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Allows an individual to expand his skills and provides variety and opportunities to grow
Management is proactive when it comes to taking business decisions and things happen fast1
Pros
Job satisfaction and fair salary and employee benefits
Cons
Fast-paced environment may become challenging at times
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3.0
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I learned new systems, great management support team, the work culture is fantastic, very collaborative and helpful. The hardest part of the job is that the lead is difficult to approach, very busy.
I enjoy the job with challenges and found the solutions for it.
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Flexible hours
Cons
Long Hours
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Project Management• Scoping - Fixed Plant Additional Water Lines, supply and install additional wash water line through 5 areas of fixed plant. Approx. $1M budget
• Guarding Audit within the OPF fixed plant. Scoping and planned execution work to bring all guarding in line with Australian and FMG standards. Approximate 10 main line conveyor systems and 5 conveyors. Approx. $3M OPEX budget
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Challenging workplace that eventually changed to a family friendly roster for EM Services, brought in line with the "Family" values that were constantly spruiked by Management but not always seen in the workforce. Countless AOD testing became the most hated job & consigned the role to that of Admin / Tester. Safety focus was more around numbers rather than results. Relax people it's just a job
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Good company to work and the culture was diverse which is good. Management team were good they related to their workers and they established relationships with them
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Good working environment easy and no pressure to work. Friendly and helpful workmates asking too much go find out yourself. 85 characters is it enough.
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Such a great working environment and great core values and culture. Only with recent management change in Procurement, the manager of this team within procurement was inexperienced and leadership style and communication style was lacking. This ruined the FMG experience. I would return but not to that manager.
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I've been with FMG for just on 2 years now.

FMG is a great company to work for the safety culture of the company is at a very high standard empowering their workers to speak up when something does not seem right is a very common theme at FMG.
Pros
Saftey culture
Cons
work time/life style
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A great company who have an emphasis of looking after their workers through bonus's and a good work/life balance. It's a large company but it feels like a family business where they care about you. They also frequently offer career advancement
Pros
Good money, great people
Cons
Long hours, working away
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They are a professional great company to work for great benefits. Also they are a excellent family friendly company to help make a you grow as a person.
Always pay very good rates.
Pros
Brilliant benefits
Cons
Long hours
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Used to be a good job. They killed it when they changed the roster. Effectively a massive pro rata pay cut and swapping a good work/life balance to a death grind. They treat their operators with contempt and condescension. Difficult to advance in the job or to learn anything new unless you are in the purple circle. Very demotivating being constantly lied to by dishonest management. Being assessed on spurious company "values".

Positives are the people you work with - generally a good bunch of people from a variety of backgrounds. Very civil and polite working relationships compared to other mine sites I have worked at.
Pros
Good colleagues
Cons
Now too long hours and no
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Was a great experience while it lasted. Not a company for people with a brain. Critical and logical thinking is not welcome among the semi-literate supervisors and managers. It's not what you know... It's WHO you know if you want to move up or keep your job.
Pros
Company bonuses
Cons
Incompetent management
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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".
Pros
Money
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Work life balance, work quality and quantity, culture, management, leadership
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5.0
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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.
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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.
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They continue to start to many potential drivers experienced and none experienced and not enough trucks and you find your self sitting doing nothing all day sorry but true.
Pros
You may if time get trained on other trucks if trucks were avalible.
Cons
sitting to long doing nothing.
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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.
Pros
Family frendly, Could bring family to site
Cons
long hours
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As a FIFO worker for FMG I experienced many different types of work. The training and safety was great. It was a 7 days on 7 days of roster which suited my family at the time.
Pros
Roster
Cons
Away from family
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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
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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.
Pros
Great facilities
Cons
None
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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!
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