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Rio Tinto Overview

London, England (UK)
10000+ employees
1873
Company - Public (RIO)
Mining
$10+ billion (USD) per year
BHP Billiton, Vale
As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.

Our long history is filled with firsts. We’ve developed some of the world’s largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around ... Read more

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Rio Tinto Chief Executive Jean-Sébastien Jacques
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    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is huge potential for growth here. This is my 3rd year at Rio and i have seen my colleagues attain great career heights and fulfill their career goals.

    Cons

    The company has been downsizing lately but this approach was needed to ensure better service to its customers.

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Rio Tinto Interviews

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    Continuous Improvement Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Robards, KY
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Rio Tinto (Robards, KY) in February 2012.

    Interview

    First interview is on-site. With mid level managers. Typical behavior based questions. Easy interview. Second interview is on-site with members of plant leadership team. They asked stupid questions in terms of "what if". They looked for problem solving capabilities but I think got stuck on too many details on there end. HR manager was asked what she liked about the company and said benefits - if that is one of the only things you can mention and you can not mention the people as the HR manager, you got problems. Seemed to me the plant manager ruled by fear and read into this as a guy who was the maintenance manager did not have any formal education - came from the floor. Plant manager also mentioned the culture was to micro manage the complainers and treat the top performers well. Seems like you got a lot of complainers that need to be let go, but you are too afraid to do that. I didn't think it was good fit for my personal work style.

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    I would never work for a stuck up plant manager - regardless of the attractive pay. If they treat someone like me the way they did during an interview, I'd hate to see how they treat their employees.

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Rio Tinto Awards & Accolades

  • Gold Medal Award, Austmine Miners Innovation Award, 2017
  • Australia's #1 InDemand Employer, LinkedIn, 2015
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