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Hecla Mining Reviews

Updated November 8, 2017
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Hecla Mining CEO, President, and Director Phillips S. Baker Jr.
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Overall Company"

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    Former Employee - Mine Surveyor in Juneau, AK
    Former Employee - Mine Surveyor in Juneau, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best safety culture I have ever had the privileged of working with, that's including several other mines I have been at. Always provided proper PPE to the highest degree, no junk. Also, every quarter there was a so called 'State of the Union' where the mine manager would discuss the reality of how the mine was doing; what was going out of service, coming in service, and profits. Then they opened it up for questions and answered pretty honestly.... I would recommend to anyone. Lastly, great workforce, friendly beyond believe for the mining community.

    Cons

    For the cost of living in Juneau, Alaska I think the pay should be something like 10-15% more. Starter homes, that are attached, with 1500 sq ft run around $300,000 plus. I live in the lower 48 now and for the cost of housing here and live a lot better although I make $20,000 less.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. If pay was a bit more connected for the cost of housing, I know my family would still be living and working there.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Process Controls in Mullan, ID
    Former Employee - Process Controls in Mullan, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work and family balance, plenty of time off to enjoy life. Love the mine. Most folks are friendly.

    Cons

    Management is killing the mine. My manager told me what a great job I was doing, including while he escorted me out because higher management fired me. Several difficult people to deal with, communications are horrible.
    They moved me here with my family, and 4 months later let me go, although I was doing everything I was told. My boss got fired 2 weeks later, but no word from them.
    They are going to end up shutting down with how they treat the union, they don't want to compromise.
    Sell your stock now while it's still worth something.

    Advice to Management

    Don't penalize someone for following their bosses instructions. If I was told to do things differently I gladly would have. Instead I hear how good I am doing then out the door.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Hecla"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hecla Mining part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay and great area to live.

    Cons

    You happiness while working here depends on who your manager. There are some good ones but few and far between.

    Advice to Management

    To keep good people you have to empower people. Way to many self served managers.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hecla Mining full-time

    Pros

    Learn the different mining styles and underground jobs.

    Cons

    Management doesn't care for employees


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Great environment for growth. Allow employees to internally transfer to departments that are completely different than their current position.

    Cons

    Everyone seems very unhappy. It seems as though some employees are stuck there and want to get out but don't know what else to do.

    Advice to Management

    There is a lot of management and not enough people doing the actual work. Cut down on the meetings and forms and hoops workers have to jump through to get production going.


  6. "Overall an okay company to work for."

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

    I have been working at Hecla Mining full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and fairly laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Benefits are being decreased and executive management doesn't have much respect for the IT department.

    Advice to Management

    Actually care about the IT infrastructure that supports your company and allows you to make money. Support it with the proper personnel.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people. Mining industry is wonderful, intriguing culture, good work, stimulating environment, ethical company, good leadership.

    Cons

    Ups and downs of the mining industry, especially the precious metals segment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a steady course.