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Anglo American
4,1
570 reviews
Anglo American, ZA Ratings
4,1
Average rating of 570 reviews on Indeed
3,8Work-Life Balance
3,7Pay & Benefits
3,7Job Security & Advancement
3,7Management
3,9Culture
Headquarters
London, UK
Employees
10,000+
Revenue
More than $10B (USD)
Industry
Agriculture and Extraction

Popular jobs at Anglo American in South Africa

 Average SalarySalary Range
2 salaries reported
R 7 000
per month
R 3 500-R 11 000
2 salaries reported
R 23 250
per month
R 8 000-R 44 000
4 salaries reported
R 33 625
per month
R 7 300-R 71 000
3 salaries reported
R 9 300
per month
R 4 600-R 14 000
2 salaries reported
R 58 000
per month
R 29 000-R 87 000
Salary Satisfaction
76%
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay, in South Africa
Based on 511 reviews

Anglo American Reviews

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Overall Reviews at Anglo American

3,0
HRD Officer | Rustenburg, North West | 25 Sept 2014
Hard work, Long Hours with a large workforce with good management skills can be a sucsess
The day starts at 6h00 I attend to the needs of the workforce ( legal block, induction, bookings and opening of the gates for underground workers if necessary) From 8h00 to 9h00 I meet with my manager to discuss operations and review operational functions, get updates on new developments or operational strategies that has changed 9h00 to 10h00 convey instructions to subordinates as per above meeting 10h00 to 12h00 I do system audits and run reports to ensure that all events have been captured and maintained. Sign off on shift adjustments for payment purposes 12h00 to 13h00 Meet with my engineering learners for their logbook reviews and attend to their development needs. I visit the learner miners and ABET learners to follow up on their progress. 13h00 to 15h00 attend meetings like War room, EE/Skills meetings, WIM Meetings, HRD , Systems , Engineering meetings and transformation meetings, In between I also manage the maternity gang on the mine, arrange external training, handle financial matters wrt external training, educational assistance, certification of employees, placement and development of internal and external engineering learners, pypline students, IPA's , IDC's performance management and weekly/daily reporting to all relevant stakeholders. Liase with training providers for legal and mandatory training. do problem solving on systems or one on one training with facilitators and assistants/data capturers. Once a month I do standby to assist with operational
ProsI enjoy working with people
ConsLong hours and late nights
5,0
Metallurgical Engineer | Rustenburg, North West | 17 Jan 2015
Dynamic engineering environment
At Anglo American Platinum, a day would begin by management conducting daily meetings in oder to report progress of the previous day and also outlining the schedule for the day and reminder of applying safety measures at the work place. The day would begin by making sure that the working environment is clean and safe by conducting basic house keeping and writing risk assessment for every task that will be performed. Typically i would carry on with my tasks in the pilot plant while reporting the the plant supervisor throughout the day. I have learned critical aspects of project management, how to deal with people and the essence of time management and meeting deadlines. I have learned to work as a team and as well as individually as i was given and responsible for bigger tasks. I have also learned to be responsible and committed. Management always encouraged the need to be innovative and take independent actions, they also encouraged and developed my problem solving skills. At Anglo platinum the co-workers work as a team and always encourage team work. One of the company's values was that we are one team and co-workers lived up to that value. They always geared up to perform their task while making a difference in their respective tasks. The hardest part of the job was to carry or push heavy load samples form one section of the plant to the laboratory. The other hardest part of the job was to do manual labour, like using shovels for house keeping in the plant most of the proce
ProsCelebration of major achievements
ConsManual labour, lack of technological advancement
4,0
Senior Project Manager | Johannesburg, Gauteng | 13 Nov 2019
Good place to work if the economy stays strong
As a senior Project manager at Anglo American i used to manage day-to-day operational aspects of projects and project scope by effectively applying methodologies that enforce project standards and by minimizing exposure and risks on projects. Create and execute project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements, including the identification of needed resources and assignment to appropriate personnel. Anglo American presents a good company to work for, but presents a highly corporate environment with many challenges. Typical to the Senior Project Manager the job aligns with hours booked and if the company struggle to win projects, you as an individual may lose your position. During a strong economy, the company presents many opportunities related to skills development, opportunities to grow and become involved in diverse client engagements. The job culture requires a lot of input. The company presents an accepted salary but they comprise of no enough bonus system. During good times they give you additional compensation that presents about 6% of your monthly salary. The management varies and typical to project Management it presents a competitive environment. Therefore management tends to look after themselves first and always attempt to find a way to stay billable. Sometimes to the disadvantage of staff members. The hardest of the job involves the billability aspect and if you not an Manager it may become difficult to stay afloat because o
