Rio Tinto Project Engineer Reviews

Updated 23 May 2020

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Rio Tinto Chief Executive Jean-Sébastien Jacques
Jean-Sébastien Jacques
2 Ratings
  1. "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Safety focused, CEO constantly updating whole business.

    Cons

    Travel time to site is long

  2. "Ups and Downs"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Project Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent pay freedom and flexibility to complete tasks Trust from direct management Interesting and unique exposure and experience parking onsite at Operations Centre Great location at Central Park work alongside intelligent colleagues

    Cons

    Nepotism Poor leadership at many levels Immature process Ambiguity at ever corner Some Arrogant, immature and ignorant management Hierarchical Management up approach

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  3. "Senior Project Engineer"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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?

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  4. Helpful (3)

    "Once were great"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "It hard to get things done fast"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  6. "Great if you have a sponsor"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  7. "Missed opportunities"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering Project Manager"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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