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Goldcorp Reviews

Updated September 26, 2017
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  1. "Goldcorp - Marigold"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Valmy, NV
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Valmy, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good people and leadership, positive work environment, great compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Fairly remote location, short-term financial limitations, changing ownership


  2. "Working in Goldcorp"

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    Current Employee - Miner III in Thunder Bay, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Miner III in Thunder Bay, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Goldcorp has a great position in the industry, being a industry leader Goldcorp takes great effort to provide a safe, healthy and profitable working environment for employees. Goldcorp encourages transfers between different working sites and there are many different carrers such as miners tradesmen, mill technicians, refiners, assay technicians, training, HR, engineering, secretarial, mechanical, electrical, construction, carpentry, and many more. Goldcorp offers numerous employee education and improvement programs to inspire leadership and growth of people. Goldcorp also pays competitive wages.

    Cons

    From my experience some of the negative aspects could be the remote location of some mine sites. requiring the employee to work on a two week on two week off schedule, (which is also a good thing for some people.) Mining is also not the easiest of jobs. Underground operations also have a higher risk factor.

    Advice to Management

    I enjoy working at Goldcorp. I really encourage our senior executives to continue the strategy being put in place. Continue being open and approachable. Having been able to meet many of the corporate executives in the company I work for, is one of the many reason I would never work anywhere else.

  3. "A great traineeship at the mine."

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    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Mazapil (Mexico)
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Mazapil (Mexico)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goldcorp as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The opportunity to dig into the operational life of the Merrill-Crowe plant.

    Cons

    Geographical isolation, however, that is the norm and not the exception in mining industry.

    Advice to Management

    To meet western or european standards and increase leave times.


  4. "Solid Company, decent for IT"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - ITT Systems Analyst in Pickle Lake, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - ITT Systems Analyst in Pickle Lake, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goldcorp as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Two weeks on, two weeks off (for most IT personnel at my particular mine). Food is actually relatively amazing, the pay is good, and the work (for ITT) is pretty standard.

    Cons

    Miners are bad with technology. Oftentimes ITT involvement is thought of as an afterthought on projects when in reality they are a crucial stakeholder. Avoid this job if you cant handle being away from your family 1-2 weeks at a time.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the insanely elderly people who could be replaced with a semi-sophisticated excel script.


  5. "Miner 2 /Trainer"

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    Current Employee - Miner2/Trainer in South Porcupine, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Miner2/Trainer in South Porcupine, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Goldcorp (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Goldcorp offers security, benefits and usually a good work environment.

    Cons

    Rules are applied generally across the board from mine site to mine site without much consideration for the unique qualities at each individual mine site.

    Advice to Management

    I think the management needs to really get involved with the employees in order to understand the unique qualities of individuals that could be better put to use for better planning in our work environment.


  6. "A great place to grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldcorp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is a lot of room and capacity for people to grow in their positions, if a person demonstrates the ability to adapt to changing conditions and wants to develop it is all available. It is a company that values family and safety which is shown in their overall statement "Safe Enough for Our Families".

    Cons

    Location, location, location, they never seem to put mines in nice areas, so I would say the small towns are the biggest "Con". But if you're in for the short haul it is manageable.

    Advice to Management

    I think management is doing a great job considering the constantly changing industry parameters, and it is all about adapting to change!


  7. "Budgeting & Forecasting"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldcorp as an intern

    Pros

    Great corporate perks. Intelligent people. Very important work.

    Cons

    Too many people in one team.

    Advice to Management

    Trim the fat.

  8. "Great company, lots of change."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldcorp full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent people
    Strong company
    High ethical and environmental standards
    One of the better companies in Vancouver
    Above average pay and benefits

    Cons

    Lots of change in Exec management
    Corporate politics
    Strategy unclear
    Promotions not based on merit
    Silos and lack of communication between depts

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to hear criticism


  9. "Goldcorp"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goldcorp full-time

    Pros

    Benefit package, world class assets, enthusiastic team members

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and at times slow,


  10. "Goldcorp"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goldcorp as an intern

    Pros

    Working at Goldcorp offered some great learning opportunities. There's a chance to work on a lot of different initiatives within your department, especially if you make sure your manager knows what you're interested in.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and corporate. Older demographic. The experience of an being an intern there varies quite a lot depending on which department you're in.


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