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Glencore Reviews

Updated February 19, 2018
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Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg
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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)

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  1. "Good company"

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    • 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. Helpful (1)

    "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

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "Good Place to start"

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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


  6. "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


  7. "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.

  8. 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.


  9. "Credit"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "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.


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