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Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia
I applied online. I interviewed at Rio Tinto (Perth, Western Australia)
Technical and behavioural questions asked. The interview was close to 1hr and divided into a technical component and behavioural component. Submitted cv online, had a phone interview and was then short-listed to a face to face interview. The process took around 4 months from applying.
- Filter belts and greatest achievement in career.
Anonymous Interview Candidate
I applied online. I interviewed at Rio Tinto
Fairly straightforward. The whole process was quite short. I was invited to have interview a three days after applying and got rejection email three days after the interview. The hr and manager were quite professional, whole interview was very formal.
- How did you handle difficult situations
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Jobs in Tech
5 months ago
Business Intelligence Analyst
Looking at going into a contract role with Rio Tinto in their data teams, moving from a permanent role because the pay difference is just too enticing. Any reviews or feedback from working in tech at the company? Or contract extension chances. Thanks.
2 years ago
Ville de montreal (unverified)
I recently got 2 offers for this summer as Intern. One from Rio Tinto ( Mining Company here in Canada) (27,65$/hr) and i ll have to move closer of the site, (then i will pay appromatively 300$/month just for the rent) which is not included in the contract. The other one from Amazon as Area manager intern ( 29.04$/hr). Im currently student in mechanical engineering and gonna graduate on December of this year. My question is what is the best option for me for now and for the future?
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Anonymous Employee in Labrador City, NL
I applied online. I interviewed at Rio Tinto (Labrador City, NL) in Nov 2023
Critical thinking test, personality test, interview with the team. Calls and negotiations between emails. The interview with the team last like one hour and they will ask about your past experiences
- Talk the team about you
Anonymous Interview Candidate
I interviewed at Rio Tinto
Interview with hiring manager directly, no HR level interview. Has second round interview with more members of the panel. Can take time depending on department and availability of interviewer. HR generally responsive. Lays out details and provides clarity on whether external recruiters are involved or not
- Working with models and data collection
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edmonton, AB
I interviewed at Rio Tinto (Edmonton, AB)
It was really good, the overall interview was really good. Interviewer was nice, and respectful. Unfortunately job wasn't as described in the job description. Discussed company values, and basic interview questions.
- Why did you choose Mechanical Engineering
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beijing, Beijing
The process took 1 week. I interviewed at Rio Tinto (Beijing, Beijing)
Very simple. A short phone interview when I was walking in my campus, the HR in Shanghai Office is modest and patient. She asked some questions about lithium ore and the iron ore market in China.
- 1.lithium ore 2.energy technology 3.iron ore in China 4.interests
Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Rio Tinto (Chicago, IL) in Oct 2023
1:1 with CEO and Team Lead, went well but offer was rescinded after 2.5 weeks of no updates or communication from hiring team or HR. Emailed asking for an update and received a poorly worded email response with no explanation. Be aware that they WILL call all of your previous employers and ask for character references as well as why you left/ if there is potential to rehire. Drug/alcohol test (passed) Education check (must provide picture of diploma) Last 5-7 jobs held + contact info for each Last 5-7 addresses you’ve lived at Process will take at minimum 3 weeks. Just to be told *nevermind* without explanation. I’d like to add I left my previous position due to disagreements with the manager and myself involving HR. Absolutely ridiculous that I was being treated unfairly at one company to be dismissed by the other. Overall not a good hiring process. They do not communicate and their pre-employment checks feel very invasive, with MINTZ.
- why did you leave your last position
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore
I applied online. I interviewed at Rio Tinto (Singapore) in Sept 2023
-Hiring manager wasn't being professional at all as the interview was put on pause, so that she can reply an email to her boss. -Candidate's character was attacked when she didn't want to disclose her mental health matters to hiring manager.
- Able to share your past portfolio work?
Anonymous Interview Candidate
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Rio Tinto in Sept 2023
The screening call went well and it was all downhill from there. The hiring manager was a no-show for the first call and, when we did connect, changed the role I was interviewing for citing the perfect internal candidate for the role I had originally been screened for. While waiting to hear back about this other role, I received a call from an internal recruiter regarding a principal advisor role, despite already having worked as a senior manager within this industry that had a broader scope than what I had interviewed for. When I did finally hear back regarding a senior manager role, I was told they had gone with an internal candidate. I am all for promoting from within the ranks - I think it's great to develop your own people - but evaluate your talent before posting externally so as to not waste external candidates' time and efforts. I would also advise be being better organized and having clear and timely communication. All of these elements combined easily made it one of the worst interviews I have been part of.
- What would you do if you had a weekend all to yourself?
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Rio Tinto (Salt Lake City, UT)
1st stage is a technical interview and second stage is an onsite interview,overall it was a nice interview,the managers are friendly and the interview is more skill based and your experience with regards to the role
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Rio Tinto Interviews FAQs
Glassdoor users rated their interview experience at Rio Tinto as 54.7% positive with a difficulty rating score of 2.87 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty). Candidates interviewing for EIT and IT Manager rated their interviews as the hardest, whereas interviews for Mechanical Engineeer and Maintenance Planner roles were rated as the easiest.
The hiring process at Rio Tinto takes an average of 63.37 days when considering 53 user submitted interviews across all job titles. Candidates applying for Maintenance Planner had the quickest hiring process (on average 1 day), whereas IT Manager roles had the slowest hiring process (on average 240 days).
Common stages of the interview process at Rio Tinto according to 53 Glassdoor interviews include:
Phone Interview: 16.77%
One-on-One Interview: 11.61%
Group Panel Interview: 11.61%
IQ Intelligence Test: 11.61%
Drugs Test: 10.97%
Personality Test: 9.03%
Background Check: 8.39%
Skills Test: 7.74%