Rio Tinto Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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  1. Lots of opportunity to do different things

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the diversity and working with different people from different countries

    Cons

    Constant change and reorganization of departments


  2. Helpful (1)

    Big company big politics

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits Great experience Great pay Opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    No transparency No trust Salary vs hourly problems Rotating shift work Rough work environment Long hours Overly concerned about saftey limit job functions

    Advice to Management

    Set realistic goals. Be more transpaent with employees. Care about workforce more. Make smart desisions. Quit jumping over millions to save thousands. Quarterly goals and salary bonuses are so over emphasized that important long term reliabilty is being over looked.


  3. Rio Tinto

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    Former Employee - Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    All the benefits of a large company (health, retirement, etc) in addition to global opportunity. Safety is an important aspect of the company culture. The managers and "higher ups" did seem to genuinely care about the welfare of their employees.

    Cons

    It seemed that there was very limited opportunity to progress and advance in your career if you were not in the technical/engineering groups.

    Advice to Management

    While the health and well being of employees and their families is important, so is recognizing talents and skills in team members who are "only operations".


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Fast paced environment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HSE in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - HSE in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sharp technology and smart people

    Cons

    bogged down bureaucracy and petty jealousy

    Advice to Management

    stop making unreasonable demands because you are burning out good people


  6. Overall a great company to work for and a sector leader.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Function in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Corporate Function in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Rio is a big company with lots of opportunities. If you are willing to put the effort in you can have a great career.

    Cons

    Management is monolithic with lots of kingdoms that are more focused on self-protection and preservation than on progressing the company.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to basics and don't forget the people in mid-management and field operations. They are the ones earning return for the shareholders.


  7. Good company, room for advancement

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boron, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boron, CA

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good and they pay well for the area I live in. There are many sites around the world if you wanted to apply and move around the world. Emphasis on safety.

    Cons

    Management changes a lot. Because of that, policies often change. Just like many big businesses, the high paid important "old timers" are getting phased out for those willing to make less money.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Just a paycheck, not a career

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Advisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Principal Advisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good money and exposure to a different perspective on mining than most other companies on the planet. A good place to learn what not to do. Great severances packages. Learn what you need and then move on. You will never retire from Rio Tinto. You will only be made redundant eventually. Be in control of your own destiny and leave when the time is right for you.

    Cons

    An organization that has lost touch with mining and processing. Rio Tinto is not an IT business or an academic organization to experiment and develop "the mine of the future". Mining is still just that, mining. Get over yourselves! Too many Australians trying to overcompensate for the Australian stereotype of not being too smart and being lifeguards.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to your roots and be real miners. Stabilized the peaks and valleys; don't spend like drunken sailors when times are good only to turn into pirates and line everyone up to walk the plank when times are bad. The word gets around about the old "hire everyone" and then "fire everyone".


  9. Helpful (1)

    Senior advisor

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    smart people, quality of life, responsible company, development opportunities

    Cons

    too much change, bureaucracy, cyclical

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to manage the highs and lows more effectively


  10. Inconsistent Management

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    Former Employee - Director of Development Panning in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Director of Development Panning in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Ability to work on larger projects - international assignments - great benefits and compensation - great people and managers

    Cons

    - Big and bureaucratic - confused strategic direction - difficult rising in the organization - seems like you need to be Australian to advance

    Advice to Management

    You need to work on consistency. I worked in several different business units and the culture and application of standards were quite different. The company is very cliquey and some of the groups are very resistant to change. Pick a strategy and stick with it for more than a year. You waste too much money paying consultants without any real oversight.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Too much politics and BS all over the company, no job stability found in this company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RTP Administrative in South Jordan, UT
    Former Employee - RTP Administrative in South Jordan, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay, great benefits, diversify cultures, free gym, (some) fun coworkers

    Cons

    too much to put in here. You name it: politics, games, betrayal, side taking, sleep their way up, manager is just someone who monitors what time you come in and go home and propose your position to be eliminated. Sucks environment. No job secure whatsoever.

    Advice to Management

    no advice because these people don't care. Also, HR is useless. You can't trust anyone there but yourself!



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