At Badger Mining Corporation, 92 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 171 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.75. It was published on Nov 13, 2017. 8918 Visitors

What Employees Say

I'm proud to tell others I work here.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.

What They Do

We asked Badger Mining Corporation to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Badger Mining Corporation mines silica sand used primarily in the foundry and energy industries and we are also a producer of resin coated sand used primarily in the energy industry.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Mining and Quarrying
US Headquarters: Berlin, Wisconsin, 54923 US Sites: 11
Major Locations: Taylor Sand, Wisconsin, 54659; Merrillan, Wisconsin, 54754; Alma Center, Wisconsin, 54611; Fairwater, Wisconsin, 53931; Taylor Coatings, Texas, 78022 US Employees: 265
US Revenues: $0 million Worldwide Revenues: $0 million
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1979

Badger Mining Corporation has been awarded:

Best Small Workplaces 2014 (ranked 9)

Best Small Workplaces 2013 (ranked 6)

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Perks and Programs

We asked Badger Mining Corporation to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • 100% Paid Benefits: Badger Mining provides all full-time associates with company paid health, dental, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, long term care and short and long term disability. The company pays 100% of the premiums for these benefits (for the dependent and their family).
  • TEAM Culture: Each associate is part of a core work team and this team determines how their work will be done. The leaders set the goals and the team determines how they will get there. Badger Mining believes associates know their jobs best and associates appreciate the trust the company places in them.
  • Profit Sharing: On a quarterly basis Badger Mining shares a percentage of it's profits with all associates in the form of cash bonuses.
  • Health and Wellness: Badger Mining offers a robust wellness program which has been recognized by WELCOA as a Platinum and Gold Wellness Plan. Health and wellness is a company value and fully supported by the company's leaders.  Significant dollars are spent to develop and execute a wellness program to help Associates and their families live a healthy life.  Associates and spouses are eligible to participate and can earn annual rewards up to $500 each. Rewards can be in cash, vacation days, 401K deposits and wellness apparel.
  • Celebrating Associates: Each Associate receives a gift, of their choosing from our catalog, on their birthday.  The leaders have an annual Associate's Day to thank all Associates for their hard work. The Leaders provide a celebratory lunch at each location.
  • Associate Development: Company support of all associate's participation in professional organizations (meetings, conferences, membership dues). Associates are encourage to develop additional knowledge, skills and abilities through cross-training opportunities, succession planning, mentorship and apprenticeship programs.
  • Safety: All associates are trained they have the ability to shut down a process if they find it unsafe. The company has an extremely low workers compensation mod which is significant as we work in a higher-than-normal risk industry. Safety is a value and part of the company culture.
  • TEAM Philosophy: This drives our associates to lead and following in our values and work together. We have an open-door policy where any associate can talk to any one of our leaders to voice ideas, opinions or concerns. Associates come to recognize how their efforts affect their team and the company. Teams are charged with determining how they will get the job done versus having that dictated by "management". The philosophy also includes leadership sharing financial details with associates so they better understand how they can impact company performance.
  • Feedback/Evaluation: We use a monthly check-in process versus annual reviews for all associates. Each associate meets with their coach on a monthly basis to discuss goals, priorities, struggles but also positive feedback. Associates are not limited to just annual increases rather as they increase knowledge, skills and abilities they have the opportunity to increase their compensation.


84% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 6% of salary100% Company-paid health coverage for employees
100% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 100% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
24 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $9,884 Average Tuition Reimbursement
Associate Recognition at the Green Bay Packer Game


20 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 14 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
Unlimited Sick Paid time off 365 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment
20 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment 14 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


  • Compressed work weeks
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Oil changes, dry cleaning, package delivery, safety shoe purchase, bottled water and hydrating beverages,)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 30 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
60 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
5 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*5 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*5 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Childcare reimbursement during business travel
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

Community and Environmental Impact

Environmental Team Leader Leads environmental impact team Third-Party Conducted Environmental impact audit
Yes Recycling program


  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

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Workforce Diversity

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How to Get Hired

We asked Badger Mining Corporation for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Being a safety conscious person.  Honesty, being a team player, and having the ability to self-motivate.  During the interview process openess, willing to participate in the interview, having confidence and gaining trust in a short period of time are attributes that we look for.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Prospective candidates should do their homework about Badger Mining, knowing what we do, what our company values and having an understanding of our industry.  Candidates will be noticed if they can provide examples of experiences they have had which share the same values as Badger Mining. They should possess a positive attitude.  Candidates should be able to share examples of ways they have impacted previous places of employment, successes they have achieved.  Evidence of a solid work history.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We will be hiring all positions at our Kermit, TX plant from leadership to production associates.  BMC is also looking to hire Engineering positions, Continious Improvement Strategist, financial associates and Mobile Equipment Mechanics.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Interested candidates may visit our web site and view our careers page.  They can log into our candidate portal to apply for open positions as well as sign up to receive notifications when positions are available.  They can also use social media, LinkedIn, Facebook and regional newspapers.

hiring Outlook

60 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 18 Average applicants per opening
595 Total job applicants 35% New hires by employee referrals
1 Recent graduates hired 4% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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