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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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Good place, Great Mentors.
Process Engineer (Former Employee), TorontoJuly 3, 2013
First mining job out of school. Great mentors. Caring, and took a personal interest in my development.

Good experience overall.
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Great company
Haul Truck Driver (Current Employee), Winnemucca, NVJune 22, 2013
Barrick is a great place to work. Benefits are very good. Employees are well trained. Safety is taken very seriously.
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Good dispatching optimises production
Dispatch Engineer (Current Employee), Porgera Gold MineJune 8, 2013
Pros: top graduate development program
Cons: roster 21/14 is too long
On a daily basis, job requires:
- daily production reporting, goes out before 8am
- pit graphics updates
- new blast patterns created/locations of shovels, drills, diggers, update in pit graphics Modular VNC
- cross check ore mining records in dispatch records with Geology spotter sheet to ensure that oreblocks, tonnages moved per locations are the – more... same.
- Drill and blast statistics (locations, drill pattern, meters drilled) entered into dispatch
- relief dispatcher in the hot sit
- enjoy the teamwork in the engineering team as well as operations
- in close communication with maintenance department, reporting defects and GPS problems with mining fleet
- provide support to operations through the LP dispatch screen summary to optimise production, factors considered include: haul cycle, dump queue, shovel hang, fuel consumption, etc. – less
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Dynamic workplace with great benefits
Ore Control Engineer (Current Employee), Elko, NVMay 25, 2013
Pros: benefits, good coworkers
Cons: very long commute
I work directly with a group of ore control engineers, short range planners, and operation supervisors. I've learned to work with several different management styles and personalities. My coworkers are competent and as a group are very efficient. Defining stockpile space and resolving conflicts with operation supervisors and other engineers is one of – more... the more challenging part of being an ore control engineer. – less

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