Rio Tinto Employee Reviews

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Decent place to work
Pot Operator, Carbon Craneman, Head Pourer (Former Employee) –  Sebree, KYJanuary 19, 2016
If you worked hard you had a decent chance at moving up in the company, they are Japanese owned and are very big on 5s. Lots of cleaning, and short breaks, always raising production goals whenever you reach them.
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PLC and controls, advanced craftman (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTJanuary 7, 2016
typical day get work orders prep job as required do all necessary checks to be safe i usually work in isolated places. i like to finish jobs and be finished in a timely manner. i enjoy trouble shooting and completing jobs. Hardest part of job is waiting for parts
Pros
work with people who are professionals
Cons
parts and drama
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Great company, amazing people, friendly all around.
Reliability Engineer, Mobile Equipment Maintenance (Current Employee) –  Paraburdoo, WADecember 16, 2015
A wonderful company that is very much people oriented. The focus on people goes beyond the words, and reflects in the culture every single day. My years here have been nothing but fun. Good pay for the role you do, and enough flexibility to make you feel cared for.

Not much structure for a new person to gain varied experience, especially for a grad. You start in one position and unless you fight your way out, chances of an easy transition into another department or commodity are slim. BHP does this part much better, but Rio does have a much better focus at keeping its people happy.
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Politics
Industrial Instrumentation/Electrical Technician (Current Employee) –  Boron, CANovember 19, 2015
There is a lack of cohesion between the departments in a supervisory level which rolls downhill to the workforce and disables you from being productive in your daily tasks due to constant required authorizations. Too many unqualified chiefs and definitely not enough Indians!
Pros
decent pay for the work
Cons
politics
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great experience working for rio tinto
assistant chemist (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTNovember 5, 2015
very busy, efficient well organized work place.Tim work, codependent of each other, rotating job duties,Supportive management.
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Great job to learn new or more skills
Operator c (Current Employee) –  Magna UtahOctober 14, 2015
A typical day of work at the power plant includes: Blowing soot on the boilers, Running coal, Shoveling, Dumping out the rock traps, Performing rounds (inspecting equipment), Slagging the molten coal out of the boiler, Inspecting the boilers. When the boilers are offline for maintenance you use a vacuum truck, shoot plugs through the condensers tubes, Perform housekeeping items (sweeping, moving debri, ect).

At this job I learned a great deal about boilers, forklift/dozer operations, coal, and coal quality, Some Physical labor techniques.

Management is great and willing to work with and for you.

Co-workers are good but can be prone to childish behaviors.

Hardest part of the job is slagging out the boilers. Or trying to catch up if a malfunction occurs in the plant.

Best part of this job is what is available to be learned. The skills and qualifications they give freely.
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Great Company
Sourcing Specialist/Bulk Commodity Specialist (Current Employee) –  South Jordan, UtOctober 14, 2015
Enjoy all Aspects about the job, great people good management, benefits Co-workers are very enjoyable to work with and be around.
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Exciting job in a bad market
Senior Supervisor - Open Pit Maintenance (Former Employee) –  Rio TintoOctober 8, 2015
Rio Tinto is one of the leaders in mining. The mining world is changing though due to the compliance industry (ie insurance). Rio Tinto is a great company even in these changing times. Due to their size, it is easy to become a number. The diversity of the company is a bonus. This diversity is shown by the company being multi-national, which adds different ideas and input.
Mining is a fast paced, dangerous environment that requires the utmost attention. Anyone that does not respect this mindset can and will cause personal harm to themselves or others.
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productive and learning envirnment
A/P Scanner & Processor, EM Processor (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTSeptember 28, 2015
busy all the time, no down time, always learning new positions, management doesn't have great communication with other departments
Pros
room to learn new things because
Cons
bad management
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Haulage Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Bingham Canyon, UTSeptember 2, 2015
What was once a company of integrity known as Kennecott became a place of poor morale. One bought out by Rio Tinto they contracted out union work to Lewis Stages to get drivers that they could pay half the wage. They took away all of the pension plans and they fire long time workers for slight infractions to get them out of there. It is your typical Corperate America of today. The managment are young college graduates that know nothing about mining but are highly "educated" and impersonal!! After 36 years of employment the changes had become unbrarable so I retired! I had LOVED my job until it became Rio Tinto!
Pros
Good Pay, 4 on 4 off
Cons
Managment
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Good major miner
MINING ENGINEER (Former Employee) –  Gillette, WYAugust 11, 2015
Fantastic experience as an junior engineer. Options to work in offices around the globe with this world leader in mining
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Challenging and interesting multi-national company
Transition Services Delivery Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 20, 2015
I gained a variety of challenging and interesting financial management experiences in the packaging, manufacturing, aluminum, and mining industries. I was also exposed to a vibrant, rich multi-national culture of professionals, working towards a goal of being a socially responsible leader in the mining and primary metals industry. Overall, my experiences were greatly favorable and I feel very privileged to have been part of such an organization.
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Great Coworkers, poor upper management
Specialist, Mobile Device Management (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTJuly 2, 2015
Enjoyed working with the fellow employees and working to make things better.



