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I have been working at Barrick GoldPros
Good benefits and safe company in a dangerous industry. The employees are great to work with and create a great team environment.Cons
Driving to the various mine sites throughout the area can take a long time. Housing and rent can be expensive living in some of the areas.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Try to keep the health benefits as good as possible.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
1 person found this helpfulApplication Details
I applied online. The process took 3+ months – interviewed 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
Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
- 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
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...