De Beers
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I have been with De Beers for almost 2 years and changed roles within the period and I can say it is a great place to work. Their operational sites are extremely remote and work-life balance will be the only area of concern.


Good pay, good wokr place culture with support from management


Extremely remote operational site
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Not a terrible place to work

Don’t mind it here, the people you work with are great. It’s the little things here. Constantly getting sick, not great food, dorms are 3/10 and parts for equipment will drive you up the wall. Cause there isn’t much. Tooling is what you make of it. High turn over rate in the shop. Management booted Sms out and they brought in mader and 70-80% of them don’t give a careThe mentality here is save a penny by spending a dollar. So take that as you will.
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Good pay, difficult lifestyle

Good pay, but difficult work/life balance with a family and working remotely. Camp is not the best quality, but the workers are great. Management is tough to connect with.
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Decent place to work considering your in the arctic

No ot unless you stayed past your run.Difficult getting flights back home from hub. Arctic weather makes travel unsure. Some of camp rooms are nice. Some are decent some are terrible
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Stressful work culture

if you want to work for a company that has a superintendent whose attitude is his way or the high way, who has put unqualified people into leadership positions because they are friends or, yes, men have no tools to repair anything spend hours trying to find basics hand tools then this is the place for you
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Good Company and loction to experience a mine start-up

The job involved a lot of detail to both large and small assignments. Required a lot of communication with other department leads. Travel to and from the mine was provided by the company from the local office in Yellowknife. The mine camp left a little to be desired, as it was mostly older camp trailers. Older but they provided the necessities. Management was new to the mining in the north and there was a large learning curve for many.


Good relationships with department heads and management.


Long winters
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I like it

Great place to work the people are friendly, management are great to work with. Great pay and benefits and the 3weeks on and 3 weeks off are the best part
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Finance revolving door

Worked in finance and found out soon enough that people do not stay. Manager, who was controlling and old school, made the role difficult as there was little sharing of information. Budgets and analysis were overly complex and culture was built on a lean organization where a full plate + was expected. Many in the organization could not take their vacations as there was little to no backup.


Modern office, good technology and friendly leaders


No backup, sink or swim - cameras are everywhere
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Not productive at all

Not a good place to work very poor management and don’t care about there employees are all numbers very one sided when it comes to planning and management will not listen to the ppl doing the job then get blamed when it doesn’t work very poor maintenance




3 week shifts
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Good Company to work for

You have to experience it to know how good this company is Salary is very decent Location is super isolated Schedule rotation is 14/14 but because of the Pandemic it's now 28/28 now


Lots of Job Opportunities


Not enough all year round job more seasonal
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Good company to work for. Mostly very good management; demanding but fair. Good salary and benefits package. For those working at site very good camp accommodation.
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family environment where you knew you were appreciated. Loved every minute of this job. Unfortunately this particular mine has closed and Is not expected to reopen anytime soon
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My experience as a house keeper with debeers

I enjoyed working at DeBeers, IN a quick summary looking back at my past experience. I was was a full-time housekeeper on a 2-week routine. The things that I liked the most about my job as a house would be: How busy I was from the beginning of my shift to the end. I enjoyed working with people and assisting them when asked.
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Good Company to Work for.

Everyday is challenging and rewarding. Management was always supportive and available for people. My time with DeBeers was during the start-up period of an operation and a "Safety" culture was very important to the company. The most difficult part of the job was that of individuals who were peers who were threatened by others who were more experienced and had more knowledge then they had. The most enjoyable part of the job was developing meaningful safety policies and procedures.
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Wish i were still there

It was a great place to work. Employees were given a chance to do training. Unfortunately when the place closed we were told debeers would look after us when it came to jobs at the other mine. That did not happen.
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Team Building

Having had the advantage of being at the Snap Lake Mine during it's construction I was able to assemble several dynamic underground teams pairing young new miners with very experienced miners that safely broke production records in difficult ground and water conditions. I was awarded a very prestigious safety award within the company due to my unwillingness to compromise on any safety issue.
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Excellent organization!!

Excellent company to Work for! Lots of opportunities and a great health a safety culture. They truly value their employees. Above average pay, good benefits, very generous vacation and long/short term incentives. Started in Toronto and moved with the company to Calgary. Culture and dynamics changed after the move and it was never the same. Unfortunately due to business changes the company is shell of what it used to be now.
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Good safety culture

A good place to work. 2 work weeks in 2 weeks out. Team work with other departments was very good. Training worker's in mining to become more productive.
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Exciting and new

I enjoyed working for De Beers as a underground miner. One of the best jobs I've ever had. Best experienced and was an excellent learning opportunity.
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Great place to work at, awesome opportunities.

I really enjoyed my tenure at De Beers Victor Diamond Project, the people were great, the work was challenging and a great learning experience. Working in environmental was awesome, some really great people to work for. I wished in hindsight that I would have stayed a little bit longer and got to work on the metallurgical side a while. De Beers was one of the better if not the best company that I have worked at. Thank you De Beers for the opportunity you presented.
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Worked two weeks on and two weeks off having to fly an hour each way. The environment was exciting and took my management experience to a new level. I would highly suggest trying it to anyone with a sense of adventure but make sure to dress warm! It was -50 some days!
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Based on 274 reviews

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4.1 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.2 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.8 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.9 out of 5 stars for Management
4.1 out of 5 stars for Culture

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