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Barrick Gold Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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Pros
  • great people, great pay, mostly helpful (in 14 reviews)

  • Great company to work for - if you keep at it, you will be recognized and progress (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is way off in some departments (in 3 reviews)

  • How many SVPs does one head office need (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Human Resources"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Huge Disappointment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elko, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elko, NV

    I worked at Barrick Gold full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, the job itself I LOVED, and the schedule

    Cons

    Ive always worked in male dominated areas and always received professionalism and respect to the highest degree. I work hard and I take pride in being one of the only women in these industries and it took me time to build that respect and prove myself.

    At Barrick, I was gossiped about and picked on by a group of people by them making up ridiculous stories in terms of my "sexual activities" because I worked late and didn't catch the "popular" bus home or hang out on the weekends. I am a single mother with no child support so my focus has always been on that and moving up in my career so I can better provide for my child.

    Not liking me is one thing but when people start to make up things about my character and spreading untrue rumors about what I'm doing at my desk when no one is around except the random men walking in from the field, I have to draw the line.

    Then to top it off, I didn't report it to HR, someone else did, which is fine, except the way HR "handled" it. I was still treated as if I had done something wrong when all I did was go in and do my job every day. I felt as if I was supposed to apologize for being focused on daily tasks and not partaking in the popularity contest.

    All in all, Im sure Barrick as a whole is a great place to work, but this particular department was like high school and like an episode of "Mean Girls" and the HR department handled way below standard. Their "investigation" only made things worse on me and it left such a bad taste in my mouth that I waved my white flag and put in my 2 week notice after only a few months.

    I served in the military for 6 and half years, had men make bets on who could get me in bed first, or make up stories that they had "bedded" me. This has made for some thick skin on my part in most cases its just comical because its never true. But Barrick was the WORST I HAVE EVER experienced by a long shot. It really got to me which never happens.

    It really saddens me because I was really interested in staying with Barrick long term. I think Barrick is a good company so I would still hope and probably think this department was the bad apple of the barrel and that's how this hand in my life played out.

    C'est la vie!


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Supply Chain Manager"

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

    Pros

    Was a great company to work for. Lots of good people who are hard working

    Cons

    To many corporate changes, and too many changes to reporting structure.

    Advice to Management

    Be more visible. Lead by example


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  5. "Great Company"

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


  6. "Barrick Gold"

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


  7. "Senior Manager Capital Projects"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Elko, NV
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Elko, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barrick Gold (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance, salary and bennifits, safe work inviroment.

    Cons

    Senior leadership over extending risk management reserves. Poor projects execution resulting in cost overruns. No historical markets trend preporation.

    Advice to Management

    Be more conservative, manage your risks better.


  8. "Decent Company, horrible locations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Engineer in Elko, NV
    Current Employee - Environmental Engineer in Elko, NV
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, benefits, people, multiple sites

    Cons

    Driving out to these hell hole sites and having a hell hole of a town. Management could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Pay increases based on the number of hours to commute to each site.


  9. "Management out of touch."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


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

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


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great Opportunity but Concerned about Future"

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


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