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Glencore Reviews

Updated March 18, 2017
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Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg
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  • The lack of permanent positions being made available makes contractors nervous about job security (in 4 reviews)

  • Little to no training and professional development for staff (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "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.


  3. "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.


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    "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.


  6. "Great Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Social Responsibility Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Corporate Social Responsibility Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Glencore (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Training Opportunities, Access to a wide-range of skills, Good people and working environment,

    Cons

    The lack of permanent positions being made available makes contractors nervous about job security


  7. "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


  8. "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.


  9. "trader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great benefits, very easy to be promoted

    Cons

    lots of travel, location not ideal


  10. "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, not long hours if it doesn't have to be. Average industry pay for positions in field

    Cons

    Average industry pay. Difficult to move up in organization if you are good at your job as management is reluctant to lose you in your role


  11. "AFE Administrator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Large company; decent benefits package

    Cons

    Closed Calgary office and moved operations for London UK



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