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Accounts Payable Specialist (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON19 September 2018
The staff at Vale are diverse, friendly and welcoming. my time at vale was a good learning work experience. I gained skills working with the SAP system and my team was always on hand ready to help me with new challenges.
Pros
workload
Cons
flexible hours
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great companyto work for
Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Thompson, MB28 August 2018
enjoyed working for this company. Only fall back was location. Remote northern location. Closure of Birchtree mine and possible further layoffs made it stressful to stay as other jobs hard to find and house would be harder to sell the longer i stayed there.
Pros
good wages
Cons
location
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Good Team but poor management
Processing Plant Tecnician (Current Employee) –  Long Harbour, NL28 August 2018
1. Good working team with talented technician.
2. Good safety practice.

1. Interview process is an utter nonsense and has nothing to do with the job one will be performing.
2. HR is not very helpful
3. Poor management who fails to make simple decisions yet carries an attitude of "ALL-KNOWING"
4. Lacks diversity.
Pros
Good team players
Cons
Poor management
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Cyclical Industry and Management System
Manager, HR (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON1 August 2018
Organization follows the price of metals they mine. Be ready to spend a lot or being terminated in a matter of months. Management need to establish a long term outlook and rewards on the long run.
Pros
Compensation
Cons
Extreme Long hours and not noticed
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Old, mature and stable
Senior Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Greater Sudbury, ON11 July 2018
100+ years old organization. Very mature work environment, yet employees have a family culture.
Processes are mature and well understood among the teams spread allover the world.
Pros
Mature and diverse
Cons
Sometimes slow
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Good job with excellent benefits
Processing Plant Technician (Current Employee) –  Long Harbour, NL30 May 2018
Typical work days are easy to manage and generally stress free. Great people to work with on a team. Safety is a major priority. Work days are generally completely wrote off. Slack work teams add to productive teams workload; no accountability.
Pros
Benefits/pension package
Cons
Long work days(12+commute~3 hours)
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Great money but many different cultures made advancement very political
Material Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Long Harbour, NL8 May 2018
Vale as a whole was fantastic. some of the management allowed them selves to be lied to with out validation of the truth. with many factions and cultures in Vale they did not stick to protocol. Quite often they were in dipute with each other vs solving problems or coming to a common goal.
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awesome place to work
Parts Co-Ordinator/Distributor (Former Employee) –  Greater Sudbury, ON30 April 2018
typical day of work is to arrive to a great and friendly work environment and have a thorough safety meeting and a detailed lineup. The work condition were very safe and clean. Very good communications threwout the day. One could end there work day feeling good about there day working in a safe environment.
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Love my Job
Protection Services Professional (Casual) (Current Employee) –  Greater Sudbury, ON13 April 2018
Shifts vary from Steady Days, Nights or shift work
Work with Great People
Possibility of advancement
Benefits
Learning new skills and all sorts of training provided
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A glimps into First Line Supervisory work at Vale
Front Line Shift Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Greater Sudbury, ON7 April 2018
Typical Day involves a morning meeting 6:45am with all supervisors and upper management involving the previous days production, safety talk, injury review, IM review, discuss work being performed that day, discuss high priority work required, 7:00am line up the crew with daily safety information followed by specific crew assignments relating to what their task is for that particular day .Field visits throughout the shift to ensure proper procedure's and safety aspects are being followed. Conversations with crew members on the Floor in regards to any concerns or issues they may have on that particular day, input payroll, documentation of daily activities, concerns or issues, discussion with DCS operator and Metallurgical Eng. to produce the highest quality of feed, adjust mill performance and Assays to achieve goals set by upper Eng. Things learned, adjust to worker behaviors and performance, employees are individual in comparison to others, getting to know them in order to be able to help them. Hardest part is not to mix friendship with work ethics. Most enjoyable, everyday is different, no two are the same.
Pros
Bonus
Cons
overtime
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Large bureaucratic company
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON6 April 2018
Large company that pays well but has very limited chances of development/advancement unless you speak Portuguese.

Morale is not great due to the declining market conditions resulting in continuous austerity measures.

There are good people working there however, and that is what makes it enjoyable.
Pros
Salary and bonus
Cons
Morale, Job Security, Management
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Challenging and Rewarding Work
Operations Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Long Harbour, NL18 February 2018
Vale is a great place to work. Every day is a challenge and you are constantly learning and growing. Would recommend to anyone that wants to expand on their traditional role.
Pros
Great shift and office schedules. Bussing provided from St. John's.
Cons
Location of Refinery.
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Strained work enviroment
Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) (Current Employee) –  Thompson, MB16 January 2018
Could be a great company but a lack of leadership and direction makes it difficult to feel confident in your job security. They offer limited to no training, and it is difficult to want to advance as middle receives no support from upper management. However the schedule is excellent and the pay and bonus are very good.
Pros
excellent schedule, good salary
Cons
lack of comunication and strained relations between staff and hourly
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Great People
Planner/Turnover Lead (Current Employee) –  Copper Cliff, ON11 January 2018
My experience with Vale included two projects. The people that worked on these projects were always great. They accepted me as part of the Vale family.
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Good place to work
Tradesman (Current Employee) –  Ontario9 December 2017
This is a good place to work for the money you get paid. You are working close to home. As with all large companies, the bottom line takes priority to employees.
Pros
Good Pay
Cons
Upper Management
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Place was ok friendly people
Labour (Former Employee) –  Thompson, MB14 November 2017
The place was ok friendly coworkers , managment sucks they could use some trainning in people skills, great pay not really flexable with family/personal issues
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Great Company to work for.
Miner/Supervisor/safety training Superviosr (Former Employee) –  Greater Sudbury, ON13 November 2017
Very challenging job. As a supervisor you had to be a good planner and organizer. As a safety and training supervisor responsible for multiple sites and working with different managers was demanding and also rewarding. Good hours and salary.
Pros
Good salary and benefits and home every night.
Cons
None
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Cheerful and very respectful workplace
Senior Planner& Estimator (Former Employee) –  St. John's, NL24 October 2017
Being the most experienced planner on site I was asked for my professional opinion almost every morning and asked to help younger planner to achieve objectives. I learned that upper management did not always appreciate problems and issues of the project and made uninformed decisions. The hardest part of my job
was trying to get mgmt to receive information as layed out in schedules and plans. the most enjoyable part as time went on the
plan was self fullfilling.
Pros
Easy respectfull work environment
Cons
Travel between home and workplace durning winter
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Good people to work for
Contracts Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Long Harbour, NL2 August 2017
Good company to work for, wonderful people, learned a lot from my boss, really good with family affairs, always there to lend a helping hand. Very productive
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Unpredictable company
Underground supervisor (Current Employee) –  Thompson, MB31 July 2017
Only good when nickel is at 10$ Plus...Unpredictable market. Company is good to work for, lots of chances to go up the organization if your a go getter. Company does like to carry lazy employees. Probably the issue with all big companies.
Pros
Good benefits and pay
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