Rio Tinto Employee Reviews

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Diverse multicultural giant mining company
Trade Finance Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC6 May 2014
Worked for Aluminium Business Unit (Rio Tinto Alcan) of mining giant Rio Tinto. Worked in a fast paced Global Credit Department providing solutions to mitigate credit risk using trade finance products such as letters of credit, guarantees, documentary collections or credit insurance. Provided credit guidance to sales departments, through close colaboration with sales, treasury and credit departments.
Pros
good compensation and diverse work environment
Cons
no cons - a wonderful company
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Poor management, toxic relationship with their workers.
Operator (Current Employee) –  labrador City3 June 2015
poor management, planning, and organization. They do everything possible in Iron Ore Company to make people upset and scared for their job, accident waiting to happen.
Pros
Decent wage
Cons
have to work 84 hours in 7 days if you don't get forced for an extra 4 or 5 besides your 7 days.
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Driver (Former Employee) –  Labrador City, NL16 June 2013
Worked with company transporting workers around job site. To and from airport. Worked with great management team and safety was a priority at all times.Hardest part of job was winter conditions on gravel roads with full load of workers and slippery conditions with many hills and turns. Keep yourself alert as to conditions of the roads and block out noises from workers being transported.Enjoyable past was getting workers back to camp safely and taking them to airport for their turn-a-rounds for days off.
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Ambiguous management, long hours, and lack appreciation.
Senior Accountant (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC6 October 2013
Ambiguous management, long hours, and lack appreciation.
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Competitive, well compensated, opportunity for advancement
Process Engineer (Current Employee) –  Quebec, Canada26 February 2014
A great first employer, they are capable of providing plenty of training and opportunities, being such a vast and international company.
Pros
Competitive workplace, opportunity to travel with work
Cons
Very limited budgets for projects since Al price drop
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Productive and fun place to work in with a nice organisational culture
Credit Administrator (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC20 January 2015
A tipical day at work in the Commercial Finance group is never tipical. There are always new complex problem appearing and we have to place them in order of priority adn then solve them. The culture is good with a good work / life balance.
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Fantastic Work Environment
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC16 November 2015
Top notch work environment. Worked with the best lawyers and assistants. Couldn't have asked for a better job at the time.
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Productive and supporting company allowing me the opportunity to complete my Master's of Business Administration degree in Executive Management
Temporary Supervisor/Industrial Operator (Current Employee) –  Kitimat, BC9 July 2013
Typical industrial working environment with production and safety being number one priority. Work starts at 7:00 am and ends at 7:00 pm with four half hour breaks. During my tenure with Rio Tinto Alcan,
I have learned how to work and manage within a large union environment. In addition, being a heavy industry I have learned to watch out for the safety of my co-workers and my own safety.

The management of Rio Tinto Alcan lists safety as top priority followed by productivity on their agenda. The management is also very supportive and are accommodating to its employees.

Teamwork is very important to get various tasks done and therefore, most co-workers are cooperative and work cohesively.

The most difficult part of the job is working near furnaces on extremely hot days with temperatures exceeding 700 degrees Celsius. In contrast, the best part of the job is being trusted and treated with respect. It makes the employees feel responsible and results in better productivity.
Pros
Recognition of achievements and employee contribution to safety and productivity.
Cons
Long working hours with every alternate weekend off.
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Very structured company and HSE is in high regards
Inside Sale Representative (Contractual) (Current Employee) –  montreal Quebec8 October 2014
Very friendly work place
Very professional
High regards on HSE
Great Co-workers
Very political
Pros
Flexible
Cons
Not many advancements oppurtunities and many contractuals
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Mine Operator. Great people
Mine Operator (Current Employee) –  Weipa QLD Australia4 January 2014
Weipa wonderful lifestyle, but housing is to expensive and the general cost of living is rediculous. Losts of favouritism within the teams which is really bad. can't complain about the rest of my job though I love what I do.
Pros
Great benifits
Cons
Favouritism BS
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Great for knowledge and skill advancement
GEOLOGIST - TECHNICAL SERVICES (Former Employee) –  Labrador City, NL20 August 2015
Rio Tinto Iron Ore Company of Canada is a great working environment to advance ones skills sets. Training available to employees is top-notch.
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A challenging position
Senior Shovel and drill maintenance supervisor (Former Employee) –  Oyu Tolgoi mine Mongolia15 October 2014
Language barrier was very hard to work with. Being a newer industry to the country, the population was unaccustomed to the safety culture that was expected of everyone.
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Always room for advancement
Engineer Co-op (Former Employee) –  Kitimat, BC28 June 2014
Big project spells fast paced environment and tons of shuffling. Lots of room for advancement and most people are happy with their jobs.
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High pay, excellent benefits, poor management/ labour dynamic
Industrial maintenance Electrician (Current Employee) –  Kitimat British Columbia Canada28 May 2012
a tyical day at work, starts with a safety meeting, .performance review and work assigment. It is a high priority from managment to stick to the assigned work scheduale however, due to the age and overall condition of the plant this is a very difficult task. Each of the various departments is in a similair condition and overall interdepartmental communications can get ineffective at times creating a lot of unwanted stress. My co-workers can be and usually are the best part of the job.
Pros
sabbatical
Cons
trying to get the sabatcal when you want it
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Worked in the pot lines
Summer Student Cell Block Operator (Former Employee) –  Kitimat28 August 2015
Most of the co workers are welcoming. I worked 12 hour shifts in hot temperatures. Worked both night shifts and day shifts.
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Great environment and friendly People
Senior Project / Solution Manager (Current Employee) –  Montreal28 November 2012
The working environment is peaceful and a place where you can learn a lot if you that is your thing
Pros
lots of benefits for fulltime staff
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Productive and fun place to work
Electrical Engineer Co-op (Former Employee) –  Labrador City, NL18 June 2014
Rio Tinto is one of the top mining companies in the world with high standard safety culture.
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Excellent company to work for.
Senior Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Lac De Gras, NT17 February 2015
Rio Tinto takes pride in taking care of their employees, they provide an exceptional employee benefit program which in turn gives the employee a sense of security at all times. Safety is the number one priority in all aspects of the company.
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A wonderful work environment with Nurse and Gym on site.
Computer Support Analyst (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC3 October 2014
A wonderful work environment with Nurse and Gym on site. Friendly atmosphere. Great team concept,
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Challenging opporutunity
Spécialiste amélioration des affaires aux achats (Former Employee) –  Jonquière, Québec23 July 2014
Cost reduction project with the Singapour procurement team and several plants based on alloying elements.
Pros
Business project with many human interactions
Cons
not on a continuous basis
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