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Rio Tinto Manager Reviews

Updated 20 Apr 2020

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3.2
17%
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Rio Tinto Chief Executive Jean-Sébastien Jacques
Jean-Sébastien Jacques
7 Ratings
  1. "A great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Analytics in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Rewarded on merit, good benefits, collaborative environment, diverse career path, flexible working, senior leadership learning from past mistakes, culture and values very good

    Cons

    Demands on time, travel can be excessive

  2. "Constant change is good.....except when it's not."

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Change is a good thing. It promotes growth and can make a good organization great!

    Cons

    When change isn't managed well or when plans are not well tested, employees work in a state of constant, unhealthy stress.

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  3. "Good overall"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements, good benefits

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy and lack of ownership for decision making

  4. Helpful (1)

    "No one knows anyone anymore"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Experience good if you find yourself somewhere that management actually know what they are doing Pay is competitive

    Cons

    The organisation has changed so many senior people that no one knows who does what any more. The new team don’t know the business basics Are yet so everything is highly politicized. The new operational hubs are a long way from operations and the top down centralisation can kill local initiatives.

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  5. "Middle management"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting place to work and great people

    Cons

    Work life balance, not enough time with family

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  6. "A values driven organisation that genuinely cares about safety and well being"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Project Manager in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rio Tinto for less than a year

    Pros

    Global organisation. Exciting technology in mining. Great people to work with, lots of collaboration. Constant change which exciting. Salaries are competitive and a great health and share purchase scheme.

    Cons

    Pace of change can be scary at times, but makes it exciting and challenging. The global nature is a positive but can make connecting more difficult

  7. "Demanding workplace but great challenging work with friendly environment"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager Finance Business Improvement in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fantastic salary, great work opportunities in a global business. Can really offer interesting work in a range of fields across many countries and disciplines

    Cons

    Very demanding environment with constant change. It requires high emotional resilience. Workloads can be high as the tend to have many initiatives on the go all the time

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Avoid Rio Tinto"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Not many these days. They used to be a good company to work for but their senior leadership is badly out of touch with what's going on with the business.

    Cons

    The ability to play office politics is now a required skill at Rio Tinto. Most senior leaders survive because they say yes to their leaders. If you work hard and commit to the company it will count for nothing when the cutbacks occur. If you have an issue you have to ring a call centre in Manilla and listen to some one read a script to you, with an American accent.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Program Manager in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Rio Tinto for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Diverse portfolio of global IT projects with mature embedded methodologies. Working with multi-cultural programs, environments and locations was very satisfying. A challenging but interesting and rewarding experience.

    Cons

    Often very inflexible in their way of working and rarely open to new ideas. I could see opportunities for improvements but culture at times can be quite rigid. Prevalent I think of large global company's, so be prepared to soak this side of it up.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Working for informations systems and technology - brisbane based"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - Historically Rio Tinto have paid well for the Brisbane market - Very effective and efficient SAP delivery shop that pumps out 1,000's of changes/ year with minimal disruptions

    Cons

    - Company used to be great but due to cost cutting they are outsourcing and offshoring roles away from Brisbane with outsourcing going to a single partner (Accenture) and permanent roles being moved offshore to Singapore, the US and Canada - As a result a lot of "good people" (to quote Rio Tinto) have left the business and this will only continue - Anyone who joins IS&T in Brisbane must consider their role at threat to be offshored as there is an active approach of moving resources offshore - The pace is frenetic. Friends who still work there are exhausted as they work harder to compensate for the extra work generated by the outsourcing and offshoring - Morale is atrocious and people are just waiting for their redundancy package.

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