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"Is mining business?"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Chief Advisor
Current Employee - Chief Advisor
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Rio Tinto

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Unstable with the wrong people doing the wrong jobs"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Advisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Advisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great if you are a salary employee. Great location in the south part of the valley.

    Cons

    Stay away if you want to have a life. The mid-level managers will do and say anything to keep their jobs. They use and abuse their employees. Lots of back stabbing and throwing people under the bus. No one wants to take responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to leave things alone. You have the wrong people doing the wrong jobs, but since you have great benefits and good pay, no one wants to leave. But the work life sucks because there is none. Work you till you break or lay you off.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Australian gravy train"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time

    Pros

    - global footprint and pretty good salary/work ratio; great business class travel and ability to stay at expensive hotels

    Cons

    - Australian company pretending to be global, but run by Perth boys that have very little understanding of Africa, Latin America, etc. so they make terrible acquisitions and hire (and only listen to) people just like themselves and then scapegoat the outsider, non-Australians when things go wrong
    - lets internal politics cloud judgement and strategy;
    - a lot of lip service on diversity but there is no real management buy-in or monitoring, incentivizing of an open-minded culture and breadth of views -the more senior person wins even if they were the ones that were behind huge mistakes such as Alcan acquisition.

    Advice to Management

    - spend money and time on the wrong things and people such as lots of managers who drive their analysis and recommendations based on their personal agendas (and support them with lots of expensive yes men); management does not enforce true accountability for making the right (or more often, wrong) decisions or recommendations.

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