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Barrick Gold Reviews

Updated December 5, 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. "Good company but lots of changes"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barrick Gold full-time

    Pros

    I really like doing it here, great people and flexibility and understanding

    Cons

    Lots of turnover and structural changes that caused stress and uncertainty


  2. "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

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

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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!


  4. "Great"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great people, great pay, mostly helpful

    Cons

    not always organized, long drives


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Once Great, Now Lost"

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    • 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).


  6. "Business Improvement Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Helpful (2)

    "New Management Team needed"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Barrick Gold (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    401k
    Great Salary
    ok STI
    Great LTI
    Training

    Cons

    1) No upward movement even though you are classified as a HYPO- if you don't have a relationship with an executive you will not have upward Mobility in this company.
    2) NO Transparency and senior mgt keeps hiring political hires - look at the Chilean mgt team for PL.
    3) Culture - Barrick use to be a fun place to work now all the A players left and the C&D team remains in Corp mgt.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in a miner to run the company, someone with FIELD experience not these laywyers and CA they have running around, with no idea what a mine site looks like.

    Get rid of Mc K there ideas got you guys in trouble in the first place...

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Corporate Management greed"

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    • 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.


  9. "Transition"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Constant change to the company in terms of goals direction and initiatives. New management has clear vision but not a path yet.

    Cons

    Too many consultants and uninformed inexperienced mid level MBA types around. Lost good mining experience and replaced with opinions of the uninformed.


  10. "Training Opportunities"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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