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Rio Tinto Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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Pros
  • As I said above Awesome work life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • Solid pay steady check good benefits (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance with the 8 days on 6 days off roster (in 9 reviews)

  • Cyclical Industry, career progression is not defined (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Rio Tinto Minerals"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A good place to work and learn. The global reach from a small business unit allows for a lot of learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Headwinds are on the horizon with increasing competition and overall commodity slowdown. However, this business unit should fare better than the overall commodity sector.


  2. "My Take"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are great, dedicated people who work for the company and are supportive to each other. There is a lot of work to be done, and a lot of hard working people doing that work.

    Cons

    The company has struggled in the current financial environment in their industry and has had to make difficult decisions that have affected some of the great people that work for the company and have made the working environment hard on the good people that are left.

    Advice to Management

    Seek first to understand, then take action or make a decision after you have all of the pertinent details.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "I would do it again if the opportunity arose!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sharpsburg, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sharpsburg, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company benefits and compensation were outstanding. Good HR support system. Great career path planning and training availability. Safety is their first priority.

    Cons

    HR doesn't allow you to move fast enough to terminate an employee. Lack of communication from upper management stagnates some of the processes. SAP system is a nightmare. People only know their piece of the pie. Not one single source to go to in order to learn the system. They have become safety stupid instead of safety conscience...drives job costs way up.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to live within your means. Huge layoffs happen because of bad financial committee decisions. Remember that people still get hurt out of reflexive actions...no matter how much money you pour into the bucket.


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  5. "Chief operator boron California"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boron, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boron, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and schedule benefits are okay.

    Cons

    Poor management don't listen to employees. Trying to break the union. Turnover is very high on the management side.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more from within to get better experience in the supervisor ranks. Listen to operator's who run the plant everyday we know what we are doing.


  6. "Rio Tinto could be great, but...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Manager in South Jordan, UT
    Former Employee - Accounting Manager in South Jordan, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. Strong safety culture. Many exceptional employees. Good assets.

    Cons

    Outsourcing and reorganizing constantly. Weak implementation of strategy. Making poor short term decisions while claiming to have a long term view of industry and economy. Senior management making questionable ethical decisions in regards to vendor commitments and financial statement presentation.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that Rio Tinto has many stakeholders, not just shareholders. Remember commitments to employees, vendors and communities.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in South Jordan, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Rio Tinto has great pay and benefits. There are many opportunities to travel and learn new roles/skills. And they go through phases where they celebrate success well.

    Safety is a value and important to most levels throughout the company. Flexibility in the work schedule is a bonus.

    Very intellegent and skilled employees.

    Cons

    There is a stifling amount of politics, beurocracy, power plays, postulating and incompetence.

    Though they have made progress in diversity and inclusion, women are not promoted as men are, generally they are paid less than their male counterparts and are limited in progress into management and senior roles.

    Work-related mental health issues, burnout and fatigue are not managed within the company and affects many current and former employees.

    There is more focus on the 'perception' of the company/project/employee than the actual work/culture/individual performance.

    Advice to Management

    The outsourcing of internal services has led to a disconnection with your employees and lowered quality of service.

    Slow down your decision making and let the changes catch up to each other before you layoff or sell off any more of the company.

    Cultivate and invest in your employees like you once did.


  8. "Process engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Process Lead in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Business Process Lead in South Jordan, UT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Pay
    Yearly bonuses
    Learn to be safe in your family and inside your workplace
    Good opportunity to put a good company on your resume
    Excellent benefits
    Excellent 401k
    Company cell phone

    Cons

    Too much politics
    No career path
    No career opportunities
    Not challenging
    You never know how long you will have a job.. Leadership and major changes happening all the time

    Recently in May Riotino laid off and is outsourcing all of it and other parts of the business .. I seen people hired on and let go 6months afterwards .. Horrible to feel you might not have a job tomorrow

    Advice to Management

    Moral is low.. Focus on your employees .. Stop making so much change


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company but not a great time to jump on board"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Process Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Staff Process Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Its a really collaborative environment. Compensation is comparable to competitors. bonuses are guaranteed. There seems to be a great work life balance for most employees maybe with the exception of those working directly in operations. There is lot

    Cons

    I have been extremely disappointed with senior managements response to the lows and highs in metal prices. Good senior management is capable of keeping a moderate path. However management has overreacted to high metal prices in 2008-2010 and hired too many people. In addition too much capitol was spent and risks with mergers and projects were taken that just didn't pan out. The current CEO is overreacting to low metal prices now. There are huge cuts in both capitol and people. In a couple of years I think the company will be in bad place due to todays reactive decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being pansys and start thinking about the long term needs of the company instead of what makes stockholders happy today


  10. "Exciting company with solid benefits."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Utah in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Utah in South Jordan, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time

    Pros

    Very supportive of continuing education.

    Cons

    Seem to be very dependent on China.
    Commodity volatility.

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. "Okay Job, scary long term."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement Officer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Procurement Officer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great People, great training good benefits.

    Cons

    Unsure if you will keep your job they are outsourcing most work.


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