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"Fast paced work environment, mixed experience with management"

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Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT
Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Faced paced work environment makes days go quickly; most managers and supervisors are supportive and make an effort to get to know their admins; strong sense of camaraderie among admins; good pay and benefits; nice work facilities

Cons

A handful of managers are not good at their jobs, but remain in their positions; no follow up on one reported incident of abuse from a manager

Other Employee Reviews for Rio Tinto

  1. "Strong focus on developing "high potential" plant managers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong focus on safety has improved workplace safety issues. Safety program is "top down" rather than being driven by the workforce.

    Cons

    Executive management focuses personnel development efforts on young "high potential" employees, who have little or no managerial experience before assuming roles as general managers of departments (mine, smelter, etc.). These individuals also rotate relatively rapidly between plants, and nearly all have strong desires to advance their personal careers. Majority of workforce receives minimal development attention.


  2. "Good company with identity crisis"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance
    Great benefits
    Reasonable commute
    Awesome co-workers

    Cons

    Constant organizational change
    Global managers that cannot manage
    "Golden Handcuffs" keep people captive (also can be a pro)

    Advice to Management

    The constant organizational change in the IT department is dizzying. Every time things start to stabilize with a possibility of improving, someone new comes in to shake things up. The IT side needs to decide if they want to compete against IT only organizations or realize they are part of a mining company and focus on serving who our customers are rather than acting like a public IT organization.

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