Marula platinum mine
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Productive and fun place

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Conducive environment and productive although with some challenges of fatality due to fall of ground. Always must adhere to dressing coat such as wearing boots shoes.

Pros

Free lunch, gift during women's month and Christmas, also production bonus

Cons

12hrs
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Not fun to work there

Corrupt management who take bribes. Most of the staff there have tribalism syndrome. If you have an issue with management they will give you the run around dodge you if they can
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Productive and more pressure

Productive and more pressure that is leading a leader to do lot of mistakes interms of following mine health and safety act,and lot of meetings everyday that causing we miners not to have enough time to rest as meetings are starting in the morning

Pros

Own lunch box

Cons

8 hours or more
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Production is good but management are corrupt

Production is good but management don't treat people with respect,they take bribes from employees to be treated good and they are jealous of employees especially if you can buy a new car or build a house they make sure you get fired

Pros

Nothing is free there they steal even your free gifts

Cons

Long hours
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Like new challenges

A very challenging work atmosphere always with opportunities for growth. Development of employees is one of the priorities of the company. Very great supervisor with great deal of understanding.
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Good company

Allowed to come with different strategies to solve problems. Good company. Very good packages. Room to grow is encouraged. Flexible working hours and good people to work with.
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Marula Platinum mine is a company to work for if you are not scared of callenges

fast paced, productive and fun working environment. management is well organised and the tasks requires an individual to think out of the box. we work as a team
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Management biased and more entrenched in ethnicity.Example is locals or sepedi speaking people have no job security as they are always targets for di

Marula is a very good mine with very unfair management resulting in a very low morale for employees not coming from the Eastern neighouring countries .
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Good people

Design of driekop shaft with in marula is very poor otherwise you meet with excellent people don't compromise when it come to safety policy engineering side management team gave as chances to explore ourselves on mechanical field to go extra mile .

Pros

Free foods once a day

Cons

Extra hour always paid and also food proveded during overtime
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I am an experienced auto-electrician in mining and construction

My typical day starts with a safety meeting chaired by my section Foreman and job allocation. I learnt to value safety precautions and always do risk assessement. Since i am an Artisan i have a duty to monitor my assitants and apprentices. We have a saying which goes "i am abrothers keeper". The hardest part of my job is when a machine broke down at the face of development ends. Carrying out preventive maintainance

Pros

Good medical aid

Cons

development
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Favoritism work place

challenging and problem solving working under pressure and in uneven environment the management is concerned with production treat everyone as you want to be treated investigation fall of grounds discovering geological features analyzing and interpretation of geological feature
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Unpredictable work environment.

I worked for this mine for a year under the services department and part of the reasons for seeking alternative employment was that the salary I received was not comparable to my daily responsibilities and my immediate supervisor was not helpful actually she knew nothing to say the least so I did all the work and when I approached management about it was told just keep on keeping on and I worked long hours outside of my normal working hours. and I hated the fact that I was moved from one department to the next because of my cababilities! I honestly couldn't deal! And the constant community unrest was unbearable!

Pros

Best people management systems in place

Cons

Constant community unrest
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18 happy months of working

Worked in stoping and development sections in my 18 months stay in this company. Very productive with balanced working conditions. Living wages proper and suitable to majority of the employees. A good company to invest your labour into

Pros

time for lunching

Cons

overtime payment
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A great place to learn

This is the place where i learnt a lot of mining production skills.Proper and adequate training is done for the interns and those who require job skills and training.

Pros

One month leave per year

Cons

Long walking distances to actual working places
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production

The mining production was running marginal. Mining methods more time consuming. Planning inaccurate as no accurate geological features were detected by geology department thus planning was full of inaccuracy.

Pros

productions functions and team building

Cons

short working hours
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productive

a typical day at work is when employees are not paid on time. team work at the working place is more important. communication is more important. respect, hard work and self discipline. month end with lot of queries. month end without any pay queries.

Pros

team building

Cons

job planning
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A good mine but with chalenges

If the economy and the Communities would allow Marula to produce and make profit this will be an excellent mine to work at. Only reason for looking for alternative employment is the company is currently undergoing restructuring due to months of Community issues that are preventing the mine form being profitable

Pros

Normal Mine benefits

Cons

Community issues
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productive and workplace

Very good Respect Co-operative Willing to learn and more competent Diversity Exercising my four cores of a Supervisor POLC
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Hard to proove yourself if non-aligned and professional

Strongly believe in determining my deserved salary out of what I do as critical. If looking for development and being professional, might not be a right destiny currently.

Pros

Not even tea on offer

Cons

just have to do your work time in your hands
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Marula platinum is a well being company.

Working at Marula platinum mine was as nice as being at home but the fact is we didn't get a monthly bonus and even osop other mines gave to their staff workers.

Pros

No

Cons

8hours
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engineering superintendent health and safety buget control over inspections on tm3 machines planning leading organising control maintanace planning

availability of machines allocating of tasks reporting to managment on availability of machines delegating tasks to foreman over seeing of maintanace of machines health and safety targets met production produced. achiveing production and availability requirements. co workers completeing tasks in requie and specified time. buget control and maintance requirment when all targets are achived and no break downs

Pros

bouneses are good and recegnition on achivments

Cons

long working hours, inexperianced artisans, none availability of spares, maintance not up to standard, taking short cuts
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Based on 26 reviews

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3,3 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3,4 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3,1 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3,0 out of 5 stars for Management
3,4 out of 5 stars for Culture
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