Boilermaker (Former Employee) – Port Hedland WA – 3 October 2018
This place is a good place to work. It has a nice environment, friendly people, good safety culture, great team work and great house keeping. There is a large variety of foods to suit your appetite and liking.
Engineer (Current Employee) – Site – 10 October 2018
Above industry average in total financial remuneration, unfortunately there are glaring deficiencies in relation to culture, management and leadership, and the general work environment.
A corrupt and toxic culture of blatant nepotism, backed by an insidious undercurrent of intimidation, harassment and bullying by key personnel in managerial and leadership roles is rampant throughout numerous areas of the Fortescue operation. A well acknowledged and subsequently ignored group of highly positioned personnel (referred to as the purple circle) leverage their positions to promote a working environment that is beneficial only to the few and not the many, often resulting in a fear to speak out and act on overt displays that are counter to the visions and values of the company.
The work is uninspiring, bland and repetitive. Job enrichment, expansion and opportunity is non-existent, despite requests and actions to "step-up". Empowerment, a value of the organisation, is met with road blocks, ridicule, fear and in some cases bullying. As a organisation it is apparent that it is very much "jobs for the boys".
Work life balance, work quality and quantity, culture, management, leadership
Dump Truck Operator (Former Employee) – Western Australia, Australia – 4 October 2018
I have nothing bad to say about FMG. The only reason I left is for family reasons. I would work there again in a heartbeat. For the most part, all of the supervisors and upper management seemed to care about the needs of the crews.
Fixed plant Boilermaker (Former Employee) – Christmas Creek WA – 23 July 2018
Had our up's and downs, days that was easy going and some days that was full on with breakdowns. over all it was a good place to for. They do consider peoples health and they do look after there work force. The crew is good, they stand and work as a team. Everyone in the team try to make it easyer for everyone.
any and inform the maintenance engineer (Former Employee) – South Hedland WA – 6 May 2018
mostly hot days to work in, I learned how to operate machinery and how to do operations and how chutes and conveyor belts and the plant basically works with iron ore. management wasn't the best, a lot of work culture different walks of life. hardest part of the jobs was fly in and out and being away from family, the freedom of a week of was the best part of the job
Drill & Blast Crew (Former Employee) – Christmas creek – 1 May 2018
I started working at FMG as a contractor through ochre workforce in the drill and blast department in early 2017 at a site called Christmas creek. The job was great as i loved what I did and the team I worked with was great.
FMG was a good place to work once but it has lost its way.
Supervisor/Manager (Former Employee) – Port Hedland WA – 22 April 2018
The culture is toxic, it needs to look at what it once was and get back to basics, ruling through fear and intimidation does not engender trust in employees. Four years ago it would have been 4 stars overall!
Great wages & incentives - until Head Office intervenes
Metallurgical Technician (Former Employee) – Cloudbreak – 22 April 2018
The onsite crew and management were 5 Star! Work hard, get on with team mates and produce results and rewards will follow. This is until re-structuring comes into play, managed remotely from Perth. Casualties of frictional and economic restructuring result in top performers being terminated, and the mediocre retained. The best guess is that the better performers were deemed more likely to get work after termination, however that is generous speculation. Moving from 8-6 to 2-1 roster was never popular, however what made life unbearable was the fact that 1 person took on more than double the workload, with an extra 7 days on. Although targets are achievable in the short term, fatigue and burn out will occur. For what it's worth, look elsewhere if you want to physically survive to retirement. The workload is too extreme for a sustained period, and until 8-6 returns to FMG, I'm afraid that work stresses will cause both physical and psychological burn out.
Wages and benefits fantastic, on site crew incredible!
Head Office never seems willing to foster great individual and collective talent, Always ready to break teams up and restructure
CATERING MANAGER / CAMP COOK / FLIGHTs (Former Employee) – Perth WA – 2 April 2018
My day comprised of supervising and working hand in hand with staff... I had excellent staff.. I learnt from working with FMG commradary between staff, and the ability to pull together when needed... We all worked hand in hand with supervisors with mutual respect. The work culture when I began there was ok, however over time the improvement became 100% due pulling together ... Hardest kart of my job was dealing with new staff and their ability to not turn up for their swing ... I feel the misconception was, you work for extremely good money, however, do not put in the hard yards... So hence, they would not turn up for their flights back to camp . Most enjoyable part of the job was the commradary ...
Great group of people all striving for the same goals
Trainer/Assessor - Rail Operations (Current Employee) – Port Hedland WA – 15 March 2018
Great place to work - the Fortescue Family Great people Hardest part of this role is to track Drivers down and have time for training and development Management are very supportive My skills in design and development undertaking this project have incresed 100 fold.
Workplace that pushes your boundaries and problem solving skills.
People Logistics Coordinator (Former Employee) – Western Australia – 15 February 2018
A typical day is full of your day to day tasks set out at the start of the day but in true mining style a curve ball would be thrown in that you must manage using time management, problem solving and decision making skills. You learn quickly about all facets of the mining industry as there is a push to all work together and use each department as a resource to get the job done. You're all working towards the same goal. Management know what they do and are a great advisors of their team and work. There is a culture of pushing your boundaries, the value of "stretch targets" rings very true and if you don't hold this yourself you won't be able to keep up! If you are unsure if something can be completed you just manage to go out and do it, plus some. This can be hardest yet the most rewarded part of working at Fortescue Metals Group as its all about your own personal dedication and responsibility to your job and the company.
Trainee (Former Employee) – karratha – 25 January 2018
I thoroughly enjoy my time at FMG I feel very supported in my role from senior management I enjoy meeting new people and working in a team environment, with people from all different cultures and backgrounds I enjoy learning new things and facing challenges each day The hardest part of the job is working in a FIFO role
Learning on the job, meeting alot of different people
Logistics Coordinator - Solomon (Former Employee) – Solomon, AU – 10 January 2018
Fantastic work environment. Great team and exciting projects. Typical work days for me would be both in and out the office managing complex cargo movements. The culture was fantastic and helped with my day to day role.
Mining Operator (Former Employee) – Pilbara WA – 1 September 2017
as with all large mining companies there is a strong production orientated agenda, it is no different in this case, the hours are long and micro management can be found in most areas of the business. I enjoyed working with many different characters which always helps the time pass.
fantastic work enviormrnt everyone very happy and helpful
Permit Coordinator/ Contractor (Former Employee) – Port Hedland WA – 16 August 2017
Fmg was a fantastic workplace it was a joy to wake up and head off to work the employees were excellent pleasant and a joy to work with , the management was always available and always helpful , also having got to know the contractors there was always a sense of friendship , overall fantastic experience and gret people to work with