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Barrick Gold Reviews

Updated July 10, 2017
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Barrick Gold Co-President Kelvin Dushnisky
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Pros
  • great people, great pay, mostly helpful (in 15 reviews)

  • Great benefits, some very good people, great opportunity (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is a challenge - I don't mind the long hours and weekend work, but if I can't take my vacation year in, year out - we have a problem (in 4 reviews)

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

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  1. 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.


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "Management is far, far away from reality at properties"

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

    Pros

    Known company, good salaries

    Cons

    Management is inconsistent or non existent depending on property

    Advice to Management

    Stay at a property for more than a week!


  7. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great people, great pay, mostly helpful

    Cons

    not always organized, long drives

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Once Great, Now Lost"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked with some really great people. Sadly, that is about all the is to say on the "Pro" side.

    Cons

    All of the mining people who where in upper management have been run off and replaced with bean counters with no clue about mining and only concerned with their own bonus package. They sell off mines then insist on more production from less resources. They'll see a short term boost in the market, but it cannot be sustained.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some executives who have a least some mining expertise (other than counting the profits).


  9. "Business Improvement Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work is challenging and shows positive impacts to operations.

    Cons

    Difficult to get buy-in from some Senior Managers


  10. Helpful (2)

    "New Management Team needed"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Barrick Gold (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    401k
    Great Salary
    ok STI
    Great LTI
    Training

    Cons

    1) No upward movement even though you are classified as a HYPO- if you don't have a relationship with an executive you will not have upward Mobility in this company.
    2) NO Transparency and senior mgt keeps hiring political hires - look at the Chilean mgt team for PL.
    3) Culture - Barrick use to be a fun place to work now all the A players left and the C&D team remains in Corp mgt.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in a miner to run the company, someone with FIELD experience not these laywyers and CA they have running around, with no idea what a mine site looks like.

    Get rid of Mc K there ideas got you guys in trouble in the first place...


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