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Rio Tinto Reviews

Updated June 23, 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. "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


  2. 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.

  3. "Executive Assistant"

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    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.


  4. "Engineering Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time

    Pros

    I had great opportunities to work with many smart people from various departments and levels, and I had a good salary and benefit overall. I liked their safety culture. We started our meetings with a discussion about safety, which is a good idea for any industries.
    Especially on Friday, if you need to commute for a long distance, you are allowed to work from home and you are encouraged to use public transportation, as they place high value on environmental protection.

    Cons

    I think it is very unfortunate that they had to lay off so many good employees.


  5. 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.


  6. "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.


  7. "Great Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in South Jordan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Compensation is great. Benefit is awesome.

    Cons

    There is nothing to complain about Rio Tinto.

    Advice to Management

    Stop outsourcing.

  8. "Maintenance superintendent"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Superintendent
    Former Employee - Maintenance Superintendent
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good place to work. Focused on "safety first " and employee development. Pay is fair, working conditions great.

    Cons

    No issues to mention. No problem.

    Advice to Management

    Continue on. I see no changes other than the focus on "Change Management ". Continuous improvement.


  9. "Analyst Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very professional environment with a dedication to succeeding in a responsible manner. The company's performance through the recent supply glut speaks for itself.

    Cons

    Cyclical imbalances of work life balance. Periods of long hours occur near tight deadlines. Structure of organization does serve as a barrier between levels of management.

    Advice to Management

    Better planning to avoid last minute rushes to project completion. More transparency between different levels of management, particularly in uneasy times where cuts are being made.


  10. "An enriching experience that I thoroughly enjoyed"

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    Current Employee - English Teacher in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - English Teacher in South Jordan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    structure and organization
    good communication

    Cons

    large company easy to get lost


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