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Rolls-Royce Interview Questions

Updated Jan 30, 2015
Updated Jan 30, 2015
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    Hourly Machinist Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed 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
  2.  

    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 weeksinterviewed 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
  3.  

    Senior Mechanical Design Engineer Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
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    Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed 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
    Reasons for Declining

    I received another offer from a more appealing company

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern-purchasing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – 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 Questions
    • What was when you had an issue, what did you do about it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Program Planning and Controls Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • None I am a season career person and have been through many interviews so nothing unusual was asked.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Global Buyer Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. They said it is $60,000 per year. Pick or leave...
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
  9.  

    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+ monthsinterviewed 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
  10.  

    Power Systems Engineer Interview

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

    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 Questions
    • Difficult questions were about some sections that I did not have any experience about them and they need for this position.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manufacturing Engineering Leader Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Rolls-Royce in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was good at first. Good up front communication with a real recruiter in the their HR department. Recruiter gave me good info about the company and position and its potential for growth. Phone screen was good and good communication about what would be next in the process. But once I was not selected to go further for an in-person interview it reverted back to the all to familiar impersonal rejection email. No personal call back to give feedback on how to improve.

    Interview Questions
    • Actually there weren't really any tough questions. It was much more an information exchange rather than a phone screen.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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