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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

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Very frustrating place to work. They trade too much on the name.

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Washington, DC

    I worked at Rolls-Royce

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits were pretty good but salaries were below average.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic organization that can't see the forest for the trees. Incredibly slow and difficult to get anything done. Reputation for undeserved arrogance in the industry.


  2. Helpful (1)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

    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.


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