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Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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  • Cost of living is cheap with great pay and benefits (in 17 reviews)

  • Good pay, benefits and bonus opportunities (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "Environmental Scientist II"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist II in Miami, AZ
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist II in Miami, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Pay, great benefits, challenging and rewarding work, great people!

    Cons

    None that come to mind!


  2. "Telecom"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leading edge technology in terms of addressing security concerns, constantly upgrading hardware to (both literal and virtual) improve performance and security

    Cons

    The hectic workplace environment lends itself to mistakes being made in the effort to hurry up and just get it done without weighing the ramifications.

  3. "Strong employer"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Leadville, CO
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Leadville, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was such a pleasure to work at Freeport. They put a lot into training me as an intern and really emphasized their value of safety. They also worked to ensure that the internship was a good experience for me. In addition, when I didn't know how to complete a task, people were happy to help me. There was a good work-life balance and their expectations of me were realistic.

    Cons

    I didn't see many cons with Freeport, but from what I saw, working in mining is not as lucrative as working in some other industries.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. The internship really helped me see Freeport as a quality employer. Thank you for the experience.


  4. 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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Political"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gilbert, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gilbert, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, relatively decent pay, good benefits

    Cons

    HR will always side with Management.........

    Advice to Management

    Put the correct people in management positions who have experience in that field.


  6. "Metallurgist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blacksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blacksburg, VA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and 401k for all

    Cons

    Corporate HR and Site HR are pretty terrible and have way to much power over what individual departmental/sites need


  7. "Commissioning Turnover Package Database Manager"

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    Former Employee - Commissioning Turnover Package Database Manager in Thornton, CO
    Former Employee - Commissioning Turnover Package Database Manager in Thornton, CO

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

    Pros

    Great Management
    Good pay
    Good Benefits
    Expanding new areas
    Experienced employees

    Cons

    Lack of current project
    Slow in hiring fulltime employees

  8. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Morenci, AZ
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Morenci, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, good people. Work on different, interesting problems every day. I like to say my work is akin to solving s murder.

    Cons

    Long hours, long commute, communication gaffes are frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone is supportive. Communication is the key to success.


  9. 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.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "All in the Price of Copper..."

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    Former Employee - Diesel Diagnostic Mechanic in Bagdad, AZ
    Former Employee - Diesel Diagnostic Mechanic in Bagdad, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold full-time

    Pros

    Pretty good pay good benefits, quarterly safe production bonuses, and a discretionary bonus at the end of the year depending on how well the company did on production and the price of copper. As a diesel mechanic I was given annual raises and when a higher level position was available after 6 months in my current role I was able to apply for that next level higher paying position. The company does a decent job of showing its quarterly results in safety and production.

    Cons

    Typical small town mine atmosphere (everyone knows everyone). A little of the buddy system going on here, not too bad. 12 hr shifts but had lots of days off.
    living in a small mining town is pretty boring but quiet.
    When the price of copper drops below 2.20 a pound they made cutbacks forcing early retirement, cut over time and made mine plan changes but didnt have layoffs


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