Barrick Gold Reviews

Updated May 27, 2015
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  1. NA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barrick Gold

    Pros

    It is a good company to grow and learn about the gold mining field. The compensation is average.

    Cons

    There are no many women. The commute to work is an hour ride.


  2. Senior Manager Capital Projects

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Elko, NV
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Elko, NV

    I worked at Barrick Gold (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, salary and bennifits, safe work inviroment.

    Cons

    Senior leadership over extending risk management reserves. Poor projects execution resulting in cost overruns. No historical markets trend preporation.

    Advice to Management

    Be more conservative, manage your risks better.


  3. Great Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barrick Gold

    Pros

    Good work environment with talented people.

    Cons

    Long work commute, but overall not much to complain about.

    Advice to Management

    Keep weathering these low gold prices and things will turn up.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Process Operator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barrick Gold

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The hours were great, the pay and the work schedule.

    Cons

    The bus ride from Elko to the Bald Mt. mining site was long 1 hour and 40 minutes each way.


  6. Helpful (1)

    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 Management

    Try to keep the health benefits as good as possible.


  7. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good location, work four days a week

    Cons

    Hours work four days a week

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. Decent Company, horrible locations

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    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Management out of touch.

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    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Barrick is a good employer with great benefits.

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    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  11. Mostly positive experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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



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