5,0
Executive Assistant | Johannesburg, Gauteng | 22 Apr 2015
Productive
Allow me to highlight my strengths: • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) as well as various database applications and the internet. • Experienced in bookkeeping, billing, payroll systems, requisitions, SAP, Taleo, Maconomy and lotus notes. • Exceptional level of professionalism and award-recognized level of service to customers and internal colleagues. • Unsurpassed organizational and streamlining skills as well as time management skills. • Type >70 wpm Throughout my career, I have maintained the highest performance standards within a diverse range of administrative functions, including being the “face to the public” and leading a team focused on improving company operations. Further qualifications include: Diploma in Business Management and Administration (writing supplementary exam in Financial accounting) Studying towards my Bachelor of Business Administration. • Strong background in all aspects of office management, from scheduling meetings and coordinating travel to overseeing budget and accounting functions. • Demonstrated capacity to develop and maintain comprehensive administrative processes that improve the efficiency of day-to-day operations. Most importantly, I quickly learn your preferences, your goals and objectives, and I’ll do my very best to aid in the leadership of your company. I would appreciate the opportunity to present in greater detail the contributions I would make as your Executive Assistant/ Personal As
ProsN/A
4,0
Metallurgist | South Africa | 29 Nov 2012
Safe and Productive
Typical day at work: Collect production figures of the previous day from shift foremen, update them in the metallurgical accounting spread sheet and send to management. then start compiling production report and technical report to have an overall performance of the plant. send report to management after completion. Plant walkabout and equipments evaluation.Technical meeting. What I have learned is to work as a team, plant operation and control, plant process chemistry and practical aspects of engineering. Management: Always emphasising on safety of one and those working with. Concerned about employee's growth and development. Co-workers : Very ambitious, interesting and hard working people. Safety conscious and willing to help. The hardest part of the job: Plant performance is unpredictable especially with aspects that are weather dependent. Breakdowns that need immediate investigation and solutions. Projects that were not scheduled in time but due to plant performance, they must be carried out. Enjoyable part of the job: Carrying out plant surveys. One gets to learn more not only intellectually but personally especially because you are working with different people of different departments.
Prosholiday gifts and incentives
Conseveryday is a working day
4,0
Payroll Assistant | Johannesburg, Gauteng | 15 Jan 2014
Global Shared Service Payroll Department (G.S.S)
Looking for the right opportunity that will cut me in a perfect shape and to be able to implement my abilities in giving solutions to problems that the company might be faced with. When working I always give hundred percent, with the right co-ordination I works well with a group that share the same version as the company and will not accept any failure no matter how big the obstacle might be. I am a dedicated person with great work ethic, who believes in hard work as I believe it is a motivational drive that assists me to achieve my goals. The opportunity presented is very interesting; I believe my strong accounting experience and education will make me an asset, because I have knowledge that I want to distribute and to actualize with people. Being a bright young individual who is determined and productive in everything I do, which means I will be bringing new intellectual ideas that will assist the company change positively. Getting this position will give me an excellent insight for exploring different working methods. I have gathered well working experience, good communication skills and present my ideas in an accurate manner. I am able to work on individual task and in a team work.
Prosfree lunch
Consbetter hours
5,0
Administrator | Thabazimbi, Limpopo | 03 Nov 2017
My latest work place
A typical day for me at work was going to work at 7:30. Having a nice cup off coffee with my friends. I had a good relationship with everyone, people new when there time sheets was with me they would get paid even at the last minute i would help people because i knew how important there money were 2 them. In all my years working in Anglo American i have learned to really listen and help people. I had 2 manage all my different types of work load and 2 do it accordingly i always had a system 2 make my job easy so i dint make mistakes....check, check and double check because after all this was people money i was working with. The culture in my workplace was what made going 2 work nice every day. Everybody had respect for each other and when there was a problem among us it would be talked out in a respective manner. The hardest part of my job i would say was the impatient employees. And yes i would also calm them down and try 2 explain the situation 2 them. whatever it was that was bothering them. The part that i enjoyed the mos was when everyone would get there payslips at the end of the month. And then everything was 100% . There were never any pay queries and this made me happy because we worked together as a team...
