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Barrick Gold Underground Geologist Reviews

Updated Oct 26, 2013

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Barrick Gold CEO Mark Bristow
Mark Bristow
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Opportunity but Concerned about Future"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underground Geologist in Elko, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barrick Gold full-time for 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.

    Barrick Gold2013-10-26
  2. "Overall a good company too work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Underground Geologist 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good relocation assistance, many mines with robust mine lives

    Cons

    Large, rigid corporate structure, big company politics.

    Barrick Gold2013-03-22
  3. "Good people, good intentions, remote leadership"

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    Current Employee - Underground Geologist in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barrick Gold

    Pros

    Partners included on health care plan, with the turn-over so high if you show any aptitude you will soon be trained up in things that would have taken you years before you would have got a crack at doing them elsewhere. Hence Barrick seems to be a good training ground. But with the Gen Y coming through they want to be paid top dollar from the start so there is higher turn over. Which is a shame because given the chance...

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    Cons

    Not flexible enough to compete in Australia in a highly competitive market. Always playing catch up with people getting poached by more aggressive competitors. The turnover onsite was horrendous and people were always being stretched to do work that was above there station at that time. With a couple of months of being underground I was considered senior enough to start showing people the ropes. In an boom economy it...

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    Advice to Management

    You can't manage Australian gold mines from Canada your out of touch with the market here and always three months behind the play.

    Barrick Gold2008-11-25
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