I applied through other source and the process took 7+ weeks - interviewed at Rio Tinto.
Interview Details – Very long process.
Interview Question – Safety share - be sure you have an answer to a safety situation you've experienced. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiating.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Rio Tinto in February 2013.
Interview Details – 1. Received an invitation for interview via HireVue, which is an online platform where you will have record yourself answering questions. Standard interview questions. 16 in total, 3 min each.
2. Three days later, received a call for an on site interview. Had a 4-member panel interview, which was more like a chat than an interview. Was asked basic behavioural questions. However, had to start with a talk for 2 minutes about a safety aspect. Also had to explain my capstone project to the HR person in layman's terms.
3. Had lunch with one of the interviewer and two other engineers.
4. Taken to a plant tour.
5. I was also given a real estate agent who took me around the city and showed me around. It was very helpful when it come to the offer accepting decision.
Negotiation Details – I was given a very good deal. So there was not much to negotiate.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed 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 Question – Describe your personality.. What are the safety measurements you undertake while working in a lab.. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 months - interviewed at Rio Tinto in June 2011.
Interview Details – Phone interview after several months of staying in contact with superintendent at site. Was interviewed by my now supervisors I currently work for. Having to go through Rio Tinto's HR dept was a joke though. Very unorganized, and had to call them several times to see how the hiring process was moving forward.
Interview Question – What do you expect from us as a company. What can you bring as a person to help improve our company. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – With no industrial experience, I was happy just to get the job, and it was way more money than I was making in my home town at the time.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Rio Tinto.
Interview Details – Interview with Technical manager and recruitment advisor. Technical manager focused on technical aspect. Recruitment advisor focus on health and safety aspect.
Interview Question – Described expected engineering scope of work for a particular infrastructure. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Position title was not negotiable.
Salary was negotiable.
Interviewed at Rio Tinto
Interview Details – Attended an interview and was asked why I am interested in Rio and the Mining sector. What collaboration does Rio Tinto have with other companies. How did your degree course and knowledge help with the work in Rio Tinto.
Interview Question – None of the questions at the time was too unexpected Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Rio Tinto.
Interview Details – Excellent experience for contact, recruitment, compensation descussions, joining and settling down in job.
Negotiation Details – Know about your current job profile throughly.
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Rio Tinto.
Interview Details – Very easy process and took about 2 months to be hired after 4 tests
Interview Question – How do you deal with racists executives? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Not able to negotiate. was given the salary and was stated not negotiable
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed 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)
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