Barrick Gold

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  1.  

    Mostly positive experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Barrick is a good employer with great benefits.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Responsible Mining

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fantastic internship oppurtunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Industrial Hygiene Intern in Elko, NV
    Former Intern - Industrial Hygiene Intern in Elko, NV

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The Drive out to the mine site

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bigger and better projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Opportunity but Concerned about Future

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Underground Geologist in Elko, NV
    Current Employee - Underground Geologist in Elko, NV

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Up and Down.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant in Elko, NV
    Former Employee - Accountant in Elko, NV

    I worked at Barrick Gold full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cool co-workers! Sometimes there was drama but it was mostly smooth. The gold price hit us hard, both up and down.

    Cons

    The drama that did pop up came from managers who you would never have guessed would behave so badly. Yeah, the gold price hit us hard, both up and down.

  8.  

    Ehh...ok for some, not for others.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Environmental Technician in Carlin, NV
    Former Employee - Environmental Technician in Carlin, NV

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

    Pros

    At time, great insurance and benefits

    Cons

    not much quality time with family, town going through boom, no where to live

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company, with some financial struggles.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barrick Gold

    Pros

    leadership, career development, global diversity

    Cons

    large company with growing pains

  10.  

    Overall a good company too work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Underground Geologist
    Current Employee - Underground Geologist

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

    Pros

    Good relocation assistance, many mines with robust mine lives

    Cons

    Large, rigid corporate structure, big company politics.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Underground Miner

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Underground Miner in Elko, NV
    Current Employee - Underground Miner in Elko, NV

    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 ManagementAdvice

    More credit where credit is due.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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