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About us
Orica is the world’s largest provider of commercial explosives and innovative blasting systems to the mining, quarrying, oil and gas and construction markets, a leading supplier of sodium cyanide for gold extraction, and a specialist provider of ground support services in mining and tunneling.

Orica has a diverse workforce of around 11,500 employees
 – more... and contractors, servicing customers across more than 100 countries. Our purpose is to make our customers successful, every day, all around the world. We take pride in operating safely, responsibly and sustainably. Together, these enable us to grow and create enduring value for our shareholders. – less
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What is it like to work at Orica?

3.8
Work/Life Balance
3.9
Salary/Benefits
3.4
Job Security/Advancement
3.3
Management
3.7
Culture

What are people saying about the leadership at Orica?

83%
of employees approve of Alberto Calderon’s performance as CEO
CEO Approval is based on 134 ratings
3.0
First HR representative in Western Canada and Alaska
Written by HR Generalist/HR Manager Western Canada and Alaska (Former Employee) from Calgary, Alberta, Canada on 21 August 2013
Typical day: performance management and disciplinary actions, compensation and pay increases, performance reviews and goal settings, layoffs, job postings and interviews, strategic HR planning for business growth, travel to sites, meetings and conference calls, relocations.

Learned: mergers and acquisitions (synergies and cost savings), implementation
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Pros
Won 2012 Global Business Awards for business achievements, travel to sites to meet managers and employees, attended a blast at a mine site
Cons
Restructure of the company in October 2012
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What did candidates say about the interview at Orica?

Interview experience
Based on 13 interviews
Average
Interview difficulty
Based on 13 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 13 interviews
About a day or two
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