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Rolls-Royce Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 5, 2014
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Getting an Interview  

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Interview Experience  

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No Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Designer Interview

Designer
Indianapolis, IN

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Rolls-Royce in January 2012.

Interview Details – called and then I went in for an interview

Interview Question – What did I do this weekend   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer Interview

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
Indianapolis, IN

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Rolls-Royce.

Interview Details – I have worked for RR for a long time so I am sure the hiring and interview process has changed significantly. I found all contact to be professional and polite and all interactions seemed honest and fair. I did not negotiate salary however I did negotiate for additional vacation. I met with HR representative then several different managers. Atmosphere was fairly casual/comfortable.

Interview Question – As it was some time ago I don't really remember. I don't recall any unique/unusual questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I suppose it should be possible to negotiate salary however I was not willing to play hard ball. I was told salary was non-negotiable however I was able to negotiate for additional vacation (PTO).


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Co-Op Engineer Interview

Co-Op Engineer
West Lafayette, IN

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Rolls-Royce in April 2010.

Interview Details – I applied twice at a college job fair and got an interview a month after the second job fair. The call came just one or two days before the day I would be interviewed. The interview was fairly standard; the interviewers were very friendly (turns out they volunteer to go to campuses and do this sort of thing).

Interview Question – As I remember, most questions were not technical - more along the lines of "What's your greatest strength?"   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiation doesn't happen for Co-Op positions as far as I know.


5 people found this helpful

Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
Indianapolis, IN

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Rolls-Royce in November 2013.

Interview Details – Preliminary Communication with them is fairly strait forward. They call you up when they would like to interview you. When they call you up, they set up an interview time and from there you will interview with them over the phone.

I actually have two lists of the interview questions and grading scale & required response for each question.

To be honest, though, I would hate working for a company as formulaic as this. However, to each is his own. Screw the system.

Interview Questions

  • 1) "Do you have an example of a time you were set (or you set yourself) some particularly challenging objectives. How did you go about ensuring they were met? What problems did you encounter? What was the result?   View Answer
  • 2) “What do you think are some of the major Challenges we face as an organisation at the moment?” “What future events are likely to have an impact on the business of Rolls-Royce?” Why/how? Ask the candidate what opportunities and threats they think they raise, and what actions Rolls-Royce might take to address them. How do you think the dollar exchange rate is impacting upon the company at the moment? What can we do to mitigate it’s impact? Long term/short term?   View Answer
  • 3) Tell me about a time when you were the only person who stood up for a particular cause or course of action and faced tough resistance. Why did you do this? What challenges did you receive? How did you deal with them? What were the results? What did you learn from this?   View Answer
  • 4) Thinking about a time you were working in a team of your peers, tell me about a particularly difficult problem the team had to solve. How did the team approach the problem? What role did you play?   View Answer
  • 5) Tell me about a time you’ve been given an assignment or task that you had never done before. How did this make you feel? How did you approach the problem? What were the time scales? How did you do? What was the outcome? Would you have liked to have done anything differently?   View Answer

Reason for Declining – I received another offer from a more appealing company


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Customer Management Intern Interview

Customer Management Intern
Indianapolis, IN

I applied through college or university and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Rolls-Royce.

Interview Details – I saw a job posting on my university's career site and applied through Rolls-Royce's website. I received an email regarding a first-round behavioral phone interview about a month later. After the phone interview, I received an email the next morning about a second-round interview called an "Assessment Day" at their Assessment Center in Indianapolis. The Assessment Day included an hour-long interview, an essay, a group case, 2 aptitude tests, and a business presentation. Although it was very challenging, it was also extremely interesting and I actually had a lot of fun throughout the process. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating (I was reimbursed for my travels to the second-round interview, and they even provided me a hotel stay for the night before the Assessment Day). The next morning, I received a phone call in which I was told that I received an internship offer. Overall I felt that the process was pretty challenging but very enjoyable and beneficial as well.

Interview Question – When was a time someone wanted you to do something unethical and how did you handle it?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Intern-purchasing Interview

Intern-purchasing

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Rolls-Royce.

Interview Details – There was multiple questions asked at once. Know about their company. They will ask you what you know about them. Do it in STAR. 2 people in the room. One was a intern before and one was the recruiter.

Interview Question – What was when you had an issue, what did you do about it?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Program Planning and Controls Analyst Interview

Program Planning and Controls Analyst

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Rolls-Royce.

Interview Details – Overall the process is long (most larger companies HR takes some time to proceeed through all their steps). Initial communications were timely and detailed. 3 interviews total 2 phone one in person. The interview itself was very plesant with a good staff and team involvement so you met who you would be working with before accepting an offer. Offer came quick after interview

Interview Question – None I am a season career person and have been through many interviews so nothing unusual was asked.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Global Buyer Interview

Global Buyer
Mount Vernon, OH

I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Rolls-Royce.

Interview Details – The interviews are very structured. So, they will ask you several pre-formated questions. They will ask other candidates the same questions.

Interview Question – All stupid questions. There is no tricky questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. They said it is $60,000 per year. Pick or leave...


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Power Systems Engineer Interview

Power Systems Engineer
Mount Vernon, OH

I interviewed at Rolls-Royce in September 2013.

Interview Details – This company had two section for interview process. at first I had an phone interview that mostly I spoke about my previous experiences. in the nest step I had an face to face interview that it was about some technical and management questions.

Interview Question – Difficult questions were about some sections that I did not have any experience about them and they need for this position.   Answer Question


2 people found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Design Engineer Interview

Design Engineer
Indianapolis, IN

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Rolls-Royce in February 2009.

Interview Details – In person interview and two phone interviews. Consisted of behavioral and technical interview. I was required to do a drug test.

Interview Question – Describe a time when you used common sense.   View Answers (3)

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 Current Design Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

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