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Rio Tinto Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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Rio Tinto Chief Executive Jean-Sébastien Jacques
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Pros
  • As I said above Awesome work life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • Solid pay steady check good benefits (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance with the 8 days on 6 days off roster (in 10 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Rio Tinto"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "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

  3. "Rio Tinto is no longer a good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Sourcing Analyst in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Sourcing Analyst in South Jordan, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Healthcare
    401k match
    Co-workers
    Mining Industry itself is fascinating
    Location
    Opportunity to work with big mining equipment suppliers
    UTA Pass

    Cons

    Horrible Management
    Lots of red tapes
    Back stabbing everywhere
    Gossips
    No HR support
    No life balance
    Pushy
    Lunch meeting where you need to bring your own lunch

    Advice to Management

    Change your culture. Wake-up!


  4. "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


  5. "HR Officer / Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "Electrical Engieer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Sanford, FL
    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Sanford, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, Excellent location, Multi national

    Cons

    Hard interviews, Long process, tricky enviroment


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent company to work with."

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits packages

    Cons

    During down cycles there are mass layoffs and cutting of people in spite of the knowledge that when prices recover they will have to rehire those people and at a much higher salary.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the long haul and not just the next quarterly income report.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Systems Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Server/Network Technician in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Server/Network Technician in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Rio Tinto (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good pay and benefits, focused on safety, world-wide company,many locations. Great people and a lot of history which made it fun.

    Cons

    Rio Tinto is currently trying to cut costs and appears to not have a good idea of just how to do it. They appear to be making a lot of knee-jerk reactions there is a lot of re-organization and layoffs happening. My position was one of those eliminated positions, I understand the need to cut costs but some sites will begin to suffer with lack of support from the global monster that is RioTinto.

    Advice to Management

    Please map out a strategy and stick to it for more than 6 months. The constant re-orgs get old and make for a not-so-pleasant working environment.


  9. "Mine"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in West Valley City, UT
    Former Employee - Coordinator in West Valley City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    World wide organization with progressive ideas. Great opportunities for many engineering personnel..

    Cons

    Like all mines presently due to metals down turn they are struggling somewhat. This will turn around in the near future.

    Advice to Management

    Always take care of your loyal employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Contracts Administrator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Jordan, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Jordan, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits; goal to be the best as well as be the best with less.

    Cons

    Constant state of flux with metal prices uncertainty. Management keeps workforce working as if they are in hamster wheel and people are fearful of being laid off. Believe in outsourcing as much as possible overseas.


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