Barrick Gold
3.2 of 5 36 reviews
www.barrick.com Toronto, Canada 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 21, 2014

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82% Approve of the CEO

Barrick Gold CEO Jamie C. Sokalsky

Jamie C. Sokalsky

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Fantastic internship oppurtunity

Industrial Hygiene Intern (Former Employee)
Elko, NV

I worked at Barrick Gold as an intern for less than a year

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

ConsThe Drive out to the mine site

Advice to Senior ManagementBigger and better projects

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Tremendous place to work

Financial Analyst - Business Planning and Performance Measurement (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at Barrick Gold as an intern for less than a year

Pros- Remuneration was very well
- Coworkers and supervisor were very helpful
- Supervisor allowed quite a bit of autonomy
- A great place to learn the ropes of working at a large company and a tremendous launching pad to your career

Cons- Hours can get quite long during busier periods
- Very formal setting (which could be a pro to some)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent Company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Elko, NV

I worked at Barrick Gold as an intern

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

ConsLong drive to and from work every day.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Barrick is a good employer with great benefits.

Industrial Hygiene Specialist III (Current Employee)
Elko, NV

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

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Mostly positive experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Responsible Mining

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time for more than a year

ProsBarrick 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

ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementIn 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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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World's best Gold mining company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Barrick Gold

ProsGreat opportunities on a global scale. Workforce at Mine sites is very talented, tremendous opportunities in the company to learn and grow.

Consneed more visibility on career path for employees, provide internal opportunities and career progression to high performers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great opportunity, almost exactly what you would expect working for a mining company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Barrick Gold as an intern

ProsVery bright individuals, opportunities to get involved with the work environment, very diverse company with various internal groups, thus giving opportunities to move around

ConsVery conservative work environment, typical mining culture where employees tend to keep to themselves

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Opportunity but Concerned about Future

Underground Geologist (Current Employee)
Elko, NV

I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time for less than a year

ProsGood work environment, great safety values, lots of training opportunities, and very diverse in-company work opportunities for career enrichment.

ConsGold price is the make or break (not really much the company can do to control this...). Otherwise, you get the issues that come with a large corporation such as bureaucratic systems and complicated avenues to get work down that would be simpler at a smaller company.

Advice to Senior ManagementCross departmental communication can be an issue; clear and concise understanding of policies and procedures hard to come by... sometimes have to talk to several people before you get a clear answer.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company, with some financial struggles.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Barrick Gold

Prosleadership, career development, global diversity

Conslarge company with growing pains

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