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Rio Tinto Chief Executive Sam Walsh
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    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in South Jordan, UT
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    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time (More than 10 years)

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    Rio Tinto has great pay and benefits. There are many opportunities to travel and learn new roles/skills. And they go through phases where they celebrate success well.

    Safety is a value and important to most levels throughout the company. Flexibility in the work schedule is a bonus.

    Very intellegent and skilled employees.


    There is a stifling amount of politics, beurocracy, power plays, postulating and incompetence.

    Though they have made progress in diversity and inclusion, women are not promoted as men are, generally they are paid less than their male counterparts and are limited in progress into management and senior roles.

    Work-related mental health issues, burnout and fatigue are not managed within the company and affects many current and former employees.

    There is more focus on the 'perception' of the company/project/employee than the actual work/culture/individual performance.

    Advice to Management

    The outsourcing of internal services has led to a disconnection with your employees and lowered quality of service.

    Slow down your decision making and let the changes catch up to each other before you layoff or sell off any more of the company.

    Cultivate and invest in your employees like you once did.

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Rio Tinto.


    I was presented by an outside recruiter. The interview was a 6 person panel. All the panel members were pleasant and professional. The process took about 4 weeks before an offer was made. The background check and physical were extensive. The physical took about 2 hours and was a bit excessive for an office position.

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    • Trying to understand some of the technical mining jargon that was used in some of the questions.   Answer Question


    Very easy negotiations.

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Top 200 of the Global 2000, Forbes, 2009
Top 200 of the Global 2000, Forbes, 2008
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Headquarters Melbourne, Australia
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1873
Type Company - Public (RIO)
Industry Mining & Metals
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

Rio Tinto is on the lookout for pay dirt. Rio Tinto Limited, one of the world's largest mining operations (along with BHP Billiton and Vale), is the Australian half of dual-listed sister companies, with Rio Tinto plc taking up residence in London. Although each company trades separately, the two Rio Tintos operate as one business. Rio Tinto mines iron, copper, uranium, industrial minerals (borax and salt), gold, and diamonds. It also produces aluminum products through Rio Tinto Alcan. Most of its businesses are in Australia and North America, but it is expanding its... More

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