Glencore Reviews | Glassdoor.co.uk

Glencore Reviews

Updated 18 Jul 2019

To filter reviews, or .

Found 198 reviews

3.8
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
77%
Recommend to a Friend
91%
Approve of CEO
Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg
Ivan Glasenberg
82 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good people and working environment(in 15 reviews)

  • "People centered, good pay and health benefits like cancer insurance, flexible hours(in 9 reviews)

Cons
More Pros and Cons
  1. "100% Positive"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Glencore full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Challenging | Well Managed | Respect

    Cons

    No Cons | Just a great place to be

    Glencore2019-07-06
  2. "Working at Glencore"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Glencore full-time

    Pros

    Knowledgeable colleagues to work with.

    Cons

    No training or career path... could seem like a dead end job sometimes Also the last time I got a pay raise was never.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the guys on the ground.

    Glencore2019-04-28
  3. "Risk"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Risk Analyst 

    I have been working at Glencore full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits and flat structure in the company

    Cons

    No real cons, long hours but this is expected in the markets

    Glencore2019-04-05
  4. "greate company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Glencore full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    tidy environment, free juice and drink, great bonus

    Cons

    not always accept latest tecnology

    Glencore2019-04-03
  5. "Entrepreneurial"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Glencore full-time

    Pros

    Fast decisions and lots of responsibility. Flat management and ability to make a difference from relatively junior levels.

    Cons

    Outdated organisation Poor work life balance Prehistoric attitude to employee welfare

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times.

    Glencore2019-01-29
  6. "Outdated Old School Institution"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Risk Manae in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Glencore for more than a year

    Pros

    There is good compensation

    Cons

    Salary stays flat for numerous years, work culture is poor, very male dominated alpha male environment with very little investment into the people that work there.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more time in employees

    Glencore2018-10-02
  7. "General review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contracts Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Glencore for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good payment scale, micro management

    Cons

    long hours, no vision for current employees

    Advice to Management

    give your staff more freedom how to do the job

    Glencore2018-08-29
  8. "Bad work environment"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in London, England

    I worked at Glencore full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You learn about a lot of deals and learn how to work under pressure

    Cons

    Horrible work environment, aggressive and not constructive. Very little opportunity to grow

    Glencore2018-09-07
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting but demanding"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Change Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Glencore full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There was always a new challenge, a new horizon, nothing stayed the same. It means this is a good company for someone who can think on their feet.

    Cons

    Working with traders can be challenging. With the best will in the world, they act like children: they want something and they want it now. Telling the that you will schedule it for next sprint+1 will get you a blank look: tell them it will be done in two weeks and they will shout and stamp their feet! It can mean you have to drop somethings part done, work for your trader, and then go back again. Scheduling can be...

    Show More
    Glencore2018-03-16
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Operations"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Glencore full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Work hours and career progression

    Glencore2018-03-23
Found 198 reviews