Planner/Scheduler in Obuasi, Ashanti (Ghana)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AngloGold Ashanti full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure to good working sorroundings and learning at a fast rate.

    Cons

    Motivations are not so frequent.

    Advice to Management

    Motivation to workers are a very important piece of encouragement to workers and as a such the workers must do well to improve upon it.


  8. "Politiek bedrijf"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AngloGold Ashanti full-time (More than a year)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Goede mijnbouw deskundigheid, gevarieerd personeelsbestand, veel verbeter mogelijkheden

    Cons

    Erg politiek. Verward en niet strategisch leiderschapsteam

    Advice to Management

    Focus op de werkelijke waarde en laat de politieke spelletjes buiten de uitvoerende comité besluiten


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