Rio Tinto Limited

Rio Tinto Limited - Brisbane

(2 Reviews)
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Brisbane  Queensland
Australia

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Day in the life

Work Environment? "Stressed and negative"
Job Security? "Secure"
Typical working hours? "8AM - 5PM"
Motivating Managers? "Highly motivating"
Feeling of Achievement? "Achieved a little"
Majority communication via? "Directly with people"
Lunch Break? "30 minutes or more"

Reviews

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Honeybu...
Reviewed Tue, 2012-04-17 12:51

"To big for me"

Review Period:
2009

Getting a job with Rio Tinto in Brisbane was exciting and it was a place that everyone seemingly wanted to work. My experience of Rio was not all that I had hoped. I was at Rio for approximately 6 months and struggled to keep up with the pace of the ever changing and unclear structure and workplace processes. At the time Rio was located all over the city so getting a clear picture of the internal structure wasn't very possible. I was also employed at the time group redundancies were taking place. Needless to say it wasn't a fun time for all. Overall, the company was too big for my liking in the end, processes/decision making had little room for consulting with staff. The company induction process wasn't strong so as a new employee finding out any useful information was a challenge. I would say it is a place for those who are thick skinned, willing to push through the ambiguity and stick around for the long haul.
Getting a job with Rio Tinto in Brisbane was exciting and it was a place that everyone seemingly wanted to work. My experience of Rio was not all that I had hoped. [more]

Day in the life

Role/Level: Mid-Level / Experienced

Employment Type: Full-time

Work Environment? Stressed and negative
Job Security? Secure
Typical working hours? 9AM - 5PM
Motivating Managers? Highly motivating
Feeling of Achievement? Achieved a little
Majority communication via? Directly with people
Lunch Break? 30 minutes or more

The above review is the subjective opinion of a WorkplaceFit member, and not the opinion of Dondes Pty Ltd

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BlacknW...
Reviewed Sun, 2012-04-15 22:23

"A very disappointing experience for a big name"

Review Period:
2008 to 2010

It was unfortunately a disappointing experience from day one. Training opportunities promised during interview stage were not delivered on and career growth/promotion requests were tackfully ignored come annual review time. Team endured a very long and drawn out year long redunancy process, which was not handled very well. Big focus on "quick wins" and the bottom line, and very little on process improvements. Management very protective of their international travel rights, but then reluctant to reimburse a $20 cab fare when a team member would work back late. On a positive note, they did subsidise health insurance and they were big on safety - a message that was reiterated every meeting.
It was unfortunately a disappointing experience from day one. Training opportunities promised during interview stage were not delivered on and career growth/promotion requests were tackfully ignored come annual review time. [more]

Day in the life

Role/Level: Mid-Level / Experienced

Employment Type: Full-time

Work Environment? Neutral and sterile
Job Security? Secure
Typical working hours? 8AM - 6PM
Motivating Managers? Not motivating
Feeling of Achievement? Achieved nothing
Majority communication via? Technology
Lunch Break? Less than 30 minutes

The above review is the subjective opinion of a WorkplaceFit member, and not the opinion of Dondes Pty Ltd

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