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Agnico Eagle Mines Limited is a Canadian-based gold producer with operations in Canada, Finland and Mexico and exploration and development activities extending to the United States. Agnico Eagle has full exposure to higher gold prices consistent with its policy of no-forward gold sales. As of 2017, it has paid a cash dividend every year since 1983.

A former Employee, A Heat System Technician (Boiler Operator) talks about his experience working at Agnico and described it as a place for complicity and herd mentality,

"Mixed experience here. Positives were experienced to work in a new industry, in the Arctic, most of the people I met, but it was later outweighed with heavy downsides. AEM Meliadine was the first place where regulations and laws were to be overlooked - using non-qualified, non-licensed people to do regulated work. I came under fire for touring the safety guy from my supervisor, general supervisor, and later superintendent, obviously not a good thing. Lots of other preventive maintenance things or imperative repairs were written off until later disaster to boost balance sheet and individual management figures (general supervisor, superintendent, in my case). Eventually, it becomes a depressing place to work. Too many insider hires and friends promoting friends. Had to face anti-Mideast hostilities here and came under fire for complaining to management about that. Becoming a non-pluralistic work environment. AEM needs to cleaning house in my opinion at Meliadine in Site Services and possibly elsewhere or risk a large financial loss."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Everything that is or was good about the company is being destroyed. The company has decided that "top heavy" is the way to go....with all these new senior managers who have their own interests as priority, and will do anything and cross anyone in order to succeed. Every decision is made from a numbers stance, mostly because the company is all financial people, most of whom have never even worked a day in a mine and only know how to play politics and blame rather than do anything productive."

Former Employee - Heat Systems Technician says

"Regulations not important, favoritism and insider hiring. I was framed by management for a false diesel leak spill shortly the mining inspectors arrived on-site. The company will take the cheapest route from what I seen, even if that includes not following reulations or employing the proper trades tickets. Saw high ranking senior management at the mine engage in sexist behavior. Not a place I'd be sending my daughter for a co-op placement. The company always will say the right thing but not necessarily do it. There is a big disconnect between Toronto and the reality in Nunavut."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Sexism - not a good place for women wanting to advance. Not supportive of women wanting to start a family. They get annoyed with maternity leaves. They visible treat men differently and with more respect and inclusivity. Racism - knowingly or not they make racist and insensitive comments often. Complaints don't get treated seriously and there are almost never any consequences for the offender. Bullying - too many leaders use this tactic and get away with it. emotionally unsafe environment. Micromanagement - leaders focus on controlling things that employes should be able to handle. You have to get too many people involved in projects and it slows the process too much wasting time and money Unclear expectations - hard to know what they want and they always keep changing Overwork/no life balance - jobs are overloaded on purpose and burn people out. Favoritism/nepotism - both exist all over the company and its to the disadvantage of so many good and smart people with no relation ties in the company. Out of touch- operating in really old ways of thinking and not open to change . Old technology and no vision for anything new or innovative"

Former Employee - Document Management Technician says

"Advancement is slow or non-existant."

Former Employee - Assayer says

"Low wage hourly Camp Food Uncomfortable rooms"

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"The previous comments on here are right -. Agnico has many problems with bullying, discrimination, favortism and bad leadership. They keep promoting people who shouldn't be in leadership positions. Senior management ignores the problems and some of them are the problem. There are many examples of poor leadership but it's impossible to rely on HR in those cases. HR has a reputation of having poor leadership and displaying behaviors that include burning out and bullying their own team members to the point that many have left. If that kind of leadership is tolerated in HR then how can you prevent other departments from doing the same? Agnico does a good job telling you how great they are but a really bad job living up to it when it comes to the work atmosphere and holding leaders accountable."

Current Employee - Site Human Resources Coordinator says

"-Limited communication systems available at the remote sites -Nepotism and favoritism -Extremely high work load with unpaid over time hours -High volume of violence related incidents at the remote sites -Honest feedback is unwelcomed -Unexperienced employees in management positions -Very high turnover and resignations from management due to stress and sick leaves -Average base salary -Minimum on the job training -High numbers of H&S incidents, first aids and lost time injuries -Average health benefit plan -Unclear directives and expectations -Negligeable continuous learning and training opportunities -Emotionally unsafe work environment - low level of EQ from members of management"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Full of favoritism more than anywhere else. Lots of personal and family connections working there. Family connections trumps everything and everyone. Top management is mostly from Quebec and they only look out for their own. They don't support anyone else. No opportunity for advancement in the head office. Opportunities are reserved for friends and family. Management is resistant to new ideas . Behind the times in their thinking. Nothing new or innovative to see or learn."

