A typical day would start with me checking all of the bulk commodity levels at multiple mine sites through out Northern Nevada ie: sulfuric acid, lime, fuel caustic acid and the movement of gold ore from one mine site to another. Followed by checking with end users needs would be for that day or week and then getting with our contracted trucking companies to make sure they had the right equipment to satisfy all of the needs of an end use on any mine site in Northern Nevada belonging to Newmont Mining. At that point I would forecast how much of a commoidty we would need for that week and source that particular commodity. The work place culture was great for the most part working with good friendly people, being basically the liaison between my carrier contractors and end users within Newmont. The hardest part was defiantly the contract negation portion of the job. Trying to help all of mine upper management realize the rates were what they were; considering the fact that they typically had no experience in putting a Transportation Services Agreement together and how its ever changing.Finally it was my responsibly to reconcile all bulk commodity and ore deliveries some were reconciled weekly and some were reconciled monthly. Finally part of my duties were to manage the Dunphy rail terminal where our copper concentrate was shipped out via rail over seas. Along with out copper, our sulfuric acid, lime , and grinding media all came in via rail at the dunphy terminal.
Could have some long hour toward the end of the year which is to be expected
I worked there to earn being vested. I liked the company, never got vested though.
Heavy Equipment Operator / Haul Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Elko, NV – December 12, 2018
The company itself is outstanding and a good encouraging way for making a fair, financial future. It is a gold mining company. The company is a good company to work for. I liked the people I worked with and I have been in the construction industry for a lot of years. I have seen a lot of different characters in this trade of employment. Newmont is a good company to work for, An employee can earn a good living.
BUT I have never been a part of a crew that had the Foreman I had for the first two and one half to three years. This is a different matter of fact. A BIG difference. I have nothing positive or encouraging at all to talk about when it comes to that particular person and his immediate, inexperienced to lead people, crew lead man.
I have definite reason for knowing I can say those words.
401 K, satisfied with company and the wage earned.
GOVERNANCE ANALYST (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – September 10, 2018
Newmont has great benefits but not competitive to that in Denver. Middle Management makes decisions not in the best interest of their employees. Development and training, professional growth, are not priorities for Newmont Senior Leadership. Decisions are made slowly, with lack of consideration for middle to entry level positions.
My experience with Newmont Mining corporation was amazing. As chemical Engineer i was able to get more experience in the field and work in their explosives department. With safe practices and detailed plans/communication our team of 6 members were able to fill and clear 1000+ drilled holes in a full shift. I learned the reason for certain safety practices as well as working with material that will gave me more of an understanding of how it works in my career field.
great lunch break, working outside, great pay and benifits
high temperatures, working with hazardous materials
Decent mining company but there is still more focus on production that development or innovation
Senior Mining Engineer (Former Employee) – Elko County, NV – August 16, 2018
There is lots of training opportunities here. However it is a fast paced high production environment. Because of the high focus on production I found the work place environment to be more short term focused and highly reactionary. Due to the reactionary environment there is a tendency to stick with what is known to work and a reluctance to innovate. The high production environment also seemed to favor those who visibly worked overtime for advancement.
The engineering team here tends to be fairly young which can make it a fun place to work, and the benefits and vacation where above average. When I started there was an above average percentage of female managers in my department. However by the time I left there was a below average number of females in the department.
The hardest, and most enjoyable aspect of the job was adapting to the daily challenges and working with a wide variety of stakeholders from all different types of background. This job honed my communication and team building skills.