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Rio Tinto Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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Rio Tinto Chief Executive Jean-Sébastien Jacques
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  • No work life balance, especially if you are not Australian based (in 7 reviews)

  • heavy mining, big company lots of red tape (in 9 reviews)

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  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.


  2. "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


  3. "Hourly"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid pay steady check good benefits

    Cons

    Work schedule and job hazards

    Advice to Management

    Take more time to listen to represented employees and find ways to promote train and educate within the company lower ranks


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  5. "Kennocott"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time

    Pros

    Commitment to safety. Compensation. Corporate Values.

    Cons

    Remote locations. Advancement and development opportunities lacking in some roles.


  6. "RioTinto"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time

    Pros

    Safe place to work for a mine

    Cons

    heavy mining, big company lots of red tape


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Rio Tinto"

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    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable Specialist in Greenwood Village, CO
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable Specialist in Greenwood Village, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the atmosphere was relaxed.
    compensation was awesome.

    Cons

    The company was good to work for. No cons.


  8. "HR Officer / Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Jordan, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    No in-depth human resources knowledge required

    Cons

    Cannot grow because of only have basic hr knowledge and company is downsizing


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Metallurgical engineer intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Interesting facility to intern at

    Cons

    They had lay offs that year so it was a stressful environment

    Advice to Management

    Don't buy companies like Alcan


  10. "Executive Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time

    Pros

    Excellent culture, though lately has been move to Australia centric culture. Highly interesting roles and career opportunities, if you are open to travel and/or relocation. Highly competitive pay structure

    Cons

    No work life balance, especially if you are not Australian based. Significant amount of travel and highly stressful

    Advice to Management

    Should develop more inclusive culture. Line manager has too much power and control with little escalation mechanism


  11. "Executive Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and benefits. Salary was above average.

    Cons

    None that I come to mind

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your employees ideas.



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