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Rio Tinto Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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Rio Tinto Chief Executive Jean-Sébastien Jacques
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  • Work-life balance with the 8 days on 6 days off roster (in 11 reviews)

  • Cyclical Industry, career progression is not defined (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "A great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time

    Pros

    Focused working environment with support from management

    Cons

    Lengthy working hours with challenge to maintain work life balance


  2. "Specialist Procurement"

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    Current Employee - Category Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Category Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive pay, good benefits , flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Zero job security, inept management, company is out of touch with employee and supplier base

  3. "Maintenance Planner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time

    Pros

    Hours are great, atmosphere is good

    Cons

    Out in desert, away from any civilization


  4. "Directionless but attempting to transition"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits, global nature of the business

    Cons

    Culture, leadership, strategy, review process

    Advice to Management

    Focus on People


  5. "Find a different job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time

    Pros

    Close to a major city

    Cons

    Management Management Management
    Lack of training opportunities


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible Management"

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    Former Employee - GIS Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - GIS Specialist in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    They have a good re-location package

    Cons

    HR is a joke, poorly managed and if you have a problem they send you to management who are not on your side. Managers hire friends and family which makes for awkward work situations. They have deep pockets so not worthwhile to litigate with them, they just pay you off to keep your mouth shut.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire family and friends, give employees ethics training and have checks and balances in place so there is no favoritism


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good place, but a huge company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rio has a very strong safety culture and for the size of company they work very hard to take care of all of the employees

    Cons

    With a company this large it is almost impossible to avoid corporate politics. While it certainly exists, I think Rio makes an effort to avoid it or mitigate the negative consequences as much as possible.

  8. "Recruiter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful office, comfortable work environment, flexible, great benefits, good pay, safety conscious.

    Cons

    Too much red tape. It takes a long time to get anything done. Too many inflexible processes.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees better. Organization is so big that you feel like a number.


  9. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong ethics and an atmosphere of respect/teamwork

    Cons

    Large company and slow decision making processes.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more local decision making


  10. "Sr. Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time

    Pros

    Local team great.

    Cons

    Senior management lacks necessary skills and business judgement in several key areas. Focus on safety is based on meeting metrics for STIP, not on instilling a safety ethic in employees. The business matrix that has been created operates to create and reinforce silos, pitting employees against one another and muddling business focus.
    Borders on unethical -- some safety metrics are fabricated, some strength-to-strength numbers, if ever audited, would be found to fall short of accurate. Emphasis on people is largely a PR effort. Local budgets cut while CEO and senior leaders fly off to places like Singapore for "meetings" which could be handled via conference calls.

    Advice to Management

    Safety first. People are a true priority. Focus on the business of mining. Business is not a social experience.


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