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Rio Tinto Project Engineer Reviews

Updated 25 Jul 2018

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Rio Tinto CEO Jean-Sébastien Jacques
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "It hard to get things done fast"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Cossack
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great organisations, accesses to resources, able to get the job done if you have the support of boss. Generally, if you can do a job that has short wins within a couple of months you get promoted fast.

    Cons

    It's a bit of a boys club, very hard to get promoted to managerial positions if you not a tall white male. They try to promote aboriginal and other nationalities where they can, but it essentially operates as a white boys club. You have to be friends with the power brokers to get anywhere but that is the truth about the world we leave in so get used to it.

    Rio Tinto2017-03-26
  2. "Senior Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very capable colleagues and recently refurbished Central Park office is looking great

    Cons

    Functional or technical review (restructure) happens far too often and affect morale. Decision to work in an agile working environment reduced productivity and made me feel like i am just a resource and not valued. HR does not acknowledge and provide closure for applicants. This is embarrassing especially when we refer good candidates to HR and they leave them hanging. why bother?

    Advice to Management

    Hiring freeze and secondment freeze during 1.5 years functional/technical review lead to some good people with know how leaving the business. Why would you expect a good net promoter score if there is no hiring?

    Rio Tinto2018-07-25
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Once were great"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good wages, big company, good people working there. Helped a lot of people carve out good careers.

    Cons

    Bullied small companies. Care about money and profit over employees and safety. Once were good but squeezed and squeezed employees until most now hate the company and show up just to be paid.

    Advice to Management

    If you keep cutting benefits and cheap things that keep employees happy, you are penny wise and pound foolish as these employees will lose so much productivity. IF they know you don't care about them why should they care about the company?

    Rio Tinto2017-05-19
  4. "Great if you have a sponsor"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent wages and usually an understanding culture

    Cons

    constant org structure changes crippling the business.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people and stop making everything a moving target.

    Rio Tinto2017-02-05
  5. "Missed opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities on paper. You hear of some individuals being given great opportunities and support. Opportunities are there if you are willing to bypass or ignore some elements of the management team.

    Cons

    Middle management is often undertrained and left to wreak havoc on employee morale. This creates a complete disconnect between what Rio Tinto says it does for its employees and how most employees actually feel or are treated.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk. You already do so with regards to safety, why not do so in other aspects? The recent engagement survey clearly shows that as a company you are failing to keep your best elements.

    Rio Tinto2015-11-08
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering Project Manager"

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    Project Manager - Engineering in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Exciting and challenging work. Every day is different. The processes and scale of work is unlike any other.

    Cons

    Outlook through 2017 is very poor. OPEX and CAPEX budgets have been cut so much that it is hard for the plants to get by. There is not that much confidence in the air with employees. Projects are limited and not looking to be any better in the next couple years.

    Advice to Management

    Stop cutting back on skilled, experienced engineers and project managers for cheaper, inexperienced options. Even in the darkest of times, the best people should be managing project, operations, and maintenance. The company has become 95% cost savings driven, and they have lost the old backbone that was once driven by quality.

    Rio Tinto2015-09-24
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