Barrick Gold Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
44 Reviews
3.6
44 Reviews
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Barrick Gold CEO Jamie C. Sokalsky
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  1.  

    Interesting, lively company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Barrick Gold full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Continuously morphing company. Many interesting challenges. Met many really top-notch people

    Cons

    Some attitudes/ideas are a bit out of date

    Recommends
  2.  

    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 for 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
  3.  

    Senior manager

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    Former Employee - Corporate Manager  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Corporate Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Barrick Gold full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people
    Great location
    Great compensation
    Really good benefits

    Cons

    Glass ceiling - no room for advancement
    No succession planning even though HR claims there is one in place - always hire externally rather than promoting from within
    3 reorgs within the last 2 years which has caused low, non-existent morale
    Staff looking for severance packages rather than wanting to stay
    Too many directors - all the reorgs focuses on the workers rather than the upper levels which is where the fat is

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Barrick used to be a company you were proud to work for but no longer. All these reorgs are forcing people to leave or not want to stay. Also, lack of succession planning, hiring from within and room for advancement is another major problem Barrick needs to fix
    Company is too top heavy. Barrick has more directors and positions above directors than most companies.

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    senior mechanical designer

    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Designer  in  Lima, Lima Region (Peru)
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Designer in Lima, Lima Region (Peru)

    I worked at Barrick Gold as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    worked for Barrick projects at Consulting Engineers- good communications

    Cons

    never worked at Barrick office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not available

  6.  

    Good Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Document Control Assistant  in  Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
    Current Employee - Document Control Assistant in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)

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

    Pros

    Good environment, nice culture. Very safety place.

    Cons

    There were no promotions program by the time I was there.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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 for 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
  8.  

    OK

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barrick Gold

    Pros

    There are some nice people

    Cons

    It can be direction less

  9.  

    Working with the best

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barrick Gold full-time

    Pros

    Great company with opportunities for growth & development. Focused on being the best with great comp

    Cons

    Stock based compensation is tricky when your share price is linked somewhat to a commodity - been volatile over the years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The organization has room to be leaner or more connected.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not the best but not the bad

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    Former Employee - Camp General Supervisor  in  Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
    Former Employee - Camp General Supervisor in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)

    I worked at Barrick Gold full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The peiment is ok, and the compani takes carre of the emploee in the compani safety is the number une gool in the dominican republic thad is good

    Cons

    The company is a good une but the managetment is berry bad in this maner but the team trais to kep the work in the same paste

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not to be truss

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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 for 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

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