ASARCO Overview

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Website www.asarco.com
Headquarters Tucson, AZ, United States
Size 1001 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Mining & Metals
Revenue ₹10 to ₹50 billion (INR) per year
Competitors Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, Rio Tinto, Codelco
Copper is king for ASARCO. A subsidiary of diversified mining firm Grupo México, ASARCO operates mining and copper smelting activities, primarily in the Southwestern US. Each year its mines produce around 400 million pounds of copper, as well as silver and gold as ... Read more

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Manuel E. Ramos
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    I worked at ASARCO full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    In my years at ASARCO I was privileged to work in a department where fresh ideas are embraced and implemented. This is rare at this company, or so I've heard. The people I worked with directly are among the best in the business at what they do and I can't say enough good things about my direct supervisors and department heads. Throughout the company there are people like them in other departments who make this company a thriving success despite falling copper prices and disruptions from the parent company.

    Cons

    The recent takeover of ASARCO by its parent company is infiltrating every aspect of this company and diminishing transparency and employee morale. They've come from Mexico with their "efficiency experts" and made no small impression that they are taking over. Entire departments were being measured for their coffins. Every time copper prices fell, the whole company was on edge because there wasn't a backup plan, another metal that they could sell to make up the difference. They used to have other businesses and metals but those operations were shut down as far as I know. Communication about these things and other strategic objectives from the parent company was extremely rare, and nobody knew if their jobs would still be there when they came back on Monday. Employee morale was on a downward spiral and the best thing anyone could say about all this is that interesting times lie ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Start doing exit interviews again, at least mail ex-employees a survey if nobody has the time. Do your best to retain the remaining people who are carrying the majority of the workload. I have much more to say if I'm given the right platform to do that. This is really not the place for it.


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