Rio Tinto

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Rio Tinto Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
124 Reviews
3.5
124 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work atmosphere, good work-life balance, positive safety culture (in 10 reviews)

  • very good benefits package for employees (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • work-life balance difficult to manage (in 5 reviews)

  • Too much red tape / No defined career progression and succession planning (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Outstanding Benefits/Vacation Package

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Adviser in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Principal Adviser in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Rio Tinto

    Pros

    I loved the diverse culture. The pay was average for my position. Benefits package was amazing. Vacation time is based on your years of experience not your time with the company.

    Cons

    The layers of management are sometimes hard to navigate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come out of your office and get to know the people that work under your indirect supervision,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Solid company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cost Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Cost Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great culture around safety and a lot of opportunities for growth in varying areas of the business. If you are willing to move around you can climb the rankings quickly and get a lot of great experience along the way. There are a lot of great people who you get to work with that have varying levels of experience to pass on.

    Cons

    Typical corporate structure. There is a lot of bureaucracy at each site where people are trying to build their empires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to seek feedback from the entire business from the lowest to highest ranking people. It's the people doing the small jobs that aren't at a Superintendent or Manager level that makes this business run.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent benefits, great people to work for and with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great pay, amazing benefits, work/life balance.

    Cons

    Consistenly laying people off to either outsource or cut costs - usually happens every couple of years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Seemed quite unorganized at the time of my employment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineering Intern in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Process Engineering Intern in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Rio Tinto as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    For an internship, the pay was pretty good. Taught me how to be a self-starter. Was included in some of my teams lunches.

    Cons

    No benefits for interns. As an intern, I had hoped for a mentor to help guide me in learning the mining industry, but the company was so unorganized that I didn't even have a real supervisor for months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget about the interns or the small people. One day they could be running the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great to develop and enhance skills but questionable job security

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Health Safety in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Health Safety in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Rio Tinto as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere, good work-life balance, positive safety culture

    Cons

    layoffs, no open vacancies, a little higher than normal turn-over

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Was a great organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Great compensation, you have an opportunity to work with international teams.

    Cons

    Management isn't close to workers, so many disconnects. Likes to talk about development opportunities, but then stops funding to training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff your teams, so they aren't overworked
    Practice what you preach - no work life balance whatsoever
    Lead, as opposed to manage
    Hire people who aren't your relatives

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Talent Acquisiton & Talent Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time (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
  9.  

    Independent Contractor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rio Tinto

    Pros

    The benefits are good Salaries are higher than average. Opportunity to move up.

    Cons

    Communication, Change in Management, Policy Change

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in South Jordan, UT
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in South Jordan, UT

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The fluctuation of the market/industry.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    No plans for graduates. Kennecott MANAGEMENT can't get on the same page.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in South Jordan, UT

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

    Pros

    Rio Tinto has been great. excellent pay, Good career development and training. Good news, if you don't like your manager, you will always have a new one within a few months.

    Cons

    No plans for graduates. A lot of promises with no delivery. Upper management really doesn't have time to give to less senior employees. High turn over in upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better chain of command when you contract your employees to different business units with clear dates and role descriptions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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