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Productive workplace and good ppl to work with
Electrician Apprentice (Former Employee) –  Kitimat, BC25 January 2016
I liked working on the Rio-Tinto Albans site because it was very professional and safety always came first. were a good bunch of guys to work with
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Graduate Mining Engineer (Current Employee) –  Mount Thorley Warkworth7 January 2016
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a typical day at work
what you learned
management
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the hardest part of the job
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La santé Sécurité est très primordiale
MECANICIEN D'USINE (Former Employee) –  Sorel Tracy14 December 2015
Je travaillais sur les 12 Heures.J`ai été embauché comme Soudeur en 1975,sauf qu`en 1988 la Compagnie a amalgamée mecanicien et Plombier en un seul poste"Mécanicien D`Usine en nous donnant la formation sur les autres postes.On avait une Bonne Relation de Travail..Nous etions en formation constante.l`aspectle plus agéable est le sentiment d`appartenance de la majorité des travailleurs
Pros
le respect
Cons
Les 12 Heures de Nuit
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Entreprise fiable
Planificateur, superviseur de relève (Former Employee) –  Havre-Saint-Pierre, QC1 December 2015
J'étais électricien de plancher, c'était ma première expérience de travail dans le domaine. J'ai eu un très belle accueil et un bon cheminement de carrière. Travail très polyvalent.
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Challenging but enjoyable.
Scaffolder (Former Employee) –  Nhulunbuy, NT21 November 2015
Challenging work everyday. Good working station and co-workers. The management always give all the needs of the workers such as food and lodging, PPE, medical benefits and transportation. The hardest part of the job is when I assigned in boiler area but a challenging job. The most enjoyable part of the job is when we have done the job early as the required time frame.
Pros
food and lodging, Ppe, medical benefits and transportation.
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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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Environnement agréable
Peintre surintendant (Former Employee) –  Sorel-Tracy, QC8 November 2015
J'ai travaillé avec de très bons superviseurs et collaborateurs.
L'aspect le plus difficile était de peindre dans des conditions très chaude entre les tuyaux.

L'aspect le plus agréable était tous les projets que nous avons obtenus, peindre en hauteur avec nacelle.

Un très bon esprit d'équipe.
Pros
Les heures et essence payé
Cons
La distance de chez moi au travail
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belle ambiance de travaille
Havre-Saint-Pierre, Qc (Former Employee) –  havre saint pierre23 September 2015
journé de travail de 12 heur 3,2,2,3
longue heure de travaille
j aime les grosse machine
Pros
salaire
Cons
pus de travaille
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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 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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Great place to work. Good management. Team driven
Co-Ordinator warehouse and inbound freight (Former Employee) –  Montreal,QC5 August 2015
Most enjoyable work atmosphere. People easy to work with. Good team efforts. Ability to back up each others jobs. Flexibility to work from home.
Pros
team activities days once a month
Cons
Long hours, On call 24/7
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Environnement très sécuritaire
Stagiaire universitaire (Former Employee) –  Tracy-le-Mont, B614 July 2015
Chez Rio Tinto rien n'est pris à la légère lorsque nous parlons de la santé sécurité. Il est très stimulant de travailler pour cette employeur
Pros
Très sécuritaire
Cons
Milieu sale
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Good pay, benefits and union co-workers, NO PROPER RESPECTFUL MANAGEMENT
Crusher Operator (Former Employee) –  Labrador City20 June 2015
New upper management are disgusting horrible people who care for nothing but themselves, they care nothing for the actual honest hard workers.
Pros
Pay rate, benefits, union co-workers
Cons
Disgusting, horrible, totally disrespectful management. ZERO RESPECT FOR UNION.
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It was a long hard 35 years.
Sr Cell Operator (Former Employee) –  Kitimat, BC18 June 2015
when I first started it was June of 1979, we worked 8 hour shifts ,6 days on 2 off and we worked dayshift 7 am -11 pm,afternoons was 3 pm-11 pm and nights was 11 pm-7 am for almost 20 years,Summers were very hot and we had to wear heavy wool protective clothing. Had not much of a family life because it was hard to plan anything being on call for overtime. we never had weekends of for 6 weeks. I did not like that. Coworkers were generally ok,sometimes difficult but you learn to work together when you can.Then we went on 12 hour shifts , I liked that better, hours were 7 am-7 pm for days and 7 pm-7 am for nights. we had every other weekend off. The hardest part of work was working environment it gets extremely hot and humid. The most enjoyable thing was making the most of being there,some of the co workers would organize things like on site get togethers for lunches like pot lucks and everyone would bring something in and we would all share a meal together.
Pros
Great pay and benefits
Cons
work environment was hot and dusty.
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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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Mécanicien véhicule auto-propulsés
Mécanicien (Former Employee) –  Shawinigan, QC16 April 2015
Réparation et entretien des véhicules destinés aux opérations de l'aluminerie. Collaboration avec le soutien technique et superviseur.
Remorquage dans les salles de cuves est l'aspect le plus difficile où la sécurité est de rigueur.
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En changement
Conseiller santé sécurité environnement (Former Employee) –  Québec28 March 2015
Il s'agit d'une entreprise de classe mondiale géré principalement par des actionnaires. Il y sont véhiculés de bonnes cultures et le personnel y est très professionnel. Seul la précarité du marché créé un sentiment d'incertitude dans plusieurs sphères de l'entreprise.
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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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Management very poor and payroll dishonest.
Underground Planner, Hydrogeology (Current Employee) –  Diavik Diamond Mine29 January 2015
Very poor management, lack of leadership and managers fail to take responsibility for their actions including the enforcement of standard operating procedures. Management, also failed to provide adequate staff to do the work required and bullied when additional work was not done. This is exemplified by the very high turnover rate.

Payroll was dishonest in not providing documentation that was in accord with pay stubs and committed a fundamental breach of the separation agreement.
Pros
the 2 weeks in two weeks off was attractive
Cons
Long hours and lack of leadership by technical services superintendents and managers.
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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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