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- "Vale is the biggest company in Brasil and it has a good benefit for your employees." (in 63 reviews)
- "Good salary and compensation for a student" (in 46 reviews)
- "Great people to work with" (in 32 reviews)
- "Good pay for in town Unionized Good co workers" (in 27 reviews)
- "Good bonus but base pay is very low." (in 23 reviews)
- "Poor management at that time" (in 35 reviews)
- "Bureaucracy, no opportunities to improve the career, do not invest in qualification for employees, the employee stay for years in the same position with the same salary, even with good performance." (in 8 reviews)
- "Centralized management model and culture too Brazilian centric." (in 8 reviews)
- "long hours to meet workload" (in 6 reviews)
- "My manager was also Brazilian and, while seemingly friendly, was totally closed to receiving feedback." (in 6 reviews)
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- 4.0Dec 5, 2023Sr. SpecialistFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsToronto, ON
Compensation in line with market Bonus above the market average Benefits and Retirement Plan options are good
The company has been undergoing constant reformulations and constantly changing its management, causing constant uncertainties and anxiety
- 4.0Nov 7, 2023EngineeringCurrent Employee
Exposure to lots of variety of systems machinery. Lots of opportunities to move around. Lots of problem solving and changes to be involved with.
Hierarchical structure. Cheap on merit increases. Always seems to be on the brink of bankruptcy whether true or not, but used as a constant excuse to suppress wage increases
- 3.0Nov 9, 2023RecruiterFormer Employee, more than 3 years
Base pay + annual bonus are good.
Management is interested in delivering constant criticism, disappointment and anger towards team. Positive work by the team will be taken and used to benefit themselves. Do not make a mistake. Anxiety inducing environment. Constantly walking on eggshells.
- 4.0Oct 20, 2023PlannerCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsSudbury, ON
Opportunity for movement Large company Varied workplace experience
Change is constant but improvement in work experience is minimal. Way too much paperwork and inefficient work flows. Lots of new employees without relevant experience
- 3.0Aug 16, 2023DesignerCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsSudbury, ON
I guess the steady paycheck is a positive.
The culture that continues to "grow" of constant change is wasting vast resources and draining employees. Which every change we seem to add more senior level management while contracting out the lower level positions. Senior management says things will operate a specific way, then changes at the last minute. A perfect example being the promise of a bonus in 2023... with the uncertainty around "ring fencing" the base metals operation, management promised the bonus (AIP) system would remain unchanged. In the final days prior to the announcement of ring fencing partners, management changed the bonus system. Will it actually benefit employees? If a company can afford to hand out crazy bonuses based on such arbitrary metrics, maybe they could simply increase our wages to ensure we remain competitive and can attract talent. It's draining for employees to be constantly told we aren't competitive and spend too much money... only to see large amounts of money spend on internal corporate video, promo newsletters, endless meetings. Hire supervisors who actually have experience in the processes they manage. Hire supervisors who are willing to promote change and growth. Massive change needed to revise the job descriptions/requirements; The majority of jobs that require a "p.eng" are simply worded that way to keep jobs classified as non-union (Engineers who haven't used a stamp or signed their name in a decade). This limits the career growth of employees who are clearly skilled enough to progress into these roles but lack a couple of letters after their name.
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Vale has an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5, based on over 5,895 reviews left anonymously by employees. 89% of employees would recommend working at Vale to a friend and 78% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
89% of Vale employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Vale 3.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 3.8 for career opportunities.