Barrick Gold Reviews | Glassdoor

Find your next job here

Barrick Gold Reviews

Updated January 29, 2018
137 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

4.0
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Barrick Gold Co-President Kelvin Dushnisky
Kelvin Dushnisky
31 Ratings

137 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • Good work environment with talented people (in 10 reviews)

  • Great benefits, mostly great people (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • For the most part, the work-life balance is very reasonable (in 5 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 7 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "general foreman"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. "IT Technician at Barrick Gold"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time

    Pros

    The level of technology is superior.

    Cons

    They take a very long time to fill open positions.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the hiring process so that current employs are not forced to take on additional duties for long periods of time.

  3. "Mine Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Barrick offers great opportunities for advancement and learning. Coworkers are experienced and professional and a pleasure to work with. They're also engaged with the local community.

    Cons

    They expect quite a bit from their employees. There have been many days spent working from home or the office in town. They're going through a bit of a management change and are expecting people to essential work two jobs. Also, their pay isn't as high as competing companies.


  4. "Not your grandfathers mining company"

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

    I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time

    Pros

    Mining has started to embrace technology, digitization and innovation and Barrick is leading this charge. Therefore, if you never thought about a career in mining you may be pleasantly surprised on what Barrick has to offer

    Cons

    Although some of the best and brightest people to work with, the industry itself does go through commodity price cycles which can affect profitability

    Advice to Management

    Need to spend more time at high schools and universities educating students on the transformation of the mining industry and to attract the new talent and skill sets that will be needed for mining in the future.


  5. "Lab Technician"

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

    I worked at Barrick Gold full-time

    Pros

    Pay was good, the safety culture is excellent. Free bus trips to work. Lots of time off.

    Cons

    The commute is long, working hours are long, and they are a 24/7 facility so expect overnight shifts.


  6. "Great Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elko, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elko, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barrick Gold full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, mostly great people. Flexible schedule was available at times.

    Cons

    Keeps headcount down, so work can get heaped. Hard to get additional experience in other areas sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, spend as much on training and development as you do on technology.


  7. "Great People"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked with dedicated, professional, well educated people from all walks of life. Everyone is treated as equals despite job title or place within the company. It was an incredible experience to work with such a diverse range of people that all seemed to get along and work well together. I truly believe Barrick hires the best of the best for every position.

    Cons

    The only con was being laid off along with most of the Salt Lake City office.

  8. "Top corporation"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Electrician in Elko, NV
    Former Employee - Maintenance Electrician in Elko, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Nothing negative about Barrick Goldstrike.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for my opportunity there. Had to leave because of my family issue.


  9. "Senior Project Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Elko, NV
    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Elko, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barrick Gold full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Progressive work assignments are available

    Cons

    Sometimes projects are located hinterland


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Top of their game within the mining industry"

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


Showing 137 of 161 reviews
Reset Filters