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Barrick Gold Reviews

Updated June 23, 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. "Training Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elko, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elko, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training opportunities. Company provides systematic training plans for employees and it's easy to get resource to support one's work.

    Cons

    Employee himselft/herself needs to know what training is necessary to make sure the training he/she gets is effective and useful for the current job.

    Advice to Management

    Overall the training system is good. But it's better if company can get more technical support thirty parties' info to provide qualified technical service.

  3. "Great Company To Work For!"

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Elko, NV
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Elko, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barrick Gold (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great pay.
    - Good people.
    - Good management.

    Cons

    - Long commutes to work.


  4. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

    Pros

    Good Company, great people, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Major restructuring within the company currently


  5. "Barrick Gold"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elko, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elko, NV

    I worked at Barrick Gold full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Barrick Gold offers great pay, bonus and benefits packages. Some of the work is routine, but there are many opportunities to challenge all levels of engineers and project managers.

    Cons

    Unfortunately Barrick Gold is a mining company and as such is susceptible to the rise and declines in metal prices that impact all mining companies.


  6. "Hard but financially rewarding"

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    Current Intern - Reclamation in Elko, NV
    Current Intern - Reclamation in Elko, NV

    I have been working at Barrick Gold as an intern

    Pros

    Work up to 70 hours a week if desired and the wage is great.

    Cons

    Hard physical labor and working in the sun. Long bus rides are also a negative.


  7. "Excellent Company"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Elko, NV
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Elko, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barrick Gold as an intern

    Pros

    Takes care of its employees. Buses or drive to work in company vehicles. Competitive pay and good work environment.

    Cons

    Long drive to and from work every day.

  8. "Barrick is a good employer with great benefits."

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    Current Employee - Industrial Hygiene Specialist III in Elko, NV
    Current Employee - Industrial Hygiene Specialist III in Elko, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, great benefits, good schedule 4 tens, decent upword mobility potential

    Cons

    Commute to work site, work conditions can be extreme with the weather at the Barrick locations.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Opportunity but Concerned about Future"

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    Current Employee - Underground Geologist in Elko, NV
    Current Employee - Underground Geologist in Elko, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, great safety values, lots of training opportunities, and very diverse in-company work opportunities for career enrichment.

    Cons

    Gold price is the make or break (not really much the company can do to control this...). Otherwise, you get the issues that come with a large corporation such as bureaucratic systems and complicated avenues to get work down that would be simpler at a smaller company.

    Advice to Management

    Cross departmental communication can be an issue; clear and concise understanding of policies and procedures hard to come by... sometimes have to talk to several people before you get a clear answer.


  10. "Underground Miner"

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    Current Employee - Underground Miner in Elko, NV
    Current Employee - Underground Miner in Elko, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay and Bonus are very good

    Cons

    Kind of difficult to get on with them.

    Advice to Management

    More credit where credit is due.


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