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Thompson Creek Metals Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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  1. "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


  2. "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.


  3. "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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  5. "Ability to learn and improve is one of the major experiences I had in this company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Thompson Creek Metals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pros: Excellent people to work with; opportunity to climb the ladder; Focused on safety; Executive team: COO visits sites frequently; CFO: knowledgeable, Friendly and minimizes gaps with employees; New CEO on board implementing changes for the better

    Cons

    Cons: Similar to other mining companies; travel and distance make it hard for work-life balance; Better process documentation and process management is needed

    Advice to Management

    Continue improving processes and standardize policies and procedures. Document processes. Focusing on information sharing, lean, 6 sigma, and CI is the next step to follow. Introducing new management methodologies through Agile and Business Analysis is also recommended. Retain good employees


  6. "Lot's of opportunity to develop, mostly because they never have enough people to match the work being performed."

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

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

    Pros

    You can move up quickly as long as you are willing to go above and beyond which is expected, decent time-off and comp time at the operations, operations have a great working environment, decent compensation for the market. If you work here, working at the operations is where you want to go where there are established policies, procedures, and consistent management styles.

    Cons

    No work-life balance, expected to work 50+ hours to complete 2 people's jobs since they will not hire additional people, no consistency in management style, CFO tends to play favorites, which demoralizes the rest of the corporate accounting group, no set policies and procedures which allows management to make decisions on the fly without any planning whatsoever.

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent with managing employees, create and follow policies and procedures, especially in human resources, create a culture of planning your work and working the plan rather than reactive management, recognize employees for hard work by matching headcount to the actual work that needs to be done.


  7. "Great people who are highly competent and hard working."

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

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

    Pros

    Good people with great industry knowledge and ability for successful team effort.

    Cons

    Pam Saxton (CFO) is incompetent and an absolute nightmare. She manages by intimidation and favor. How she remains in control of TCM is beyond perplexing. TCM has lost their best managers through her dictate.

    Advice to Management

    TCM has a great opportunity to succeed. CFO runs the company by friendship and politics with no regard for abilities or results. CFO should have been replaced long ago.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of turnover, industry is struggling, profits are poor"

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    Current Employee - Corporate in Littleton, CO
    Current Employee - Corporate in Littleton, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Thompson Creek Metals full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A steady paycheck and benefits are always a good thing.

    Cons

    Lean staffing so employees must shoulder the burden by working excessively long hours. Too many expensive external consultants. Heavy turnover at the top, including announced departure of CEO Loughrey. Do your research as the entire industry is challenging. So bonuses are poor.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of your employees who have been there forever and have no incentive to improve.


  9. "Human Capital is their biggest strength."

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Lanham, MD
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Lanham, MD
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people I worked with at Thompson Creek are some of the best people I have ever known. The work environment overall is quickly paced, but never overwhelming. The presence on site of senior management creates a solid culture of disclosure and goal transparency.

    Cons

    Benefits package left a little to be desired.

    Advice to Management

    Increase insurance coverage for your full-time employees.


  10. "Thompson Creek was a good place to work, but there were was a lack of structure and consistency to the operating style."

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    Former Employee - Mine Engineer in Challis, ID
    Former Employee - Mine Engineer in Challis, ID
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation very good during periods of profit
    Excellent roster
    Friendly people with a great deal of dedication to the company

    Cons

    Structure was disorganized and staffing inadequate
    No career path or development plan for junior staff
    Communication poor at times from upper management

    Advice to Management

    Drive better development plans for staff


  11. "Acquisition by Centerra Gold is a transition nightmare"

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    • Culture & Values
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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.


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