Rolls-Royce Reviews

Updated February 7, 2015
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  1. current employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce

    Pros

    people, starting pay, bonus, location

    Cons

    poor raises, poor leadership, nobody cares about you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    minimize UK impact

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Culture and attitude of the company is against its own values

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    Former Employee - Leadership Development Program
    Former Employee - Leadership Development Program

    I worked at Rolls-Royce full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong business model
    Global operations with great mobility options
    Good opportunities for graduates

    Cons

    Tired and slow moving organisation
    Strong and difficult barriers between functions/departments
    Very poor HR function, more interested in cost cutting than employee satisfaction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on improving the experience for your own employees to retain talent - don't leave RR employees off the stakeholder map!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 7 people found this helpful

    It's a job

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer, Senior Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer, Senior Associate in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    If you have an English accent, you'll get promoted quickly.

    People recognize the name on the resume, but have no idea what you do

    Cons

    -2600 Layoffs announced this year
    -Lost 7 paid holidays last year
    -Tuition reimbursement was promised but doesn't actually exist, depending on department director
    -Constant management org changes, not exaggerating
    -No engines designed in Indy anymore
    -A dying site
    -Salary will drop to around 90-92% of industry average for "high performers", less for average people. Ask for your comp ratio

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

    What a messed up place to work....

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    Former Contractor - SQE's in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Contractor - SQE's in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Great team members to work with

    Cons

    Extremely soloed. Hard to connect with the right people. IT is the worst I have ever seen. HR is worse. I came in as a contract SQE, was told if it worked, I could get full time. A year later, HR changed the min requirements for the job and told me I didn't qualify for the job I was already doing! Along with all the regular, full time SQE's that I worked with. When I left, I was told I had to give 2 weeks notice but rolls unceremoniously dumped me with no notice one week later.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually talk to the boots on the ground once in awhile?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Poor middle and upper management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rolls-Royce full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay. Interesting and challenging work

    Cons

    Poor managament. Management based on buddy system and not qualifications

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire quality management based on work history and qualifications.

  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Disappointing for a company who prides itself that its name is synonymous with quality

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    Former Employee - Finance in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Finance in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance; some very good people; compensation pretty good for area but some positions need to be upskilled

    Cons

    IT Systems very poor and poorly managed. Culture - Very political; management does not communicate well; lots of lay-offs since 2013 but poorly communicated and shared so employees left in the dark; UK tends to be very insular and does not know how to run a global company i.e. would schedule important meetings during Thanksgiving; poor sense of ownership and accountability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees as adults and communicate both good news and bad news; break down barriers instead of promoting silo mentality

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Potential New Hire

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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 full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Well known company regarding automobiles.

    Cons

    Need to throw out third party vendor that handles background review. Very poor! Makes too many errors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Poor human relation skills!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful

    Circling the drain in Indy

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    Former Employee - Tool Maker/Machinist in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Tool Maker/Machinist in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Rolls-Royce full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is no longer GM

    Cons

    Inept management. Many of the front line managers/supervisors had their start in the rancid U.A.W. local and are incapable of differentiating crap from apple butter. Nepotism runs rampant and the true mission of these morons has degenerated from providing a quality product to merely presenting a facade of concern for productivity and quality. It is all about appearances, and playing out the string. Senior management's continual assault upon employee benefits coupled with broken promises of new work has convinced most that management is incapable of ever telling the truth to its employees. The facilities in Indy are both dirty and antiquated but they make up for this by housing the largest colony of cockroaches known to exist in the northern hemisphere on site. Third world countries have better IT and the majority of the machinery looks like junk found abandoned at curb side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reputation only goes so far.

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

    Struggling to become a successful large company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rolls-Royce full-time

    Pros

    Interesting industry, products and customers. Very technology and engineering driven.

    Cons

    Senior management constantly changing priorities and strategies. A new round of headcount reductions every six - twelve months. Company is trying to offset cost problems by cutting headcount and compensation and benefits -- seems like management considers this to be the universal answer to everything. Support functions have been especially hard hit making it difficult for business units to get the information they need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a CEO who understands how high technology, capital intensive products are developed and delivered over the long run. Anyone can come in and just cut headcount. Trying to control all decision making from the UK undermines local leadership and career development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Very bureaucratic

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

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

    Pros

    Jet Engines is an Interesting Product to work on

    Cons

    Slow Growth, IT system outdated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    empower the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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