Mining Engineer (Current Employee), Solwezi – September 4, 2014
Pros: free lunch, supper
Cons: health care, breaks provided
a day starts at 06 am til 5pm with an hour break for lunch, normally busy and full of activity. ihave learned planning and scheduling under short term also vulcan software. managemant ha been changing and has never been stable from the time i got here but i enjoyb work culture with everyone i work with.working long hour when making the weekly plan and – more... monthly plans has been the hardest part of the job, but generally the job has been enjoyable – less
Ore Control Engineer (Current Employee), Elko, NV – May 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
They can make good money but at the same time they are doing horrible things to mother nature, killing a lot of rivers and lakes worldwide, not to mention the pouring of a lot of cyanide and mercury all over the place..
People that work in this company have no remorse for the environment and how other people get sick.. BG SUCKS big time
In my country – more... 500 miners got sick with cyanide contamination last years..This means that eventually you will get sick as well because of the exposure.
If someone dont believe me., just check on the internet and you will find plenty of information..
That's why BG is one of the most hated companies in the world..
Barrick Gold Corp. is the largest gold mining company in the world. It is committed to upgrading the skills of its employees. As a consequence my job includes mentoring junior geologists. There is ample funding for some basic research such as thin section work and age dating. There is a strong emphasis on safety and environmnetal compliance.
Contract Geologist (Former Employee), Marathon, ON – March 4, 2013
the hardest part of the job: 1. lack of appropriate management due to inexperienced supervisor 2. admission to professional work (geologist) people without special education 3. admission to the geotechnical work people "from the street" - without the skills and understanding of the standards and work ethics 4 - admission to physically demanding work – more... of pregnant women – less
Great People, work, experiances, great pay and benifits its a dream job
Mine ops operator (Current Employee), Bald mountain mine, NV – February 15, 2012
Pros: great people, work, experiances, great pay and benifits its a dream job
Cons: long time to get there from town
I love working for barrick gold at there bald mountain mine. other then its location far away from the nearest town, To me is the ideal work place for anyone seeking a carrer in mining. Mining is a fun fast paced way to build up your experiance in operation of heavy equipment and other skills that follow the mining prosess. It was Barrrick gold that – more... offered me a chance to do so, and very greatfull that they did. – less
The company is good to work for as I can work with anyone.
Shaftman/Hoist operator (Former Employee), Marathon, ON – March 24, 2014
Pros: great overtime, vacations time off, and benifits
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 – more... that came with the job in all areas. – less
I am an experienced law enforcement and corporate security manager, instructor and investigator.
Senior Investigator/Supervisor (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – January 6, 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 – more... 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. – less
Sr. Project Engineer (Former Employee), Tanzania – November 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