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Rio Tinto Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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Pros
  • As I said above Awesome work life balance (in 26 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. "Kennocott"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "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

  3. 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.


  4. "HR Officer / Analyst"

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    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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Metallurgical engineer intern"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time

    Pros

    Excellent culture, though lately has been move to Australia centric culture. Highly interesting roles and career opportunities, if you are open to travel and/or relocation. Highly competitive pay structure

    Cons

    No work life balance, especially if you are not Australian based. Significant amount of travel and highly stressful

    Advice to Management

    Should develop more inclusive culture. Line manager has too much power and control with little escalation mechanism


  7. "Executive Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. 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.


  9. "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


  10. "Engineering Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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