Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 27 February 2018
Stable company with very bright executives. Poor culture in that HR discriminates - there's an "us" and "them" mentality and HR encourages this. Old practices, staff are disposable. Excellent work life balance. Poor IT supports and equipment to work with, lack of processes and practices. Could be improved.
Work life balance, salaries are excellent.
Vacation allowance is low, staff are allowed to shout and yet and fight openly with one another
Poor management leads to disenfranchised employees
Mining Engineer (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 9 January 2017
Every mid-level manager and above needs intense managerial training. Very little, if any professional development offered to young employees. Very cushy corporate jobs, but extremely intense site-based jobs.
JDE Business System Analyst - Maintenance (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 24 November 2015
Productive and demanding work environment, but life balanced and with supportive Management. Some of the "perks" include gym (with showers and lockers) on company's premises, reserved for Kinross employees only. Kinross is a company at which one can expand his/her knowledge and connect to or befriend some great and interesting people.
Good compensation, opprortunity to learn, gym, free snacks and pop, pleasent office environment
Working for Kinross I felt that I belong to a great team of professionals from all over the world. The company takes care of its employees providing excellent work conditions and ensuring a safe, injury-free environment.
Manager, Resource Geology (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 3 April 2015
The job was good, with plenty of exposure to new software and challenges. I essentially worked as an internal consultant. This was to save the company money. Thus although the company was good the overall object was to save money at the employees expense. It was a buyers market and Kinross used the market to their own advantage.
Training Supervisor (Current Employee) – Ghana West Africa – 19 February 2014
Training Supervisor Direct Reports 2 Trainers 130 Heavy Equipment Operators • Trained and supervised local employees in Mauritania and Ghana West Africa to operate excavators, trucks, dozers, loaders and graders. • Set up training classroom for safety training and orientation. • Training of Standards and Procedures. • Setup and train classroom trainers to use equipment simulators. • Designing documents for reporting employee progression.
Lacks structure and has poor data management systems. Too much turn-over of staff.
Recruiter (Former Employee) – Corporate – 12 November 2013
Coworkers were great, a typical day would be from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm at night, always needed to be responding to e-mail, weekends included. Managers were very much micro-managing. Always seemed to be responding to urgent requests vs. what is really important to the business.