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Freeport-McMoRan

Senior Paralegal

July 1992 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

I like the variety. Working as an inhouse paralegal is different than working as a paralegal for a law firm. I do more managing of projects than actual hands on. When I originally interviewed, I had just left a horrible, boring job. I was upfront, and told the hiring manager I'd stay until I got bored. I'm still here.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Be flexible. I have been at this job for 28 years and during that time, we acquired another company and was acquired by yet another company. The job responsibilities may change and the work ebbs and flows but if you are flexible, you find opportunities to add to your responsibilities, and possibly lose some of the more mundane tasks.
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Process Automation Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Miami, AZ

What I liked

The people here at this location tell you how it is, you don't get some vague response if you have questions. They take you around the mine and show you the entire process. As a process automation engineer, it was their job to control the machines to do what needed to be done, while being controlled by operators. It was very interesting to see controls in industry.

What I wish was different

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Internal Audit Intern

May - August 2019 • Miami, AZ

What I liked

Challenged me with various tasks that allowed me to see numerous part of the job if I were to work as an Accountant I. It was a unique experience that I never envisioned myself to be in and learned so much about a great industry.

What I wish was different

At some points I did not have enough work to do when they were working on month/quarterly close. This often led me to begging for work

Advice

Do not be afraid to step out of your comfort zone to learn more. Whether it is work directly related to your field or something completely new to learn more about the company.
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Business Analyst Intern

May - August 2019 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

The work I was assigned was real work that made a difference in the day to day operations of the company. I was given the opportunity to work with different segments of the business and develop solutions to make business processes more efficient.

What I wish was different

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Business Analyst

May 2019 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

Very well rounded internship experience. Friendly and helpful culture throughout the organization. Got to work on projects that had a real-time impact on the company. Freeport uses very advanced technologies and it was a great opportunity getting hands-on experience with some of the most experienced people in the industry.

What I wish was different

It's a very well organized internship program with not very much to change. I wish there was more traveling involved to experience the different lines of products Freeport produces.

Advice

Be ready to dive in and really be involved with your team. The more you engage the better the experience you'll get out of it.
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Health and Safety Intern

May - August 2019 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

Good company culture.

What I wish was different

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Policy/Audit/Fraud intern

May 2016 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

This internship was great for hands on experience. There was a lot to be learned about Excel and SAP.

What I wish was different

I wish I fit in with the culture better.

Advice

Ask a lot of questions! Take notes of all the lingo and acronyms.
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Environmental Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Bagdad, AZ

What I liked

Amazing work environment and culture. Everyone was passionate about their job and it made work communication easy and enjoyable.

What I wish was different

Nothing. They had a very robust intern program that made work structured and fulfilling.

Advice

Be open to living in the obscure locations that Freeport provides. I was pleasantly surprised with the homey feel of the small town of Bagdad.
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Morenci, AZ

What I liked

It was a great experience. Freeport made us interns feel like we were part of the company. Besides being able to do real engineering, the best part was the way the company had the employees and community development first.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be open minded and and be willing to accept any challenge they through at you.
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Geomechanical Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Oro Valley, AZ

What I liked

As my first mining internship, I got exposure to a lot of different geomechanical problems mines have to solve. I was trained on a number of different softwares which was helpful not only during the internship, but just having that experience now is valuable.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been on a mine site, versus where I was in a corporate office.

Advice

Ask a lot of questions. The internship is all about learning.
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Mining Engineering Intern

May - September 2019 • Bagdad, AZ

What I liked

Location, most the people I worked with, and the job itself

What I wish was different

not the desert

Advice

Make sure you know what department you are being placed in
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Environmental Engineer

July 2018 • Mesa, AZ

What I liked

Everything. Great company, great location, great culture. Love my job.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Be willing to live in remote areas, great for people who love the outdoors!
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Process Engineering intern

June - September 2018 • Norwich, CT

What I liked

Great people and safe work environment. They put a lot of energy into their interns.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have been there longer.

Advice

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Health, Safety and Industrial Hygiene Intern

May - August 2018 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

The fact that I was assigned real projects geared at eliminating ergonomic stressors that employees at one of the smelter site of the company were exposed to. And also the fact that I was given the opportunity to visit the smelter whenever I wanted to collect data relevant to my project.

What I wish was different

To be sincere, I had all by me to be successful in my internship. The resources and data to work on were readily available; and, I will like to work again for this company.

Advice

A good place to work both as an intern and an employee. Very cool and collaborative staffs. Sincere supervisor I had. He was able to tell me areas I need to improve on to be an excellent fit in the field of Health and Safety. As an intern, I had benefits that other companies will not offer for its interns such as health benefits to me and my family as a whole. Never expected this when I was applying to internships for the summer. Will advise each and everyone to seek employment here, because I am doing too.
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Automation Process Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Fort Madison, IA

What I liked

Everybody that I encountered while interning was open and available to answer any of my questions, from a forklift driver all the way up to the plant manager. Not only did I learn new technical skills but also professional skills such as interacting with others in morning meetings and sharing my ideas for improvement. When I shared my ideas I always felt like everybody was open and receptive to what I had to say.

What I wish was different

Advice

Don't be afraid to move to a new place and try new things. I had never been in the state of Iowa before and I ended up living there for 3 and a half months and absolutely loved it.
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Operational Systems Analyst Intern

June - August 2018 • Morenci, AZ

What I liked

I enjoyed the company atmosphere, the experience and new knowledge I have gained, and the interesting and knowledgeable people that I had the pleasure of working for/with.

What I wish was different

I wish the location wasn't at a mine site, hours away from home.

Advice

It's important to reach out to as many people as you can for help in your summer project, and to continue learning new information.
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Intern

May 2017 • Morenci, AZ

What I liked

Pay and experience was amazing

What I wish was different

The location

Advice

Keep busy on weekends!
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Learning and Leadership Development Intern

May - August 2017 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

The team that you work with is amazing. They give you such independence but really help you along the way. They get you involved on every aspect of the job and you really get immersed.

What I wish was different

The culture is a little different than one that college grads might be wishing. It's very professional with a lot of older employees.

Advice

Get as involved as you want! If you're as passionate about the Training & Development / HR field as me, you'll enjoy it. If you want something, ask for it.
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Desktop Analyst Intern

May 2017 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

Freeport-McMoRan is truly an amazing company. I felt I was treated as a valuable resource and that projects I worked on had real application and value. I also like that I wasn't micromanaged.

What I wish was different

On boarding took some time, but after that we were busy working.

Advice

Prepare to work in a professional environment, don't apply if you aren't ready to work/ learn.
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Health and Safety Intern

May - August 2018 • Miami, AZ

What I liked

The company is awesome and the people who work there are friendly and willing to teach you anything you want to learn.

What I wish was different

I was with one mentor most of the summer and wish I had been able to go with different people to expand what I know.

Advice

Take advantage of every opportunity! Although it's based out at a mine, there's still plenty to do and it pays well with great hours. It's an experience unlike any other.
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