At Badger Mining Corporation, 96 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 260 employee surveys, with a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.32. It was published on Jul 1, 2015. 5905 Visitors

What Employees Say

We have special and unique benefits here.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
I feel I receive a fair share of the profits made by this organization.
People here are paid fairly for the work they do.

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: US Headquarters: Berlin, Wisconsin
US Sites: 6 Major Locations: Taylor, WI; Merrillan, WI; Berlin, WI; Fairwater, WI; George West, TX
US Employees: 370 Founded: 1979
Industry: Mining and Quarrying

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 Wellness Plan. 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.


6% 401(k) match of employee's salary, up to 5% of an employee's contribution 100% Company-paid health coverage for employees
100% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 20 hours Weekly hours at which part-timers receive health care coverage


  • 401(k) or 403b plan
  • Pre-tax savings account


  • Free beverages during the day
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Car wash
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Fitness classes
  • Dry cleaning
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20 days Holidays & vacation days after one year of employment 60 days Job protected maternity leave
5 days Paid leave for adoptive parents


  • Paid sabbaticals
  • Telecommute option (2% use it)
  • Phased retirement planning (1% use it)
  • Elder care resources
  • Unpaid sabbaticals
  • Compressed work weeks
  • Lactation room(s)


  • Dental care
  • Mental health care
  • Vision care
  • Alternative treatments, such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic


  • Cholesterol tests
  • Flu shots
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Subsidized offsite gym memberships
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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?

Badger Mining is a team-oriented company.  We hire associates who are committed to excellence and have a passion for satisfying our stakeholders.  We seek associates who can work as a team member, take initiative to continously improve themselves and work processes, consider safety as their utmost priority, have a sense of environment responsibility, strive for quality in all their endeavours and make the work place an enjoyable place to be.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Demonstrate a commitment toward safety not only in the work place but in their personal lives as well.  Since teams are the foundation of our business, having any kind of successful team experience, particularly in a work environment, would be beneficial.

Are there any unusual or especially rigorous steps of your hiring process that candidates should be aware of?

Badger Mining Corporation searchs for individuals that would be the best fit for a team.  As a result members of the team perform the interview process and ultimately make the decision on which candidate will join them. Interview team size varies by the team for which the hiring is being done.

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

We are looking for a public relations associate who would be responsible for leading and directing Badger Mining Corporation's internal and external communications.  This individual will communicate strategies and serve as key spokesperson and media contact for Badger Mining Coporation.

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

Vist the company website to learn more about our company and the industry we work in.  Job postings are available on-line.

hiring Outlook

68% Job Growth 19 Average applicants per opening
2% Total voluntary turnover of full-time employees in the past year 316 Applicants in past year
28 Openings in past year 47% New hires by employee referrals

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