Incompetent managers, SEVERE nepotism and a good ol boy mentality are just the beginning of woes. There is a reason they are ALWAYS hiring. No one wants to stay, it's in the middle of nowhere and medical treatment is 4 hours away if you get hurt. Props to you if you give Round Mt a chance. Corporate is cool but the local managers are a joke and half. EVERYONE and I mean eVeRyOnE is related to EVERYone. RMGC is run like some sort of shut in backwoods inbred insular town like out of a Steven King novel or perhaps the twilight zone.
You can almost forget the place on your week off
Not enough words or space to describe how miserable this place is.
Lead Water Treatmeant Operator (Current Employee) – Republic, WA – May 29, 2017
Everyday you must manage all aspects of the Water system. You have monitor and maintain the treatment system to insure that the mine stays dewatered and mining operations will not be affected. It is very challenging, educational and enjoyable to be successful at this operation.
Executive Asst./Office Mgr for Den Reg Office (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – March 14, 2017
Kinross is a Canadian Company are very enjoyable to with from the CEO to the Safety Manager.
Executives traveled a lot and with many flight changes and I would make all changes accordingly. Executives needed passport in different documents to enter different countries. Very challenging but I learned .
I planned all company events and planned a great summer outing to Sylvan Dale Ranch where the executives let their hair down and went horse back riding, played horseshoes and listened to a local band. They really enjoyed themselves and could relax and not worry about work.
It was a great paying job and they gave yearly raises. Unlike other security position l had held in the past, I worked with a team of officers. There was only a few negatives one was the location as it a mine located in a tiny Nevada town hours from supermarkets and hospitals. Security officers were given a grill for personal use during are long 12 hour shifts. Many times the security team would have potlucks and it helped to harbor a deep level of satisfaction.
Due to 12 hour shifts we had a mini 7 day vacation every month
The 12 hour shifts often left you tired and exhausted
Foreman (Current Employee) – Fairbanks, AK – December 11, 2016
I have been with Kinross for almost 7 years and have tried to move up in management. I'm stuck in a job and can't get promoted. I keep getting passed over for people that have less experience and time. It's about favoritism.
maint pit mechanic (Former Employee) – bald mountain mine – July 9, 2016
the place is unorganized and filled with non leadership oriented management. there is no direction and the warehouse supervisor is two faced and has no ability to lead. be wary when working here things change to quickly and are done with confidence in there hourly workers
Kinross, Round Mountain Gold Corp (and Kinross in general) ARE TERRIBLE!!!!! I do not work for them and never have. But I know someone who has been extremely mistreated by them. BAD place to work. Favoritism to the max. They are all talk when it comes to company values, and don't care at all about their employees. DO NOT WORK HERE!!!!!! TRUST ME!!!!! THEY ARE EVIL!!!
Makes suicide much easier
Dude.... you'd be here all day reading this if I listed everything I know.
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) – Round Mountain, NV – October 4, 2015
The overall culture was lackluster to say the least. The company is smack down in the middle of nowhere. Everybody in management are related in some sort of capacity, so advancement is based on favoritism instead of skill.
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) – Round Mountain Gold – September 30, 2013
They are masters of sales and marketing - don't drink their Kool-aid it's all propaganda. They are hypocrites when it comes to safety and they treat their employees like they're a dime a dozen - which being 4 hours from anywhere, is simply not true.
And be sure you review that "attendance policy" before agreeing - they'd rather you go to work sick (operating heavy equipment nonetheless) than allow you proper time to recover - otherwise you get "occurrences" which include being written up and probation. Is completely unreasonable. (And no, I didn't have an attendance problem - missed 2.5 days in 5.5 years; never late.)
There are much better companies to work for. Unless you have a vested interest in living in central Nevada, there is no reason worth working there.