Fortescue Metals Reviews

Updated 25 Dec 2020

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4.2
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Fortescue Metals CEO Neville Power
Neville Power
24 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good people at the basic levels(in 7 reviews)

  • "Good pay, cost saving initiatives(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very frequent restructure, redundancies, management changes beginning 2012(in 5 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. "great, best mining business in the game"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Mechanical Specialist in Pilbara

    I have been working at Fortescue Metals full-time

    Pros

    great perks and employee benifits as well as laid back style

    Cons

    Too small, need to expand and get bigger

  2. "Family Orientated company."

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Health and Safety Advisor in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Safe working environment, supportive management, great wage, work/life balance, family orientated.

    Cons

    Stretch targets can make for high pressure/stress.

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  3. "Very good company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Mining Engineer in Perth, Western Australia

    I have been working at Fortescue Metals full-time

    Pros

    Good safety culture. Good pay. Andrew cares about his company.

    Cons

    Not sure about this. Great company.

  4. "Good Company"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Electrician in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for with great focus on continuous improvement.

    Cons

    The transition from a smaller miner into a bigger player still has some challenges.

  5. "FMG - not bad"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Perth, Western Australia

    I worked at Fortescue Metals full-time

    Pros

    Ver very very good pay

    Cons

    Ver very very bad culture

  6. "Cloudbreak"

    5.0
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    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

  7. "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.

  8. "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
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    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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  9. "One of the big iron ore miners"

    4.0
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    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

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

    3.0
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    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.

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