Management has deviced to move most of the work external and therefore much productivity and innovation has been lost.
Pros
Great Benefits
Cons
Poor Management
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good work enviroment
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Magna, UTJune 17, 2015
Very respectful management and work place. Very professional atmosphere, good group of people. I was on a project assignment and at the completion of the assignment my employment ended.
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Overall good company but hires and fires too frequently
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UtahMay 8, 2015
The company provides a great work life balance. There are occasional projects which require overtime or odd shifts but these are rare unless you take a role directly within operations. Like with any engineering job in the mining industry there is no single job you would do. You would be doing anything from day to day data analysis, project work, testing, modeling, or fieldwork. Since there is such good compensation and benefits you work with a really great bunch of people. The work is pretty exciting you will generally have an interesting project or two to work on.

My gripe with the company is that mining is a very volatile industry with great highs and horrific lows. Great management fights pressure to go crazy with hiring and capital during the highs and to cut too much capital and people during the lows. In this regard I think Rio Tinto has absolutely horrible senior management. The last two CEOs have given in to the pressure to expand/reduce like they are puppets. Keep in mind the next couple years will be bad years so there will be little chance for advancement. There will be much better chances as metal prices increase. Another potential downside is you will generally be expected to relocate throughout your career.

The bottom line is it is a good company to work for but you will need to be fully prepared to suddenly lose your job. You may want to rent instead of buy any property. And keep 6+ months of salary in the bank.
Pros
Great coworkers, great compensation
Cons
Very low job security
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its a place of work
Lead Diesel Mechanic (Current Employee) –  utahMay 6, 2015
its a place of work, wish I could say something nice
lot of talk about safety but doing it is an other thing
no sick days, hard to get time off,
Pros
pay
Cons
management, shiftwork, co-workers
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Positive management skills experience
Field Engineer (Current Employee) –  WAMay 1, 2015
Good field experience and construction management work. Learned skills such as quality control/assurance, contracts, scheduling, health & safety, and construction
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Good worklife / lifestyle roster
Electrician (Current Employee) –  PilbaraApril 25, 2015
Electrical maintenance
Learned how to fault find in a breakdown situation
Co-workers i did encounter were all very good people
Hardest part about working for Rio Tinto was the fly's and working in 40+ Celsius
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DBA (Current Employee) –  UTApril 6, 2015
I am working with Rio Tinto since June 2013. Excellent working environment. Full support from management. It is an excellent place to work. i spent very good time here with my colleagues.
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Perception is reality
Saleryied Employee (Former Employee) –  KennecottMarch 23, 2015
Long days at work and you felt like you had to sneak out the door unless you was one of the cool kids. Superintendents were just a bunch of warlords and would fight among themselves.
Pros
free lunches
Cons
high stress
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