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Barrick Gold Reviews

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

  • They are really good people to work with i really enjoyed the time i worked with Barrick Lumwana Zambia (in 12 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. "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.


  2. "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

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "mixed bag"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Barrick Gold full-time

    Pros

    Employees are treated very well with excellent compensation and benefits. There is solid local management at the mines and working conditions are generally good.

    Cons

    Excessive interference from corporate management in daily operations. The implementation and management of expensive and counter-productive corporate mandates decreases the efficiency of the mines. Also the amount of debt amassed by the corporate leadership has put the company in a very difficult position.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate management needs to start putting serious emphasis on fiscal responsibility and resist the temptation to try to solve every problem with an expensive software application. For example, rather than enforcing speed limits, the company spends millions of dollars maintaining a GPS system for every vehicle. A luxury that a company with $10 billion in debt can't afford.


  6. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Large company, good benefits, interesting work

    Cons

    Very isolated locations, high turnover in engineers

    Advice to Management

    NA


  7. "Nice Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Company to work for. Excellent benefits

    Cons

    Too much politics. Absolutely zero transparency. No trust among employees.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the core issues of business

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Past excellence almost makes up for current conditions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible schedules, fun people to work with, and the office environment in the non-corporate offices (so anywhere but Toronto) are fun and laid back.

    Cons

    Corporate choices don't seem to reflect the efforts of each region
    Currently relocating a major US office to a location that makes zero sense for access to mining operations

    Advice to Management

    You need some people with mining expertise back up at the top levels again -Barrick is not a finance company and shouldn't look like one when reading the top level rosters. While I understand you need to make some choices with political motivations you should make those motivations clear. Being transparent in choices that affect 100's of people and their day-to-day lives would make a difference. and making those choices should never be taken lightly. If I had reviewed Barrick just a few years ago this would have been a 5 star review. Things have really gone downhill


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company to work for Overall!"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Vacation Package
    Great Tuition Reimbursement Program
    Lots of Incentives and Bonus options

    Cons

    High Deductible Insurance Plan
    Unsure of Company Stability
    Low CEO Approval Rating

    Advice to Management

    Upper management should make efforts to be more involved in location happenings. There seems to be a major disconnect from Toronto Management and mine site locations.


  10. "Production Geologist 2"

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    Current Employee - Staff Geologist in Elko, NV
    Current Employee - Staff Geologist in Elko, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Young Work staff; Geos and Engs work well together; Complex Ore Body

    Cons

    3 hour round-trip commute; Living in Elko; no positions for junior geos to move up into; old guard

    Advice to Management

    Happy people do not looking for new jobs.


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