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Rio Tinto Reviews

Updated December 15, 2017
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  • Lengthy working hours with challenge to maintain work life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Sometimes you will work long hours away from your family, but you do get time off to spend with your family (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "General overview"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time

    Pros

    Great location for a mine (Salt Lake City)

    Cons

    Overworked, underpaid, underappreciated salaried employees

    Advice to Management

    Revisit salaries/benefits for employees to be more competitive with the industry.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time

    Pros

    Local team great.

    Cons

    Senior management lacks necessary skills and business judgement in several key areas. Focus on safety is based on meeting metrics for STIP, not on instilling a safety ethic in employees. The business matrix that has been created operates to create and reinforce silos, pitting employees against one another and muddling business focus.
    Borders on unethical -- some safety metrics are fabricated, some strength-to-strength numbers, if ever audited, would be found to fall short of accurate. Emphasis on people is largely a PR effort. Local budgets cut while CEO and senior leaders fly off to places like Singapore for "meetings" which could be handled via conference calls.

    Advice to Management

    Safety first. People are a true priority. Focus on the business of mining. Business is not a social experience.

  3. "Rio Tinto is no longer a good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Sourcing Analyst in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Sourcing Analyst in South Jordan, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Healthcare
    401k match
    Co-workers
    Mining Industry itself is fascinating
    Location
    Opportunity to work with big mining equipment suppliers
    UTA Pass

    Cons

    Horrible Management
    Lots of red tapes
    Back stabbing everywhere
    Gossips
    No HR support
    No life balance
    Pushy
    Lunch meeting where you need to bring your own lunch

    Advice to Management

    Change your culture. Wake-up!


  4. "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


  5. "Kennecott"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent pay, can get diverse experience working in the many different areas.

    Cons

    Laid off so many people that employees only have time to "put out fires" instead of completing preventive maintenance and improving plant operations. If you are not a chosen individual there is no room for advancement even if you receive good performance reviews every year by your direct bosses.

    Advice to Management

    Start considering the long term direction of the company, make sure new upper management initiatives are actually beneficial to the company and not just a manger's pet project.


  6. "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.


  7. "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

  8. "Principal Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Progressive company that invested in both people and technology

    Cons

    Part of a larger global company that tried to standardize too much.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  9. "Director"

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

    Pros

    balanced, There was a good management team

    Cons

    Staffing was in need of more personnel


  10. "Contracts team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, company stays up to date with technology.

    Cons

    you spend a lot of time hearing how they will be downsizing or off shoring positions. It feels like you are always in a hamster wheel wondering when you will lose your job.


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