Rolls-Royce Interview Questions

Updated Apr 13, 2015
Updated Apr 13, 2015
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    Buyer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Rolls-Royce (Indianapolis, IN) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through the RR Website for a Buyer Position. Received a call back from a recruiter in Ohio for a phone screening about a week after submitting application. Received a call from a different local recruiter for a follow-up discussion the next day, who then referred me to the hiring manager for a phone interview. Setup a phone interview 7 days after speaking with local recruiter. About a week later, finally heard back from the hiring manager and setup an in person interview. I was offered a job the day after the formal interview, but respectfully declined due to the low offer. Very lengthy process which is pretty standard for such a large company.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years, why do you want to work for this company, etc.. Standard interview questions. Connected well with the hiring manager, but couldn't accept the position.   1 Answer
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    Buyer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Rolls-Royce.

    Interview

    Normal Process. Nothing unusual. Same as other companies. Had an phone interview with HR and than an onsite. Onsite was 4 weeks after the phone interview. The process is slow.

    Interview Questions

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    Customer Management Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Rolls-Royce (Indianapolis, IN).

    Interview

    Applied to RR through job posting on university recruiting site. Received a phone interview a month or so later. Found out I got a second round interview the day after that was happening in a few days. Went to Indy for the second round 'Assessment Day' (hotel and travel all paid for, which was nice). 'Assessment Day' involved a 2-on-1 interview for about an hour, an essay, a group business case, 2 tests, and presentation with Q&A. Very intense but was a good experience.

    Interview Questions

    • When was a time you were stuck in an ethical dilemma and how did you deal with it?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    Design Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Rolls-Royce (Indianapolis, IN).

    Interview

    The interview process is pretty standard. HR conducts the first round of interviews. If you get past this then management conducts the second round. Decisions are made slowly, so don't be surprised if it takes a while to get back to you.

    Interview Questions

    • Honestly, the questions are straightforward. Their interviewing process is not too crazy.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Not much negotiation as I accepted out of college.

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    Mechanical Engineering Intern Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Rolls-Royce in May 2014.

    Interview

    I heard from an organization I am a part of that Rolls-Royce was still hiring for a summer internship. I emailed the listed contact with my résumé and a brief cover letter. About two and a half weeks later, I received a call from this contact asking when we could meet on campus for an interview in person.

    When I showed up at the interview location, there were two people interviewing and I ended up interviewing with the one with whom I had not previously spoken with. We sat down, and he told me that Rolls-Royce has very standard interview procedures. Then he pushed the papers with these standardized questions off to the side and proceeded to ask me to tell him about myself. He then just more questions about what I'm studying, showing great interest in my business minor. By the end, he never asked any typical behavioral or otherwise expected interview questions. We basically just chatted about what I've learned in school and he asked me some questions about what sort of factors I would need to consider given certain circumstances.

    The interview went very well, and he told me he liked my attitude and drive. A couple hours later, he gave me a call. He said he was recommending me for another position that would utilize my business skills more and I would hear from this other person the next day to set up a phone interview. That's just what happened, and the phone interview went great. Shortly after the interview, I received an email saying that I was being recommended for the internship and I would hear back about start date within the next week or two.

    A week and a half later, I was contacted with paperwork, etc. A drug test is required as well.

    Interview Questions

    • There was no really difficult question, as he did not use the standard questions. The most unexpected questions were those that were unique to myself. He asked me about different business considerations under certain circumstances.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation. I was simply congratulated, and we proceeded from there.

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    Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Development Internship Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Rolls-Royce (North Canton, OH) in April 2014.

    Interview

    First interview was a behavioral process. This process consisted of asking me some of the most popular behavioral questions.

    After 2 weeks, the second interview was a panel interview which consisted of mostly going through my resume and giving more details about the position. They wanted me to elaborate on my experience and the type of training and equipment I used. They also ask you about why you are interested in this position.

    Negotiation

    No relocation bonus and did not negotiate. I was happy with the offer.

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    Finance Intern Interview

    Declined Offer
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Rolls-Royce (Indianapolis, IN).

    Interview

    The interview was strictly behavioral. It was conducted through a third party, so it was hard to gauge the level of involvement. The third party knew nothing about the internship, so it was difficult to find relevant questions to ask.

    Interview Questions

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    Manufacturing Engineer Intern Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Rolls-Royce.

    Interview

    The interview was very non-technical. The basis of the questions was built to identify character and leadership traits. The questions were based on tell me a time when...
    The on boarding is conducted by an external hiring agency.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you had to use ethical considerations?   1 Answer
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    Hourly Machinist Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Rolls-Royce (Indianapolis, IN).

    Interview

    Testing was basic and done in 3 parts; same day. Very easy. Wonderlic test was one of the tests given. The other 2 were Reading and Math. These tests were averaged for a passing score. The tests had nothing at all to do with being a machinist or aerospace. Just basic testing.

    Interview Questions

    • Interview was ridiculously easy. Asked about past experiences in machining. Very little on what would be expected of me as a machinist with the company. Upon being hired, I found that I was one of the only people with significant experience hired.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. Union wages.

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    Project Management Summer Internship Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Rolls-Royce (Blacksburg, VA) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Met on-campus at a job fair and then was contacted for an interview with two people from Rolls Royce the following day. After that I was given a weeks notice for an interview at their Assessment Center in Indianapolis. I have the interview tomorrow so I guess I'll find out what that's all about then.

    Interview Questions

    • For the on campus interview it was: "What global trends influence our business most?"   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I was accepted to a second round interview at their Assessment Center.

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