Pros: good health benefits and 401k benefits
Cons: difficult to gain a technician level upgrade. multiple "hoops" to jump through to get an upgrade
While at Barrick there was ample opportunity to learn various heavy equipment details. Management could be more involved in the culture of safety that they advertise. While at Barrick Goldstrike, I learned the details of many heavy equipment manufacturers including but not limited to Caterpillar, Komatsu, Taylor, Gehl, Bobcat, etc. The rotating shifts were a little difficult at first to get used to but after a while it came as second nature like breathing or walking. The medical benefits and 401k benefits were the best that I have ever seen. Yearly raises regardless of technician level.