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Rio Tinto Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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Pros
  • As I said above Awesome work life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Good benefits package, great opportunity to work in a global company (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • No work life balance, especially if you are not Australian based (in 7 reviews)

  • heavy mining, big company lots of red tape (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big company, training included, union atmosphere.

    Cons

    hit or miss supervisory, cost savings going on reducing workforce or more challenging.

    Advice to Management

    create a more supportive environment. get to know your employees.


  2. "Tough Times"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  3. "great benefits, nice work culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent company to work with."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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. "Rio Tinto"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, Technology, IT infrastructure, Work Life balance, Learning opportunities, ahead of the game organization.

    Cons

    Career opportunities is weak, as market is negative. No growth possibilities, career development, networking oportunities.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Systems Administrator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server/Network Technician in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Server/Network Technician in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Rio Tinto (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good pay and benefits, focused on safety, world-wide company,many locations. Great people and a lot of history which made it fun.

    Cons

    Rio Tinto is currently trying to cut costs and appears to not have a good idea of just how to do it. They appear to be making a lot of knee-jerk reactions there is a lot of re-organization and layoffs happening. My position was one of those eliminated positions, I understand the need to cut costs but some sites will begin to suffer with lack of support from the global monster that is RioTinto.

    Advice to Management

    Please map out a strategy and stick to it for more than 6 months. The constant re-orgs get old and make for a not-so-pleasant working environment.


  8. "Mine"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "Good company, strong safety"

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

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time

    Pros

    The Company has capable manager, give you all the tools you need, has good salary, mainly for expats. Safety is a priority for RIO Tinto and part of your day to day life.

    Cons

    The company is getting much more financial driven and sometimes do not care about employees and talents as it used to do in the past. Global Mobility still needs huge improvement.


  10. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Worked with great people, had good development opportunities

    Cons

    Politics, seemed like people were already identified for roles, therefore internal interviews were a waste of time.


  11. "Contracts Administrator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Jordan, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Jordan, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits; goal to be the best as well as be the best with less.

    Cons

    Constant state of flux with metal prices uncertainty. Management keeps workforce working as if they are in hamster wheel and people are fearful of being laid off. Believe in outsourcing as much as possible overseas.



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