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Rio Tinto Reviews

Updated June 6, 2017
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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. "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.


  2. "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

  3. "Kennocott"

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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

    Pros

    Commitment to safety. Compensation. Corporate Values.

    Cons

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


  4. "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


  5. "Average Place to Work"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Rio Tinto as a contractor

    Pros

    Comfortable hours and good co-workers

    Cons

    Contract work and frequent layoffs


  6. 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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time

    Pros

    Great Pay, Great Location. People are generally nice and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape because of upper management and corporate structure. A lot of he said/she said dynamic...easily changed when people just take the time to pick up the phone and talk to other departments!

    Advice to Management

    Make it a priority to bridge the gap between departments and sectors of the company. It will save you a lot of issues down the road.

  8. "Tough Times"

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

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time

    Pros

    Interesting and engaging business environment. Very large company with locations throughout the world. When times are good you can do very well.

    Cons

    Currently in a down cycle and it's a very tough place to work. Jobs are being outsourced to low skilled and low paying countries, salary freezes, intense pressure on cost savings, layoffs. Many of the locations are in very remote environments and not desirable. Stress is at an all time high.

    Advice to Management

    Latest message is that our two greatest strengths are our assets and our people. Prove that people are your strength and invest in them like you do your assets.


  9. "great benefits, nice work culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great benefits
    nice units to work in.

    Cons

    could do with recognizing employees for meeting targets

    Advice to Management

    invest in employee training and hang on to them


  10. "Administrative Assistant, Procurement"

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    Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant in South Jordan, UT
    Former Contractor - Administrative Assistant in South Jordan, UT

    I worked at Rio Tinto as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Because they are a global company, the pay grade is above what most Utah companies offer. The corporate office is a very comfortable place to work in.

    Cons

    All administrative positions are usually contractor positions which mean you do not get paid time off, vacation or benefits.


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