Accounts Payable Specialist (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 19 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.
Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic (Former Employee) – Thompson, MB – 28 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.
Processing Plant Tecnician (Current Employee) – Long Harbour, NL – 28 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.
Processing Plant Technician (Current Employee) – Long Harbour, NL – 30 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.
Great money but many different cultures made advancement very political
Material Coordinator (Former Employee) – Long Harbour, NL – 8 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.
Parts Co-Ordinator/Distributor (Former Employee) – Greater Sudbury, ON – 30 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.
Front Line Shift Supervisor (Current Employee) – Greater Sudbury, ON – 7 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.
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.
excellent schedule, good salary
lack of comunication and strained relations between staff and hourly
Miner/Supervisor/safety training Superviosr (Former Employee) – Greater Sudbury, ON – 13 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.
Senior Planner& Estimator (Former Employee) – St. John's, NL – 24 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.
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.