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Vale Reviews

Updated February 12, 2017
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  • Benefits, quality of life and work environment (in 17 reviews)

  • Company offers good benefits, compatible salary and supports carrer development (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "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


  3. "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


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  5. "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


  6. 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.


  7. "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


  8. "Operations Co-op Engineering Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good industrial experience. Interesting work

    Cons

    Night shift and long drives to get to work


  9. "Vale S.A"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Vale full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Multinational company worldwide know. Good employee benefits. Job stability. Great colleagues with a lot of experience in the business

    Cons

    Sometimes can restrictive to career growth


  10. "Considerations to work at Vale"

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    Former Employee - Planning Engineer in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Planning Engineer in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits, quality of life and work environment

    Cons

    Career opportunities are few, being a politician is mandatory, still features traits of state company

    Advice to Management

    Improve the career opportunities


  11. "Great Company. Great People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Salary, good annual bonnus and stock options

    Cons

    A lot of desinvestments, reducing career opportunities

    Advice to Management

    there are many people working in the same thing. the company is now a bit improductive



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