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Glencore Reviews

Updated April 20, 2019
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Pros
  • "Good people and working environment" (in 13 reviews)

  • "People centered, good pay and health benefits like cancer insurance, flexible hours" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "no work-life balance; no career development possibilities" (in 6 reviews)

  • "long hours, no vision for current employees" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great Team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Glencore full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flat structure with plenty of opportunities to demonstrate your value and be rewarded for it.

    Cons

    Long hours are the norm and expected


  2. "Great Place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Glencore full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work most of the time

    Cons

    Supervisors should listen to everyone more

  3. "Alright"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Glencore part-time

    Pros

    Hours, bossn foodn peiple

    Cons

    Drive . Smell. Temperature. Chairs. Restrooms


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Nice"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good training, great learning opportunities

    Cons

    Bad communication and bad lay off management

    Glencore Response

    Jul 30, 2018 – HR

    Hi, Thank you for your honest feedback. We take such concerns very serious. All the best, HR


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Risk Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, some good colleagues.

    Cons

    Terrible pay
    Awful culture
    Long hours
    Promised the world

    Advice to Management

    Be more in tune with employees and office needs


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Unethical and malicious environment"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Glencore (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure to global commodities trade

    Cons

    Yelling, swearing, throwing items all part of a trader's job, ostensibly
    Poor management
    Evil tendencies, both inside the office, and without

    Advice to Management

    Find


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Risk Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Risk Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Glencore full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Challenging environment, top-tier individuals to learn from

    Cons

    Variable hours, only the absolute best get promoted

  8. "Good Place to start"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Glencore full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits overall, great work/life balance

    Cons

    Little growth opportunities available at the firm, especially in the US


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Glencore full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, company has a good reputation

    Cons

    There is a lot of management turnover.

    Advice to Management

    more formal training for employees


  10. "Underground Operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team working environment
    Looking out for each other regarding safety

    Cons

    Appears management doesn't listen all the time

    Advice to Management

    When it comes to safety, the guys at the coal face know what they are talking about.