Barrick Gold Reviews | Glassdoor

Barrick Gold Reviews

16 reviews

Filter

Filter


2.0
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Barrick Gold Co-President Kelvin Dushnisky
Kelvin Dushnisky
3 Ratings

16 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

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)

More Pros and Cons

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Once Great, Now Lost"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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).


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Corporate Management greed"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Planning and Development in Elko, NV
    Former Employee - Planning and Development in Elko, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Barrick Gold (More than a year)

    Pros

    compensation, benefits, safety, time off policy.

    Cons

    Miss managed from the corporate level.

    Advice to Management

    Stop over extending yourself and start vetting the risk fully with the right people. Don't let the board members use all the equity for personnel gains.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Once a great company, Mismanaged into poverty"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Crescent Valley, NV
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Crescent Valley, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have two good mines in NV, they pay well and there are some good people working there.

    Cons

    Company has gone downhill lately, not just the layoffs but the company culture has suffered, almost like the company exists to protect the jobs of the executives and managers up top by sacrificing as many little guys as is necessary. Company is still run by people who make terrible financial decisions. This on

    Advice to Management

    Stop running the company like it's a government welfare office, run it like a lean mean business.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "The Worst is Yet to Come for Barrick"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time

    Pros

    The US mines are well run and have very experienced and/or eager to learn employees.

    Cons

    Lower gold price and heaps of debt do not look good for the future of Barrick. They are selling off assets and employee morale has suffered significantly because of this coupled with pathetic politics. Top level exec's are micromanaging lower level employees and making the situation worse because they are pulling at straws instead of making informed decisions. Top Corporate management needs an overhaul. The mines are well run by experienced people and Corporate just gets in the way of efficient mine operations. The higher a monkey climbs the more you see of his behind.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate management does not have the expertise to run the mining show. Leave the mines alone, they will operate more efficiently without them.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Human Resources"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Used to be a good place to work: good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Closing SLC office; lack of transition planing; reactive management at the top

  8. "Management out of touch."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mine Maintenance in Carlin, NV
    Current Employee - Mine Maintenance in Carlin, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, stable work environment for the industry.

    Cons

    Management doesn't address the issues in the work place, they ignore it and hope it will go away. Pay not really based on performance. Every hourly employee paid the same for their tech level no matter the type of job.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees, if you are losing a lot of employees in a certain field maybe come down and talk to people.


  9. "too much burocracy"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elko, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elko, NV
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    4 days week, good benefits, good treatment by RH, lots of training

    Cons

    Luck of leadrship in middle management, cliquey middle management, very little communication and feedback

    Advice to Management

    Rotate the middle management - too long time in the same place (>10 years)


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Management looking to sell so employees don't matter"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Barrick Gold full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some great people. Too bad upper management either drives them out or underutilizes them.

    Cons

    How many SVPs does one head office need? Culture = clique. If you are not in, you will never be promoted or advance.

    Advice to Management

    Move beyond rewarding sucking up culture to actually rewarding employees for doing a good job.


Showing 16 of 154 reviews
Reset Filters