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Great place to work
Heavy Equipment Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Boron, CAAugust 29, 2018
12 hour day
They teach you everything you need
management is ok
Great work place culture
The hardest part was leaving after 13 years
Working with a great group of mechanics
Pros
Great pay with time for a home life
Cons
none
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4.0
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A lot of double standards
Executive Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  South Jordan, UTJune 12, 2018
Executives are in Australia and the UK. They are very concerned about cost savings to the extent of outsourcing full departments. They do give a severance package, but it still cuts like a knife when they tell you your position has been eliminated and you have to hand over your company assigned property right there on the spot without any time to finish up loose ends or to look for other employment. The constant worry about lay offs causes stress for all employees. Company's roots are in Australia and seems to be fading fast for the US. They have a good safety culture and good benefits, but the uncertainty is simply too much.
Pros
Benefits and pay
Cons
Stressful worry about being outsourced
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Great company with great benefits
GRADUATE ENGINEER (Former Employee) –  South Jordan, UTMay 24, 2018
awesome training and career development opportunities. Mulit level management with years of experience to mentor the younger engineers. this provided great benefits for project management
Cons
Walking in and out of work. Parking lot extremely far from the plant
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Good pay and Benefits, Cut throat, not honest
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) –  Magna, UTMay 21, 2018
The pay was good, raises were not. Benefits were top notch. Good old boys network, family that works there are taken care of by management. Say one thing and do another, it is a typical conglomerate, managers fear their leaders and it trickles down, very dangerous work, lots of OT, safety is a major concern and they do try to address issues, or sweep them under the rug, CYA is the underlying corporate motto.
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Pay
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Management
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Good pay, benefits, and work environment
Process Consulting - Purchase to Pay - Mult. Roles (Current Employee) –  South Jordan, UTMay 10, 2018
Rio Tinto compensates well, presumably because they are competing globally for employees. Also, the vacation policy is generous, likely to align more closely with European and Australian norms. The work is challenging and you work with a very talented group.
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Premier multi-national, diversified, natural resource company.
President (Former Employee) –  Denver, COMay 9, 2018
One of the largest resource companies in the world with a portfolio of some of the highest quality mineral assets in the industry. The company was based on a culture of quality and long-term perspective, in terms of asset selection, operational practices and human resource development. An excellent organization with which I was proud to be associated.
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3.0
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meh
Geologist (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTMay 2, 2018
Management is often complained about. Support to follow through and complete projects is not always there. Musical chairs of managers and poor communication make it difficult to accomplish goals.
Pros
safety, benefits, 401k matching of 6%
Cons
management always changing, lack of opportunity, poor communication
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4.0
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Excellent Company to work for
Principal Advisor, Industrial Hygiene (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTMarch 20, 2018
Rio Tinto is committed to protecting the health and well being of its employees and contractors. Exceptional global EHS policies, programs, and procedures.
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Hard paced organization that values work-life balance
Specialist (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTMarch 9, 2018
Some management is great to work with, especially those who really take time to invest in you and what you bring to the table.

Workplace culture, while fast paced and extreme, had its moments when it was relaxed and easy to work within. Very flexible on working hours per day, as long as 8 plus hours were performed and it did not impact the company.
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Change is Normal
Senior Manager Service Delivery Americas, (IS&T) (Current Employee) –  South Jordan, UTMarch 7, 2018
My department has been reorganized 4 times in two years. Way more change than is necessary. The current CEO has a re-org globally that makes no sense for the good of Rio Tinto.
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5.0
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Great management
Head Electrician (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTMarch 3, 2018
Great people to work with on a day to day business. Was hoping for more money give my knowledge of some of the systems. Would recommend other peop to work here
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5.0
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A very productive place,
Warehouseman - Forklift driver - paroll (Former Employee) –  Wilmington, CAMarch 2, 2018
I worked in many jobs.
Refinery, Warehouse, Payroll, Accounting, Shipping and receiving, Load Trucks, Load Ship Cargo, Fork lift driver, Store room clerk. All jobs were a good place with opportunities to grow. It was a busy place.. Not a difficult Place
Pros
Attentive, Employees first
Cons
Not much to mention
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Not much opportunity for advancement.
Maintenance Specialist (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTFebruary 19, 2018
My biggest piece of advice for anyone thinking about working here is be very careful which group you go into. If you are not in the right group or in the right position it doesn't matter what education or experience you have, your chances for promotion are non-existent. Having a graduate degree and 25+ years of experience doesn't matter to these people at all. They would rather promote friends or political partners into positions they have no business being in in the first place. Lack of experience and knowledge of these people they keep promoting into these upper level positions is going to bite them and it's the workers who will end up paying for it.
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Benefits
Cons
Lack of effective management, lack of advancement opportunities
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Productive. Excited to be here. But more room for improvement.
Operator (Current Employee) –  Wilmington, CAJanuary 31, 2018
Just the right place for me. Strong union, Great job, and good people. But would have love more opportunity to advance. Unfortunately there are only a few opportunities.
Pros
Many free lunches
Cons
Takes a while to fix broken equipment.
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3.0
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No care for employees
Supervisor/Manager (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTJanuary 19, 2018
The company is unable to remain stable despite open discussions of stability. They seem to be focused on consistent organization change and shaking up all aspects of their global support model in favor of offshoring and outsourcing. I have seen some of the most talented people I've ever worked for laid off in favor of cheap labor in other countries for nothing more than the forward dollar saved despite the long-term cost increase of outages and reputation impact. They are currently undergoing yet another organization restructure impacting over 200 people in the US without any significant care for the impact this will have on the people or the local economy. I have always believed in the work that I do and wanted to retire from this company but the actions and significant mental stress caused by our CEOs, Board and other senior leaders make me regret spending over a decade working here.
Pros
Generally good work/life balance, good benefits
Cons
Lack of employee satisfaction, poor organizational change
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nice and prudictive days.
Bap operator (Former Employee) –  Boron, CAJanuary 9, 2018
everyday was very interesting from learning the way the plant operated to operation of the heavy equipment. just an all around nice place to work with nice individuals to work with.
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long hours
Accounts Payable Specialist (Former Employee) –  South Jordan, UTJanuary 7, 2018
I liked my coworkers and my job responsibilities but I found the pressures and demands of the job were overwhelming and required quite a bit of my time
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The people are pretty cool
Health and Safety Element 8 Custodian (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTDecember 29, 2017
I worked with some pretty cool people that were NOT in management. Something happens to some people when they get into corporate management in my opinion.
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Excellent company with room to advance.
Underground Coordinator (Former Employee) –  South Jordan, UTDecember 18, 2017
Really enjoyed working for Rio Tinto. Left contract mining to enjoy a better quality of life. Generous compensation, and I had a terrific work schedule of 7 days on 7 off, with 5 weeks of paid vacation.
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Good company w/great benefits
Manager (Current Employee) –  South Jordan, UTNovember 22, 2017
Rio Tinto overall is a good company to work for however the company is mostly international based and not very US friendly. The company provides good benefits however advancement is tough for some positions (glass ceiling).
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Benefits
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Limited Advancement
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