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Very busy plant to work at, Days are organised well with maintenance and production requirements. Had a great team that was there when you needed help.
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Fast-paced and interactive workplace with high regards to safety

Working at Rio Tinto, Bundoora was an incredibly fast-paced ordeal with 60-hour weeks, but it was also a highly rewarding role where all team members were constantly updated on the progress of the project and how their efforts were being well-received. Staff morale was also very high because everyone was encouraged to look out for each other's mental and physical well-being. Overall, it was not a role for the faint-hearted, but it was one I would recommend to an ambitious graduate seeking a fresh start in a chemical engineering role.
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Started as a Great company to work for ,in the end not so much

Started with pre shift meeting ,What your role was for the shift,When i started at silvergrass management was awesome ,The management was changed and thing when down hill. People will do anything to get ahead because of lack of self conference Playing the blame game Technology


Goog technology, Good roster


Management, Management, Management
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Good but more training should be giving on board and not just left within the purple circle Treat all equal and by time spent employed by Rio Tinto directly


Good money


Need to change all rosters to even time
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Bureaucratic nightmare

Far to many brown noses in supervisory roles. There are some excellent supervisors / superintendants but they are overshadowed by incompetant idiots that are only interested in covering their butts.
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Good company

Like my job just seeing what’s out there they are good company like bit more money but good roster good medical plan people seem to be happy interested in bhp


Good roster


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Rio Tinto is a terrible company to work for

The mining industry is one of the most horrible industries to work in , the culture of alcohol and bullying and discrimination is out of control . I worked in this industry for almost 30 years and will never return no matter how much they pay .


great pay


it wrecks lives
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constant bullying and harrassment in the work place

I wasted 3 years working for Rio Tinto Iron Ore and was shocked how they treat selected staff (non friends with management), at Mesa A in the Robe Valley. Several people I worked with were on anti anxiety medication due to the harassment they endured daily at work especially from a supervisor being a ring leader but him being friends with higher management nothing is done about it. I myself had to two medical emergencies at work, appendicitis and an ectopic pregnancy which lead to internal bleeding and unfortunately required me to use the on site ambulance to get to Karratha hospital. I was harassed from the supervisor there after for using the company's resources. Sorry, I wasn't aware the ambulance was there for decoration purposes! Several people there had years worth of mining experience and aren't given opportunities on other mining equipment yet there's the supervisors and management friends that are passed out on several pieces of mining equipment with in a few months. Ever the selected supervisor can't operate any equipment but was given the job through friends in management. I reported my own harassment that I endured and nothing was done about it except more harassment for reporting it.


good pay


harrassment, wrong people in industry, very poor managment
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fun workplace , that focuses on saftey

Enjoyable Place to work and i am glade to have experienced . It is an inviting and rewarding life style in and out of work that is family orientated
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great working were i was

start day with stretches, boss talks about last crew an how they did on last shift move on to were we will be working for our shift. learn to work with others be safe in your task at hand. good management on most levels. workmates are the key to a good work place. hardest part of the job it was not a hard job if you think its hard it will be hard you should like what you do. the most enjoyable part of the job is driving the gear love the thrill of the job and the gear I drive


good private rooms good work mates


sometimes get picked up very late
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Great place to work good money

Great Job But did not want to work under ground. But a great experience Driving 200 ton dump trucks, 994 loaders , 854 Dozers, 785 Water trucks, and light 4 wds.


Great Food


Long hours
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Global Company with a big reputation (unjustified)

Workmates respect for one and other is predominately evident on a daily basis, with a willingness to learn exhibited by those less experienced matched by gratuitous mentor-ship from the more well traveled. Unfortunately this free exchange is not matched or even aspired to by the 'leadership" groups that I have encountered.


Lifelong friendships developed


The culture being nurtured by the majority of management personel
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mining is me

love the mining industry & the people in it leaning new thing in the mining industry.
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well managed workplace

early starts up at 3.30,breakfast at 4,on the bus at 4.30,start work 5.00.12 hr shift til 5.30 on the bus back to accomadation area ,have tea 6.30 back to room, shower,go for 30 minuite walk then to bed.Do that one week days,then one week nights.Hardest part is long hrsAll the team get along really well,have fun and joke a lot,help eachother always


accomadation is very good, like a resort moreso than a camp.


being away from my family for two at a time
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Based on 905 reviews

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3.7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.1 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.3 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.4 out of 5 stars for Management
3.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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