Rolls-Royce Reviews

Updated June 29, 2014
Updated June 29, 2014
319 Reviews
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Pros
  • There are very flexible working conditions (excellent work/life balance) and extensive training available (in 28 reviews)

  • There are also good benefits and initiatives to recognize good worker (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Culture is not suitable for anyone who believes in work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Senior management tend to secure their roles through experience rather than skill (in 11 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Rolls-Royce Work Experience

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    Former Employee - Build Engineer  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Build Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Rolls-Royce as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Best reason to work a Rolls-Royce was the Free Coffee initially, but they shortly did away with that, seriously.

    Cons

    Working conditions - getting away with NOT paying time/half, double time. Being lied to about length of contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up, be professional. Treat employees like they should be treated, be honest. I was so excited to work for someone like RR, BUT after this experience have changed my mind 1000% very very very disappointed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Declining work environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I cant think of any.

    Cons

    Think friends and family politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    No leaders, no common goals - it is a jungle!

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Executive  in  Mount Vernon, OH
    Current Employee - Purchasing Executive in Mount Vernon, OH

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    1. Brand name recognition. If you are new in the market, the Rolls-Royce name in your resume will help you a lot.
    2. Depending on the type of job you have, you will be able to travel and visit a lot of business and companies.
    3. You will meet a lot of interesting business people from all over the world
    4. Marketing/Business Dept. = new building and more advanced thinking people. Much more easy to handle and to discuss any projects.
    5. Quality Dept = Nice people and open to new projects. Most of the quality guys are motivated with their job and group.

    Cons

    1. Terrible workplace environment in some areas. Most of the good people leave in one year. Some good stay if attached to the right department.
    2. Purchasing = Stay away. No leaders, no common goals, crazy talk, people trying to hide themselves in the crowd... You will have a heart attack in 2 years. And nobody will remember that you've ever been there. Sorry.
    3. Logistics = from the bottom to the top = Blue collar. If that is your cup of tea, go ahead. Be prepared for dirty offices and low education levels.ok, there was one guy in Logistics, an executive, sometime ago, that was really nice. When? Forget it...
    4. HR = You will process a lot of paperwork. Strategy? Read the instructions from UK again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    First of all we need to know who is the management and where they are... I am executive, so it is hard to find a correct answer for this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    The pendulum is swinging

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots of smart people work at RR. It USED to be a great place to work.

    Cons

    They recently took away a week of paid holidays, retirement healthcare benefits, and implemented a forced distribution. Pay is well below industry average. HR is outsourced, and the little bit that is left treats people like they are 10 years old. The company has record sales, profits, and orders; meanwhile the CEO gets a 29% pay raise but the management bonus doesn't pay in full.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit with the HR bean counting. Your employees are smart enough to realize what's going on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    It's amazing that they are still in business

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are no pro's to working here.

    Cons

    Hostile working environment in the divisions. IT team is terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start doing business the US way not the UK way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    This place is a nightmare. 90% of chance your cubicle will be with rats and cockroaches.

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager  in  Mount Vernon, OH
    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Mount Vernon, OH

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They pay you on time

    Cons

    Do you have an MBA? Hide it. Nobody wants it here. Do you have a nice career outside? People will ask you "why did you come here? This place is a joke." Nepotism, silos everywhere, high turnover, 5 different bosses in a year. Just stay away if you can (If you leave in Mt Vernon, you have not so many choices).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay away. Just go back to UK as soon as you can (as most did). If you prefer to stay, good luck. This place will take a looooooong journey to become something "regular". World class? Apply for jobs in GE.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Decades behind..

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mount Vernon, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Vernon, OH

    I worked at Rolls-Royce

    Pros

    Work-life balance is good, but thats where the goodness stops.

    Cons

    Location is a cowtown. Many free-riders and the place is infested with former incompetent GM and Delphi employees that have formed a nice social network that impedes performance.
    Mediocre competence of hired staff compared to industry leaders.
     Highly political and dysfunctional with high turnover - revolving door with 3 leadership changes in 5 years. Worse bureaucracy than a third world government. Union is inefficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is about getting things done, not lip service

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I feel this is the worst employer I ever worked for.

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Rolls-Royce

    Pros

    The gas turbine engines are interesting to work on.
    Indianapolis is a good affordable location.
    Like when you stop banging your head on a wall, it feels good when you leave.

    Cons

    1. Worst offices in America. The workplace environment in some offices is unbelievable.
    2. Definitely a good old boys network. Promotions are not based on ability.
    3. Women need not apply.
    4. Blacks need not apply.
    5. Many layoffs. Hire and fire mentality.
    6. Technical expertise has been lost; Management at this site is incompetent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is hopeless, they will not listen to constructive criticism. A product line of obsolete engines will lead to closing this site within 5 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't let the name fool you.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce

    Pros

    The organization is generally cooperative with work life balance issues. It is an opportunity to work for an international organization.

    Cons

    The company is very political. Decision making seems to be made for personal rather than professional reasons. Talent level is poor. Working conditions in Indianapolis are horrible. The organization has been a dissapoinment to me on almost every level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Awful and demoralizing

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer  in  Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay, pension and holidays. Some fantastic employees. Frequent turnover of managers means if you don't get on with your Boss it won't be for long...

    Cons

    Blame culture with managers always looking for someone to use as a scape goat. Don't listen to employees. Managers always want to do things their own way. Too many plans that are never fulfilled. Too cost orientated which has lead to dangerous penny pinching. Too long to get the simplest tasks done if you need others input.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lose the egos

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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