Rio Tinto Reviews

Updated June 30, 2014
Updated June 30, 2014
98 Reviews

3.4
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Rio Tinto Chief Executive Sam Walsh
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work-life balance, mild culture, flat structure (in 6 reviews)

  • Employees are offered great benefits (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not always the best (in 4 reviews)

  • Too much red tape / No defined career progression and succession planning (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Talent Acquisiton & Talent Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Global, international, emerging countries, teamwork, values

    Cons

    Offshoring, decreasing internal mobility, decreasing internal opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Rio Tinto was an amazing place to work, lots of great people and a great working environment.

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  South Jordan, UT
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in South Jordan, UT

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits all the way around. Open environment. Great people.

    Cons

    The fluctuation of the market/industry.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place Great People

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Salary
    Great Work life balance
    Flex work schedule

    Cons

    Very market and commodity price driven
    Instablity for job
    Too many direction changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let us do our jobs without interuppting evry 6-12 months with new org structures.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work, good industry and excellent benefits

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    Current Employee - Operations Analyst  in  Perth, Western Australia (Australia)
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Perth, Western Australia (Australia)

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time

    Pros

    Great base pay, flexible management who put employees needs high on the list. Good companies attract good people. The health, safety and general well being of the employees would rival any company.

    Cons

    A larger company sometimes mean things are done at snail pace and urgency in some things is not at the forefront. Decisions tend to take longer than they should.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some minor cons in otherwise an excellent company to work for. Timeliness of decision making and sometimes the fear of making a decision relating to change needs to improve. Other than that, keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Very good company; takes care of their employees, development plans and challenging workplace

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Advisor
    Current Employee - Human Resources Advisor

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Challenging work, amazing colleagues, a lot of opportunities

    Cons

    Very big company; it gets to get confusing sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great vacation allotment, based on total years experience, not years with the company.

    Cons

    Cyclical. Hire and lay off. Repeat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rio has some middle management that does not live the company culture. Only give lip service. Pockets of rot can spread throughout if not dealt with.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The company uses International standard

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    Current Employee - Boilermaker Instructor  in  Tete (Mozambique)
    Current Employee - Boilermaker Instructor in Tete (Mozambique)

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It gives SATY FIRST to their workers, Gives Education, and Gives Good healthcare to all employees, contoctors and also to the community.

    Cons

    Ant-corruption throughout or world wide, their are commetted to proctect the employees and communities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You must also interact with the low- level employees and see what they need.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great jobs, great teams!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    many possibilities of development, of training. Challenging and rewarding positions

    Cons

    HR system is extremely slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your employees with the HR system!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Very consciencious of Safety and Environmental issues

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Many opportunies for growth and promotion

    Cons

    It is a large company, slow to react to changing conditions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Complete work and life balance

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    Current Employee - Reliability Specialist  in  Parkes (Australia)
    Current Employee - Reliability Specialist in Parkes (Australia)

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good money
    Work-life balance
    Safety First
    Integrity
    Equality
    good community support

    Cons

    Away from India - a bit homesickness
    always in remote areas..bit away from city

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training help has big budget but it is not implemented properly. Just an advice to implement more minutely which could increase more training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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