Rio Tinto Principal Advisor Reviews

Updated 4 Jun 2020

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Rio Tinto Chief Executive Jean-Sébastien Jacques
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  1. "Good culture, some times difficult to navigate"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Advisor in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good culture Good salary Large organization Considerate leaders (mostly)

    Cons

    Lots of regulations in place which slows down works related to tech Lots of politics as opposed to being frank and clear

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  2. "Large comnpny that is on a journey of maturity with some career building challenges"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Advisor in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Supports innovation if it aligns with key buzz words

    Cons

    Doesn't actively listen and engage some of their most experience technical subject matter experts

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  3. "Very Good Company to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Advisor in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work life, good learning, employee safety and welfare is top priority.

    Cons

    Slow career growth prospects here.

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Big Gamble- Try your luck"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Advisor in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    So RIO is an amazing company with amazing culture and with full of people who respect and value other's time. Company cares a lot about wellness, security and work life balance. Lot has been done, lot could be done and tremendous scope of growth. Fairly good chances are given to internal candidates for vertical and horizontal growth. All in all , keeping senior management aside ( the one who tend to make operating plans/ strategy ) , its by far the best in its cadre

    Cons

    Indecisive management, too much changes in operating plans and strategy. They might hire you for one role and may scrap that role in the next month. You can be laid off anytime. Absolutely ruthless when it comes to job security. You cannot plan a career with RIO irrespective of the fact that you have spend 15 years in this company. You can be and you will be laid off anytime.

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  5. "Great pay. Good job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Principal Advisor in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Forward thinking, challenging and growth opportunities

    Cons

    Structural changes, ongoing job cuts

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  6. "Global role based in Rio Tinto Singapore"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Advisor in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Relaxed working environment, senior management team are approachable, flexible working arrangements, diverse culture with strong focus on health & safety and employee well-being. Generally a supportive and collaborative working environment.

    Cons

    Overly consultative and too consensus driven at times which can stall progress and decision making. Working across global timezones can be challenging/exhausting.

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  7. "Great opportunities, amazing people, scale is enormous"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Advisor - Technology in Bukit Merah Estate, Central
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Huge and varied scope of global role, at the forefront of technology and innovation, lots of recognition and respect, ability to influence technology direction

    Cons

    Under resourced for output expectation, very political and lacks unity. Not such a supportive environment lately, imbalance in workloads, needs fluid resource allocation

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  8. "Mining Industry"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Advisor - Operations Investment in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Higher than average pay for a company operating in Utah. Great benefit package as well including a significant annual bonus. Hired into a good organization with great people on the team and managing the team.

    Cons

    Mining industry subject to commodity prices so when copper prices dropped the company started layoffs. Too many inexperienced mid-level managers trying to move up the ladder when there were a limited number of positions available; that were already filled with ladder climbers.

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Company is going down"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Advisor in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Competitive remuneration package One of the few largest and well known companies in Montreal

    Cons

    Too much instability Culture of outsourcing everything in India, Poland etc... Management treats pleople like commodities, no human aspects, consideration for your career aspirations, just blatant favouritism everywhere. They always ask for more and more and they give you less and less. It is simply not a place to work for except for money. Very negative place.

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  10. Helpful (4)

    "Just a paycheck, not a career"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Advisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good money and exposure to a different perspective on mining than most other companies on the planet. A good place to learn what not to do. Great severances packages. Learn what you need and then move on. You will never retire from Rio Tinto. You will only be made redundant eventually. Be in control of your own destiny and leave when the time is right for you.

    Cons

    An organization that has lost touch with mining and processing. Rio Tinto is not an IT business or an academic organization to experiment and develop "the mine of the future". Mining is still just that, mining. Get over yourselves! Too many Australians trying to overcompensate for the Australian stereotype of not being too smart and being lifeguards.

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