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Barrick Gold Reviews

Updated November 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits, mostly great people (in 19 reviews)

  • Great benefits, some very good people, great opportunity (in 12 reviews)

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

  • Long bus rides are also a negative (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "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.

  3. "Great People"

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    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.


  4. "Top corporation"

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    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.


  5. "Senior Project Engineer"

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    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


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Top of their game within the mining industry"

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    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.


  7. "Large tier company, same problems as other companies."

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

    I worked at Barrick Gold full-time

    Pros

    Mostly good coworkers on the staff and middle level.
    Benefits in line with competitors.
    Good portfolio for immediate future.

    Cons

    Variable quality of senior managers.
    Pay below industry standard consistently by 10-15%.
    Low flexibility and no career mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Remove bad eggs and bad managers. They burn their employees out quickly and cause high turn over. Pay your employees competitive wages.

  8. "Good Company, Great Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Better than average Salary, and OK life/work balance

    Cons

    Lots of work, keeps you very busy.


  9. "Good company but lots of changes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barrick Gold full-time

    Pros

    I really like doing it here, great people and flexibility and understanding

    Cons

    Lots of turnover and structural changes that caused stress and uncertainty


  10. "operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elko, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elko, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Barrick Gold (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good team work with in crew

    Cons

    long bus rides management doesnot always play fair

    Advice to Management

    listen to employes and what they are really trying to say


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