Barrick Gold
3.2 of 5 35 reviews
www.barrick.com Toronto, Canada 5000+ Employees

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Updated Mar 13, 2014

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82% Approve of the CEO

Barrick Gold CEO Jamie C. Sokalsky

Jamie C. Sokalsky

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62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Up and Down.

Accountant (Former Employee)
Elko, NV

I worked at Barrick Gold full-time for more than 5 years

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

ConsThe 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.

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

Environmental Technician (Former Employee)
Carlin, NV

I worked at Barrick Gold full-time for more than a year

ProsAt time, great insurance and benefits

Consnot much quality time with family, town going through boom, no where to live

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall a good company too work for

Underground Geologist (Current Employee)

I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time for more than a year

ProsGood relocation assistance, many mines with robust mine lives

ConsLarge, rigid corporate structure, big company politics.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good experience in general terms

Project Controls Lead (Current Employee)
San Juan, San Juan (Argentina)

I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time for more than a year

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

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Global Company that has too many Generals and no soldiers

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

I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time for more than 3 years

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

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

Advice to Senior Managementeliminate 50% of the senior level positions

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

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

I worked at Barrick Gold full-time for more than a year

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

ConsDisorganized and lack of accountability throughout the organization.

Advice to Senior ManagementRenew 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Gold company worth looking closely at before joining

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Barrick Gold

ProsWorld wide operations and scope, used to have strong belief in Supply Chain excellence as strategic advantage

ConsTop Heavy, Bereaucratic organisation. Buy in to benefit regional or global performance undermined at site level

Advice to Senior ManagementMore focus on outcomes and accountability

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