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Rio Tinto

4.3
  • #2 in Mining, oil & gas
  • 50,000 - 100,000 employees

Rio Tinto Reviews

Based on 23 surveyed graduates working at Rio Tinto. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate.
4.3
Based on 23 reviews

Pros & Cons

  • The fact that safety has priority over everything else, means we will always be working in a safe environment.
  • challenging work exposure to really high-profile projects the culture around safety is really good
  • Wide range of mineral sectors and opportunities to grow within the company
  • The exposure to so many different teams and opportunities. The breadth of experience that you receive immediately and how this becomes transferrable across the entire business. This means that even though I have started in Procurement, the skills I have acquired may allow me to work in a completely different role and team in the future with little concern.
  • Training opportunities. Flexibility
  • Time away from family sometimes long hours at work
  • I do not have a technical background, so this has been a challenge but very rewarding in the amount that I have learnt from colleagues and experiences over my time at the organisation.
  • Unpaid overtime. Pressure/stress
  • Perceived pressure and lots of red tape and redundant procedures due to the scale of the company, some not so fantastic people
  • No structured rotations for graduates to experience different parts of the business and change can be hard to achieve at times.

What Insiders Say

6.4
Career Prospects
6.4
Career Prospects
From what I know and have been told, quite difficult!
8.1
Corporate Social Responsibility
8.1
Corporate Social Responsibility
Tutoring students are local schools. Diversity and Inclusivity committee established
8.5
Culture
8.5
Culture
Rio Tinto has a great culture in and outside of work. Our site contributes to the community through charity events and we also have a social club. We work with and employ people from all backgrounds and the site has an open and friendly environment.
7.9
Diversity
7.9
Diversity
Attempting to become diverse. Indigenous employment is relatively high Outreach to schools
8.1
Satisfaction
8.1
Satisfaction
Plant reporting. Plant metrics and data analysis. Pushing those tones through the plant.
8
Management
8
Management
My manager once removed has more time to discuss with me my objectives etc. My direct manager is quite busy but also makes time for a fortnightly meeting to review my progress.
7.7
Office Work Environment
7.7
Office Work Environment
The company's office spaces are very open plan and modern with good kitchen facilities. There are also excellent shower and change facilities to accommodate employee participation in wellness activities throughout the day. A large family room allows parents to work while their children play. The dress code is regular business attire however gentlemen are not expected to wear ties or suit jackets, and generally more casual on Fridays.
6.5
Recruitment
6.5
Recruitment
Assessments were fair. Interview process was fair. Instructions provided were clear. Identify a time when you had to resolve conflict? Are you interested in relocating? Are you interested in being a leader? How much work have you completed around corrosion? What made you interested in the role? Ask about buddy/mentoring opportunities. Ask about secondment opportunities. If you are planning to be residential, ask about what sports/recreational are available?
8.5
Salary
8.5
Salary
Bonuses depend on my performance (review at the end of the year). I think this is a very fair system. Lots of different training
7.7
Training
7.7
Training
HV training enabling my relationship with lower tier which helped me understand more practical ways to do things.
7.9
Work Hours
7.9
Work Hours
As we are a camp-based site we can work big hours however our leaders are very flexible in catering for your lifestyle outside of work.
6.7
Sustainability
6.7
Sustainability
Very important, we are working hard on this