Barrick Gold Reviews

Updated February 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. Hard but financially rewarding

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    Current Intern - Reclamation in Elko, NV
    Current Intern - Reclamation in Elko, NV

    I have been working at Barrick Gold as an intern

    Pros

    Work up to 70 hours a week if desired and the wage is great.

    Cons

    Hard physical labor and working in the sun. Long bus rides are also a negative.

  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 ManagementAdvice

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

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  5. Process Operator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barrick Gold

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 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.

  7. Intern

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    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
  8. 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)

    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
  9. 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)

    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
  10. 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)

    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
  11. Excellent Company

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Elko, NV
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 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

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