Barrick Gold Reviews

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Barrick Gold CEO Jamie C. Sokalsky
Jamie C. Sokalsky
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    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barrick Gold as an intern

    Pros

    Great people in Operations, Tech Services, Maintenance, awesome pay for interns, and free housing. Truly a wonderful learning opportunity; I was able to spend time learning from every department on site.

    The focus on safety may seem constraining at first, but "Everyone going home safe and healthy every day" is worth it.

    Cons

    The only con's I can think of would be the early wakeup time since I'm not a morning person, but the pay and opportunities to learn and grow outweigh that by miles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look within for areas of improvement. Current employees are knowledgeable.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO

Barrick Gold Interviews

Updated Jun 19, 2014
Updated Jun 19, 2014

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    Underground Mine Geologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Elko, NV
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Elko, NV
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Barrick Gold in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    The whole process took a little over three months from initial phone call from HR to the first day of new hire training. After the phone interview I was scheduled for an actual face to face interview which turned out to be an entire day out at the mine for both a tour of the mine and interaction with potential co-workers. Once offered the position there was a full background check, medical physical, and drug test before I was officially given the job. Also, during the transition time between starting work and moving my family to our new home I was put up in a paid for apartment. The entire process was above and beyond all of my expectations and really started me off on the right foot.

    Interview Questions
    • The formal interview questions were delivered to me by three people all at once and were very probing into my psychologically and personality while at the same time gauging my personal work ethic and past work experience. It was pretty intense but i could tell that the questions were made to make you question your own answers and really give the best responses possible.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

Barrick Gold Awards & Accolades

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America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
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Additional Info

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Website www.barrick.com
Headquarters Toronto, Canada
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (ABX)
Industry Mining & Metals
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

In the world of mining, Barrick's name is golden. The company became the world's #1 gold producer (ahead of Newmont Mining and AngloGold Ashanti) after acquiring Placer Dome in 2006. Barrick churns out almost 8 million ounces of gold annually and has 140 million ounces in proved and probable reserves. More than a third of the company's production comes from its North American operations, which include the Goldstrike property, located in Nevada's Carlin Trend gold-producing region. Its properties outside of North America include projects in Tanzania, Peru, and Australia... More

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