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Rolls-Royce Reviews

Updated February 20, 2015
Updated February 20, 2015
25 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance possible and some very paternal (if outdated) HR policies (in 33 reviews)

  • There are also good benefits and initiatives to recognize good worker (in 20 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 12 reviews)

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    A wasted career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Rolls-Royce full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A great place in the beginning with great security at first. Compensation here is rather good.

    Cons

    Unethical behaviours. Leadership is comprised of a sycophantic culture willing to create false successes for self aggrandizement. The culture among colleagues is continually harmed by the foul leadership. It is a CYA culture. There are critical dangers to the final product due to inefficiencies of schedules and infrastructures which are crumbling. Honesty is not welcomed here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work culture and management style straight out of Deliverance

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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 full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    A paycheck, such as it is

    Cons

    Middle school politics and work culture. Clueless, inept management with no sense of right and wrong. Shipping department and time keeping system completely non-functional. Women and minorities blatantly harassed and demeaned. Employees not valued. Horrible, backwater town.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold management accountable for quality control of the processes under their authority, as well as for their behavior and treatment of their employees. Return to the high standards and morals that built this company and made Rolls Royce a household name.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Rolls-Royce Work Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Build Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Contractor - Build Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Rolls-Royce as a contractor (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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time (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
  6. 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 (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
  7.  

    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 (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
  8. 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 (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
  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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Accountants dominate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Some highly capable innovative minds that keep RR technologically ahead of competitors

    Cons

    Bullying management style and work life balance not respected. Recent focus on cost cutting is killing morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with respect and fairness. Ditch the current CEO before he destroys the company !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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