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Anglo American Reviews

Updated 14 April 2019
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Anglo American Chief Execuvtive Mark Cutifani
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Pros
  • "Project manager was good and thus the work life balance was just right" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Good salary with good shares, bonus and benefits included in the package" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Poor work life balance, little flexibility" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Mining industry is facing a challenging period with iron ore prices decreasing" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Process Engineer"

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

    I worked at Anglo American part-time

    Pros

    Good Salary, Good Work-Life Balance, Excellent Bonuses, very diverse

    Cons

    Silo type management and departments, slow progression


  2. "Graduate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Anglo American full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good wage, opportunities to move departments and to move up. A lot is expected of you and generally high work hrs in its underground mines. Open cut is more relaxed

    Cons

    Graduates are usually thrown into straight engineering or coordinator roles. Not much time to actually do the graduate program. This puts on a lot more stress however you learn a lot quicker

  3. "Recruiter"

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

    I have been working at Anglo American full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic Growing Business (Australia Metallurgical Coal)

    Cons

    Decisions made globally that do not meet country needs and requirements


  4. "Finance professional"

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    Former Employee - Specialist Finance in Brisbane
    Former Employee - Specialist Finance in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company, potential for movement, well paying roles plus bonuses (depending on commodity prices)

    Cons

    A lot of old timers that have been in roles for years, makes it hard for people to progress up the ranks.


  5. "Company developed employers but restructures damaged morale"

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    Current Employee - Global Category Manager in Brisbane
    Current Employee - Global Category Manager in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great bonus scheme. Access to Senior Managers.

    Cons

    Always seemed to be restructuring, although perhaps nature of mining in general.

    Advice to Management

    Must improve communication to staff.


  6. "¯\_(ツ)_/¯"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A challenging and rewarding environment

    Cons

    Long hours, overlooked for roles, you have to be in the in crowd


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work with good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anglo American full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits
    Large organization, lots of opportunity to move to different functions
    Team dependent

    Cons

    Politics and slow decision making

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Process Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary but you have to put in the hours. Nice people

    Cons

    Chaotic workplace with poor communication resulting in disgruntled employees. Very poor work life balance. Minimal training budget and support for junior engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Invest time in your less experienced engineers so that they can readily give back to the company.


  9. "Human Resources Manager"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Middlemount
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Middlemount
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Anglo American full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    High Salary base for Managers

    Cons

    Location and work life balance

    Advice to Management

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  10. "Past employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good remuneration package
    Initially good career advancement oppurtunities prior to mining down turn

    Cons

    senior management reacted poorly to market change, for approx 2 years the view of senior management was "you are lucky to have a job".
    Expectations of staff increased significantly due to reductions in work force. Personnel were expected to cover several roles with now allowance to reduction in expected standards.
    little or no praise for good work completed by employees.

    Advice to Management

    Despite market conditions understand that your employees are you most important asset, treat them well and the company can adapt to any challenge, treat them poorly and you will never achieve business goals.