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Barrick Gold Reviews

Updated November 25, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great benefits, mostly great people" (in 18 reviews)

  • "proactive team and work environment" (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "For the most part, the work-life balance is very reasonable" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Wokring on a mine site on a rotational basis means that it can be hard sometimes to have to spend time away from the family" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "general foreman"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Foreman in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - General Foreman in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    you will benefit a lot in barrick by keeping the dos and donts

    Cons

    you will be kicked out of barrick when you default law of the company

    Advice to Management

    obey the rules and regulations of barrick company and live long


  2. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elko, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elko, NV
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    The pay is okay. It's hard to live in Elko even on $100,000 annually. Insurance is comparable for the size of the company. 401K is one of the better ones.

    Cons

    Mid Management (General Supervisors, Superintendents) seem very uneducated when it comes to business sense. It is a cut throat (do as your told) culture.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just promote because someone has been mining for several years. Seek out folks that are educated and willing to listen to employees and are open for change.

  3. "Great Company but has issues"

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    Current Employee - Instrument Technician in Cortez, NV
    Current Employee - Instrument Technician in Cortez, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good, Training, Freedom in some positions

    Cons

    understaffed, drive time, family life suffers

    Advice to Management

    Hire better qualified people
    Pay compensation compared to other mine companies


  4. "Overall a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Professional in Elko, NV
    Current Employee - Professional in Elko, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people that work there are great.

    Cons

    Constant change in direction of company

    Advice to Management

    Improve long term planning


  5. "Contractor controls and security supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnemucca, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winnemucca, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and location. lots of room to develope

    Cons

    No out line on how to develope, seems like they just dump stuff on you from time to time to see how you handle it.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Experience"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Cortez, NV
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Cortez, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great pay and benefits
    -Safety culture
    -Opportunities to contribute
    -Structured quarterly performance reviews (recent)
    -5/4 shift schedule allows for 14 days off each month
    -Almost double annual base pay with overtime (Mechanic @ Cortez)
    -Buses to and from mine site provided
    -Incentives for being health conscious
    -Fun company picnic each year, lots of inflatable toys, games and food for the whole family to help them feel appreciated too

    Cons

    -Super long commute (consider investing in R&D for teleportation or hyperloop technology ;-) )
    -HR could provide a policies and practices handbook as a resource to employees. Was told there wasn't one. This is the first company I've ever worked for that didn't have one.
    -For some reason mid- and high-level management are dropping out right now and looking for opportunities elsewhere. Seems like something is going on.

    Advice to Management

    Middle management could come to safety meetings and other meetings with notepads and take notes. Many things are brought up, but unless a 3R Card is made, things are often forgotten minutes later or put on the back burner for months.

    Skill development in time management and appropriate delegation could also help to not only put out daily fires, but manage and control them as well. We're always putting out fires...

    Consider going beyond NE Nevada for recruiting mechanics who have a desire to learn new things (very few people in the world actually have experience working with Liebherr 282B and CAT 795F haul trucks. That is a silly requirement in the current job description. Good mechanics know how to navigate service software and pick things up quickly because they understand concepts and are willing to learn new things). We're always short handed. There are exceptional talent pools in other places with people willing to do the job right.


  7. "Positive & Negative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barrick Gold (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging work with a desire to digitize and progress the business to be more safe and efficient.

    Cons

    Silo approach and fragmented management that does not allow the desired progress to occur.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Employees becoming expendable commodity"

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    Current Employee - Superintendent in Crescent Valley, NV
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Crescent Valley, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is decent but no longer competitive

    Cons

    Work life balance is extremely off. Expected to work excessive hours as salary.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t forget about your biggest commodity. The employees.


  9. "Watch your back"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, full hour shifts

    Cons

    Supervisors will cut your throat in a heart beat. No loyalty. Beware, enter at your own risk.

    Advice to Management

    No way to fix...stupid


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Driller/haul truck operator"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay coworkers are greate people

    Cons

    Management sucks think there better than you

    Advice to Management

    Why they dont whant to listen they know it all