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Barrick Gold Reviews

Updated Oct 14, 2019

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Barrick Gold CEO Mark Bristow
Mark Bristow
5 Ratings
  1. "Bureaucracy Bureaucracy Bureaucracy"

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    Current Employee - Geologizing 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Bigger Company, Potential to move around and work on projects

    Cons

    The company is hemorrhaging technical services personnel and doesn't have a plan (or even an interest) to remedy. The company loves reports and stats so much that it inhibits actual work such as creating mine plans, logging core (the things that make money). We are seen as a tangible resource here that is no different than a haul truck or drill.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better and respect their work/life balance. If you actually have happy employees you will recruit more people.

    Barrick Gold2019-10-14
  2. "The Worst is Yet to Come"

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    Former Employee - Geologist in Elko, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Barrick Gold full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Large endowment - long mine life Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Not the worst place that I have ever worked in 44 years in the market, but by far, the most dysfunctional organization I have been involved with. Barrick/Nevada Gold Mines is/are nothing like what they advertise themselves to be in the recruiting and on-boarding process. Complete chaos. All talk and no action. Management stifles and pushes out producers/innovators in order to protect the legacy positive image... they have built for themselves amidst decades of counter productivity and B.S. Absolutely full of crap. This company was going bankrupt until they found a company with cash flow to bail them out. It will only get worse, as the company they let take them over is bringing an African continent mining culture to Northern Nevada that just will not fly on this continent. Look for continued extreme turnover, and also a mini exodus to occur after yearly bonuses are paid in March (bonuses dramatically decrease in 2020 for many). Anglo Gold Ashanti tried and failed previously with the negative African mining culture on this continent. Took them 8-10 years to fail. Hopefully it won't be as many miserable years for the employees at Barrick/Nevada Gold Mines for them to see Rand and their institutionalized authoritarian hostility fail. The silver lining is that Newmont is right there to pick out all the gold and good people from the ashes of Barrick's failure.

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    Advice to Management

    Institutionalized authoritarian hostility is counterproductive on this and every continent. You only get away with it in third world and developing countries due to the cheap labor found there, and the economic squeeze the poor citizens are forced to live with. Endless presentations do not add value to the organization - they only take producers and innovators away from producing and innovating.

    Barrick Gold2019-10-14
  3. "Jefe de Tecnologia"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Barrick Gold full-time

    Pros

    Profesionalismo, calidad, trabajo en equipo

    Cons

    Falta de respeto entre profesionales, egoismo, mala predisposicion

    Barrick Gold2019-10-07
  4. "Great learning opportunity"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barrick Gold

    Pros

    Great mentor ship, pay is great, talented coworkers.

    Cons

    Long commute, small community to live in.

    Barrick Gold2019-09-18
  5. "Exelente empresa"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Barrick Gold full-time

    Pros

    La experiencia y conocimientos

    Cons

    Q estabas fuera de casa por varios dias

    Barrick Gold2019-09-02
  6. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Security and Safety Supervisor in Elko, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barrick Gold full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Wonderful schedule when everything is running smoothly.

    Cons

    Long travel times and you are expected to be available 24/7

    Barrick Gold2019-08-31
  7. "Highly political"

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    Current Employee - Commercial Director 
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Second largest gold producer, labor market adequate compensation, great learning opportunity

    Cons

    Highly political, volatile, aggressive environment

    Barrick Gold2019-08-29
  8. "Barrick"

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    Former Employee - Hydrocarbon Coordinstor in Solwezi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barrick Gold full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Location, Travel, Salary, Diverse, Challenging

    Cons

    Work load excessive, Long hours, only one day a week off.

    Barrick Gold2019-08-28
  9. "To develope my career path in Oil & Gas Industry"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Wabag
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Safety for employees are at paramount

    Cons

    Welfare of the workers not looked at

    Barrick Gold2019-08-16
  10. "I operate there 940E haul trucks there 777 haul trucks and there water trucks"

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    Former Employee - 930E Haul Truck Driver 

    I worked at Barrick Gold full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good company to work for safety before production

    Cons

    Drive time from work to home we have to be bused in and out by coach busses

    Barrick Gold2019-08-12
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