ProsNice People
Consnothing
4,0
Typist | Johannesburg, Gauteng | 06 Oct 2018
Corporate environment with profits that mattered.
I was the secretary who dealt with plant Heads of Department in a gold mine. I was directly reporting to two metallurgical superintendents: typing, screening calls, audio-typing reports. All secretarial duties. Security in the office was of utmost importance with confidential data being prepared each day. I learned how to work with outside departments and learned communication skills. Management was hierarchical and working in silos: Engineering dept., metallurgical dept., admin, HR dept., Loss Control and Finance dept. All metallurgical departments directly reporting to the two metallurgical superintendents (my two managers). The metallurgical departments comprised Carbon In Leach, Acid Plant, Gold Plant, Loss Control and Flotation Plant which are metallurgical plants to produce, ultimately, gold. The workplace demanded good work ethic and the ability to work under pressure. The hardest part of the job was during a slump in the gold price with low motivation, lay-offs and stressful working conditions, taking on extra duties with the corporation austerity measures. The most enjoyable part of the job was making sure the job was done .
5,0
Metallurgist | Potgietersrus, Limpopo | 16 Aug 2013
Efficient and enjoyable work environment
TYPICAL DAY Start day off with daily safety meeting and delegate work to subordinates. Daily plant stability meeting to discuss current issues and brainstorm ideas with technical team. Assist subordinates where needed and ensure that tasks given are attended to. Weekly meeting with entire management team to discuss all current issues and to raise concerns. Attend to requests and emails. Attend to current project. Close out day by ensuring that all critical tasks were attended to and that deadlines are met. Management allows freedom to express yourself and you are not tied down. I also do not work under constant supervision. Co-workers are very helpful and knowledgeable. They are approachable and always willing to assist where needed. The hardest part of my job is to constantly improve the process and find solutions to unique problems. The most enjoyable part of my job is the fact that I can do my work in my own manner as long as the job gets done on time. I also enjoy the fact that everyday is different and I live for the challenges in my day to day job.
ProsStable job with room for advancement
ConsNo reward for major achievements and improvements in business performance
5,0
Senior Administrative Assistant | Johannesburg, Gauteng | 01 Mar 2016
Excellent Employer
My company rewards its people with an excellent salary package, benefits and added benefits including an in house canteen which is free for employees a gym on campus and a medical clinic onsite for staff. They run a yearly wellness programme and provide antiretrovirals for their employees. I work within a global team based in Jhb encompassing UK, South America, Australia and Asia. I work well with top, middle and lower management. The company has a diverse group of people and I work very well with all of them. My job is highly confidential and highly pressurized. I love this aspect of my job. The hardest part of my job is changing travel once its booked however it is a challenge I always manage to pull off. I enjoy working with my co - workers and I have a good relationship with everyone. I love working here however the company has been restructuring since 2009 and is ongoing until 2018. I would like to find a job near home in Alberton. I am currently not enjoying the 2 hour travel. I leave home at 6.30 everyday and since January 2016 I find myself at work at 8.30 or later. I would like to work closer to home due to this.
