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Updated 18 Sep 2019

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Barrick Gold CEO Mark Bristow
Mark Bristow
5 Ratings
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Management looking to sell so employees don't matter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some great people. Too bad upper management either drives them out or underutilizes them.

    Cons

    How many SVPs does one head office need? Culture = clique. If you are not in, you will never be promoted or advance.

    Advice to Management

    Move beyond rewarding sucking up culture to actually rewarding employees for doing a good job.

    Barrick Gold2016-02-24
  2. "Technical Support specialist"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barrick Gold full-time

    Pros

    -Great company -Healthy environment -Loved working there -Great people

    Cons

    -Sudden restructuring -Create more full time IT position in toronto

    Barrick Gold2015-10-06
  3. "Mobile Maintenance Staff"

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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barrick Gold for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people, safety culture, training, salary. Always looking to improve all aspects of the operation. Barrick was a great company to work for. I would recommend this company to anyone.

    Cons

    Small operation, slow to advance.

    Advice to Management

    None.

    Barrick Gold2015-07-28
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Senior manager"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Manager in Toronto, ON
    Negative Outlook
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    I worked at Barrick Gold full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people Great location Great compensation Really good benefits

    Cons

    Glass ceiling - no room for advancement No succession planning even though HR claims there is one in place - always hire externally rather than promoting from within 3 reorgs within the last 2 years which has caused low, non-existent morale Staff looking for severance packages rather than wanting to stay Too many directors - all the reorgs focuses on the workers rather than the upper levels which is where the... fat is

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    Advice to Management

    Barrick used to be a company you were proud to work for but no longer. All these reorgs are forcing people to leave or not want to stay. Also, lack of succession planning, hiring from within and room for advancement is another major problem Barrick needs to fix Company is too top heavy. Barrick has more directors and positions above directors than most companies.

    Barrick Gold2014-08-29
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great potential & co-workers; lacking intelligent leadership; disorganized and suffering from lack of accountability."

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great boss, great people, beautiful head office/location, great benefits, competitive compensation.

    Cons

    Disorganized and lack of accountability throughout the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Renew the board, fix your operations reporting systems, eliminate power play in Salt Lake, suspend operation of marginal assets and all capital projects, review and improve the dog assets and then sell them in a seller's market.

    Barrick Gold2013-07-25
  6. "Summer Student"

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    I have been working at Barrick Gold

    Pros

    -Great place to work for the summer -Get to meet a lot of great people -Opportunities to learn more about the industry through lunch and learns and conferences

    Cons

    -Sometimes students are not given much responsibility -sometimes students are not seated closely to their managers and therefor miss interactions

    Advice to Management

    -keep some empty desks for students or new hires so that they can communicate with their groups more effectively -be more open about information within the team

    Barrick Gold2013-07-02
  7. "a great place to work."

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    I have been working at Barrick Gold

    Pros

    Great people, great opportunities at the mine.

    Cons

    Long commutes, lots of big company red tape from time to time.

    Barrick Gold2011-10-22
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