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Thompson Creek Metals Reviews

Updated August 29, 2017
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  1. "Great company that is sorely missed"

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

    I worked at Thompson Creek Metals full-time

    Pros

    CEOs (Jacques and Kevin) that were approachable and responsive to feedback. Competitive pay and great benefits. Humane treatment of terminated employees. Lots of opportunity to take on additional responsibilities and job scope and to advance.

    Cons

    Financial struggles led to ongoing lay-offs, leading to uncertainty and low morale.


  2. "TCM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Littleton, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Littleton, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Thompson Creek Metals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Really enjoyed corporate office personnel. Decent pay and benefits. 401(k) match to 5%.

    Cons

    Acquisition by Centerra Gold made Colorado office redundant.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Acquisition by Centerra Gold is a transition nightmare"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thompson Creek Metals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The former C suite executives of TCM were excellent

    Cons

    Centerra is about 30 years behind the times when it comes to processes and technology.

    Advice to Management

    Really listen to your employees, keep an open mind and quit promoting individuals who should be let go.


  4. "TC Metals corp office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Thompson Creek Metals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great safety program, good location, relaxed culture, now a subsidiary of Centerra Gold.

    Cons

    no longer a long term career opportunity


  5. "Good work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    People are nice, industry is interesting, easygoing

    Cons

    Poorly managed and employees feel insecure about their jobs because of company performance


  6. "My time at Thompson Creek"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Great benefits
    Good people to work with at my level

    Cons

    Incompetent and out of touch executive management. CFO in particular palyed favourites with members of her group.

    Advice to Management

    get your spending on consultants and Mt Milligan project under control.


  7. "great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Thompson Creek Metals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great place to work for

    Cons

    no problems to report about

  8. "Factory Representative"

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    Former Employee - Factory Representative
    Former Employee - Factory Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not many. If you are a "golden boy", you WILL get the 20-window lead in Great Falls. If not, you WILL get the homeowner in Essex who needs 2 windows but she bought her house for $52K in 1986 and just got a raise to $12/hour.

    Cons

    Get ready to drive 5 days a week with your own vehicle. Reimbursement for gas ONLY if you close on target monthly and you'll have to increase your insurance coverage and pay for it. "Prequalifed leads" are a joke. I was sent to present to homeowners who made hourly wages or lived in homes that were valued too low to make improvements just because they showed "interest". Even if they couldn't qualify they were pitched (and when they can't afford it it's still was counted negatively in your sales tracking). Management is uncaring unless you are producing, then you'll feel the love. There is favoritism: top reps get best leads. I never knew a single one who had the crappy leads I got and the other newbies had the same experience. I was on the road 12-14 hours a day, sometimes 1 1/2 hours from home without traffic. High turnover not just from hours: this job sucks your personal life right out of you.

     WORST OF ALL- their in house financing is always pushed so they not only make money on the improvement, they also get some finance piece of the pie. They will finance homeowners to the hilt at high interest rates if they can get secondary (I.e. 22%+) financing for them. They like to tout they avoid the middleman by doing it themselves and their product is superior bc they control the process. What they don't tell you is the same money other companies pay to "sub out" is the same money Thompson Creek needs to support their overly swollen Operations office.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your reps better. Really qualify the leads so they are viable. Use other sales strategies to build rapport: "one shot" is all you get, and not every homeowner decides instantly to spend 12K. Some reps will close for you on the second third or even fourth visit with a potential customer. And frankly if it's their time, car and money why not allow them opportunity to make that sale....


  9. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Littleton, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Littleton, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thompson Creek Metals (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great exposure to promote professional growth

    Cons

    Short term vision of the company

    Advice to Management

    Create a Vision and communicate to entire organization


  10. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Thompson Creek Metals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very active company in the DC Metro area.

    Cons

    Very sales oriented company, but not as much on project management and customer satisfaction.


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