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Rio Tinto Reviews

Updated 14 April 2019
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Rio Tinto Chief Executive Jean-Sébastien Jacques
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  1. "Been great working for them"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Perth, Western Australia
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Share Program salary training and residential benefits.

    Cons

    None has been good career.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff on ground, there’s lots of cost cutting money saving from workers in field that get missed.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "No one knows anyone anymore"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Brisbane
    Former Employee - General Manager in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time (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.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to basics and hire senior management that knows the business basics. Fix the centralized services which have drawn everyone to a computer rather than the workplace.

    Take more care of global employees as they end up in no man’s land. The support systems are dreadfully inefficient and full of errors.

  3. "Great workplace with few caveats"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employee perks are great
    People are good in general

    Cons

    Career growth opportunities are limited
    Workspace lacks modern outlook


  4. "OK employer"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Perth, Western Australia
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good healthcare and good location.

    Cons

    Management not great, very limited chance of getting a promotion.

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rio Tinto is ideally placed to take advantage of technology advancement.

    Cons

    Rio Tinto needs to find the focus and discipline to drive advancements home with proper process.

    Advice to Management

    Rio Tinto needs to find a core strategy and build their culture and structure to meet that strategy.


  6. "Great company culture"

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    Former Employee - Shared Services in Brisbane
    Former Employee - Shared Services in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good “ top down” behavioural culture
    Mostly efficient IS
    Great remuneration
    People were accountable ad responsible within their limits of authority
    Supported innovation and creative ideas in any area
    Clear strategic direction
    Work life balance where it could be applied
    Great career opportunities and global mobility options
    Could trust your colleagues
    Great communication and transparency

    Cons

    There’s a few cliques in coal and iron ore BUs
    The transformation of shared services the last 4 years has not delivered its intended outcomes and would have cost a fortune that I now understand had been partially reverted.

    Advice to Management

    Let team members be involved in more continuous improvement projects- not just hand picked people


  7. "Middle management"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Perth, Western Australia
    Former Employee - Manager in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting place to work and great people

    Cons

    Work life balance, not enough time with family

    Advice to Management

    Get to know staff better

  8. "Maintainer - Dust donkey"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pilbara
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pilbara
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If your willing to bash your way through the bulls#&t it's a great way to cement a few years of stable pay and good benefits.

    Cons

    Absolutely farce of a performance appraisal process, it would be easier and more cost efficient to just give pay rises where deserved, you gotta be in the boys club. Real talent generally gets unoticed (on purpose) and walks out the door a year later. Lots of acting opportunity if you like doing higher duties and responsibilities for no extra pay this is your company. Very reactive to incidents and safety. No transparency whatsoever.

    Advice to Management

    Fill positions quicker so infinite people don't have to step up and act. It's so inefficient and accountability goes out the window. Moral suffers as a by-product. Stop the droning talk about cost saving and spend the money where needed, it's rediculous.


  9. "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working arrangements, benefits, culture, smart people

    Cons

    Constant organisational changes leads to the loss of good people


  10. "Good Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
    Former Employee - Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Internal mobility for professional development

    Cons

    Bureaucracy that comes hand in hand when working as part of a larger company