A great company that needs to be more agile and innovative
Principal Advisor/Manager - Corporate Networks (Former Employee) – Montreal, WI – October 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.
Compensation and benefits are very good
Not very agile and innovative. Not a digitally driven organization
Manager of Finance - Global Logistics (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – October 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.
Manager of Finance - Global Logistics (Current Employee) – Colorado – September 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.
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) – USA – July 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.
Work from home, great benefits & work life balance
Company is always reducing employees, changing/shifting org charts and laying off employees. You NEVER felt a sense of job security.
Executive Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – South Jordan, UT – June 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.
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) – Magna, UT – May 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.
Process Consulting - Purchase to Pay - Mult. Roles (Current Employee) – South Jordan, UT – May 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.
Premier multi-national, diversified, natural resource company.
President (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – May 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.
Security Officer/ EMT (Former Employee) – South Jordan, UT – April 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.
Hard paced organization that values work-life balance
Specialist (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – March 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.