Rolls-Royce Reviews in Derby, England

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
310 Reviews

3.4
310 Reviews
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Pros
  • There are very flexible working conditions (excellent work/life balance) and extensive training available (in 28 reviews)

  • There are also good benefits and initiatives to recognize good worker (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Culture is not suitable for anyone who believes in work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Senior management tend to secure their roles through experience rather than skill (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    enjoyable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Derby, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Intern in Derby, England (UK)

    I worked at Rolls-Royce part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly people, good learning environment, opportunity to travel and has the possibility to see end product

    Cons

    promotion can be difficult, according to more senior employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    incentives to encourage employees

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

    Stable, good, but.....

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Derby, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Derby, England (UK)

    I worked at Rolls-Royce full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Stable work environment (lots of 25 year-ers) there. Interesting engineering challenges.
    Great colleagues
    Impressive memorabilia from the shop
    Good brand from the CV when you get out of there

    Cons

    -No experience outside R-R counts
    -Stupid cost reductions
    -Old age mentality
    -Bureaucratic
    -Stupid career structure......Experience is valued more than actual capability
    -Management talk is more appreciated than truth. Wooly soft words where accuracy is needed
    -Politics even in technical matters
    -Agile workplace? The way to cram more people in the same room? Giant Open space? How can someone concentrate there?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign.....Literally resign....R-R is an engineering company not a bank......Let R-R become an engineering company governed by an engineer....Preserve the brand plese

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A great start to working life

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Apprentice  in  Derby, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Apprentice in Derby, England (UK)

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If Rolls-Royce are going to do something, they make sure they do it properly. It's amazing to see how one simple idea can develop into something truly amazing.

    Cons

    Personally i feel very small in the company, i don't feel very significant at all. I find that though they work on it a lot to mix the shop floor workers with the likes of managers and office workers, most people from the office and shop floor do not get along. Sometimes i think it is the stubbornness of the shop floor workers, and sometimes it is the office workers and managers thinking they are better than shop floor workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See things from a shop floor point of view

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Professional through and through

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer  in  Derby, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Derby, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    You're encouraged to put your ideas across, they treat you like and adult

    Cons

    I have not found any yet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Non, just keep doing what you're doing, it works

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Energy division is working diligenlty to adopt current best operating pracitces

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stress Analysis Engineer  in  Derby, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Stress Analysis Engineer in Derby, England (UK)

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Higher than average pay, great career growth

    Cons

    Large corporation that has the usual cumbersome policies that make chance difficult.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    my time so far at RR

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Apprentice  in  Derby, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Technical Apprentice in Derby, England (UK)

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I had the opportunity to do a placement for two weeks in Germany which I really enjoyed.
    The management have approved my sponsorship for a foundation degree to broaden my career.
    I like the idea of flexi-time.
    I appreciate work backing me with my hospital visits as I am on a 10 year watch.

    Cons

    Where ever I have worked the attitude seems to be reactive and not proactive which then creates unnecessary stress.
    Sometimes it takes too long to get a decision/answer off someone.
    Some of the jobs feel like administration rather than engineering.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the effort with apprentices, talk to us, we are here to learn.
    Sometimes it feel like the hierarchy gets the better of some people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Rolls-Royce is an engaging company that promotes learning and job satisfaction.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  Derby, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Derby, England (UK)

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good training, great benefits (pension, life insurance). Friendly people, everybody is willing to say hello or help you out. Great work life balance. Easy to keep commitments in and out of work.

    Cons

    High workload sometimes, there are a lot of challenging projects and maybe not enough resource to complete/fund them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start thinking more about up front work to make later stages of a program easier. Eg a movements survey would prevent several mods...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Choked by process

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Derby, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Derby, England (UK)

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good holidays, flexible working hours, world class experts, jet engines!

    Cons

    Derby centric, engineers undervalued with poor remunerative prospects compared to other non core functions, promise of travel rarely delivered, so choked by process that it is extremely difficult to get anything done, too many layers of weak management within engineering function, senior management have lost touch with what it actually takes to get a job done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of poor managers who don't invest in people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A good secure job in a successfull engineering company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager  in  Derby, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Derby, England (UK)

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Job security, good pension scheme (if you are on the old final salary scheme). Plenty of opportunities for advancement and global opportunities if you want them. If you are interested in engineering then it is a fascinating product (aero engines of course, not cars) and something you can feel really proud of.

    Cons

    I don't think the organisation actually cares about you in spite of all the good words. When it comes down to it employees are just a commodity. Management pay freezes and unilataral changes to T's and C's are examples. It is getting more cut throat than it used to be with many fringe benefits being reduced or eliminated.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Derby, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Derby, England (UK)

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Unlimited growth opportunities for technical specialists.

    Cons

    Poor quality offices, but the company is investing heavily into improving the working environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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