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Freeport-McMoRan Safford Reviews

Updated December 2, 2017
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Safford, AZ

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Freeport-McMoRan President, CEO, and Director Richard C. Adkerson
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  • Cost of living is cheap with great pay and benefits (in 27 reviews)

  • Great company with great benefits and variable pay (in 39 reviews)

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  1. "Great potential"

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    Current Employee - Senior Laboratory Technician in Safford, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Laboratory Technician in Safford, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to become familiar with processes normally suited for lab professionals.

    Cons

    No guidance or direction for most employees.

    Advice to Management

    Implementation of an effective training program and hire professionally developed supervisors. Senior Supervisor role is an unprofessional joke.


  2. "Project Manager / Contracts Manager / Materials Manager"

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    Former Employee - Contract Administrator in Safford, AZ
    Former Employee - Contract Administrator in Safford, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits and working conditions.

    Cons

    Locations are not around large cities.

  3. "Lab Tech"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Safford, AZ
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Safford, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Freeport-McMoRan (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, affordable benefits, good paid time off package

    Cons

    Bad management, shift work, change of schedule at any time, long hours

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging, be more encouraging to people since they are there more than they are home.


  4. "Metallurgical Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Chemical/Metallurgical Engineering in Safford, AZ
    Former Employee - Chemical/Metallurgical Engineering in Safford, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great People to work with and working environment. I was able to get good experience in a relevant field for engineers.

    Cons

    Sometimes I was bored and they had a hard time finding things for me to do. The industry is a mix of high tech and low tech stuff which can get hard to deal with


  5. "Metallurgical Engineer"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Safford, AZ
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Safford, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Freeport did a great job at setting me up with projects that were meaningful and allowed me to stretch.

    Cons

    Housing was very difficult to find.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Safford, AZ
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Safford, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience to learn a new process. They send you to events to interact with other engineers and they pay well.

    Cons

    Not so much the company's fault, but my mentor hung me out to dry. Luckily others filled in.

    Advice to Management

    Allow some growth opportunities for operators.


  7. "Great company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Safford, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Safford, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best company I have ever worked for.

    Cons

    HR department in Safford is untrustworthy.

  8. "A good place to develop professionally"

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    Current Intern - Metallurgist Intern in Safford, AZ
    Current Intern - Metallurgist Intern in Safford, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Freeport-McMoRan as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Has a good knowledge base, is generally interested in developing their employees, pay is pretty good. Good work/life balance, flexible vacation policy.

    Cons

    Have to live in a mining town, which isn't terribly great for single people. If you are from an urban area it can be jarring to transition to the remoteness of some locations. Workplace politics exists. Some assigned projects can be extremely rote and menial.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing with respect to hiring. Take some steps to tighten down frivolous expenditures and bring task priority across different divisions into better focus. Fighting over "turf" is not healthy.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Definately the worst workplace!"

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    Former Employee - Hydromet Operator Ll in Safford, AZ
    Former Employee - Hydromet Operator Ll in Safford, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Good Benefits and ok schedule! When the Sx/Ew Plant was first started up they choose and hired the best in the industry and took care of their workforce Management at that time cared and showed and received the utmost respect.

    Cons

    As the first year concluded management changed hands and then the work enviroment turned hostile and reclusive, Upper management let go of the reigns and then the click mantality took over and then backstabbing and childs play ensued, supervision had alot to be desired lots of unsatisfied exempt employees and it trickled to the non exempt workforce.

    Advice to Management

    None to give i understand it is still the same if not worse! Management and the Company do not desire change!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Political"

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    Current Employee - Sxew Operator in Safford, AZ
    Current Employee - Sxew Operator in Safford, AZ
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great pay, fulfilling job, learned much from peers. Definitely a challenging atmosphere. Was hired entry level, never having experience in this field

    Cons

    If you are not in the "loop" when it comes time for layoffs, promotions, select crews or other 'perks' you are out of luck. its who you know there, not what you know.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate, not senior management at the mine, should evaluate some of the people that are in senior management. Recommend a 'shake up' every few years, transferring to other departments/locations. While consistency is usually a good thing, in this department it created clicks that only hindered overall safe operations.


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