Surface Miner (Former Employee) – Fort Frances, ON – 9 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.
surface miner (Current Employee) – Rainy River, ON – 20 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.
Mine Operations unorganized and Safety not a priority, all
Mine Superintendent (Former Employee) – Rainy River, ON – 3 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.
Financial Analyst (Former Employee) – Rainy River Mine – 25 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.
Excellent pay, Beautiful summer geography in the area.
Everybody is miserable, Supevisors are incompetent, Not a fun place to work, Terrible place to work as a Canadian
General Maintenance Laborer (Current Employee) – Rainy River, ON – 17 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.
Cost Control Coordinator (Former Employee) – Rainy River, ON – 29 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
Contractor (Former Employee) – Rainy River, ON – 21 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.
Miner (Former Employee) – Rainy River, ON – 14 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.
Well feed you with lies to get you to work for them
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) – Fort Frances, ON – 27 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
Home every day
Bad wages, lots of favouritism and rather train green operators rather then people with seat time
Surface miner (Current Employee) – Rainy River, ON – 5 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.
Home after work, good benefits, steady work.
Low wages, terrible safety culture. Will catch up to them.
Supply Chain Manager, Rainy River Project (Former Employee) – Emo, ON – 10 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.
Haul Truck Operator (Former Employee) – Rainy River, ON – 16 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.