Medium Term Planning Engineer (Current Employee) – Solwezi – 22 March 2017
Attending weekly meetings, participating in safety tool boxes thereby always keeping oneself aware of safety both in the office and the field. Work place is multicultural yet everyone work together as a team. Challenging part was learning a planning tool and produce a schedule from it without prior training and use. Enjoy late evening tennis games with work mates after work . Great accommodation and meals on site.
Electrical and Instrumentation Trainer (Current Employee) – Pueblo Viejo, Dominicxan Republic – 23 February 2017
safety-planning Meeting Job assignment Prepare associated doc & permits and risk analysis Obtain tools and equipments Perform the task Clear the work area, Return of materials-tools Report the day's jobs to supervisor
Manager, Internal Security Group (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 2 January 2017
A typical work day stated with being informed of a problem or situation at one of the foreign gold mines that required attention and remedy. The issue could be with personnel, blue collar or senior management. On site travel to the foreign gold mine location was authorized.and placed into motion. Interviews, analyses, and reviews conducted. Problem identified and recommended remedies offered.
The investigator had the freedom to investigate and recommend resolution.
The inability to remove or train on-site mine staff was not always feasible.
Bay Street Corporate Receptionist (Former Employee) – Toronto Bay, ON – 8 July 2016
Barrick Gold is a very corporate environment however values it's employees. This is shown through great moral, the benefit plan and the hard work of the entertainment committee that ensures to offer well-rounded events throughout the year. The company also engages in many fundraisers which was a pleasure to attend. A typical day for a corporate receptionist was to open and close the office, serve as a liaison with security, answer and transfer all incoming calls, manage courier requests and incoming mail, process monthly invoices, assist with various administrative tasks as required but most importantly was the was the first person to welcome guests and clients to the office.
Working for Barrick Goldstrike was an interesting experience. Their safety culture is one that I would describe as in the tops for mining industries located in the United States. Their goal was a zero incident vision that might possibly be attained in the future. The management could really use so work. between fighting for parts, scheduling maintenance projects,j isolating equipment and fighting to keep up with the tons processed goal, was to say the least, a nightmare. Management without really seeming to know, would spend a dollar to save a dime. This is between waiting to start jobs, waiting for special ordered parts (that should have been more common than not (common pump rebuild parts, as one example)), isolating equipment (isolation lockouts and breakers being in multiple areas and in some cases taking upwards of half a shift to isolate equipment) and having a proper job plan in order to progress at a smooth pace. I learned how to work as a mechanic in a team and how to communicate during critical tasks associated with the job. Working with the more experienced mechanics taught me a lot of the tricks and how tos with equipment. overall working for Barrick was a very positive experience for me and taught me a great may things both when I was a part of day crew and shift crew. I think that working with older mechanics was the most enjoyable part of the job. They had a great many things to teach and never really held back with their information. The hardest part of the job would be the area and weather. employees had to be bused into the site which took generallymore... an hour and the weather could be pretty harsh.less
Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 14 July 2015
Barrick Gold is one of those companies which provide employees an environment of contribution and develops a sense of belonging. Due to it's presence in many parts of the world it brings in front of you every day a new challenge and gives you opportunity to come up with creative solutions. Barrick has been generous in rewarding good work. Unfortunately, due to tough market situation particularly in area of precious metals, Barrick is going through it's most difficult times. This financial crunch and market pressure has forced Barrick to take some unpleasant decisions.
Manager Governance (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 27 October 2014
Barrick is world's largest gold producer with operations expanded to all continents from North & South America to Africa and Australia and so a typical day is a day with interaction with individuals from multiple cultural backgrounds and skill sets, offering exposure to interact with various layers of functional and line management at all levels. Barrick has employed one of the top talents across all functions , whether it is accounting, geology, engineering, supply chain or human resources and so there are exceptional opportunities to learn new things across multiple functions everyday.
Since Barrick is a large company with close to 15,000 employees, it sometimes becomes a challenge to make important decisions quickly and this is what is the most enjoyable part as well, as the due-diligence process employed to analyse and make informed decisions offers great opportunities to learn exciting new ideas and insights from operational as well as financial and strategic perspective.
Good place to work, Great benefits, very professional environment
IT Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 12 October 2014
Is a really good place to work., highly professional, fast pace and a lot of stress (on a good way). Place to show all your talent and to improve every day. Very professional environment and also good culture.
Benefits, Salary, Travelling, Work with people from other cultures, Management is very engaged and open, Safety culture.
The company is good to work for as I can work with anyone.
Shaftman/Hoist operator (Former Employee) – Marathon, ON – 24 March 2014
Doing all safety checks on all equipment that we use.Contact supervisor if any problems noticed and solve those problems before operating hoist.I loved to work with all those around me.The hardest part of my job was to train people that didn't have the will to be trained.If I thought they were untrainable then I would deem them as such.I loved the responsibility that came with the job in all areas.
I am an experienced law enforcement and corporate security manager, instructor and investigator.
Senior Investigator/Supervisor (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 6 January 2014
I have been in law enforcement and related fields my entire career. I find the work challenging and rewarding. Being bi-lingual, I have traveled extensively throughout Mexico, Central and South America. I have managed and supervised law enforcement and corporate security personnel throughout the US and Latin America.
I am an experienced law enforcement and corporate security manager, investigator, and instructor. I am meticulous in my work ethic and responsible in time management. I have extensive training in law enforcement and a graduate of the Drug Enforcement Administration Basic Agent and Supervisor Academies. I am a graduate of the United States Army Military Police Polygraph School and the Reid School for Interview and Interrogation Techniques and the FBI Advanced Polygraph Studies at the University of Virginia.
I am a team player and as a manager take my responsibilities seriously. I am success driven in accomplishing my duties and inspire personnel under my command to always improve their duties and responsibilities and achieve success in their careers.
Facilities Clerk (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 27 February 2013
Barrick Gold is a good employer but they lack many of the standard processes that larger businesses have. They are still very much a the company that Peter Munk founded 27 yrs ago and still function as a small start up in many respects.