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Underground Miner (Former Employee), Elko, NVMay 19, 2014
Pros: benefits
Cons: long hours
Operate equipment. Worked long hours. Great team environment. Was able to get trained on equipment pretty fast.
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Great Coworkers,
Crane Operator (Former Employee), Bald Mountain MineApril 29, 2014
Pros: great benefits, coworkers
Cons: micromanage employees who know there job better than the supervisor, management also lied about cyanide spills to keep from losing new permits on heap leach pads
It was a great job in the beginning. Had many problems with management throwing there employees under the bus when things happened on site. Had a huge environmental spill at north process plant which consisted of about 15 thousand gallons of cyanide over flowing the containment berm for about 7 hrs. I reported the spill after several other people in – more... the area noticed it for at least an hour and did nothing to stop this incident. The person in charge of reportables decided to file a 200 gallon report of the incident. I cannot work for a company who has management lie about how the company was such a great steward of the environment. This not the first time mining companies pollute the environment. It will continue as long as people choose money over doing right thing. I notified the state EPA, but nothing happened to company. – less
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good place to work
blaster and blaster trainer (Current Employee), Elko, NVApril 28, 2014
This is a secure job with a future. The work environment is people oriented. The culture is a culture of safety.
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Very dificult, but rwarding
Superintendent (Current Employee), TanzaniaApril 1, 2014
Pros: the rotational leave
Cons: long hours
Working hours are very long as you work 12 hour shifts, and the spares are not readily available so good planninmg needs to be done as most spares are imported into the country
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Agreat learning experience in a 3rd world country
Process Maintenance Workshop Supervisor (Current Employee), Dominican RepublicMarch 21, 2014
Teaching the national people on a daily basis. The hardest part is the language barrier.
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Great company to work for, exciting underground environment
Mine Geologist (Former Employee), Granny Smith and DarlotMarch 3, 2014
Pros: great people to work with overall, fifo
Cons: bullies, no place to move up at that site
The first job was core logging/prepping. Once that's done, any structural interpretations, QAQC data, and/or reconcilliation work is done. Other jobs include underground mapping and sampling, wire framing, and block modelling. My management came from the senior geologist. Most of my co workers had less years experience than me, but are generally willing – more... to work outside the scope of their titles. The hardest part of the job was dealing with the one or two bullies in the immediate work space. The most enjoyable part of the job is doing structural interpretations in areas that not many people have previously looked at or analysed and used these interpretations for target generation – less
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Very productive work place. Wanted tasks done in timely fashion as well as corectly.
Intern (Former Employee), ElkoFebruary 11, 2014
Pros: kept me busy
Cons: not much guidance
I performed different mining scenarios to check the most feasible way to mine. Designed a new landfill for the sight. This was the most challenging because I had to teach myself how to design in Vulcan software. This was a huge project. This was a project that would normally be done by a full time Engineer.
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working underground on dewatering equipment
Fitter (Former Employee), Kalgoorlie, WAJanuary 26, 2014
Pros: work vehile
Cons: long hours
fault finding newly invented pumping unit .aqua lung pump unit
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Enjoyable work. Company interested in training.
Autoclave Operator/Safety Trainer (Former Employee), Elko, NVJanuary 14, 2014
Pros: good balance of work / time-off.
Cons: 50 miles from residence, and had to be bussed.
A hazardous process made safe through training and more training and emphasis on safe work practices.
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good company
Shovel and Drill Mechanic (Former Employee), Elko, NVJanuary 4, 2014
Pros: offer trainings & opportunities to gain additional experience, tool allowance
Cons: elko nevada has extreme winter weather
average 14 hr days, overtime pay, company offers continuous training on varied types of equipment to continue gaining knowledge and experience.
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extreme cold winter weather.
heapleach operatior/leadman (Former Employee), Elko, NVDecember 21, 2013
Pros: cold weather
Cons: weather
alright , good , cold weather, uneven ground , productive work place, with plenty of changing weather. all the overtime you want.
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Managing all Capital Projects at Mine Site
Sr. Project Engineer (Former Employee), TanzaniaNovember 9, 2013
Pros: excellent working culture
Cons: located at remote place
1) Typical Day was when we completed the Plant Expansion Project within schedule and budget;
2) Learned more on the Project Risk Assessments; HAZOP studies;
3) Managing all the Capital Projects on the Mine Site;
4) Good Team;
5) Hardest Part was to manage the construction of houses in the community;
6) The Most Enjoyable part was to implement the Safety – more... culture and also was awarded as Safety Champion for the Year. – less
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Good Job
Underground Miner (Former Employee), Golconda, NVOctober 26, 2013
Pros: fun work, days off, money
Cons: bus ride out to work
Work is fun and the managment is all about saftey so there is no concerns with working in that type of industry. There is no complants with the company they give you all full benifits package with plenty of time off paid vacation, and a competive salary.
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Productive, with a high regard for Safety
Autoclave Lead hand/Supervisor (Current Employee), Dominican RepublicOctober 3, 2013
Pros: benefits
Cons: management
I have worked at a few Barrick properties and all have a high regard for safety. Their benefits are on the better end of most employers and overall care for their employees.
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Mining
HR/Training Representative (Current Employee), Elko, NVSeptember 22, 2013
Great mine sites with hard working persons. Great salaries. The commute to some of the mine sites are long, but there is a busing system for most of the sites.
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Good place to work
Underground Miner/Lead man (Former Employee), Beatty, NVSeptember 7, 2013
Wages for miners, was very good. you worked for your money.

Company listened to concerns, helped out on hazards.

Made lots of friends.
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Is an active and enjoyable workplace!
Senior Electrical Supervisor (Technical Adviser) (Current Employee), Solwezi, ZambiaAugust 18, 2013
Pros: am made to feel like a key member of the maintenance team!
Cons: management changes; they leave vacuums!
Attend daily PSI safety meeting;
Ensure attendance by staff;
Get briefed by Section Superintendent;
Gather data from last 24 hours and present section activity report to Supt;
Attend daily production meeting and discuss 24 hour plan;
Inspection of active mining areas and any work by contractors on site;
Over-inspection of work area tasks as per maintenance – more... schedule;
Liaison with associated sections in provision of optimum availability of equipment for the operation i.e Supply Chain, Dewatering maintenance crew, Projects section etc.
Am available for after hours standby/call outs. – less
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No longer working for this company
Receptionist/Administrative Support (Former Employee), Salt Lake City, UTAugust 5, 2013
Company doing lay offs right now. Good company to work for however not stable.
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Poor Relocate
NA Drilling Services Mngr. Operations Manager (Former Employee), Elko, NevadaAugust 5, 2013
Pros: benefits, pay
Cons: unstable market
Relocated and let go in 4 months due to gold price reduction.
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inspired by new challenges or tasks
Mechanical Technician (Former Employee), lumwana siteJuly 16, 2013
Pros: free lunch and accomodation
Cons: free medical services
September 15 Th a week after joining barrick,i was part of the team that was assembling centrifugal pumps for cyclone feeders,

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