Rio Tinto Principal Advisor Reviews

Updated Jun 4, 2020

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4.0
72%
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Rio Tinto Chief Executive Jean-Sébastien Jacques
Jean-Sébastien Jacques
7 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Company is going down"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  2. Helpful (3)

    "Not what is appears to be"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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  3. "Good culture, some times difficult to navigate"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Advisor in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture Good salary Large organization Considerate leaders (mostly)

    Cons

    Lots of regulations in place which slows down works related to tech Lots of politics as opposed to being frank and clear

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  4. "Very Good Company to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Advisor in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work life, good learning, employee safety and welfare is top priority.

    Cons

    Slow career growth prospects here.

  5. "Good as a steppingstone or if you are a lifer"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Advisor Risk Management in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rio Tinto full-time

    Pros

    Pays well, large multinational with opportunities

    Cons

    Slow to make meaningful changes, half pregnant on inclusion, short termism in decision making, costs prioritised over value, promotions based on technical merit not leadership potential, leadership not strong.

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Big Gamble- Try your luck"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Advisor in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rio Tinto full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    So RIO is an amazing company with amazing culture and with full of people who respect and value other's time. Company cares a lot about wellness, security and work life balance. Lot has been done, lot could be done and tremendous scope of growth. Fairly good chances are given to internal candidates for vertical and horizontal growth. All in all , keeping senior management aside ( the one who tend to make operating plans/ strategy ) , its by far the best in its cadre

    Cons

    Indecisive management, too much changes in operating plans and strategy. They might hire you for one role and may scrap that role in the next month. You can be laid off anytime. Absolutely ruthless when it comes to job security. You cannot plan a career with RIO irrespective of the fact that you have spend 15 years in this company. You can be and you will be laid off anytime.

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  7. "A head above the rest"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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    Rio Tinto Response

    Senior 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.

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

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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  9. "Great pay. Good job"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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  10. "Global role based in Rio Tinto Singapore"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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