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Glencore Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Good people; Great learning environment; Good work/life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Good people and working environment (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours and overtime, suitable for young people (in 4 reviews)

  • The lack of permanent positions being made available makes contractors nervous about job security (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

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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 Glencore full-time

    Pros

    Good high-level management support
    Good growth window

    Cons

    Lack of communication
    Lack of clarity


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    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

  3. "Good Place to start"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "The good, the bad, the ugly."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Glencore full-time

    Pros

    Good company in terms of reputation and opportunity.

    Cons

    Can be toxic work environment where you have to watch your back, exacerbated by top down management structure where individuals are not empowered to make their own decisions.


  7. "Credit"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people; Great learning environment; Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Low salary; Bonus in stock options; Internal politics

    Advice to Management

    You have to pay to get and retain good talent.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Risk Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Glencore full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, lax environment, top level traders willing to teach you the business

    Cons

    Weak pay, significantly below industry standards. Bad company culture, gossip is encouraged. Even HR reps sleep around with married men. Promotion for Americans is few and far between, all basis nepotism, not the quality of your work.


  9. "management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Glencore part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    i cant think of any

    Cons

    much too many hours worked


  10. "Efficient, entrepreneurial, fair"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Back Office in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Back Office in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company with generally excellent management and colleagues. Good pay and benefits. Collaborative environment. Work life balance is well managed.

    Cons

    Perhaps too stable. Powers are held by only a handful of people, which means everyone knows who the real bosses are, but its a long and challenging road to the top.

    Advice to Management

    More formal training and rotating responsibilities can benefit the company.


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