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Rio Tinto Reviews

Updated 12 Jun 2019

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Rio Tinto CEO Jean-Sébastien Jacques
Jean-Sébastien Jacques
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  1. "Been great working for them"

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    Current Employee - Process Technician 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

    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.

    Rio Tinto2019-04-12
  2. "Plenty of opportunity! With a catch."

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    Current Employee - Geoscientist in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to be had within the large company.. if you ask for them. Very good safety culture, and emphasis on integrity & respect.

    Cons

    No flexibility on remuneration and no allowances provided when working away

    Rio Tinto2019-06-13
  3. "Ticking Time Bomb"

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    Current Employee - Procurement Specialist in Perth, Western Australia
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fairly decent salary Flexibility in some roles

    Cons

    Red tape galore Incompetent, self serving management Lack of alignment between product business units and centralised functions A high percentage of experienced staff have exited the business in the last 7 years. The use of labour hire contracts for white collar roles

    Advice to Management

    Back off from the slash and burn cost cutting, stop the sham contracting nonsense of using labour hire contracts and performance manage poor leaders out of the business.

    Rio Tinto2019-05-31
  4. "Rio Tinto ERA"

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    Current Employee - Superintendent Asset Management in Darwin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global Company, Development, Safety focus

    Cons

    Unnecessary processes and audits etc

    Rio Tinto2019-04-17
  5. Helpful (1)

    "No one knows anyone anymore"

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    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.

    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.

    Rio Tinto2019-01-07
  6. "Great workplace with few caveats"

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

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

    Pros

    Employee perks are great People are good in general

    Cons

    Career growth opportunities are limited Workspace lacks modern outlook

    Rio Tinto2018-11-30
  7. "OK employer"

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

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time for 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

    Rio Tinto2018-11-30
  8. "Good company"

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    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 for 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.

    Rio Tinto2018-11-26
  9. "Great company culture"

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

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time for 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

    Rio Tinto2018-11-09
  10. "Middle management"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    Get to know staff better

    Rio Tinto2018-11-02
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