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Barrick Gold Reviews

Updated July 14, 2018
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Barrick Gold Co-President Kelvin Dushnisky
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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)

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  1. "general foreman"

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    • 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. "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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Driller/haul truck operator"

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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


  4. "Not "Military Friendly" as they claim"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Will hold job for service members after they return from deployment (Federal Law)
    Prefer hiring veterans and current service members

    Cons

    If a current service member goes on an emergency deployment (i.e. 72hrs to deploy), Barrick will pay their base Salary rate or hourly rate for the first 29 days of deployment. After that, the rest of the deployment will be unpaid by Barrick.

    If a current service member goes on orders for drill status or AT days, Barrick will only pay their base salary or hourly rate for the first 15 days. After that Barrick, the rest of the days on orders will be unpaid by Barrick.

    Compare to individuals who sustain injury (on or off the job site) who will be paid their base hourly or salary rate up to 6 months.

    Advice to Management

    Take the Newmont approach and pay the salary difference for a service members entire deployment. They are serving for your right to have a company!


  5. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barrick Gold part-time

    Pros

    Flexible time, can work remotely

    Cons

    Lack of direct guidance, ambiguity


  6. "IT Technician at Barrick Gold"

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    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.


  7. "Mine Engineer"

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    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.

  8. "Not your grandfathers mining company"

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    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.


  9. "Lab Technician"

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    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.


  10. "Great Company"

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    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.


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