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Rio Tinto Reviews

Updated 21 Aug 2019

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Rio Tinto CEO Jean-Sébastien Jacques
Jean-Sébastien Jacques
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  1. "Test"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Good people

    Cons

    Too busy for me. Maybe one day i will be back

    Rio Tinto2019-03-28
  2. "Lots of opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Chief of Staff in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Generous benefits package, lots of opportunity, multinational experience, cutting edge technology and opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds.

    Cons

    Politics and a propensity to focus on the short term.

    Rio Tinto2019-07-29

    Rio Tinto Response

    August 6, 2019Senior Advisor, Recruitment Marketing

    Thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us and for your contribution as an employee for so many years! We will continue to work on strategy and forward thinking business practices and to provide our employees with great benefits and global opportunities.

  3. "finance manager"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    flexibility, salary and working working conditions

    Cons

    management and policy changes were badly communicated

    Rio Tinto2019-05-10
  4. "Treasury"

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    Current Employee - Treasury in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance and people respect

    Cons

    Small footprint in London and decreasing

    Rio Tinto2019-03-01
  5. "Mixed feelings"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time

    Pros

    Truly international company Some good people Desire to do the right thing Long and wonderful heritage

    Cons

    Politics are poisonous Top leaders are trying but uninspiring and not strategic Talent management is weak, ad hoc and not strategic Middle management is not trusted and bypassed Too much change, short term decisions and too many priorities Pay is lower than other major mining companies

    Advice to Management

    Create more stability, restore trust with management, stop belittling heritage and long term employees, fix your own behaviour before you lecture the rest of the organisation about behaviours, invest more in people.

    Rio Tinto2018-09-21
  6. "More to life than money"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time

    Pros

    The renumeration package is good, but there needs to be more to a role than that

    Cons

    Work landscape constantly changing, middle management overload

    Advice to Management

    Maybe read the comments people leave on here

    Rio Tinto2018-09-16
  7. "Geology - Internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work on internationally significant projects and with intelligent motivated people. Nice culture and scope to operate all over the world.

    Cons

    Rarely offer student placements. At the beginning felt like a slight after thought, program wasn't super prepared. Maybe have a goal to work towards like a project or something similar.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more student placements, hire more graduates, organise the placements better, reinstate the grad scheme

    Rio Tinto2018-08-26
  8. "Medium Term Planning Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time

    Pros

    Advance Technology and softwares, good working environment, smart and nice people, high safety standard.

    Cons

    high working hours for technical services department.

    Rio Tinto2018-04-03
  9. "Strengths and weaknesses"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good industry and good positioning in sector to provide roles particularly in Brisbane, Perth (oz) and Montreal (Canada)

    Cons

    Huge change program underway creating uncertainty and low loyalty (both ways)

    Advice to Management

    Care more for your people.

    Rio Tinto2018-02-17
  10. "Would not recommend"

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    Former Employee - Technical Role 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Large, global company - Good pay - Looks good on CV

    Cons

    - Poor management - Bureaucratic nightmare to get simple things done - Old fashioned mentality on change - Difficult to take advantage of the global opportunities - People are not a priority

    Advice to Management

    Fill positions based on abilities and embrace change and innovation

    Rio Tinto2017-10-24
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