ProsFree lunches, gym and medical clinic on site
ConsOngoing Restructuring
4,0
Process Metallurgy Graduate | North West | 25 Nov 2015
Challenging, productive and fun workplace
A typical day at work is not possible to describe since the environment I work in is constantly changing hence, proposing new opportunities to improve and optimise the plant or process. However, I do have routine tasks to perform everyday consisting of trends meetings to review plant stability, and updating various spreadsheets accordingly. I have learned how to adapt to the working world and the various challenges it proposes. This has boosted my confidence and advanced my maturity. I have also learned many technical skills in dealing with the various facets of the plant and have incorporated my theoretical knowledge in order to gain a better understanding of everything. In terms of management, upon arriving at the plant I was immediately given a department to manage namely, evaluation.This department required sufficient attention everyday with a monthly presentation detailing the performance achieved. It required good management, communication and people skills and consisted of 4 shifts each with 4 employees. Overall, I was complimented for the way I managed the department. I got along with my co-workers and did not experience any conflict whatsoever. We managed to work together as a productive and motivated team always striving to do our best. The hardest part of the job firstly was adapting it to the environment which consisted of mostly male employees and being accepted in a male dominant environment. The second challenge is living alone very far from my i
ProsNo defined lunch hour, accommodation allowance
ConsStart at 6:30 am
5,0
Reclutamiento y selección | Copiapó, Atacama | 25 Dec 2015
Un dia normal de trabajo
Un día típico de trabajo comienza a las 08:00 Hrs en la oficina revisando la información solicitada por sistema de correos, responder llamados telefónicos y comenzar revisando el status de los avances para el cumplimiento de la documentación que se lleva mensualmente del sistema integrado de gestión. Luego de recopilar la informacion se envian los correos respectivos a las personas que se encuentran pendientes. Se debe mantener actualizado la situación de licencias internas de los operadores y en caso de estar pronto su vencimiento, coordinar con las respectivas entidades las horas y visitas para dejarlas al día. Revisar la situación de incidentes ocurridos o que su investigación aun no se haya cerrado de acuerdo a los planes de acción establecidos, y solicitar a las personas respectivas los documentos faltantes. Se recibe diariamente muchas personas que vienen por diversos temas asociados a temas laborales. Se lleva una buena relación laboral con todos ya que los sistemas de turnos tienen su stress natural. Lo mas complejo es que en algunos días faltan horas al día para poder terminar toda la documentación producto muchas veces de las auditorias tanto internas como externas. Lo que mas me gusta es que mi grano de arena que puedo aportar a la organización,es que se puedan salvar vidas y familias tranquilas en sus hogares.
Prosel sistema de turnos 4x3 para los administrativos
ConsLa falta de personal producto de la crisis del cobre, lleva a que tienes que absorber mas actividades.
5,0
Analista de Contratos | Belo Horizonte, MG | 06 May 2016
Empresa com ótimo ambiente de trabalho e focada em resultados
Tive a oportunidade de fazer parte do Projeto Minas-Rio, na construção do maior Mineroduto do mundo ( 523 KM ), atuando na estruturação da área de Gestão de Contratos, dando suporte não somente à Gerência da área ( Planejamento e Controle de Custos/Orçamento ) como também à Gerência de Obras. Através do ótimo relacionamento com as áreas envolvidas ( Engenharia, Jurídico, Controladoria e Suprimentos ), obtivemos ótimos resultados no que se refere à aderência contratual, bem como gestão orçamentária, como parte da conquista, que ocorreu em Outubro/14 através do 1o. embarque de minério de ferro. Uma empresa com ótimo ambiente de trabalho, com extrema preocupação em relação à segurança do trabalho. Trata-se de um projeto grandioso, que apesar das dificuldades encontradas em vários âmbitos ( ambiental, fundiário e financeiro ), devido ao comprometimento envolvido desde a alta Diretoria à equipe de campo, com garra e determinação, as mesmas foram superadas. Me sinto privilegiado por ter feito parte deste projeto, que infelizmente, devido fator externo ( cotação do preço do minério no mercado mundial ) fez com que a empresa adotasse medidas visando redução de custos, que culminou na extinção da área da qual eu fazia parte.
ProsRemuneração (salário) acima do mercado, Participação nos Lucros, Benefícios ( vale-refeição, vale alimentação;, assistência médica e odontológica )
ConsNão tenho nada contra
5,0
Memorista | Nogales, Valparaíso | 29 Apr 2014
Grato ambiente laboral y gran preocupación por el desarrollo de las personas.
