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Unprofessional Management
Contractor (Former Employee) –  Rainy River, ON21 July 2018
New Gold treats the contactors that work for them like garbage. You can be kicked off site for ridiculous or no reason without being written up or disciplined properly. I would not recommend working there as a contractor because you have absolutely no job security.
Pros
none
Cons
No job security
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production over safety
Miner (Former Employee) –  Rainy River, ON14 May 2018
A hostile management team with a human resources department that understands little of acceptable workplace standards catering and covering up for senior management. Safe work procedures are not implemented. I have learned that this is a exploration company that is attempting to be a mining company. The workplace culture has a very low moral as it is crew vs crew and department vs department. The most difficult parts of the job are the unpaid/compensated work travel and time. And the Unsafe crew changes that leave little ability for proper cross over for communication or proper hygiene in a chemical heavy industry. The enjoyable part of this workplace is the contribution to a potential growing industry here in the North West.
Pros
Being in NWO.
Cons
Very long days. Poor pension plan.
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Well feed you with lies to get you to work for them
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Fort Frances, ON27 January 2018
They would rather train rookies with no experience rather then put a guy in the seat who has 12 plus years mining experience they tell you that you well have to start on a truck and with 12 years mining experience you won't be there long they lie to you every chance you get if your not kissing supervision butt you won't go anywere no matter how many years mining experience you have they train the same people on equipement because there friends of the supervisor I've seen some people get trained on 4 different pieces of equipment in less then 5 months with no pervious mining experience,they well tell you what you want to hear to get you to work there and then give you the run around. The wages are horrible
Pros
Home every day
Cons
Bad wages, lots of favouritism and rather train green operators rather then people with seat time
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Good workers, poor planning, short cuts taken.
Surface miner (Current Employee) –  Rainy River, ON5 January 2018
Lots of short cuts taken, pre and post production. Safety first is just words like lots of places. Get another load on the ground at all cost. Shifters fudging ex pit #'s to get a pat on the back. Experienced operators from outside the area are always over looked for rookie locals. You'll do fine if you hang out and party with the inexperienced shifters. Steady work and benefits are the positives. Watch your back, keep your eyes peeled for the green drivers and operators who are rushed through the puppy mill training department. Higher ups covering up for shifters who make life threatening decisions. Too many times the workers are being put at risk to get loads out. Wake up before someone gets hurt. The luck will run out, always does.
Pros
Home after work, good benefits, steady work.
Cons
Low wages, terrible safety culture. Will catch up to them.
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Safe and Easy Going Job
Haul Truck Operator (Former Employee) –  Rainy River, ON16 June 2017
The contract I worked at Rainy River New Gold Project was one of the many great operator jobs I've worked. The management was great and the location was far but close to a town where isolation wasnt so bad.
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Great fun enviroment
Safety Assistant (Former Employee) –  Vanderhoof, BC23 February 2017
Was great learning experience would recommend this company to anyone in the future. Took a lot from working here during my time in camp. Look forward to using the tools for future employment.
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Accounts Payable was a very productive yet relaxed environment. Thoroughly Enjoyed it.
Finance Trainee - Summer (Former Employee) –  Emo, ON16 December 2016
The Office was moderately open concept to promote employee interaction but also included sectional cubicles that allowed for productive periods of deep work with no interruption. They treat their employees very well and are willing to teach the staff as they encourage motivated learning from day one. However, The first month was a very slow start for me despite me wanting to learn - they just simply didn't have the work available at the time. Then auditing season came along and things got better, I learned a lot about SAP and about external and internal auditing processes. Very good experience overall.
Pros
Many free Lunches and flexible hours
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Lots of good men and ladies that work underground there
Underground Miner (Former Employee) –  Kamloops, BC6 April 2016
Long days/nights depending on shift. co-workers were all good people. Hardest part of the job is working in an underground environment, that doesn't have the best air to breathe
Pros
Good pay and benefit package
Cons
No union or support for staff employees who fall into a disciplinary scenerio
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Good Company Overall
Geologist (Former Employee) –  Canada17 March 2016
Good company that takes safety and the environment very seriously. Good working environment and the team atmosphere is really what makes this job so good.

Great benefits.

Work life balance is a struggle with lots of work hours and travel required year round.
Pros
good benefits, safe, great team of people
Cons
working away from home
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fun place to work close to town
Maintenance Technician / Welder (Current Employee) –  Kamloops, BC25 July 2014
Very good company. Working is fun and safe. Good environment.
Pros
good benifits
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Good company to work for
Geo Technician (Current Employee) –  Vanderhoof, BC23 October 2013
camp life is good
lots of various jobs
management is good
co-workers were fantastic could not have asked for a better team
being away from home so much is the hardest part
love the working in the field in the summer
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