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Barrick Gold Geologist Reviews

Updated Apr 22, 2019

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Found 8 reviews

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Barrick Gold CEO Mark Bristow
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  1. "Overall good expierence"

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    Former Employee - Exploration Geologist in Elko, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barrick Gold for less than a year

    Pros

    Interns are supervised by experienced professionals who generally direct daily tasks.

    Cons

    Long bus rides (90 minutes each way) to and from the mine.

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    Barrick Gold2019-04-22
  2. "Mine Geologist"

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    Former Employee - Mine Geologist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Barrick Gold for more than a year

    Pros

    Plenty of work and projects to do and learn from. Majority of your coworkers are motivated professionals that are easy to work with. Complex ore body to get experience with.

    Cons

    Long commute that totaled 3 hours in a single day.

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    Barrick Gold2015-09-23
  3. "Production Geologist 2"

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    Current Employee - Staff Geologist in Elko, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Young Work staff; Geos and Engs work well together; Complex Ore Body

    Cons

    3 hour round-trip commute; Living in Elko; no positions for junior geos to move up into; old guard

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    Barrick Gold2015-07-19
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Opportunity but Concerned about Future"

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    Current Employee - Underground Geologist in Elko, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time for 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.

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    Barrick Gold2013-10-26
  5. "Overall a good company too work for"

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    Current Employee - Underground Geologist 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good relocation assistance, many mines with robust mine lives

    Cons

    Large, rigid corporate structure, big company politics.

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    Barrick Gold2013-03-22
  6. "Trainee"

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    Former Employee - Geologist in Tarime
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barrick Gold for less than a year

    Pros

    Personal Development, Good time management, Result driven, Offering Ideas and solutions

    Cons

    Limited number of workers, Need for regular maintenance of equipments, improving project site supervision

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    Barrick Gold2016-12-31
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Empire Building and bureaucracy"

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    Former Employee - Geologist in Lumwana
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is not much good you can say about the company, only High pay, and travel allowance.

    Cons

    Top Heavy. Pointless managerial positions. Continuously hiring new people, when there is no work to be done. lots of expat staff on high wages doing hardly any work. Conflict of interests of previous owners, Equinox and former Equinox staff. Health and safety is preached, but never carried out as production comes first. The right things are said in head office, but it never percolates down. Not what you know, who you know promotion system.

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    Barrick Gold2013-05-09
  8. "Good people, good intentions, remote leadership"

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    Current Employee - Underground Geologist in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barrick Gold

    Pros

    Partners included on health care plan, with the turn-over so high if you show any aptitude you will soon be trained up in things that would have taken you years before you would have got a crack at doing them elsewhere. Hence Barrick seems to be a good training ground. But with the Gen Y coming through they want to be paid top dollar from the start so there is higher turn over. Which is a shame because given the chance Barrick seemed to look after it's people and train them up. I got put through numerous training coarses while with them and the mid level on site were great with the best intentions.

    Cons

    Not flexible enough to compete in Australia in a highly competitive market. Always playing catch up with people getting poached by more aggressive competitors. The turnover onsite was horrendous and people were always being stretched to do work that was above there station at that time. With a couple of months of being underground I was considered senior enough to start showing people the ropes. In an boom economy it seemed that the management had their head in the sand and didn't want to step up to compete with other players, this from the worlds largest gold producer! It created a negative atmosphere. People wanted to stay as to not let their mates down but Management didn't seem to give a toss.

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    Barrick Gold2008-11-25
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