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Rolls-Royce Reviews in Mount Vernon, OH

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
349 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work life balance possible and some very paternal (if outdated) HR policies (in 33 reviews)

  • There are also good benefits and initiatives to recognize good worker (in 20 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 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Pretty good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer, Senior Associate in Mount Vernon, OH
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer, Senior Associate in Mount Vernon, OH

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Period of rapid change, good growth opportunities.

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucracy and fascination with rules and tools. Management is a mixed bag, some great/some not. Location is in a small town.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Deploy new tools with the goal of determining their value instead of assuming they will work.

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

    Work culture and management style straight out of Deliverance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Vernon, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Vernon, OH

    I worked at Rolls-Royce full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A paycheck, such as it is

    Cons

    Middle school politics and work culture. Clueless, inept management with no sense of right and wrong. Shipping department and time keeping system completely non-functional. Women and minorities blatantly harassed and demeaned. Employees not valued. Horrible, backwater town.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold management accountable for quality control of the processes under their authority, as well as for their behavior and treatment of their employees. Return to the high standards and morals that built this company and made Rolls Royce a household name.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Work place environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Document Manager in Mount Vernon, OH
    Former Employee - Project Document Manager in Mount Vernon, OH

    I worked at Rolls-Royce full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Most of the people that you work with are friendly and easy to work with. My boss was one of the best bosses I have ever had, he tried to help out when he could.

    Cons

    There are some co-workers that act very unprofessional and rude. Some of the leads were very unhelpful and just wanted to not do any work at all. Some people would slip out and go to a different town without the boss knowing and get paid for it. It was at time like being in high school again. Stress of the job was not worth the pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to be more on top of things and stop handing their responsibilities off to people below them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Different Divisions = Completely Different Companies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Vernon, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Vernon, OH

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time

    Pros

    Great Brand, serious about ethics

    Cons

    Depending on the division the leadership and culture ranges from excellent to horrible. If you are on a rotation, make sure the music doesn't stop when you are in the wrong chair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go Fix.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Its a stable job but doesn't allow much room for new ideas or actual engineering

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Mount Vernon, OH
    Current Employee - Engineer in Mount Vernon, OH

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The pros of the job are being part of such a big global corporation. The customers are located all over the world and there's plenty of opportunity to get familiar with other cultures in different areas of the world.

    Cons

    The company is so pre-occupied with their processes, it makes the efficiency and productivity suffer severely. I've been there almost a year now, and I haven't actually done any real engineering yet. Majority of the work consists of pushing papers and getting trained on all the processes they use.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is very open to hearing the employees and trying to make things better. The turn over rate is somewhat high so a lot of good ideas are started but aren't really followed through with. My advice to management would be to focus less on processes to improve things and give more authority to engineers to allow them to follow through with their tasks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Experience at Rolls-Royce Energy Systems

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    Former Employee - Purchasing in Mount Vernon, OH
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Mount Vernon, OH

    I worked at Rolls-Royce full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Parent company is a global company and presents global opportunities

    Cons

    Toxic purchasing executive with no respect for lower level employees in the purchasing department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace this guy before every good purchasing employee leaves your company. Train executives such as this purchasing executive to be acting global. Rolls-Royce is more than a middle Ohio company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    OK Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Vernon, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Vernon, OH

    I worked at Rolls-Royce full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. decent pay

    Cons

    roll out of new tools not planned properly.
    People without Oil & Gas Industry experience allowed to make some key business decisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Rolls-Royce Energy Systems in Mount Vernon, OH

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - New Equipment Proposals in Mount Vernon, OH
    Former Employee - New Equipment Proposals in Mount Vernon, OH

    I worked at Rolls-Royce full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salaries with good benefits, Global business with worldwide customer base, part of a larger global technology-based business with a strong engineering function.

    Cons

    Corporate processes developed for the UK-based aerospace business are frequently not applicable to the energy business with its customized products for oil and gas customers, Poor track record of cost reduction partially due to over-reliance on the aerospace supply chain for aircraft engines in low volume production, Too many free riders not held accountable for non-achievement of objectives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be brave enough to develop and adopt processes applicable for the markets and customers you serve. Embrace product customization and make solid execution of it a positive competitive differentiator rather than fighting it and failing at it via standardization efforts that are ineffectual.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Energy division is working diligently to adopt current best operating practices in project management methodology.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Management Office in Mount Vernon, OH
    Current Employee - Project Management Office in Mount Vernon, OH

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

    Pros

    Higher than average pay, great career growth opportunity in many industries across the globe, caring executives that want to help you succeed in your personal growth plan. Ok benefits.

    Cons

    Large corporation that has the usual cumbersome policies that make change slow. Individual sectors/divisions have tailored policies and information systems so finding correct information takes longer( company working to improve this and it has gotten much better over the last several years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share divisional long-range plan at detailed level frequently with very refined and understandable message, Have project management metrics and tool use on every employees professional development plan to center the business around performance as this will take away the resistive pockets and highlight areas in the business that need raod blocks and bottlenecks removed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Purchasing Exec

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Purchasing Executive in Mount Vernon, OH
    Current Employee - Purchasing Executive in Mount Vernon, OH

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work and a lot of transformation efforts. Located in a small town... Really nice city if you love small towns.

    Cons

    Too much work sometimes but it is still a really interesting factory job. It is not exactly a job related with projects and new designs, as many support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep with the transformation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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