New Gold Employee Reviews

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Undervalued
Surface Miner (Former Employee) –  Fort Frances, ON9 May 2019
If your not in management or part of the production crew your trash.. The pay is very low as well as the apparent "BONUS". Camp is not provided unless your a operator or Management. They have new people running the heavy equipment over others who have years of experience. PRODUCTION OVER SAFETY. The local and surrounding towns as well take advantage of what is there and overcharge for everything from cost of food to the cost of rentals.
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Schedule is Good/Benefits
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Everything
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not a place you want to work
surface miner (Current Employee) –  Rainy River, ON20 February 2019
They don't care about their employees, HR doesn't get back to you. People who actually do their jobs don't get acknowledged. There's a lot of favoritism in this place. They claim their all about safety an want you to report safety issues yet when you do your not taken seriously more unless told to just do your job an its nothing...
half the time there is no heat or A/c in the trucks they really do not care about their workers.
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Mine Operations unorganized and Safety not a priority, all
Mine Superintendent (Former Employee) –  Rainy River, ON3 February 2019
NewGold had many high qualified and excellent Management for a short period, with the assignment of a new General Manager in July of 2018, he terminated these high qualified people whom he worked with at a previous mine, and I may note this Mine is very successful, not a good move for NewGold.
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Community
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General Manager
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Excellent Company
Student (Former Employee) –  Kamloops, BC12 December 2018
Very good company to work for, gained excellent work experience during my time there. Great people to work with and a very welcoming and positive work environment,.
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Poor management at Rainy River
Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Rainy River Mine25 September 2018
Management is only interested in helping friends from Australia. They are displacing exceptional Canadian talent. Everybody is so miserable. I have never seen such behavior in my entire career. Management's doors are closed 95% of the time and they are not approachable. Supervisors do not know how to open Excel Workbooks let alone use them. Australian Management discriminates against potential Canadian talent by importing their Australian friends.

Out of control costs are reflected in the share price. The share price has dropped over 80% from $4.03 USD to $0.80 USD today. I believe the company will go under. I don't think there are any companies that will even consider buying this mine (Rainy River) with all the operational issues and cost overruns.

If I was to give Rainy River Management a personality type is would be 'Sociopathic Narcissism'. They simply do not care about the impact they have on others.

I cannot recommend this company to anyone.
Pros
Excellent pay, Beautiful summer geography in the area.
Cons
Everybody is miserable, Supevisors are incompetent, Not a fun place to work, Terrible place to work as a Canadian
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good
Accounts Payable Administrator (Former Employee) –  downtown toronto29 August 2018
people I worked with are so kindly, and working environment is so beautiful, and we have a amazing view outside the window. my manager and colleagues are very satisfied with me.
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great company to work for
General Maintenance Laborer (Current Employee) –  Rainy River, ON17 August 2018
a typical day at work consists of working on various pieces of equipment, i have been able to familiarize myself on many different types of equipment, the most enjoyable part of the job is always coming into something new and testing your skills daily.
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Professional company
Cost Control Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Rainy River, ON29 July 2018
Very good company good work atmosphere, professional management, Good benefit, Accomodation provided by the company, Training provided by the company, Transportation provided. All over the best company in Canada
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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.
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none
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No job security
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Great people and work environment
Administrative Assistant (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Kamloops, BC6 July 2018
Was on a short term project and was immediately treated like family. Excellent people and management pays attention to the work you are putting out. Great work ethic is rewarded and celebrated.
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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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Good experience and busy.
Contracts Specialist (Former Employee) –  Rainy River, Ontario6 March 2018
10 - 11 hour days on a 21 and 7 rotation. A complete change in management while I was there. Camp based job. Contracts team was reduced from 4 to 1 by the time i finished my contract.
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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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heavy equipment operator
Heavy Equipement Operator (Former Employee) –  Fort Frances, ON29 November 2017
Got to use various heavy equipment. Long hours with overtime. Weather plays a factor . Not satisfied with how management handled issues. Did not allow for employee to have input.
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good lodging
Cons
issues not properly handled
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Exciting new mine start-up from the ground up.
Supply Chain Manager, Rainy River Project (Former Employee) –  Emo, ON10 July 2017
As this is a new start-up project everything is new and there is a lot to learn, this makes for a very exciting and pressure situation. The HR team did a great job in inducting new employees with regards to safety and all other aspects. A mandatory day session on aboriginal people and history was enlightening. Great group of people who work very hard but are very welcoming. Some extra curricular activities and emphasis on Halloween, Movember and Christmas etc make life enjoyable and help keep jobs and pressure manageable.
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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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Start up project in a non-mining region of Ontario
Training Specialist (Current Employee) –  Rainy River, ON16 May 2017
Very nice region of Ontario with an enthusiastic workforce and friendly community. New Gold is still in construction phase and will be commercial production by end of 2017.
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enjoyed
Underground Miner (Former Employee) –  Kamloops, BC8 May 2017
the work schedule was great and would go back there in a jiffy enjoyed the people i worked with and there was always time for advancement to those who earned it
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Fun
Kitchen Helper (Former Employee) –  Vanderhoof, BC20 April 2017
Awesome place to work, really enjoyed the job. Good people good pay long hours. Had good bosses if you ike the camp life new gold is thenplace really liked working on my own territory
Pros
free lunch
Cons
long hours
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