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Barrick Gold Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2019

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Found 186 reviews

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Barrick Gold CEO Mark Bristow
Mark Bristow
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  • "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)

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

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  1. "Good company, not great at software"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Henderson, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, friendly environment. Not afraid to spend money and try new things.

    Cons

    Never really "got" tech. Lots of promising projects got killed too soon.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from mistakes, digital is good but you bit off more than you could chew. Start small and grow.

    Barrick Gold2019-02-08
  2. "Great Benefits, Good Pay, Lots of time off"

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    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Behind the times need to catch up to modern mining

    Barrick Gold2019-07-08
  3. "Goldstrike Underground"

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    Current Employee - Just A Number in Elko, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time

    Pros

    Pay is better than most employers, however Elko is expensive and a terrible a place to live. Insurance, 401K.

    Cons

    Work life balance. Management has no real management or leadership skills. The underground is ran by a dictator and he rules by fear, posturing, intimidation, and demeaning employee's. This creates a threatening and hostile work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the ruler (ops superintendent) of the underground. Reevaluate others managers at the underground and replace accordingly. I would rate career opportunities higher, however it is driven by politics, nothing else.

    Barrick Gold2019-04-14
  4. "Process ops"

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    Current Employee - Process Operator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time

    Pros

    The company has a very strong focus on Safety

    Cons

    Training on equipment (Loaders, skidsteers, ect.) is done by other operators rather than through a formal training program.

    Advice to Management

    I would like to see a stronger training program that ensures operators are as safe as possible while operating equipment

    Barrick Gold2019-01-21
  5. "Mining Engineer"

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      Current Employee - Mining Engineer 

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

      Pros

      Good benefits, good 401K, nice people

      Cons

      Commute time, overturn in company, low salary

      Barrick Gold2019-01-15
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great Company but has issues"

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

      I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time for 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

      Barrick Gold2018-11-21
    • Helpful (1)

      "Overall a good place to work"

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

      I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time for 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

      Barrick Gold2018-11-06
    • "Contractor controls and security supervisor"

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

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

      Barrick Gold2018-09-06
    • Helpful (2)

      "Good Experience"

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

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

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      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...

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      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......

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      Barrick Gold2018-07-26
    • "Positive & Negative"

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

      I worked at Barrick Gold for 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.

      Barrick Gold2018-08-11
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