Rio Tinto Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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  1. Excellent benefits, great people to work for and with.

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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.


  2. Solid company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  3. Was a great organization

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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


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  5. Talent Acquisiton & Talent Management

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Global, international, emerging countries, teamwork, values

    Cons

    Offshoring, decreasing internal mobility, decreasing internal opportunities


  6. Independent Contractor

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

    I worked at Rio Tinto

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Communication, Change in Management, Policy Change


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The fluctuation of the market/industry.


  9. Good company

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    challenging work, good benefits, great safety culture, the company is trying to adopt and implement latest ideas in business and is trying to transform itself

    Cons

    silo mentality, very operations focused,needs to develop its employees further

    Advice to Management

    focus on people development


  10. Good place to work.

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people here are very friendly and always willing to help on projects. The company promotes advancement but it's not as easy as they make it seem to be.

    Cons

    You only get 2 weeks vacation for the first 5 years. The champion telecommunting but don't let many people do it.


  11. Is mining business?

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company generally pays well and tries to be a leader in safety, health, and environment.

    Cons

    The company is run by miners and not business men. Regularly, poor choices are made that no rational business person would make.



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