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security/first aid (Former Employee) –  Greater Sudbury, ON25 February 2019
Amazing work place, great support and always something to do. You get paid very well and have a lot of guidance and trained properly.

The only downside was no permanent positions so contract work is hard to live with.
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4.0
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Working in the refinary
labour/mine beginner (Former Employee) –  Thompson Manitoba4 February 2019
Working in the refinery for 6 years was great it had its ups and down just like any other job. Learned alot by hands on by the heat was residuals in the summer
Pros
Getting work done n they will leave you alone
Cons
The heat was crazy in summer
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It’s a great company to be apart of
Shaft servicemen (Former Employee) –  Thompson, MB27 January 2019
The company has many options for workers it’s a great place to be apart of. They are located many parts of the world. They are the biggest mining company in the whole world.
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Productive Great learning and work environment
Operator (Former Employee) –  Sudbury, ON18 January 2019
Had a great time working for Vale had awesome employees learnt an amazing amount there
Free bbq lunches were awesome
the training was super helpful
the crew and staff are always out to help achieve your goal
Pros
bbq lunches
Cons
not enough work
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3.0
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Large and slow moving
Procurement Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 January 2019
If you like routine and repetitive work, you'll love it here. There is very little culture and social activity. Most people commute from suburbia so don't expect to make friends outside of the office.
Pros
Across from Union Station
Cons
Minimal advancement opportinity
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4.0
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Good place to work
Plating Tankman (Former Employee) –  Thompson, MB10 December 2018
Was laid off with the refinery closure. Good place to work. Management is kind of sketchy in certain places. their decision making and lack of thought for the employee was the only issue i had there.
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level of excellence company
Analyst of communication (Former Employee) –  Nova Lima3 December 2018
My job in the ditch was as a communications analyst, like public relations. My team worked with the local, national and international press. Much demand for high performance at work, but with
Pros
good work environmental
Cons
Long hours
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3.0
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Not a bad place to work good wage and benefits.
Smelter Converter Control Room Operator (Former Employee) –  Thompson, MB1 December 2018
Not a bad place to work pay was good benefits were excellent.They are taking away post employment benefits so I decided it was time to retire before I lost them.very safety mined company.
Pros
Wage
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Prisoner and Guard relationship
Labourer (Former Employee) –  Thompson, MB20 November 2018
Money is good, work is ok. But the managment is ridiculous. Supervisors walk around like wanna be gods. Most supervisors were once hourly and were the most useless employees, and unless your related to senior mangament your not qualified to be a supervisor.
Pros
good wages
Cons
long hours and bad supervisors
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Current employee, Long Harbour
Supply Chain (Current Employee) –  Long Harbour, NL14 November 2018
Great people who are paid excellent wages and benefits but no room for advancement or promotion unless your not from Newfoundland or Canada for that matter..
The company does not practice its values do what's right, life matters most or value our people. Vale is not a people company and cares not for its employees. Been with Vale for over five years but seeking employment elsewhere.
Pros
Wages and benefits
Cons
Not valued
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Great
Human Resources Intern (Former Employee) –  Long Harbour, NL13 November 2018
Really fast paced work environment and excellent people to work with. Vale truly cares about their employees and will do whatever they can to help you succeed.
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4.0
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Good environment and location to work
Business Analyst and Mobile Developer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 November 2018
• Work closely with business stakeholders and solution delivery teams;
• Team leader for coordinating problem response teams;
• Bolster stakeholder support for new applications;
• Design, develop, and deploy departmental level business intelligence and analytics applications;
• Conduct user interviews to determine detailed business requirements;
• Developed, deployed, and maintained cross platform mobile applications;
Pros
Learn and good peoples
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Vale is a exellent place to be employed
Occupational Health Nurse (Former Employee) –  Newfoundland and Labrador19 September 2018
Vale is very nice place to work.
Great benefits package.
People and management are easy to work with.
The atmosphere is pleasant and well organized.
and the shifts are excellent.
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Working at Vale
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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2.0
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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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3.0
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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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5.0
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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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3.0
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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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