Rio Tinto Reviews

Updated Jun 30, 2020

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3.9
72%
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Rio Tinto Chief Executive Jean-Sébastien Jacques
Jean-Sébastien Jacques
234 Ratings
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  1. "Good company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    excellent safety culture and lots of rooms to explore career opportunities

    Cons

    culture is politicized and the management can be extremely selfish at times

  2. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Electrical Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Mining is cyclical, if you survive the bad times, the good times are awesome.

    Cons

    Be ready for midnight and weekend calls

  3. Helpful (1)

    "How is it like working for Rio Tinto?"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A lot of focus on health, safety and environment aspects. Great benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Not a good place for young IT professionals who are looking to develop and do cool things, you won't find that in IS&T group in Rio Tinto. Their IT group is highly dysfunctional and hard to get real impactful job done. Work-life balance suffers.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not a Geat Company to Work For"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Boron, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Paying well and good benefits is about it for this company.

    Cons

    This company changes upper management at the various different sites way to often causing major disruptions in work flow. Have too many upper managers that do know very much about the area or work flow manage.

  5. "Great company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Director Global Supply Chain in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Global business with diverse culture and locations

    Cons

    Red Tape like any large business

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Top notch miner that will overwork you from day one"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Senior Advisor 
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rio Tinto

    Pros

    Global resources, market recognition, big projects, talented team.

    Cons

    Work life balance, unrealistic expectations, stagnant salaries, bureaucracy, confusing reporting structure, heavy middle management, do less with more (funds and people).

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  7. "Excellent learning opportunity with a leading mining company."

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Boron, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great opportunity to hit the ground running and a vast operational facility. Learning environment was huge.

    Cons

    There are some opportunities to update the share drive with accurate literature for learning.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "A decent place to work, but too many politics."

    3.0
     

    I worked at Rio Tinto

    Pros

    There is a lot of opportunity to improve your skills and learn on the job.

    Cons

    Being a white male in today’s workforce

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  9. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    provide fund for Professional development

    Cons

    most of the location is located in Isolated place

  10. "Benefit are ok base pay is not in line with current going rates"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Geotechnical Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    advancing can be difficult

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