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Cliffs Natural Resources Reviews

Updated April 6, 2018
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Pros
  • Cliffs' culture generally promotes a good work / life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • Solid core values and good people to work with, even during challenging times (in 4 reviews)

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

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  1. "Production Loader Operator"

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    Current Employee - Production Loader Operator in Ishpeming, MI
    Current Employee - Production Loader Operator in Ishpeming, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cliffs Natural Resources full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, great management, great co workers

    Cons

    Shift work
    Working holidays & weekends

    Advice to Management

    Keep the Empire open, it will free up more jobs


  2. "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

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "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

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "Operations Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cliff's Natural Resources had a great family culture and open communication. The company allowed an employee to really grow and learn.

    Cons

    The lack of progressive flexible work options and poor management were two areas that Cliff's could have improved on.

    Advice to Management

    Management's needs to be more objective in its internal employee reviews. I've seen more ruan one person passed up for a promotion or opportunity when they were the most qualified. There is too much politics and favoritism.


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