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Exciting and interesting work but constant poor upper management in the UK hinders job performance and satisfaction.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Reston, VA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

I have been working at Rolls-Royce

Pros

-Fantastic people; hard-working, intelligent, and fun
-Interesting work
-Amazing products
-Great office location

Cons

Nearly all of the cons are related to parent company (Rolls-Royce plc) not understanding the US market or management problems in the UK:
- terrible healthcare (may be similar to market in Indianapolis (large Rolls-Royce facility) but not similar to DC market;
- low pay for the work performed;
- horrifyingly poor IT (Reston team has much better IT than corresponding teams in UK);
- incredibly bureaucratic organization that hinders employees ability to respond to the needs of both the business and its customers;
- global company that cannot seem to understand how to function outside the UK.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Rolls-Royce North America is a wonderful place to work but major management problems at Rolls-Royce plc are sending great employees running (both in the US and the UK). Learn from your divisions in the US and Germany: decisiveness is good, invest in technology for employees to do their jobs more effectively (not just R&D for products), and understand that employees do have choices. Also understand that it is not a complement that customers describe the firm as British.

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 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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    Great Opportunities, No Work/Life Balance

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    Current Employee - IPT Lead, Project Manager  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - IPT Lead, Project Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce

    Pros

    There are growing opportunities in the commercial and military markets right now. Commercial is booming, and Rolls-Royce is the leader for variable-cycle engine technology that the military wants and needs.

    Cons

    -Even in LibertyWorks, there is a huge bureaucracy under UK control
    -UK control seeps into every aspect of the company--reducing workers' and mangers' ability to make good decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Find ways to recognize people
    -Buy the company back from the UK, but partner with Rolls, in order to build a beneficial relationship

    No opinion of CEO
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