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Great company to work for
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Tom Price WA16 September 2018
Wide array of clerical and administrative duties for FIFO and residential teams. Extremely varied tasks - travel, PPE, HSE involvement, reporting, etc

I learned what teamwork really is

Management is great, with a progressive attitude

Workplace culture is professional yet casual and inclusive

Hardest part of the job was probably trying to juggle so many tasks that related to people on rotating rosters. Required good use of personal notes and a sharp memory

Most enjoyable part was the camaraderie
Pros
Great place to expand skills and get paid well to do it
Cons
Mining and resources sector can be unstable
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From the time you land ,till the time you fly out it will do you head in !
Maintenance (Former Employee) –  Western Australia1 February 2019
Always watching your back from Knifes and bosses looking to better themselves by shafting employees.
Constant worry of losing your job, They ram safety down your neck 24/7 but its just Rio covering their backs with mountains of paper work which is not backed up by Management .
They are not really concerned with your safety , its the money it will cost Rio to look after you if you get hurt , and then to find another monkey to replace you .
Do it safely ,unless your on N/S and its holding up production , serious Incident's covered up in Best interest of Rio.
Major health and Safety issues ignored as would cost money which can be better spent on more production equipment .
Its all about the " Company making more Profit " { for the Directors and Shareholders } which is not finding its way down the line to the employee's busting their backs in the heat and dust.
Pros
Job for now
Cons
Everything written above and more
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4.0
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very good in the early days (2005) gone down hill (2017)
Fixed Plant Maintainer (Former Employee) –  Brockman WA12 January 2019
I started in 2007 with RTIO, very good company, good training and exposure to various equipment, lots of training, supported the workers and family. Sadly by 2017 very different culture, just a number, management more concerned about KPI's and bonuses than the working conditions of its staff (look up Brockman2/Nammuldi LinkForce strike, same management made its own people do the same for nearly 12 months) looking to reduce numbers of Rio staff on the tools, replacing then with contractors. Very high turnover of management (5 supervisors in 18 months, none with any practical experience) Hopefully this turns around and becomes the great place it once was
Pros
lots of training available
Cons
just a number, no career progression
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4.0
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Worked here for 5 years
Fixed Plant Process Technician - Marandoo Mine (Current Employee) –  Western Australia29 November 2018
Not a bad place to work although the management needs to be changed, I would recommend working here as a fixed plant operator, it gives you the opportunity to learn every part of the process.
Pros
Learn a lot on the job, small mine site, good camp, variety
Cons
Management
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5.0
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Good culture
Serviceman (Current Employee) –  Weipa QLD1 November 2018
The work environment is good and the staff members are excellent to work with. Management are very organised and willing to train and help where necessary.
Pros
Fifo
Cons
None
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3.0
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Good money but its about the business and they let you know
TRAINEE - CERT II EGINEERING AND PRODUCTION (Former Employee) –  Weipa29 August 2018
Don't get me wrong I like to work here its good money great benefits but the truth is they shaft you compared to other rio sites. New people with no experience are getting paid more then guys that have been here for 3 years!!!!!!!!!
Pros
Easy place to work and make good money
Cons
management aint intouch with the groud floor
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You don’t want to know
Production Operator (Former Employee) –  Tom Price WA31 July 2018
Rio do yourself a favour and run!!!......they’ll chew you up and spit you out...your just a number to the greedy beast....the best part is operating large machinery, hours aren’t good, food at camp doesn’t rate a mention, management are only there to line there own pockets and really don’t understand the conditions the ground staff are working under.....shall I go on.
Pros
Leaving
Cons
Rio Tinto as a whole
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Excellent company to work for
PA to Superintendent of Mining Department (Former Employee) –  Paraburdoo WA21 March 2018
Postion was demanding but was extremely rewarding. Management acknowledge positive changes that where made and implement for enhance the department.
People I worked with where all excellent and all worked as a team.
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Mixed bag workplace
Senior Engineer (Current Employee) –  Perth WA24 February 2018
Good salary and great teams and people to work with.
Middle management very inexperienced due to many coming from a non professional background.

