Barrick Gold

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Barrick Gold Reviews

Updated November 3, 2014
Updated November 3, 2014
47 Reviews
3.7
47 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Barrick is a great company to work for and they work really hard to their employees safe.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barrick Gold

    Pros

    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.

  2.  

    Intern

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good location, work four days a week

    Cons

    Hours work four days a week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Decent Company, horrible locations

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Environmental Engineer in Elko, NV
    Current Employee - Environmental Engineer in Elko, NV

    I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time (more than an year)

    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
  6.  

    Management out of touch.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mine Maintenance in Carlin, NV
    Current Employee - Mine Maintenance in Carlin, NV

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, stable work environment for the industry.

    Cons

    Management doesn't address the issues in the work place, they ignore it and hope it will go away. Pay not really based on performance. Every hourly employee paid the same for their tech level no matter the type of job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees, if you are losing a lot of employees in a certain field maybe come down and talk to people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elko, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elko, NV

    I worked at Barrick Gold as an intern

    Pros

    Takes care of its employees. Buses or drive to work in company vehicles. Competitive pay and good work environment.

    Cons

    Long drive to and from work every day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Barrick is a good employer with great benefits.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Industrial Hygiene Specialist III in Elko, NV
    Current Employee - Industrial Hygiene Specialist III in Elko, NV

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

    Pros

    Good salary, great benefits, good schedule 4 tens, decent upword mobility potential

    Cons

    Commute to work site, work conditions can be extreme with the weather at the Barrick locations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Mostly positive experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barrick Gold full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay is good, the benefits are decent. If you're Canadian, the growth potential appears limitless.

    Cons

    The mining culture and the Canadian culture are not always in sync. What works in Canada does not always work in other locations around the globe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more globally aware. A requirement for being promoted beyond an analyst should be at least a six-month assignment in another country.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Responsible Mining

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Barrick Gold is genuinely dedicated to being the world's best gold producer, has an excellent safety and environmental responsibility culture, contributes to the communities it operates in, and boasts some of the world's largest and most exciting gold mining and processing facilities

    Cons

    The company is currently undergoing major restructuring and cost-reduction efforts due to the supressed metals price environment, however these all appear to be positive efforts that will pay dividends once implemented; at some operations, mid-level management is bloated, dysfunctional and very discouraging to workers at the ground level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In some areas, there appears to be a blatant lack of accountability towards mid-level management, coupled with redundant positions in the org. structure, which can be very disheartening for otherwise energetic, bright and passionate entry-level technical staff whose ambitions are brought to a standstill

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fantastic internship oppurtunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Industrial Hygiene Intern in Elko, NV
    Former Employee - Industrial Hygiene Intern in Elko, NV

    I worked at Barrick Gold as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Being mentored as an industrial hygienist, paid housing, great pay

    Cons

    The Drive out to the mine site

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bigger and better projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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