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Barrick Gold Overview

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Toronto, ON (Canada)
10000+ employees
Unknown
Company - Public (ABX)
Mining & Metals
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
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In the world of mining, Barrick's name is golden. The company became the world's #1 gold producer (ahead of Newmont Mining and AngloGold Ashanti) after acquiring Placer Dome in 2006. Barrick churns out almost 8 million ounces of gold annually ... Read more

Barrick Gold Reviews

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Barrick Gold Co-President Kelvin Dushnisky
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    "Top of their game within the mining industry"

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    Former Employee - Technician in Crescent Valley, NV
    Former Employee - Technician in Crescent Valley, NV

    I worked at Barrick Gold full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The Mining industry is tough. The hours are long, mining sometimes means being bused 1-2 hours each way to the mine site and work life balance is hard. Most people in the Nevada mining industry understand this, however the way a particular mining company treats its employees can make all the difference. In my experience in the time I worked for Barrick Cortez, they genuinely cared about their employees. They paid well and treated there employees with respect. They have a proactive safety culture and encouraged employee participation. Overall the experience was positive and rewarding.

    Cons

    Mining can be a dangerous occupation by nature. Long hours, work site is not always close to where employees live. Work life balance is difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your people and stay engaged with the culture.

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Barrick Gold Interviews

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    Underground Mine Geologist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Elko, NV
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Barrick Gold (Elko, NV) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Casual yet formal phone interview with a panel of professionals. It lasted about 45 minutes, then switched to HR to get some formalities in terms of next steps etc.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you experienced any and dealt with any unsafe working environments?   Answer Question
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Barrick Gold Awards & Accolades

  • America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
  • Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
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