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"- no advancement opportunities - non-executive employees have nowhere to go - management reluctant to change"

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"At the same time, management overdoes the shareholder speeches. They make us feel like slaves to the shareholders, like nothing else we do matters, only the shareholders. We get it...we are just pawns. Also, management tends to act like it is 1950 sometimes. They are resistant to modern forms of work environments that newer companies are doing, and very conservative in their approach. Sometimes I wonder if they will bring back the punch clock."

Field Service Mechanic (Former Employee) says

"Do yourself a favor and steer clear of this company. Hypocrites favoritism and overall horrible place to work. Most of the management does not have a clue and are not nice peopleGood moneyHorrible camp and very unclean with mold."

Assistant Superintendent Energy and Infrastructure (Former Employee) says

"This organization is led by individuals focused solely on self promotion, skilled at saying all the right things, but ignorant and uninterested in the ways of actually following through on those words."

Heat System Technician (Boiler Operator) says

"Mixed experience here. Positives was the experienced to work in a new industry, in the Arctic, most of the people I met, but it was later outweighted with heavy downsides. AEM Meliadine was the first place where regulations and laws were to be overlooked - using non-qualified, non-licensed people to do regulated work. I came under fire for touring the safety guy from my supervisor, general supervisor and later superintendent, obviously not a good thing. Lots of other preventive maintenance things or imperative repairs were wrote off until later disaster to boost balance sheet and individual management figures (general supervisor, superintendent, in my case). Eventually it become a depressing place to work. Too many insider hires and friends promoting friends. Had to face anti-Mideast hostilities here and came under fire for complaining to management about that. Becoming a non-pluralistic work envionrment. AEM needs to cleaning house in my opinion at Meliadine in Site Services and possibly elsewhere or risk a large financial loss."

Trainer (Former Employee) says

"agnico as a nice image but not so nice behind the inage bunch of punks that come out of school and know if there but is punched or bored....but pleple are great camp is so sogood moneydisorganize a little too much"

Executive Assistant (Former Employee) says

"At first the place looks nice and dandy. People seem not to care about you and Finance is a the worst, they don't even acknowlege you when they walk by. Fake smile. People don't seem to care about other people. HR is very unorganized and no communication what so ever. They put you on contract and treat you as you don't exist. HR has a very poor management. People come and go and HR does not let the people that work there know who are the new people or when people leave the company, people don't seems to know where these people are. You ask HR and they pretend they don't know. HR treats people very poorly and absolutely NO Communication. Its terrible. They seem to be nice at first until you get to know them."

Dishpit Worker (Former Employee) says

"When I first begun working for Agnico Eagle, I was enthusiastic and excited with all these job opportunities. I made sure I was at work on time, made sure I did what was required. But was grieved that they had not accepted my reasons to leave for awhile and go back to work for them.Good food, good pay.Bad communication and no care."

Guest Room Attendent (Former Employee) says

"It was a great job with good pay, some days were hard but coworkers were there. It was hard working away from home but it got easier each rotation. I met a lot of people while working thereFree food, meet new peopleLack of equality"

Arpenteur (Former Employee) says

"C'est une compagnie qui a de beau slogan et une belle image.Avantage sociauxPeu de chance d'avancement"

Miner 2 (Former Employee) says

"people are awesome ....exempt for the HR Groupe there hypocrites make promesses that they dont keep so be very vigilant . as they will hire you as a contract then wait a year to pay you full benefitsgood peoplecamp sucks just bars missing on windows"

NA (Former Employee) says

"Ils ont beaucoup d'emplois comme contracteur, alors tu es pour eux un employée à rabais et tu n'as pas aucun avantage ni de sécurité d'emploi. Ils ont un très beau slogan pour les valeurs de l'entreprise mais ne suivent pas du tout leur propre valeur (dans notre département). C'est dommage parce que c'est vraiment une super belle entreprise et les coéquipiers sont super.Nice people great work family balance .Alot of job as contractors and no job security"

Warehouse clerk (Former Employee) says

"Is a good job to have if you are willing to work in a schedule of 14/14 and do a lot of overtime. The mine is in Nunavut, the only access is by plane.Free meals, good payDistance, cold."

Power House Heavy Duty Mechanic (Current Employee) says

"Great place to work , beautiful new state of the art power house . People are fantastic , food is good . Safety is always first . I don't have anything more to add to this . So good by2 & 2 rotationWe have to pay for our travel to and from work"

Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) says

"Generally friendly and positive work environment. But, needs more structure across the board. Work life balance is challenging, depending on position."

Chef cuisinière (Former Employee) says

"Mon travail débute des 5 heures du matin .Je prépare le déjeuner pour mes gens ainssi que leur lunch. Enssuite je vois au autre repas, je fait les commande selon le besoin je range la maison et rédige les menu selon les normes établi . J'ai appris à faire confiance au employer du grand nord Leur mentalité .Se poste étais idéal pour moi car j'aime les région éloigner et les grand espasses.Je n,est aucun point négatif si se nes le froid mais personne nes responssable de cela."

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