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Barrick Gold Reviews

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
41 Reviews

3.3
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  1.  

    Decent Company, horrible locations

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    Current Employee - Environmental Engineer  in  Elko, NV
    Current Employee - Environmental Engineer in Elko, NV

    Pros

    Decent pay, benefits, people, multiple sites

    Cons

    Driving out to these hell hole sites and having a hell hole of a town. Management could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay increases based on the number of hours to commute to each site.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Up and Down.

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    Former Employee - Accountant  in  Elko, NV
    Former Employee - Accountant in Elko, NV

    Pros

    Cool co-workers! Sometimes there was drama but it was mostly smooth. The gold price hit us hard, both up and down.

    Cons

    The drama that did pop up came from managers who you would never have guessed would behave so badly. Yeah, the gold price hit us hard, both up and down.

  3.  

    Ehh...ok for some, not for others.

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    Former Employee - Environmental Technician  in  Carlin, NV
    Former Employee - Environmental Technician in Carlin, NV

    Pros

    At time, great insurance and benefits

    Cons

    not much quality time with family, town going through boom, no where to live

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall a good company too work for

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    Current Employee - Underground Geologist
    Current Employee - Underground Geologist

    Pros

    Good relocation assistance, many mines with robust mine lives

    Cons

    Large, rigid corporate structure, big company politics.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Document Control Assistant  in  Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
    Current Employee - Document Control Assistant in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)

    Pros

    Good environment, nice culture. Very safety place.

    Cons

    There were no promotions program by the time I was there.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    OK

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are some nice people

    Cons

    It can be direction less

  8.  

    Not the best but not the bad

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Camp General Supervisor  in  Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
    Former Employee - Camp General Supervisor in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)

    Pros

    The peiment is ok, and the compani takes carre of the emploee in the compani safety is the number une gool in the dominican republic thad is good

    Cons

    The company is a good une but the managetment is berry bad in this maner but the team trais to kep the work in the same paste

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not to be truss

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good experience in general terms

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Controls Lead  in  San Juan, San Juan (Argentina)
    Current Employee - Project Controls Lead in San Juan, San Juan (Argentina)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work in a large construction project. Multicultural and multinational work environment.

    Cons

    Poor Human Resources programs and procedures. Almost no career opportunity. Local personnel background and expertise undervalued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More attention needs to be devoted to local high skilled employees (trainining, career development, etc).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Global Company that has too many Generals and no soldiers

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    Current Employee - Senior Director  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    International Exposure, ability to create projects, no lack of funcing

    Cons

    very political, passive aggressive, slow decision making, too many directors and manager and not very many workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    eliminate 50% of the senior level positions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great potential & co-workers; lacking intelligent leadership; disorganized and suffering from lack of accountability.

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Great boss, great people, beautiful head office/location, great benefits, competitive compensation.

    Cons

    Disorganized and lack of accountability throughout the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Renew the board, fix your operations reporting systems, eliminate power play in Salt Lake, suspend operation of marginal assets and all capital projects, review and improve the dog assets and then sell them in a seller's market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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