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Nyrstar Reviews

Updated November 15, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geologist in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Geologist in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great attitudes and work ethic in the workforce.

    Tight knit community feeling among workforce.

    Unique opportunity for location and industry crossing.

    Cons

    Regionally isolated from much mining activity to speak of. Only other mines close by are surface operations and some coal mining within a few hours. Would require major relocation to stay in "hard rock mining."

    Advice to Management

    Continue upholding the Nyrstar Values of keeping our word and being open and honest.


  2. "Not too bad"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nyrstar full-time

    Pros

    Rotating shift and time off. Good people to work around. Paid vacation, paid holidays, and family day.

    Cons

    Needs a big change in management, too many people trying to be chiefs and not enough Indians. Trying to make budget cuts but the place can't handle anymore cuts

    Advice to Management

    Work on people skills, work with us and learn the actual job that you want us to do.

  3. "Nothing to be desired"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Strawberry Plains, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Strawberry Plains, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vacation & holidays. Knowledgeable employees who do their jobs well yet are overlooked constantly.

    Cons

    The upper management works on buddy system. Goes as far as creating jobs that actually hinder the company as a whole just so their "buddy's" have a job.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and acknowledge the workers who have always carried the company on their backs. Stop the blame game and take accountability in your sector.


  4. "WARNING TOXIC ZINC COMPANY - AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None - PLEASE STAY AWAY!! Nyrstar is an Orwellian toxic hole

    Cons

    Workplace Bullying at all levels, Incompetent Production Managers and Technologists, Struggling Company with Deteriorating Equipment. Destructive Strawberry Plains Mines Exploration !! (-simply heartless)

    Advice to Management

    Sell all assets to TRANSFIGURA or Glencore ...


  5. Helpful (1)

    "decent company"

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    Former Employee - Metallurgist
    Former Employee - Metallurgist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    work schedule
    people great to work with

    Cons

    Terrible managment
    Incompetent leaders
    Zinc prices makes it difficult for the company to grow


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Insecurity is no fun"

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    Former Employee - Senior Ventilation Engineer in Gordonsville, TN
    Former Employee - Senior Ventilation Engineer in Gordonsville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility with little oversight, big changes about to come, high expectations, good pay and bonuses

    Cons

    Inability to make fundamental changes seems baked in to the culture. Lots of blame and suspicion. The recurrent locals that run the underground make it opaque and mysterious. Projects intended to create transparency and accountability were never funded. Watch the zinc price with a box of Kleenex, rinse and repeat.

    Advice to Management

    Pay for tracking, pay for surveying, pay for independent statistical analyses. Don't buy the explanations from operations. Don't short the technical staff.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Benefits, poorly managed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package
    Site managers and co workers created a great work environment.

    Cons

    Complete incompetence on a corporate level of the mining sector.
    Inconsistent with qualifications needed for promotion and is more about who, rather than what, you know.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in truly qualified people to run the mining sector or get out completely.

  8. "Excellent benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nyrstar has an excellent benefit program with a lot of vacation, a very good medical plan, a 50 % 401k match.

    Cons

    Mining segment is currently for sale and some of the mining operations have suspended operations for an undefined time. Will start up again however.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the excellent benefit program with a lot of vacation, the very good medical plan and the 401k match etc


  9. "Supply Chain Superintendent"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, very fair vacation, and holiday time. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    None I can think of.


  10. "Young company needs stable management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nyrstar full-time

    Pros

    Innovative thinking, open-minded listening, opportunities for advancement. The company has great ideas and concepts, and their mission statement is idealistic and contemporary.

    Cons

    The turnover in management causes unease and uncertainty. In 2012 almost the entire local management team was fired and replaced, which was a huge mistake. And three years later, almost none of the replacements are still employed there.

    Advice to Management

    Which ones? Almost none of them are still employed there, either by their own accord (resigning) or termination. Foster a more cohesive environment for all employees so they don't live in fear of being fired (a very common and frequent fear) and appreciate the hard work and dedication many of your long-term employees have put into the company.


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