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Rio Tinto Reviews

Updated January 17, 2019
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Rio Tinto Chief Executive Jean-Sébastien Jacques
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  • "FIFO lifestyle can take a toll on work/life balance" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Career progression mostly comes from being proactive and there is no transparency" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Need salary insight"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A tester to get access to salaries

    Cons

    I am sorry for how this information isn't helpful

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  2. "Company review"

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    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in South Jordan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global company, so lot of opportunities to learn other business processes through global mobility

    Cons

    Not the best competitive salary compared to competitors. No effort from leaders to retain excellent latent

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Boron, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Boron, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great pay and bonus

    Cons

    In California, Advancement is favored for females

    Advice to Management

    Equal opportunity


  4. "Principal Advisor"

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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

    Compensations & Benefits
    Career Opportunities Nationally and Internationally

    Cons

    I don't have any negative feedback.


  5. "Working at Rio Tinto"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time

    Pros

    Rio Tinto pays at the higher end end of expected ranges.
    Rio Tinto has strong safety culture.

    Cons

    Rio is entirely too politically correct.


  6. "Excellent company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time

    Pros

    Rio Tinto treats people right and always puts safety first. They have wonderful opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    They no longer have an office in Denver.


  7. "Reliability Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time

    Pros

    Lots of training and opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Management should be forth coming

  8. "Was a great company before they decided to focus outside of US"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people, great location

    Cons

    losing local feel, constant job cutting, losing expertise


  9. "Superintendant"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Excellent development and culture

    Cons

    Consolidating roles so everyone has more and more responsibility


  10. "As with most giant corporations: Good to Terrible"

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

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great local working teams; Focus on safety, health and environment; good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Constant fear of re-orgs and job instability;
    Poor upper management teams with too many people in upper management but not enough doing the actual work;
    Lack of transparency to outright lies when it comes to company decisions ;affecting jobs

    Advice to Management

    Find a strategy/plan and stick with it. You make decisions that take 2-3 years for it to become beneficial but change the plan before it is ever realized and start the cycle again and again