Fortescue Metals Reviews

Updated 3 Aug 2020

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4.1
74%
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Fortescue Metals CEO Neville Power
Neville Power
22 Ratings
Pros
  • "Some good people in upper management as well, though rumour mill is that this may not last(in 7 reviews)

  • "Good pay, cost saving initiatives(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "2/1 roster across the sites, terrible abusive management(in 3 reviews)

  • "Managers who are more caught up with ensuring their team is filled rather than career development of their staff(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Cloudbreak"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fortescue Metals full-time

    Pros

    Great roster, great money, room for progression

    Cons

    Away from family, mentally challenging at times

  2. "Great company with great drive!"

    5.0
    Former Employee - General Manager in Perth, Western Australia

    I worked at Fortescue Metals full-time

    Pros

    leaders live and work within the values.

    Cons

    Can be a very fast paced atmosphere.


  3. "Great company to work for. No longer the “New Force in Iron Ore”, definitely one of the best Iron miners to work for."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Fortescue Metals full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    1. Training 2. Pay 3. Flexible work conditions 4. Bonus & benefits 5. They take care of you really

    Cons

    Quality of management in some cases leaves a lot to be desired. This seems to be getting better though.

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  4. "One of the big iron ore miners"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Planning Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fortescue Metals full-time

    Pros

    Big company Competitive salary 5 year long service leave entitlements Some good people

    Cons

    Very frequent restructure, redundancies, management changes beginning 2012 Some bad people (really depends on your luck and the department) Some micro-managerial type people Managers who are more caught up with ensuring their team is filled rather than career development of their staff

  5. "Good salary and benefits, but not many opportunities for career development"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Geologist in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fortescue Metals full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very good salary. Excellent work/life balance. I always worked on a 8/6 roster and never had any reason to complain for flights and accommodation arrangements. Rosters and shifts were perfectly organised. My daily work routine always was well set up . I never had to work on time off and I have never been asked to do overtime. The perfect job for settling down and enjoy life.

    Cons

    Very cliquey environment. Lot of internal politics with promotions being given to mates rather than competent people. Silos culture and bully attitude at times. Not many career development opportunities, owing to the nature of the business also. The work is very repetitive in every business unit, and the learning curve flattens real quick. The daily workflow is occupied by routine tasks. The repetitiveness of the tasks make the job easy but boring, ideal if you want to settle down with no stress but definitely not challenging. Stay for no longer than a few years if you are pursuing a professional career.

  6. "Amazing place to work!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CISO in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fortescue Metals full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Values driven, nimble and flexible place to work.

    Cons

    Growing at a rapid pace!

  7. "Best workplace in the Pilbra"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in Pilbara
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fortescue Metals full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good culture and leadership team support

    Cons

    A bit of red tape

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  8. "Electrical fault finding and plc"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrician in Port Hedland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fortescue Metals full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    8 and 6 roster

    Cons

    Night shift and balance for residential employees

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  9. "Ok place to work if you know how to play their game."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fortescue Metals full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Good site rosters for professionals either 8/6 and or 4/3. - Pay is ok, includes bonuses and share schemes. - Some highly competent people -Capacity to provide feedback to management via an annual culture review

    Cons

    - Progression not based on capability but more so who you know/ suck up to. - Some site-based and Perth based tech groups can be very purple-headed. - Gaslighting is rife, managers will say anything to be marked high in the annual culture review. - The disparity between how they say they treat people (family values) and what actually happens to people, especially in a downturn are two entirely different things.

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  10. "Nepotism, some poor managers"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialist in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fortescue Metals full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Worked with some good people.

    Cons

    Some Managers brought in from the larger mining companies. Brought their know it all attitude, and poor management style that got them kicked out of the majors in the first place. Some egotistic, narcisistic managers. They promote their friends and get rid of anyone that does not form part of their echo chamber. Bad place to work as a professional. Lots of insecure leaders that plays the political game to hide their incompetence.

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