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Barrick Gold CEO Mark Bristow
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  • "For the most part, the work-life balance is very reasonable(in 6 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 8 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
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Barrick Gold full-time for more than 2 years

    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.

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible managment goldstrike underground"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elko, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are better than normal. Pay is high, however the cost of living makes it difficult to emjoy it.

    Cons

    Some supervisors, general supervisors, and superintendents have no real management or leadership experiance. They lead by fesr, posturing, and disrespect. Its a shut up and do your job culture. Barrick will eventually be invokved in a lawsuit due to an afent of the company doing or saying the wrong thing. Very unprofessional enviroment.

    Advice to Management

    Hire and train management that know how to manage and lead people. Just because a superintendent has been in mining for years, does not mean they know how to lead and manage a mine. Front line employees know their job insude and out. Provide them knowledge and skills, and also listen to their ideas and feedback.

  3. "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

  4. "Mining Engineer"

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      Current Employee - Mining Engineer 

      I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Good benefits, good 401K, nice people

      Cons

      Commute time, overturn in company, low salary

    • 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 6 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

    • Helpful (1)

      "Overall a good place to work"

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      Current Employee - Professional in Elko, NV
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      The people that work there are great.

      Cons

      Constant change in direction of company

      Advice to Management

      Improve long term planning

    • "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 6 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.

    • Helpful (1)

      "Good Experience"

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      Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Cortez, NV
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time for more than 2 years

      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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    • "Positive & Negative"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Barrick Gold for more than 2 years

      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.

    • Helpful (2)

      "Employees becoming expendable commodity"

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      Current Employee - Superintendent in Crescent Valley, NV
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time for more than 20 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.

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