Rolls-Royce

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Former Employee - Finance Intern in Mount Vernon, OH
Former Employee - Finance Intern in Mount Vernon, OH

I worked at Rolls-Royce as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

-People are generally helpful and knowledgeable
-Co-workers are friendly and love to interact with interns outside of work
-If you're interested in the industry, the Mt. Vernon site is a great intersection of industrial/engineering expertise and financial/accounting/project management knowledge
-Good experience for managerial accounting
-Plenty of opportunities to improve processes and distinguish your work

Cons

-Small intern class can make interns feel isolated during the day
-Projects could be more challenging; interns often have a hard time staying occupied
-Too much "busy" work

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Review how the interns interact with HR. The hiring process (especially during the third party housing and testing phases) is overly confusing. HR doesn't seem to understand what interns want to learn about and doesn't facilitate self-improvement outside of the Indianapolis facilities.

Provide interns with challenging projects. Similar to how engineering interns review old RB211 problems, maybe finance/accounting interns could review some old business cases. This could allow management to guage the interns' abilities and provide interns a foundation from which to knowledgeably ask about how they can contribute to the division.

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    Great job security, low upward mobility.

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    Current Employee - Engineering Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Engineering Associate in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time

    Pros

    The pay is reasonable (stateside, I can't speak for the UK) and if you're personable you will likely rise to the top of your skill level. Generally the company takes good care of its employees and, for the most part, operates with a low stress work place environment.

    Cons

    I can only speak for the engineering side of the business, but the upward mobility is incredibly limited (and rightly so) by experience. Without a large base of technical knowledge there are very few avenues for advancement. No matter how good you are at your job, you will have to just keep your nose to the grindstone for 5+ years without appreciable advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise your expectations of employees. People will only work as hard as they have to to not to get fired, and since almost no one gets fired/let-go, they're not working very hard. A strict "number of years of experience" for promotion does not build an efficient or effective company hierarchy. Middle management needs to do a better job of orienting people on career paths which fit their personality type and skill set, i.e. don't make someone a manager just because they have X number of years of experience and "want" to become one.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    This place is a nightmare. 90% of chance your cubicle will be with rats and cockroaches.

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Mount Vernon, OH
    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Mount Vernon, OH

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

    Pros

    They pay you on time

    Cons

    Do you have an MBA? Hide it. Nobody wants it here. Do you have a nice career outside? People will ask you "why did you come here? This place is a joke." Nepotism, silos everywhere, high turnover, 5 different bosses in a year. Just stay away if you can (If you leave in Mt Vernon, you have not so many choices).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay away. Just go back to UK as soon as you can (as most did). If you prefer to stay, good luck. This place will take a looooooong journey to become something "regular". World class? Apply for jobs in GE.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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