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Updated 16 Jul 2019

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Rio Tinto CEO Jean-Sébastien Jacques
Jean-Sébastien Jacques
4 Ratings
  1. "A head above the rest"

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    Current Employee - Principal Advisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Investment in career development SLT exposure

    Cons

    Not as slick as you would expect

    Advice to Management

    Invest in systems

    Rio Tinto2019-07-16

    Rio Tinto Response

    August 6, 2019Senior Advisor, Recruitment Marketing

    Thank you for your feedback and for your contribution as an employee for several years! We will continue to invest in our systems and our employees’ career development.

  2. "Large comnpny that is on a journey of maturity with some career building challenges"

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    Current Employee - Principal Advisor in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Supports innovation if it aligns with key buzz words

    Cons

    Doesn't actively listen and engage some of their most experience technical subject matter experts

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the effort to engage and the journey to develop a world class technical workforce could be the ultimate prize

    Rio Tinto2019-06-23
  3. "Great pay. Good job"

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    Principal Advisor in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rio Tinto for more than a year

    Pros

    Forward thinking, challenging and growth opportunities

    Cons

    Structural changes, ongoing job cuts

    Advice to Management

    Improve communications and engagement with employees on the ground

    Rio Tinto2018-07-31
  4. "Global role based in Rio Tinto Singapore"

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    Former Employee - Principal Advisor in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Relaxed working environment, senior management team are approachable, flexible working arrangements, diverse culture with strong focus on health & safety and employee well-being. Generally a supportive and collaborative working environment.

    Cons

    Overly consultative and too consensus driven at times which can stall progress and decision making. Working across global timezones can be challenging/exhausting.

    Advice to Management

    Be more directive

    Rio Tinto2017-08-14
  5. "Great opportunities, amazing people, scale is enormous"

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    Former Employee - Principal Advisor - Technology in Bukit Merah Estate, Central
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Huge and varied scope of global role, at the forefront of technology and innovation, lots of recognition and respect, ability to influence technology direction

    Cons

    Under resourced for output expectation, very political and lacks unity. Not such a supportive environment lately, imbalance in workloads, needs fluid resource allocation

    Advice to Management

    Don't just pay lip service to the human side of the business, and the work life balance.

    Rio Tinto2016-08-06
  6. "Mining Industry"

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    Former Employee - Principal Advisor - Operations Investment in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Higher than average pay for a company operating in Utah. Great benefit package as well including a significant annual bonus. Hired into a good organization with great people on the team and managing the team.

    Cons

    Mining industry subject to commodity prices so when copper prices dropped the company started layoffs. Too many inexperienced mid-level managers trying to move up the ladder when there were a limited number of positions available; that were already filled with ladder climbers.

    Advice to Management

    Hold onto cash reserves knowing that the market volatility is a fact of life in the commodities supply business. Pay attention to the workers that produce results instead of those chasing more money and promotions.

    Rio Tinto2016-06-13
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Company is going down"

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    Former Employee - Principal Advisor in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Competitive remuneration package One of the few largest and well known companies in Montreal

    Cons

    Too much instability Culture of outsourcing everything in India, Poland etc... Management treats pleople like commodities, no human aspects, consideration for your career aspirations, just blatant favouritism everywhere. They always ask for more and more and they give you less and less. It is simply not a place to work for except for money. Very negative place.

    Advice to Management

    Adopt clear strategy for business, empower employees by involving them, listening to them and HR must stop its favouritism.

    Rio Tinto2016-06-24
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Just a paycheck, not a career"

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    Former Employee - Principal Advisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good money and exposure to a different perspective on mining than most other companies on the planet. A good place to learn what not to do. Great severances packages. Learn what you need and then move on. You will never retire from Rio Tinto. You will only be made redundant eventually. Be in control of your own destiny and leave when the time is right for you.

    Cons

    An organization that has lost touch with mining and processing. Rio Tinto is not an IT business or an academic organization to experiment and develop "the mine of the future". Mining is still just that, mining. Get over yourselves! Too many Australians trying to overcompensate for the Australian stereotype of not being too smart and being lifeguards.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to your roots and be real miners. Stabilized the peaks and valleys; don't spend like drunken sailors when times are good only to turn into pirates and line everyone up to walk the plank when times are bad. The word gets around about the old "hire everyone" and then "fire everyone".

    Rio Tinto2013-09-03
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Not what is appears to be"

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    Current Employee - Principal Advisor in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, good work life balance, location of the headoffice is perfect ( downtown Montreal)

    Cons

    Disorganized, Company has no strategy. Very difficult to progress in you carer as there is no development plan. Promotions as bases in who knows who

    Advice to Management

    Get a clear strategy and stop promoting by favoritisme instead of performance

    Rio Tinto2013-04-14
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