Cada día comienza con análisis de situación de seguridad de la planta y la empresa, analizando incidentes o accidente ocurridos anteriormente, esto tiene como objetivo el aprendizaje para que prevenir y trabajar con seguridad. Después de esto me informaba acerca de el estado de la planta: producción, estado de funcionamiento de las etapas de procesos y el estado de las pruebas que realizaba para mi tesis. Aprendí sobre todo seguridad en la producción y sobre todo de los procesos metalúrgicos del cobre. En cuanto la dirección siempre hubo buena disponibilidad para proporcionar las herramientas necesarias para realizar mis labores. Durante mi estancia en la compañía tuve apoyo del personal del turno con los que siempre tuve buena comunicación y mutuo respeto. A ellos les comandaba el control mis pruebas cuando no estaba como: muestreos y control. La parte mas difícil en un comienzo fue el asignar tareas y entregar la información al personal para realizara, esto con el tiempo lo logre dominar, siempre con respeto y mutua disposición. Lo que mas me gusto del el trabajo fue enfrentarme a nuevos desafíos y demostrar que tengo buena formación y base profesional la que me permite adaptarme a nuevas situaciones.
ProsAmbiente laboral seguro, buena disposición para enseñar a los nuevos profesionales
ConsLentitud en proporcionar herramientas para el trabajo.
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Informatico/a | Santiago de Chile, Región Metropolitana | 24 Jun 2017
Buen ambiente laboral
Mi trabajo fue muy entretenido en aquellos años 1985 no existía mucho lo de la computación y un amigo ingeniero me introdujo en ese extraño mundo y desde ahí nunca mas abandone ese aprendizaje a diario que uno nunca termina de aprender, yo inicie en el área de geología y topografía el tomar los datos en terreno, vaciarlos al computador, procesar los datos e imprimirlos en un plotter para que fueran usados a diario en la explotación de la mina, trabajábamos con Autocad en 3D y el programa Data Mining para corto, mediano y largo plazo, fui el que mas subió de escala de sueldos en esos primeros años, la gerencia siempre apoyo el empuje de la gente y nos premiaba, mis colegas aun hoy tengo contacto que tantos de ellos, ya hoy en día en unos tremendos puestos en el área minera aun siguen siendo muchos de ellos tal cual los conocí, dificil de trabajo no se, lo que si siempre me entretuve mucho aprendiendo, tal vez las quedadas en los inviernos obligados por temporales de nieve, trabajábamos a 3500 metros sobre el nivel del mar y la mina era a 4200 metros de altura, me encantaba subir a los mas alto del cerro y contemplar el Monte Aconcagua, tengo fotos de eso, el paisaje era espectacular y cuando nevaba todo se hacia con cuidado por el peligro de avalanchas y el hielo.
ProsMuchas cosas vacaciones, dias extras, bonos, sueldos extras
Conslo lejos que queda ir todos los dias, son 62 km desde Santiago
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Vendedor/a senior | Chañaral de Carén, Coquimbo | 20 Mar 2014
Excelente empresa y realmente comprometida con sus políticas de RRCC
- La empresa en general y sobre todo el área de proyectos es bastante autónoma en resolver situación cotidianas, el área de proyectos tiene un ambiente muy agradable de camaradería y respecto entre las diferentes disciplinas que inter - actúan diariamente. - La empresa da posibilidad de aprender y dejar plasmadas las lecciones aprendidas de cada trabajo realizado, te permite mejorar continuamente. - La gerencia de proyectos tiene un liderazgo que te permite hacer el trabajo sin mayores complicaciones, al contrario, es valorable la disponibilidad para apoyar tus decisiones e incentiva tu pro actividad. - Los colegas pasan a ser parte de tu familia, estas casi 12 horas diarias con ellos, y de todo el tiempo que llevo en este proyecto no hemos tenido ningún problema de convivencia o de tipo profesional, las reuniones de equipo son pospositivas y colaborativas. - Lo más díficil es adptarse a estar lejos de la familia... - Lo que más me gustó de este trabajo fue que pude trabajar con otros grupos de stakeholder con los cuales no había trabajado, lo que me permite ampliar mi experiencia en todo ámbito.
Proslo bueno son los beneficios de la compañía, te apoyan en becas para tus hijos, seguro médico, etc.
Conslas distancia de traslado desde tu casa al lugar de trabajo, más de 8 horas en bus.

Questions And Answers about Anglo American

What should you wear to an interview at Anglo American?
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Formal attire
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Formal and presentable.
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Qualifications and experience enables competency to deliver KPI's.
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We have standard question but prepare well for the "curved balls".
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Theres a panel like any interview CEO s Board of Directors Managers and union member to observe
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Give internship and Learnership
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By offering them learnership
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