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Vale Reviews

Updated November 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits program and work/life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Good benefits (for staff) and good salaries (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Every year there is a push for everyone to conduct career and succession (in 3 reviews)

  • World scenario for iron ore prices is an issue (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Project Leader"

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

    I have been working at Vale full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment; growing career opportunity; meritocracy

    Cons

    Market volatility leading to abrupt change in goals and strategies


  2. "manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vale full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities for making a change

    Cons

    low benefits not enough for hardship

    Advice to Management

    better value people

  3. "Financial Analyst And Manager"

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

    I worked at Vale full-time

    Pros

    World leader company lots
    Of challenge

    Cons

    Located in Brazil and I moved to Florida


  4. "slow management"

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

    Pros

    market leader, very few competition in the market

    Cons

    slow management, not a data driven business


  5. "Seasonal PRN"

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    Former Employee - Child Care Teacher in Park City, UT
    Former Employee - Child Care Teacher in Park City, UT
    Recommends

    Pros

    Ski pass benefits for eve prn seasonal employees.

    Cons

    Significant work load of child to care provider ratios

    Advice to Management

    Shorter shifts/ as people who work ultimately would like to hit the slopes too.


  6. "Boring Job in a major downturn time in the industry"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Large company.
    Diverse mining operations around the world (the big picture sounds interesting, at least)
    Great work hours, because no one is motivated enough to stay past 4.00pm

    Cons

    Expected to shrink number of employees in the future (up to 50%)
    Horrible outlook in iron ore/base metals industry
    Reducing funding to Research, Development, and Analytical departments
    Technical Excellent Centre feels like a ghost town
    Very, very, very few young employees under 30yrs old at TEC
    Analytical Chemistry is boring and repetitive when no new processes are being implemented

    Advice to Management

    Please for god's sake get some staff involvement and engagement. No one talks to each other, and departments are entirely too specific


  7. "Six years experience in different departments..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Big company, good benefits and salary

    Cons

    Too political, no meritocracy, not growing, no global mind-set

  8. Helpful (5)

    "No respect for contracts and employees."

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good salary, aligned to market. Some career opportunities.

    Cons

    1) Do not respect employee contract.
    2) HR does not help employee even when there is a clear violation of their rights.
    3) Lots of travel.
    4) Too much government interference : it looks like it is still a government ruled company.
    5) NO incentive for skill improvement. The company does not offer MBAs (as sponsor), just a few in company training.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees.


  9. "A great company to be employed by"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people, competitive wages, a great work environment

    Cons

    Can't really think of anything


  10. "Business Analyst"

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

    I worked at Vale full-time

    Pros

    Large company, attractive benefits, regional mobility, good work environment on remote locations

    Cons

    Poor corporate environment, lack of diversity (same city, same university, same profile)

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more mobility for corporate employees


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