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A great company that needs to be more agile and innovative
Principal Advisor/Manager - Corporate Networks (Former Employee) –  Montreal, WIOctober 16, 2018
A global company with a very difficult and challenging work life situation. Engaging and collaborating on global projects requires attending meetings at nights and early morning. The workplace culture is not employee friendly. Lots of meetings and discussions but very little decision making and execution of projects done in a timely manner. Most decisions about funding (over 100K) needs to be approved by a senior executive. Not agile and not a digitally driven organization.
Pros
Compensation and benefits are very good
Cons
Not very agile and innovative. Not a digitally driven organization
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Great Compensation and Benefits, Bureaucratic
Manager of Finance - Global Logistics (Former Employee) –  Denver, COOctober 11, 2018
Rio Tinto provides many opportunities for advancement if you are willing to move. Compensation and benefits are fantastic. Bureaucracy is suffocating. My immediate manager was great, but overall I wouldn't say Rio Tinto has an innovation culture. Great place to work for the compensation, but don't expect new ideas to be adopted quickly if at all.
Pros
Benefits and compensation
Cons
Bureaucratic
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3.0
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Soild place to work
Millwright (Current Employee) –  Rtm Boron ca usaOctober 11, 2018
Solid place to work if you are in a union. Management jobs not so much. Long drive to Boron ca. But easy to find a carpool. You can get a good wage and benefits also 401k and stock options.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Long commute
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4.0
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Fast pace and new experience
Shipping and Receiving Specialist C (Former Employee) –  Boron, CAOctober 9, 2018
Loved working there when I did. Was busy all the time. Was able to learn new skills and machinery.also had a chance job enhancement such as new position and rate of pay.
Pros
Job advancement
Cons
Was contracted out
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My manager was excellent, overall management poor
Manager of Finance - Global Logistics (Current Employee) –  ColoradoSeptember 23, 2018
Excellent benefits and pay, but if you are someone who wants to do something innovative, the bureaucracy at Rio Tinto will snuff you out. It might be different at higher levels of management, but the incentives for middle managers and rank-and-file staff is to do what you're told. It is the same as any other large organization - your best bet is to reserve your energy and do only the bare minimum to get the paycheck. Raising your hand to try something different will only get it lopped off. Granted, extractive industries have never been know for innovation. They are generally very conservative. Rio Tinto is no different.
Pros
Excellent benefits and pay
Cons
Overly conservative management, suffocating bureaucracy
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Great Place
Mine Control Engineer III (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTSeptember 21, 2018
Awesome great place to work. There is not much more to say. It has been a pleasure to be part of the great Rio company. Would love to continue to work for them n the future.
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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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great place to work
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  USAJuly 19, 2018
Rio Tinto provides a diverse culture and awesome work life balance. I really enjoyed my time with the company. My favorite thing about working here is the flex schedule. They encourage you to work from home rather than commute in every day.
Pros
Work from home, great benefits & work life balance
Cons
Company is always reducing employees, changing/shifting org charts and laying off employees. You NEVER felt a sense of job security.
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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
Cons
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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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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Had free food and vending machins
Security Officer/ EMT (Former Employee) –  South Jordan, UTApril 20, 2018
The people were great to work with, but if you are doing sixteen hour work days it is hard to not be board for eight hours of the work day. The only exercise you get is patrolling in and around the building, so if your not into watching security cameras all day then this is not the job for you.
Pros
They on occasion had free lunches
Cons
Long hours
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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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Very happy here
Utility Operator (Current Employee) –  Wilmington, CAMarch 12, 2018
Great place to work. Became efficient on different equipment and been able to expand work experiece. Safe work environment with excellent benefits and pay.
Pros
Experience
Cons
Shift work
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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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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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