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Cliffs Natural Resources Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Excellent wages for this area and great benefits (in 7 reviews)

  • Cliffs' culture generally promotes a good work / life balance (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • The huge swings of the iron ore market (in 3 reviews)

  • It's a tough, cyclical industry (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Foreman in Oak Grove, AL
    Former Employee - Shift Foreman in Oak Grove, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They care about their employees

    Cons

    Good company no problems to speak of.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Materials Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Materials Manager in Man, WV
    Former Employee - Materials Manager in Man, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with excellent benefits. Ample resources to work with on any aspect of a project.

    Cons

    Big company with LOTS of management.

    Advice to Management

    Listen a little better.


  3. "Great Pay and Benefits for Hard workers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Welder/Fabricator in Forbes, MN
    Current Employee - Welder/Fabricator in Forbes, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Cliffs Natural Resources full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay, Amazing Benefits, Good schedules

    Cons

    Hot and Dirty Environment, Physically demanding, Can be Hazordous


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  5. "Great Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Silver Bay, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Silver Bay, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cliffs Natural Resources (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture of teamwork and you really get the feeling you are on a team. Things have been shaky lately, but new corporate management seems determined to stabilize the company. Great compensation and benefits too.

    Cons

    Most of the sites are in smaller towns/remote. Middle management has been in a constant flux.

    Advice to Management

    Figure it out and stick to it.


  6. "It was a good experience overall. There are a lot of quality people within the company."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company provides good pay and benefits with room to grow if that is desired. Good people to work with. Safety is always stressed.

    Cons

    The company had over-hired in the recent past and is now forced to make cuts.


  7. "Bumpy ride, but fundamentals are still good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cliffs Natural Resources full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cliffs allows employees to propose and implement innovative solutions. Great benefits although they have slipped slightly during recent cyclical downturn. Amazing history. A number of global locations creates opportunities.

    Cons

    Management shakeup was overdue. There will be a period of near term instability but it feels like we'll come out on top.

    Advice to Management

    Look to the future and learn from the recent past. Good things come from honest and direct communications.


  8. "good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Contract Negotiator in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Contract Negotiator in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cliffs Natural Resources full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    lots of interesting work to be done there

    Cons

    need 20 hours a day to get to deadlines

    Advice to Management

    more help


  9. "Good Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Tough industry but clear strategic vision"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  11. "Great Company, Tough Industry"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    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.


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