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Orica Careers and Employment

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 tunnelling.
Our purpose is to make our customers successful, every
 – more... 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.

Founded in 1874, Orica has more than 140 years of experience and investment in innovation. We are the global leader in mining and civil services, with a diverse workforce of around 11,500 employees, servicing customers across more than 100 countries. Orica is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: ORI).

Our strategy is to be the trusted partner of choice for our customers, by creating, developing and delivering mining and civil blasting and ground control solutions that help them be more productive and manage their critical risks.

We do this by bringing together: the best people; high quality products and services; safe, secure and reliable supply; and unmatched technology that creates value for our customers, today and tomorrow.

Our commitment to the safety, health and wellbeing of our people and customers, the environment, and the communities in which we operate underpins everything we do.

Our Markets

* Surface Metal

* Surface Coal

* Underground Mining

* Underground Construction

* Construction

* Quarrying

* Oil and Gas
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What is it like to work at Orica?

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What are people saying about the leadership at Orica?

of employees approve of Alberto Calderon’s performance as CEO
CEO Approval is based on 137 ratings
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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Won 2012 Global Business Awards for business achievements, travel to sites to meet managers and employees, attended a blast at a mine site
Restructure of the company in October 2012
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What did candidates say about the interview at Orica?

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Based on 15 interviews
Interview difficulty
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Interview process length
Based on 15 interviews
About a day or two
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