Next to no training and no career advancement.
Pros
Good market salary and teammates
Cons
Clueless middle management.. If you talk the talk you get promoted.. if you work hard you dont.
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3.0
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It's a good steady job
Mine operator (Current Employee) –  Weipa QLD10 January 2018
It's a bit hard to explain because we hardly get training on other machinery due too certain rules they don't practice what they preach, and Weipa with the lowest paying mine but the high rent
Pros
Nothing good so far
Cons
New roster
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4.0
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benefit where going but let down by management
Process Operator (Former Employee) –  Kununurra WA6 January 2018
Management needed to better in, on the job training and experience. The roster was brilliant 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off which they no longer have. Camp facilities were exceptional,
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5.0
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Excellent company to work for
Business Improvement Specialist (Former Employee) –  Brockman WA30 November 2017
Great company to work for with excellent salary and benefits. Corporate exposure helps you to increase your strategy and financial skills.
The workplace culture is good. Something to improve is the tolerance to non-native English speakers which makes difficult to these people to step up in higher positions (management positions) - this is the hardest part of the job.
In the minesite, and depending on the manager, there is a bias to judge sooner than later to introvert people - this is not welcome in a competitive environment like Rio. You have to invent jokes and just pretend to be extrovert - this is a success factor to step up (apart from your English skills).
Most enjoyable part of the job is that you have challenging objectives to reach which makes you exploit your skills and knowledge in a collaborative environment.
Pros
Company to grow professionally and personally
Cons
Not an inclusive culture, lack of tolerance for non-native English speakers
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4.0
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Awesome team, Enjoyable work.
Heavy Operator (Former Employee) –  Newman WA4 October 2017
I was mainly working the Wheel Dozer. So typical day was travelling around the pit pushing waste dumps and then cleaning the face shovel floors. In between all that I hot seated dumb truck drivers so that they can have there lunch twice aday.
I learnt a great deal on team work. Operating the Dozers and dumb trucks.
Management were good and very understanding.
Workplace culture was pretty cool we all got along.
FIFO life and nightshift.
Great satisfaction on the dozers. Good pay. Made some awesome mates.
Pros
FIFO life, nightshift.
Cons
Pay, good team members. enjoyable work.
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4.0
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Fast paced environment with lots of opportunities
Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Brisbane QLD27 September 2017
An enjoyable environment within a large enterprise. The culture was inclusive with plenty of team building. Management was receptive to new ideas and very supportive.
Pros
Good work
Cons
Long hours
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5.0
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Good place to work, good roster and pay
Supply Officer (Former Employee) –  Brockman WA27 July 2017
Great immediate team management at lower level. Good support and learning opportunities, great roster and work life balance. Great facilities and equipment. Good procedures in place for new staff to follow. Great bunch of fellow employees.
Pros
Great facilities, accomodation, pay and roster
Cons
Being away from home, but great roster
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Arrogant Management
Elecrical (Current Employee) –  Rio Tinto Cape Lambert14 February 2017
Due to low parts stock and tools to do the day to day task its hard to get through a day without feeling you just want to walk out of the gate for good.
Not much to learn from Rio Tinto Cape Lambert as no training is provided on new technology installed.
Managements arrogance is out of this world,never interact with lower level employees and are self centered for their own benefit as money is spend on managements wine and dine instead of parts and tools to keep the place running.
Hardest part of this job is doing the job as management try to make the job as hard as possible through their arrogance
Most enjoyable part is clocking out every day.

Last Employee people servey from 3Q 2016 show 75% of Rio Tinto employees would not recommend the company to family and friends to work at. This must tell you something!!!
Pros
None
Cons
Arrogant Management
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4.0
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Great culture, benefits and flexibilty
Process Improvement Advisor (Former Employee) –  Perth WA10 February 2017
Safety culture is a focus at RTIO and they spend any amount of time needed to stop and focus on safety - not only on site, in the CBD offices as well. My Manager was very professional and approachable and, if the opportunity arose, I would definitely work with him again. The benefits are very good and include Incentive Bonus, time off to volunteer, flexibility arrangements and excellent remuneration. They even provided fresh fruit and Nespresso Coffee pods - an easy way to my heart!
Pros
Remuneration, Benefits and flexibility
Cons
Old school management resistant to change
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Used to a great employer
Scheduler (Current Employee) –  Western Au6 February 2017
a new policy to learn and adhere to each week, continuous staffing cuts even though the business make great profits.

will encourage upskilling and training however, do not provide many opportunities.

Management are completely out of tune with the new world.

Great people to work with!
Pros
good work life balance
Cons
Extra Hours, corporate policy, management
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Safe enjoyable workplace
Haul Truck Operator / Train Operator (Former Employee) –  Brockman 216 January 2017
Safety pre start meetings allocated work stations always learning from others respect management opinions worked well within team enviroment or individually
Pros
saving money
Cons
being away from family
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Great company
Contractor Management (Former Employee) –  Western Australia16 January 2017
Learnt a lot and was supported. Great family lifestyle, two boys grew up in a mining town, and would do it all again. gained valuable Supervisory skills and completed my Cert IV in Frontline Management
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great place
Fitter/Rail Car & Locomotive Recovery (Former Employee) –  Karratha WA5 January 2017
Great place management spot on top place to work for very hot I like the heat and working as a team 8 and 6 roster was good gave you heaps of family time etc
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