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My years at De Beers hold some of my fondest memories. I enjoyed my work. I enjoyed my team. I enjoyed my relationships with colleagues. I wish the c.

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I spent about 18 years of my life working for De Beers, and I don't have a single regret about it. I have built relationships that are lasting up to this day. I've worked with excellent people, and teams. Looking back, I realise that the people of De Beers are a true family. I think that the company lives up to the value, "show we care". I believe that the company allowed me to grow tremendously
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Vibrant culture and relaxed working arrangements

You are allowed to voice and direct your mind to solve problems on different platforms available. The environment is welcoming and people open up when the confidence comes to their fore to help in directing the solutions

Pros

Flexible working hours

Cons

Lay offs for overtime worked
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good work envirornment

i have a good relationship with my co workers , safety is our number one priority in our company, the hardest job is to work with a skeleton shift, I mean lot of absenteeism .
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put safety first

venetia mine is a world class mine witch leaves its values and put safety first,it is about to make a transition from open cast to underground which may last for up to 2046

Pros

safety comes first

Cons

open pit reaching its life span limit and not knowing where your future stands
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Love the work that I'm doing daily n willing to learn everyting and I can work under pressure at anytime can move everywhere in the world if it need to

Pros

I can have my luch

Cons

I can work long
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Productive and fun experience

everyday job is to monitor the plant and do quality assurance. In cases where there is a plant delay or machine breakdown I then do ivestigations (root cause anaylisis) and come up with solurions ( small group discussions with collegues). One of the most impotant thing that I have learned is safety and efficiency. do not compromise safety at the cost of ones life. It is very important to listen to fellow colleagues and guide each other when one is blind. The culture is that everyone is a leader, therefor take accoutability for everything you do. The hardest part of the job is when conviencing supporting departments on work I want to be done but they already having a negative mindset about it. The most enjoyable part of the Job is when all department work as a team towards a common goal , being it a project or achieving production targets at most efficient way.

Pros

Good/excellent job is recognised and appriciated

Cons

12 hours shift work
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Straineous and challenging project. But most of all i loved what i am doing.

Working on a contractor has to deliver the task and you have to do over-inspections was bit challenging more especially when procedures and standards are not yet in place. overall the semi-skilled are the once willing to learn on how things are supposed to be done. When things falls into place, section was running like well oiled engine.

Pros

Free transport from home to work and including free accommodation as well as food.

Cons

Heat was a challenging factor
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Management and leadership

My typical day at work include reviewing plans and success of these plans. This helps me to review my own effectiveness as a manager on a daily basis.

Pros

Autonomy

Cons

Tight deadlines
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A typical day at work

The work we do is to monitor all mining operations and train all mining equipment and also do traing follow ups and planned tusk observatins in the pit

Pros

No benuses

Cons

Long Hours
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World class mining company

DeBeers is a truly world class company that cares for it's employees and is dedicated to safety at work and at home. The management takes the safety and health of everyone very seriously

Pros

Bonuses

Cons

Long travelling distance to and from the mine (80 Kms)
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You have to move to get something done

To implement the planning done the previous day and make changes if necessary. Make sure everyone understand the plan and that they buy into it. I have learned over the years that if there is involvement from the team there is always room for improvement. The most difficult part of the job is to bridge the communication gap between management and the workers so that each and everyone can work towards a common goal and that transparency rules. The most enjoyable part of the job is success where everyone is celebrating the end product

Pros

teamwork

Cons

poor communication
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Good place to gain experience and be fully grounded

Work starts early at 7pm and its a high pace environment with customers that are very impatient. Always need to be energetic and be flexible because anything can happen and disturb your planning for the day. My co workers are very passionate about about the people they service and live by company values of working and pulling together to make HR and Venetia mine a success for everyone including the communities around. The hardest part of the job is working till very late at night and also seeing workers working very hard every but not able to achieve their targets to get production incentives. Some of the reason are out of their control, i.e. exchange rates, load shedding etc. I enjoy working with people everyday putting a smile on their faces and taking the organisation through change management process to transform it for the better of all.

Pros

Development

Cons

Mining towns (you get called to work any time)
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Productive

Typical day at work we do inspection of pumps and lighting plants.I learned how to service and mantain Caterpiller engines . Management is supportive and they make sure we adhere to safety standards.Co-workers we get along easily and they also share their experience with me.When I can't overcome challenges that are associated with the task.I enjoy my part of the job when everything goes according to plan and the task is finished within the time frame given.

Pros

I got reward for safe working

Cons

I can work long hours if required
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Great company to work for.

Typical day starts with production meeting, were the Plan-Do-Review of the previous day and new plans are communicated for that specific day. Team then go out in the field to execute the plan, results are communicated back through email, telephone and formal reports. Interaction takes place on a cross-functional level. I have gained experience since I joint as a young graduate in 2005, and i have developed through the ranks to a manager position. A number of acting assignment at Senior Manager has also help me grow and to know more about Ore Processing, Mining and Mine Planning, as well as Mine Financial Evaluation. The management team comprises of members who are highly driven, and see the best in people, they believe in the excellence of the human spirit. Fellow co-workers are great people sometimes they can be locked into their work, but are very sociable people. The hardest part of the job is going back to your colleagues and senior manager to communicate potential production losses and impact on the mine plan. Most enjoyable is when the team realises that they are about to achieve budget targets, then the team develops this Can-Do believe, and the morale just lifts and everyone rallies behind the key deliverables.

Pros

Excellence is recognised and rewarded.

Cons

the mine is 80 km away from town, so daily travel is 2 hours on the road.
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De Beers is good company is doing well production wise.

I was helping my co-worker to do fault finding on analog card the Instrument were reading overange.I learn that the zero volts in a four wire system is common one faulty instrument can pull down the voltage to the whole card.We disconnect all the instruments and connect one by one until we find the faulty one.The hardest part was to differential between four wire system and two wire sytem for analog card.The enjoyable was when we solve the problem,

Pros

We do enjoy success by having a braai.

Cons

We do work long hour if there is a breakdown.
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i have learned a lot so far but no growth within work place

i have learned to work with people, i am able to work well under pressure,i enjoy having had helped someone and them showing appreciation is what motivates me to keep seeking excellence in work place. i have a great boss,we work well together,but at times the complains from people are overwhelming because some become rude.

Pros

i learn something new daily

Cons

too many complains
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good team spirit

tiringworld class technologyexcellent team membersworking long hourshaving thing under control

Pros

working mondays to fridays

Cons

standby and callouts
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productive ,learned a lot

a typical day at work will be when my work is not going according to my plansI learned a lot about safety at debeers mine always being alertmy management was so helping and fruitfull because of our communicationmy co-workers were the best ever also teaching me lots of things cause i was working with boiler makers,electricians artisans understanding each other and respecting one another.i enjoyed most morning meetings when all of us meeting and sharing ideas everybody was parcitipating and helping each other on the daily duties if you have problem team work.

Pros

every friday we bring meat and braai

Cons

overtimes
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4,1 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4,1 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3,8 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3,9 out of 5 stars for Management
4,1 out of 5 stars for Culture
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