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    New Graduates - Contracts Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Rio Tinto.

    Interview Details

    Online test followed by video interview and more online tests. The tests assess your management skills/personality as well as your ability to read and do basic algebraic math. Also appeared to be testing for IQ. The video interview was very basic run of the mill questions. Overall the process went fairly quickly for me.

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    No Offer
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    Mining Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Rio Tinto in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Apply online and phone interview after 2 days

    Interview Questions
    • She ask about my background experiences and why they should give me this position   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Rio Tinto in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Had an initial interview at my college.. After 2-3 weeks got a call for onsite interview. Interview was of panel type with 4/5 members.. Basic HR questions followed by tour of company.. took nearly a month for the decision.. i have no idea why they didn't offer..

    Interview Questions
    • Describe your personality.. What are the safety measurements you undertake while working in a lab..   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    New Graduate Rotational Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Rio Tinto.

    Interview Details

    First round - online interview. The questions are prerecorded. You have 2-3 trials before you submit your answer. Answer time limited. Second round, test, which I didnt have time to complete.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Graduate Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Rio Tinto.

    Interview Details

    Fill out the online application with your resume. Then if you're chosen they will send you a link to an online questionnaire - personality test. Next stage is a video interview with 12 questions. (the good thing is you can do unlimited retakes and send in the best answers)

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Engineering Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Standard online testing, followed by phone interview. Fairly long phone interview

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me something you've heard in the news recently about us   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Senior Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Rio Tinto in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Was referred to a role with RT by a contact. Was immediately contacted for a first round interview. Went well. Invited back a fortnight later for a second round interview...then the position went on hold.

    Interview Questions
    • Technical questions around a case study relating to that exact team   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Graduate Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Rio Tinto in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Round 1 : Situational Judgemental Test
    The test is conducted by shl.com. just visit the website. you will find various mock tests.please give this test alone and without any external help. Else you gonna have problem in the further process.
    Round 2 : Telephonic interview
    The questions are normal HR questions.. Thoroughly read your resume/cv. It checks your communications skills basically..
    Round 3 : Numerical, Verbal , Logical and Personality Test
    shl gives you a time window in which you can comfortably give your tests. Again, they are not looking for 100 percentile ppl because they feel you will leave the company if you have such a high mind. Also don't score too low.. Practice the mock tests at shl.com and see where you stand. Your results in analytical skills should match your results of personality test. So keep this in mind if you are getting some external help in the tests.
    Round 4 : Group activity
    A group of 6 ppl is given a case study with time duration of approx. 70 minutes. Initially there is bit of introduction by the Rio employees about themselves etc. Then you are given 10 minutes to read a booklet which contains various facts about a mineral called riotintonite and a plant which is extracting and processing it, about its workers, their nature etc. Its not worth reading the entire document. Just read how many production line the plant has and what kind of workers does it has.. and then just go to the second last page and read beneath the heading " Key Indicators of Preceding Shift". Read the "outstanding Issues" and the problems related to safety. There are some clue cards (basically id cards) listing name, production capacityYou will then be given 40 minutes to discuss the issues and plan for the production levels, which operators should be assigned to which production line. etc. While you'll be discussing, the HR people will give dynamic informations about the sudden accidents that took place on certain assembly lines and you'll have to plan accordingly.. It basically checks your team spirit. Please remain calm throughout the group activity.After that there will be 15 minutes to write a brief summary to your superviser.
    Round 5 : Technical Interview
    Basic questions about your choice of field. If you are mechanical engineer , prepare about cavitation in pumps, what will happen if delivery valve is closed in positive displacement pump and in rotating pump ? A pump works in winters but not in summers ?
    Round 6 : HR Interview
    Nearly Same questions as in Telephonic interview. Just repeat those answers. They are checking whether or not you are replying in a coherent and consistent manner.
    Round 7 : Panel Interview ( FINAL ROUND)
    It begins with technical interview (yes again ! ). They ask about your internships, projects in technical details. Apparently, I was "too much interested in fluid machinery" ( I am pursuing Mechanical Engineering). So if asked about your core area of interest, just reply "i am inclined towards techno-managerial job profile." Then the panel asks you normal HR questions. I got rejected in this very round.

    Interview Questions
    • What other companies have you applied for ?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Rio Tinto.

    Interview Details

    CV submission followed by 2 rounds of HR interview. 1st interview was regarding my habits, work i'd done in the past and the teams i worked with. The 2nd was about my knowledge of the mining field mostly around safety and operations.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Rio Tinto in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    There were two people interviewing, a middle-aged engineer and a woman from human resources. They asked basic behavioral questions like "tell me about a time you worked in a group." Other than the basics they asked about previous work experience and what the position would be for. They left time at the end for questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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