Newmont Mining Reviews

Updated 25 September 2014
Updated 25 September 2014
69 Reviews
3.0
69 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company offers some of the best pay and benefits in their industry (in 9 reviews)

  • Great pay, great benefits, great PTO, 9/80 work schedule (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Limited work-life balance and political power plays are common (in 4 reviews)

  • That also means there is little to no career path for those that remain (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Ethical, committed business, Got fat, needs to get back to basics.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Materials Manager in Denver, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Materials Manager in Denver, CO (US)

    I worked at Newmont Mining full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good people, good work environment, keeps abreast of latest trends in work management, good benefits
    Strong business processes.

    Cons

    Became a larger organisation during period of increasing gold price, with many roles not necessary.
    Large Head office and regional offices duplicating effort and diluting direction.
    Due to detailed of business processes can lead to lack of responsive to opportunities.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Newmont Corporate is a disaster

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwood Village, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwood Village, CO (US)

    I worked at Newmont Mining full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Many, many good people. Not all, but many.

    Cons

    Absolutely no leadership. The disconnect between the 'head' and the 'hands' is so great as to be difficult to fathom. Laughable if it didn't impact hard working folks - they keep having layoffs of 'the little people' but keeping full cadre of 'executives.' Without workers, what is all that management managing/

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hang out the for sale sign if you can't run the business like you wish for it so succeed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Toxic and contentious place to work. Stay away or wait to be layed off.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Dev in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - IT Dev in Denver, CO (US)

    I have been working at Newmont Mining full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, though they continue to erode. Depending upon the department and manager, some are much better than others. Stay away from IT and accounting. Terrible leadership! If you can even call it that.

    Cons

    Terrible atmosphere of fear, retaliation, lack of accountability, lack of progress. CIO literally yells at people, and acceptable since there have been numerous complaints to HR...IT dept is clueless and people are so far over their heads it's absurd. The egos are unparalled, but without cause or reason. People in upper positions act entitled, rushing to fix things for the execs, but leave the regular people to fend for themselves and without resources or tools.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire you whole executive staff and start over. You hired a CFO who had been fired, then she promoted the guy who overran the SAP project by 350% and has no idea what's going on in the company, but none of the execs do, they just stay in their glass castles and beat to a different and far superior benefit and payroll drum.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Top Heavy and Mis-managed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwood Village, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwood Village, CO (US)

    I worked at Newmont Mining full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are extremely good, which makes it difficult for employees to leave, even when there is nothing left for them to do and nowhere for them to go career-wise.

    Cons

    There are WAY too many senior executives - and they continue to hire more. That could be a result of the existing executives being extremely poor at running the company. However, hiring more is not the solution, cleaning house is the solution.

    The mining industry is on the decline, so there is less and less work for the employees to do, so the company is WAY over staffed for the work to be done. That also means there is little to no career path for those that remain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trim the fat now, starting with the management ranks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good lateral career development; great people to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Denver, CO (US)

    I have been working at Newmont Mining full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are always interesting projects and opportunities to learn and grow on the job. The workforce is highly intelligent, and they care. We put out quality, leading edge work in many spaces

    Cons

    The Board of Directors and Executive Team are twitchy - the tides of where to head seem to change frequently (~18 months). We've done layoffs around the world for the past 3 years. We have a hierarchical culture that looks for senior advice and go-ahead, unfortunately, with a fair amount of fear underneath of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider what picture to paint of the company 5-10 years from now. We're very short term minded. Focus on the behaviors that will be productive and build relationships.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Unstable

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Newmont Mining full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, great PTO, 9/80 work schedule
    Some people are really decent, hard working, smart people

    Cons

    -Too many organizational structure changes.
    -Communication could be better between groups and just in general.
    -The layoffs have been rough for some people. Mostly for the hard working people. These are the people that have the potential to move forward in their careers and accomplish great things at this company. Unfortunately, some of these hard working people are the ones that will probably leave to do exactly that, because they're so bogged down with other work that they can barely do the jobs that they were hired to do. It's fine to do this for a while, but when there's no light at the end of the tunnel, people will eventually leave. On the other hand, these significant layoffs did not scare the slackers enough to actually change their ways, and they're allowed to get away with it which leads me to my advice...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire people. When mediocre people are allowed to stay for years by apparently incompetent managers, it doesn't help anything really.

  8.  

    Not the most stable place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Procurement in Greenwood Village, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Procurement in Greenwood Village, CO (US)

    I worked at Newmont Mining as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, Decent pay

    Cons

    "Good ol' boys" environment, People are in cliques like high school , Regular lay-offs, Far too many employees who are unprofessional

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The overall attitude is not that of a solid engineering company but a popular people club fraught with political games.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chemist (Metallurgist) in Carlin, NV (US)
    Former Employee - Chemist (Metallurgist) in Carlin, NV (US)

    I worked at Newmont Mining as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    One can advance their career quickly here. Engineers typically move up very fast.

    Cons

    Your success here will not be based primarily on your work or knowledge base. You will need to do your best to be a part of the clique.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify your hiring base to make a stronger engineering effort.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Volatile market

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer (Mining Technology) in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer (Mining Technology) in Denver, CO (US)

    I have been working at Newmont Mining as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits, traveling, resources, perks, people

    Cons

    Gold prices, long hours, long commute, management style

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO (US)

    I have been working at Newmont Mining as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Smart and dedicated people, interesting work, reasonable compensation

    Cons

    Office is far from downtown, corporate environment is a little stuffy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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