Rolls-Royce Interview Questions

Updated Jul 5, 2014
Updated Jul 5, 2014
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    P&C Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Rolls-Royce in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview that lead to an in-person interview at the RR/UAW training center in Indianapolis. All accommodations were provided during the trip. The night prior we had two logical and spacial tests upon arrival at the hotel. Early the next morning the interview group was bused to the training center where we performed presentations about why the company should hire us, a group interview, and a technical interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us why we should hire you without a PowerPoint presentation, and only using a flip chart.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Rolls-Royce in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    It took forever even as a returning intern and had to let them know that I had other offers I was waiting on to get a response after months of promises that they were getting an offer to me.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Was not competitive, weak benefits package, and would not negotiate.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Rolls-Royce.

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    Not much negotiation as I accepted out of college.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Development Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  North Canton, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Canton, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Rolls-Royce in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    No relocation bonus and did not negotiate. I was happy with the offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Mechanical Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    There was no negotiation. I was simply congratulated, and we proceeded from there.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mount Vernon, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mount Vernon, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Rolls-Royce in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, was recruited directly by Rolls. Then they called me in and I had a series of three interviews. Took me to lunch and I was on my way.

    Interview Questions
    • Routine and painless. There were no really unexpected questions.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Aggressively negotiated salary and bonus.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Finance Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Rolls-Royce.

    Interview Details

    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
    Declined Offer
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Manufacturing Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Project Management Summer Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Blacksburg, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Blacksburg, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Rolls-Royce in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    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?"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was accepted to a second round interview at their Assessment Center.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Hourly Machinist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Rolls-Royce.

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    No negotiation. Union wages.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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