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Cliffs Natural Resources Reviews

Updated July 29, 2018
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Pros
  • "Pay and benefits package is by far the best around" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Great sense of team spirt, salaries are excellent, purpose-driven company, and great place to work" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Poorly managed by head office in Cleveland" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Autocad operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Forbes, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Forbes, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cliffs Natural Resources part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Was a great place to work

    Cons

    Shut down for a short period


  2. "Generally good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pretty good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Industry has been very up and down

  3. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cliffs Natural Resources full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    work with very nice people

    Cons

    failure to hold people accountable
    everyone gets the same increase
    overworked


  4. "Good Place to work"

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

    I worked at Cliffs Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, experience, good workforce

    Cons

    erratic, cyclical industry, layoffs every few years not uncommon


  5. "Tough industry but clear strategic vision"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cliffs Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    The majority of the employees are hard-working and committed. You will have opportunities to expand your skills sets and develop in your field.

    Cons

    It's a tough, cyclical industry. You need to have a strong stomach to ride the peaks the valleys.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  6. "Great Company, Tough Industry"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cliffs Natural Resources full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Intelligent co-workers, relaxed environment, good work-life balance. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Tough business environment led to multiple rounds of layoffs causing stress related to job security.


  7. "Too much corporate influence."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cliffs Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    Employees are dedicated. Majority have over a decade of experience. Dedicated to safety and environmental mandates.

    Cons

    Corporate office forcing their own cost targets to sites without input from sites. Environmental mandates continue to eat into operating costs.

    Advice to Management

    A lot of smart people already work there; just have to listen.

  8. "Good Ol' Boys"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work with great co-workers
    Good place to work while being remote

    Cons

    Good ol' boys club.

    Advice to Management

    Start over
    Connect with people that do the work
    perform the work occassionally


  9. "Not getting any better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Negaunee, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Negaunee, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cliffs Natural Resources full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay. Good Insurance that you do not have to pay into. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Forced overtime. Bad Management decisions. Union is losing all important arbitrations. Not a very good balance between work and family time. Things have gotten worse since Cliffs was overtaken by a hedge fund. Contractors allowed on the property to do work that laid off people can and should be doing. Not enough man power to keep the place clean and safe. No pension for people hired after 2016.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the advice that has already been given to you instead of passing it off. People have good ideas to improve the workplace. You can all work together to make the place better and safer. Attitudes need to change.


  10. "Poor Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Six Sigma Black Belt in Duluth, MN
    Former Employee - Six Sigma Black Belt in Duluth, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cliffs Natural Resources full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Paid for my continuing education.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, lack of constant purpose, greedy company


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