- Rio Tinto23.Dec 2015
Very good at talking the talk, epic fail at living it
Support from management
The current air of desperation has lead to management by reaction instead of proactive planning.
Internal teams work very well together but competition between other teams can get destructive and leadership does not intervene well.
Freedom to work independently
Previously there was a lot of autonomy and empowerment for decision making, as the environment has become more desperate the control has increased.
Overabundance of relevant and irrelevant communication, can be difficult to determine what is important.
Rio does pretty well here, women are well represented in management and operations with an internal women's network
Attitude towards older colleagues
Long term workers are an endangered species, people with too much knowledge of how things should work are labeled as resistant to change
Very political, very much who you know rather then what you know
Overall compensation for your work
Very good pay and benefits
Office / Work Environment
Not bad for a cube farm
Again, very good at the talk, not so much the walk
While flexibility is a plus employees in key positions are expected to be available at any and all times
Very focused on perception is reality and molding the narrative
This particular location is suffering from the perfect storm of bad luck, if they can hold on for another 18-24 months job security could improve
The last area of empowerment for employees, anyone can stop a job if they see a safety issue and are encouraged to do so.
The work itself is challenging and interesting, doesn't get boring
Inclusive / Diverse
Global organization is well represented
Suggestions for improvement
- Go back to empowering employees based on their knowledge and experience, let them do what they do best.
What I like about the company
Competitive pay and benefits, flexible work schedules and telecommuting options in bad weather
What I dislike about the company
The core culture of the company has become fractured with an air of desperation. Not the first time for difficult commodity pricing but it is the first time it has become a dog eat dog environment and a reliance on situational ethics.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyRio Tinto
- CitySouth Jordan, UT
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2015