Centerra Gold
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Management is very poor, none one knows what they're doing. Some positions are not paid fairly according to job experience. High turnover for a reason. A lot of people work here because they just can't find a job anywhere else. Salary was OK. Was not paid for travel. Rooms were OK at camp, sometimes they weren't cleaned. Some rooms smelled like mold. Food needs improvement.
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Good compensation

Overall good place to work. It's struggling with communication, largely due to staff turn over, but certainly not a problem unique to this site, industrial sites everywhere are struggling with retention.
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Management is toxic

Overall the management makes very poor decisions when it comes to their employees well being and respect to performance. I have watched a lot of good workers leave milligan over the past few years due to management and hope to see that change with a relatively new mine manager but hasn't happened yet. They will let superintendents promote and give apprenticeships to family members and friends with very little to no experience instead of the people that have committed themselves and proven to be good reliable workers. I used to be proud of where I worked and tried to get friends to leave their jobs to come work with me now if they ask I recomend they explor other options before applying as there is very little chance of advancing in their career at mount milligan unless they suck up to just the right people.

Pros

Good benefits, week on week off is a great shift, good camp

Cons

Bullying and belittling is very common, very little to no hope of advancing if you want an apprenticeship, continually understaffed, chasing breakdowns instead of keeping things maintained
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Would not recommend working here to my worst enemy

Worked there for many years watched, the company go from one I would’ve recommended to one I will not recommend to anyone. Managers treat employees like numbers that are replaceable. No job security if management doesn’t like you they’ll find a reason to remove you. No union in place to keep them honest or give employees support. Only thing good is hourly employees.

Pros

Nice camp

Cons

Terrible food
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Nice camp

Maintenance is always rushed and never seem to have a chance to properly fix stuff. The more you do the more they expect of you. If you volunteer to join any committee you aren't compensated for it and held at a higher standard. Their is no fairness everyone is treated differently by who likes them, their race etc

Pros

Nice camp

Cons

No level playing field, poor communication
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Poor treatment

Bad treatment, racist place to work i had been there for 4 years is so far one of the most bad experiences i have had in my entire career. I do not recommend this place for work. The workplace is very cliche. If you don't click with the management they will kick out it does not matter if you a good worker or not. Management is really poor and no preparation not professional.

Pros

nice camp that it

Cons

all the rest
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Poor

No understanding of employee needs.Lack of insight into development and understanding of what improves employee mental health and culture. Lack of empathy and consideration towards employees.
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Avoid at all cost

The morale at the mount Milligan site was poor when I started alot of unhappy people who had been there since the beginning. Now after numerous employees have been axed with out cause. The morale of the site has been devastated. Management is a attempts to lead through fear and intimidation.

Pros

Nice camp

Cons

Management at all levels
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Good Team- Very poor E/I Superintendant

Very inexperienced supervisor team especially the Superintendant. Backup shift supervisor was a 1 year journeyman and happened to be the superintendents BROTHER!!!!.
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Don’t do it!

Centerra is the place for you! If you want to be completely defeated, not allowed to voice your opinion, not allowed show pride in your work. If you enjoy being bullied by management from inexperienced supervisors to mine Manager. Money is the main focus. So if you’re a true tradesman that loves your work and want to be treated like a 9 year old! Please APPLY!
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Worked there for 2 years and kept getting worse.

Worked there for 2 years and kept getting worse. People hate being there, it’s like prison. Firing people because they stand up for themselves. The pay is reasonable but not worth the awful stress one has to live with.
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I do not recommend

I do not recommend working for this company. Poor workplace environment. Leadership culture is non existent. Very silo-ed culture. Very little to no collaboration.
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Excellent Camp Accommodations

Management needs some work, the management wasn't very personable and seemed to favor some employees over others. Overall great place to work, camp facility is likely the nicest in northern BC.
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Old fashioned organazation

Hard to progress at this location, because of top management lean team guidance.

Pros

Salary and benefits slightly above market

Cons

Long hours, work from home as a must and micro management
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Good workers shafted, lazy rule breakers ignored

Management is awful. Preach safety but don't follow their own rules. Good workers are left feeling ignored and demoralized while lazy workers (sleeping, late, not showing up at all, breaking policy) are constantly overlooked. Management plays favorites so if youre friends with the shifter you can get away with pretty much anything. Management is a revolving door. Current managment doesn't care less about encouraging positive and safe working environment unless there is any incident. Guess what... ppl are stealing and committing all sorts of infractions right under your noses while hard workers beg for something to be done. The pay is "good" for anyone who's never worked a camp job but significantly less than many other mines- once you reach top TEC rate you're done. Non unionized environment just makes all this easier for them to get away with. Would push a broom for min wage than to ever work here again.

Pros

Nice new camp

Cons

Management selective in addressing issues, demoralizing enviroment, freinds of mgmt routinely get special treatment, site
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Good place to work

Very multi-cultural team, global and fairly well known in the Mining industry. Cultural relationships can be a challenge so you must have a diplomatic outlook at all times, understanding characters and personalities can also be hard at times.

Pros

Very good compensation in compariosn to competitors

Cons

Team culture could be better
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Good place with excellent people.

Good culture with lots of good food at the camp. Hardest part of the job is the ride back and forth it takes about an hour to get to nearest town. Shifts are accommodating 7 on 7 off.

Pros

nice camp

Cons

a distance from nearest town
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Great people, good place to work

Lots of travel, diverse mine sites. Operations well run, due diligence and business development a little unorganized. Benefits were good and work environment was professional
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Bad managment but good pay and benifits, good camp.

I found the pay good, the benifits decent and they do offer a small bonus program ( then never get it right tho). I found managment was the main problem that keeps moral low and constant turnover. Managment will never admit when one of their own makes a bad call. They would rather get rid of good employees than admit one of the good old boys screwed up. No accountability for the managment team. Also a good deal of the managers are not qualified for their jobs, they promot based on a buddy buddy system not a skill system.

Pros

good pay good benifits and great camp....best one i have seen.

Cons

managment is a good old boys club who won't police themselves.
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Exciting Mine to work at

Progressive and professional management team, safety is put first with every task performed at Mount Milligan. The camp is a first rate, and run by local first nations. For my first camp life stay, this place is a 5 start company.

Pros

Activities from everyone

Cons

Bears in the area...no evening walks
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Good camp

Management is awful! They preach safety in all there meetings but not when a job needs to get done, they'll write you up for doing an unsafe job, then they refuse to get the proper safety equipment tellng you it's not in the budget... There is no consistency in disciplinary action also, it depends on who you know in management. Mine manager definitely needs to go back to USA. Absolutely terrible place to work.

Pros

Rotation

Cons

Management/ People/ Culture
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Based on 28 reviews

Ratings by category

3.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.5 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.2 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.1 out of 5 stars for Management
2.3 out of 5 stars for Culture

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