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Newmont Mining Reviews

Updated September 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Pay and benefits are good, coworkers are friendly (in 20 reviews)

  • They provide great benefits with reasonable pay (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • You will have some issues with work life balance in Winnemucca or Elko as the towns aren't exactly college student friendly (in 9 reviews)

  • Long hours including commute time (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great People / Misleading Recruitment Practices/ Poor work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Finance in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Newmont Mining full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Peers and select managers are great to work with. Strong focus on safety. CEO has a solid vision and is effectively steering company from operational perspective. Lots of potential as exploration is going strong.

    Cons

    Mine Operations pretty good to work for. Finance & Planning not as good - the hours are long and recognition can be lacking. Regional offices and corporate (HQ) very political. Advancement is contingent on who you know. To bring you on board, Recruiting may tout many benefits but many of these benefits you may never realize, such as vesting in benefit plans. Males seem to be discriminated against in the interest of diversity as they seek to hire more women.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "HR recruiting is pretty tough right now"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Carlin, NV
    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Carlin, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Newmont Mining part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits; Opportunities to advance, regardless of experience or qualifications; Working towards a more diverse workfield; Great if you are female trying to apply right now. Union! Do nothing and still get paid without the fear of being let go!

    Cons

    Not so good if you are male trying to apply, as they seem to be discriminating against male applicants in the process of evening out the labor force. (Sure, it's a little male dominated, but maybe there are just more males who want the job.)

    Advice to Management

    You may want to reconsider your HR recruiting staff. Everyone knows maintenance has been shorthanded for years and the mechanics are overwhelmed with badgering supervisors and top heavy upper management that can't see past the numbers.

  3. "Bad Management; excellent benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Newmont Mining full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and paid time off.

    Cons

    Poor management and work life balance is non-existent.


  4. "SOME PEOPLE CAUSED HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT - INFOSYS, THE WORST IT OURSOURCING SERVICES!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some good folks that make this generally hostile work environment tolerable.
    The bonuses help compensate for some of the overly regulated, big brother feel of this outfit.
    Without the annual bonus this outfit wouldn't deserve 1 star.

    Cons

    Where to start. There are too many YES MEN AND WOMEN especially in middle management. They're parrots and it's pathetic! There's too much micro management and too many poor decisions to waste money on over-regulation instead of focusing on their employees. They bend over to the useless government bureacracy called MSHA - an organization that does not help the Mining industry as it should - too much petty fining and inconsistency from one inspector to another and sometimes with the same inspector(s).

    Also, Newmont has spent too much money on a pathetic, off shore IT Oursourcing company called Infosys with little to show for their services and causing poor user satisfaction with the IT infrastructure as a whole - a complete waste of time and services that should've been spent in house to find and hire the talent needed to keep these services in the U.S.A. and in house!

    Advice to Management

    I've laid it out above - cancel the Infosys off shore outsourcing, return to focusing on people and their skills and talents to get the gold out of the dirt!


  5. "Management is a Train Wreck"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elko, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elko, NV
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Interesting work.

    Cons

    Safety is something you'll hear about 50 times a day. Too bad it's all for show. Bring up legitimate safety concerns and you'll be held back from raises and promotions, as well as given the least desirable jobs. Keep trying to change the safety culture and they'll make up a reason to fire you. Management does whatever they want with no accountability, as does HR. Do as I say, not as I do.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing will help them. They are determined to engage in substandard practices.


  6. "Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Newmont Mining full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefis, great compensation, good hours.

    Cons

    Micro Management, location, nepotism, and general culture.

    Advice to Management

    Reward hard work


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Newmont Mining (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good technical teams (engineers and scientists)

    Cons

    Constant layoffs, no job security

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Was once a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwood Village, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwood Village, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Newmont Mining (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, and benefits, was a great IT team

    Cons

    Current ELT ruined the "employee first" concept that once made it a great place to work. New CEO came in about 1 year after I started and began the layoffs, from then on it happened about every 6 months just under a different corporate buzz word. The last one used was "Full potential" which outsourced all of Denver operations to India. Leadership does not care about the individual!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "IT Analyst"

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Newmont Mining full-time

    Pros

    Superb Pay and Benefits, Work with a great team

    Cons

    Difficult business environment given current climate and outsourcing of most IT services.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Lay offs"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Greenwood Village, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Greenwood Village, CO

    I worked at Newmont Mining (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great bonus Great bonus Great bonus

    Cons

    Regular lay offs - over and over and over again


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