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Overall a good place to work at.
Sustainability Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON31 May 2018
Communicating within the company and within your team can be quite difficult. Everyone is always travelling and so you need to make coworkers hyper-aware of your timeline.
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Not recommended- unstable company, layoff usually
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON30 May 2018
Not recommended to join this company, every year they fire people , racist especially to asians, management and culture is not good. lot of politics and they envy each other. Bad atmosphere at bay street office . they pay you good and work life balance is good but not recommended.
Pros
Salary
Cons
Hire and FIre
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Great place to work
Mill Operator (Former Employee) –  Marathon, ON12 February 2018
If I had the chance, I would go back and gladly accept a job offer from them. I just could not survive off of the short term contracts and lack of job security.
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Senior Director, Information Technology Projects (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON5 December 2017
Barrick is the world’s largest gold miner with around 15,000 employees worldwide. Operations are centered in north and south america with revenues of $8.5 Billion.
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Excellent Company to work with
Heavy Equipment Operator-Medic-On site admin (Current Employee) –  Hope, BC15 November 2017
Everyone is very helpful, management is very up to date on health and safety and always make sure that everyone has all the education and tools in place to go home safe everyday
Pros
outstanding employee oppertunities
Cons
not always steady work
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Work culture can be better
Oracle Techno-Functional Consultant (Former Employee) –  Toronto6 September 2017
People were friendly but the culture is very hierarchical. IT adoption was slow, so not enough learning for the time spent. Don't think I will want to return
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Good Company
Accounts Payable Clerk (Former Employee) –  Republica Dominana6 April 2017
Barrick, is a very good Company to work, it has many opportunities to grow up and development your skill, as a good worker in any position and has a very nice work enviroment.
Pros
Free lunch, bonus educations
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Small team where everyone is respected
Medium Term Planning Engineer (Current Employee) –  Solwezi22 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.
Pros
Great team work
Cons
sometimes long hours
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One day
Electrical and Instrumentation Trainer (Current Employee) –  Pueblo Viejo, Dominicxan Republic23 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
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Manager, Internal Security Group (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 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.
Pros
The investigator had the freedom to investigate and recommend resolution.
Cons
The inability to remove or train on-site mine staff was not always feasible.
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Corporate environment-valued employees
Bay Street Corporate Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Toronto Bay, ON8 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.
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Interesting work, Iffy Managment
Fixed Maintenance Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Elko, NV18 April 2016
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 generally
  more... an hour and the weather could be pretty harsh.  less
Cons
Super seven shift schedule, busing
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Good work environment. Unstable at present.
Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON14 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.
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High pressure but rewarding environment.
SENIOR DIRECTOR, INVESTOR RELATIONS (Current Employee) –  Toronto, Ontario7 March 2015
High caliber colleagues but a challenging story to message; presented a high bar to excel at. Unconventional executive structure is starting to get some traction with investors.
Pros
Travel, interaction with market
Cons
Difficult and out of favor sector
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Great growth potential
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Canada5 March 2015
All the benefits of working for a recognizable industry leader with a lot of room to grow and ability to work on cutting edge projects.

A lot of great people within the organization to help you grow with a supportive environment.

The travel and the hours can be quite challenging at times but the rewards are equal.
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Industry leader
Senior Manager, Community Relations (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON16 February 2015
Fantastic place to work. Very collaborative across functions and the organization as a whole embraces the rationale for strong social performance.
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Multicultural and diverse
Manager Governance (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 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.
Pros
Multicultural and diverse
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Good place to work, Great benefits, very professional environment
IT Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 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.
Pros
Benefits, Salary, Travelling, Work with people from other cultures, Management is very engaged and open, Safety culture.
Cons
None
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The company is good to work for as I can work with anyone.
Shaftman/Hoist operator (Former Employee) –  Marathon, ON24 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.
Pros
Great overtime, vacations time off, and benifits
Cons
Management.
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Very good company
Administrative Assistant to Senior Vice President (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 February 2014
Over my long tenure here I have enjoyed but most importantly learned so much from fabulous bosses and co-workers.
Pros
Lunch and learn, all about the company in all parts of the world, Gym membership
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