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Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Reviews

Updated May 9, 2017
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Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold President, CEO, and Director Richard C. Adkerson
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Pros
  • Safety conscious environment, decent pay and benefits for job that doesn't require degree (in 18 reviews)

  • Good pay and benefits for all levels (in 33 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Buyer"

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Frisco, CO
    Current Employee - Buyer in Frisco, CO

    I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Mining can be a challenging industry

    Cons

    Culture takes a certain type of person


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with super good benefits!"

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    Former Employee - Repairman in Morenci, AZ
    Former Employee - Repairman in Morenci, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It has great benefits with good paying jobs. Over time is usually available if you want it. Housing is cheap and affordable with a great school for the kids.

    Cons

    Upper management is sometimes to "old school" with certain things. They don't recognize front line employees enough when giving bonuses and raises.

    Advice to Management

    Live true to the slogan of building the future through the strength of our people. When front line employees do a lot of the leg work reward them more for it. Not just salary employees.

  3. "Plenty of room to grow and move around"

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    Current Employee - Mechanic in Morenci, AZ
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Morenci, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    One can come in off the street with little education, work here, and make a decent paycheck. If you apply yourself and show initiative, you can learn a trade or specialty, advance in your career, and make a really comfortable living after several years.

    Cons

    Long hours; Business Need often makes work/life balance difficult. Occasional layoffs due to market conditions. Safety culture comes across as more punitive than proactive.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people. Set the tone for a good work environment and let your workers shine.


  4. "Senior Buyer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Bagdad, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Bagdad, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and compensation. Fantastic work life balance. Many places provide free community resources such as gym, pool, etc. Definitely willing to bring on recent college graduates and get a great first start to a career.

    Cons

    Different departments will have different experiences. If you are an engineer they will pay for you to do almost anything and learn anything. In the supply chain group they didn't invest much to develop talent and help you grow in your career.


  5. "Opportunities"

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    Former Contractor - Environmental Consultant in Vanadium, NM
    Former Contractor - Environmental Consultant in Vanadium, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    State of the Art
    Many different job classes

    Cons

    Dangerous Noisy Dirty Greasy , Wet


  6. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Geologist I in Morenci, AZ
    Former Employee - Geologist I in Morenci, AZ

    I worked at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good training, good opportunity for advancements with hard work, as well as strong efforts to make an impact on community

    Cons

    Work/ life balance was what you made of it, but could sometimes be overwhelming or demanding. Training sometimes took place on off days with no reimbursement for time.


  7. "Health & Safety Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Health and Safety Specialist in Morenci, AZ
    Current Employee - Health and Safety Specialist in Morenci, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent vacation hours - Almost 4 weeks prorated based on the time of year you hire on. Benefits are second-to-none when compared to other large corporations (Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Home Depot, etc.) Cost of living in remote locations is lower than most cities.

    Cons

    Work areas are generally in more remote locations (mining industry). Company policies, pay, weekend duty, etc are not consistent across the mine, production and admin areas.

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent in all practices. Higher morale will bring higher production and better safety records.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of opportunity for growth and challenge in career"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Lots of challenge and opportunity for advancement. Safety as core to operations and work culture. Great benefits package.

    Cons

    Can be lots of moving from site to site to advance career and that can be tough if spouse/partner does not work for the company.


  9. "Process Control Engineer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Process Control Engineer Intern in Bagdad, AZ
    Former Intern - Process Control Engineer Intern in Bagdad, AZ

    I worked at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay! Free high quality housing! Project oriented internship.

    Cons

    Remote mining town. Limited facilities in the town

    Advice to Management

    -


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Geologist I in Sahuarita, AZ
    Current Employee - Geologist I in Sahuarita, AZ

    I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working independent when able, taking PTO when needed. the company try's to move you together if you are married and close to it. Good pay.

    Cons

    You have to move when told, you have to rotate when told, you don't really have a say. Some of the supervisors are not qualified and don't know how to lead. have to work in remote locations. if you move from site to site they don't transfer your information, it's like starting from scratch.

    Advice to Management

    Allow your exempt employees to pick the jobs they are drawn to, don't pick for them.


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