Barrick Gold Reviews

Updated August 12, 2015
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  1. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    None


  2. Great Mining Company with a Poor Balance Sheet

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time

    Pros

    Barrick is a great company to work for. They have a very competitive compensation package.

    Cons

    Work life balance and the senior leadership team.


  3. A great company with a great Maintenance System

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Supervisor Fixed Plant in Cotuí (Dominican Republic)
    Current Employee - Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Supervisor Fixed Plant in Cotuí (Dominican Republic)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Barrick Gold has one of the strongest Maintenance Management systems in place, resulting on reliability on the equipment that at the same time has a positive impact on employees' confident. There is also a succession plan in place for those employees that are about to retire and need to prepare another employee to take their job.

    Cons

    At Barrick something that needs to improve is the Management of Change, we currently do not manage changes properly even when we know there is a process we have to follow it is more on the behavior of those who take decisions, they just do what they think is the best for the company, but no necessarily document those changes.

    Advice to Management

    Management has to make sure there is a formal procedure being followed for the employees who submit changes in order to guarantee there is not any change not being documented.


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  5. Excellent place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great opportunities, great people, good management all together make for an excellent work environment that is better than most other companies

    Cons

    Some of the locations can be in remote areas which are hard to get to. However, some people may enjoy that.

    Advice to Management

    It is a good company that has a lot of great employees. Keep taking care of the employees and success will continue.


  6. Underground Miner

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underground Miner in Elko, NV
    Current Employee - Underground Miner in Elko, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay and Bonus are very good

    Cons

    Kind of difficult to get on with them.

    Advice to Management

    More credit where credit is due.


  7. Great company, with some financial struggles.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    leadership, career development, global diversity

    Cons

    large company with growing pains


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Opportunity but Concerned about Future

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underground Geologist in Elko, NV
    Current Employee - Underground Geologist in Elko, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Gold 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 Management

    Cross 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.


  9. Responsible Mining

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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


  10. Mostly positive experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Barrick is a good employer with great benefits.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Industrial Hygiene Specialist III in Elko, NV
    Current Employee - Industrial Hygiene Specialist III in Elko, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.



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