Team (Current Employee) – Cleveland, OH – August 9, 2015
Cliffs benefits are excellent for their employees and reasonably priced considering all the changes with our health care environment. Cliffs also has two personal holidays. Overall, they have a great benefit package.
Loved working with the management and team. Enjoyed the fast paced environment and dealing with vendors to get needed parts. Enjoyed the scheduling and follow up to see if work was completed. My immediate supervisor and the Maintenance Manager were great people to work with. They were fair and honest and always helped me to be the best I could be.
Pumper Fireboss (Current Employee) – Oak Grove, AL – July 6, 2015
As a fire boss pumper I travel throughout the mines searching, evaluating, and correcting hazardous conditions. Making safe work areas for employees throughout the mine. However, due to poor coal marketing I am forced to start searching for another job.
A struggling iron ore mining company with a great heart. The people are what make this company a great place to work. Teamwork is truly practiced on a daily basis. There are many challenges currently facing the mining industry with falling iron ore and coal prices so the company is forced to do more with fewer people. This is a great opportunity for those individuals who enjoy getting in the details, learning new things and switching roles as the need arises.
Supervisor in Pit Operations (Former Employee) – Empire Mine – June 20, 2015
Working at Cliffs was a challenging and rewarding job. Meeting and exceeding daily production targets was rewarding. When I fell short it was frustrating but as long as the day was safe all was well. Hardest part of the job was trying to change certain things, with a big company like Cliffs, change is slow. Do miss the people I worked with but not the schedule.
general inside laborer (Former Employee) – Pineville, WV – May 19, 2015
a typical day at was was fun but it was work. everyday felt the same you might be doing a different job but it felt the same. i learned a lot in my 3 years there i can run ever piece of face equipment except the miner. management was not great it just seem like they couldnt get anything done . they send us to fix something and tell us how to fix it . the we would have to go back the next day and do it again but fix it our way then it was fixed right.ther wasnt really anything too hard you just about had a piece of equipment to do anything. they best part of the job was working with people you would consider friends.
Safety Program & Project Manager (Former Employee) – Alabama, Michigan, Minnesota & West Virginia – April 20, 2015
Cliffs Natural Resources is in a very difficult pricing environment currently and has had to reduce SG&A. I enjoyed working with all of the various mine sites (coal & iron ore) and their management teams.
Training Manager, IT Systems (Former Employee) – Cleveland, OH – March 27, 2015
The IT group was full of star performers. Poor management decisions lead the company in the wrong direction which has almost brought the company down. Sad to see such a great place lose so many great people.
As a self-motivated employee I started my day by listening to all voice mails and reading all emails, prioritizing each issue. I would then start with the most critical task and work my way down. Inevitably I would be interrupted by management with a task that would take precedence. It may be a power point presentation, a word document or an excel spreadsheet. It could be any task. If new cases came in I would get that organized with a new file, due dates, and a summary. I would make travel arrangements, process expense reports, process invoices with a system called OnBase. Using a follow up system that I created I would refer to that for due dates. Before I would leave in the evening I would check with my managers for any last minute needs before I left for the day. If they did, I would stay until the task was complete.
Atmosphere existed to learn and be independent
A high management turnover up to and including the Board of Directors
Sourcing Specialist, in Supply Chain (Current Employee) – Cleveland, OH – November 10, 2014
Historically, this has been a great place to work. Ideal location, and good experience in the sourcing field. I enjoyed working with various suppliers on sourcing projects, and negotiating savings to present to Stakeholders. I have no comment for the current environment, however.
Drastic downsizing of the company has left many middle management employees jobless.