Rolls-Royce

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Rolls-Royce Reviews

Updated January 18, 2015
Updated January 18, 2015
358 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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  • Good work life balance possible and some very paternal (if outdated) HR policies (in 33 reviews)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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work at this company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce

    Pros

    Great company, international flare, Good market, interesting work, highly technical product with exacting tolerances, super name in the market

    Cons

    Too many processes and procedures

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees more like a valuable asset

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Recently retired from Rolls-Royce having worked for the company since high school.

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    Former Employee - Aftermarket Support in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Aftermarket Support in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    A large company with significant international presence. Opportunities to work in many different disciplines/functions. A fantastic brand name - which is a major reason why folks want to work with the company. Engineering excellence is a hallmark of the companies psyche. Not too much oversight (in general) as to whether you are doing the hours - more focus that you are achieving your objectives. However this very much depends on the particular manager that you report to. Some real interesting/characters work at RR so there is plenty of opportunities to interact with folks from various backgrounds.

    Cons

    Not the best pay/perks compared with others in the same space - but folks seem to remain there regardless. Leadership had, until the last 12 months, been great. Maybe due to financial pressures - resulting in panic measures - leadership has 'lost its way'. For new prospects wanting to join the company - I would advise that you must make your mark and take control of your destiny otherwise you will be sidelined. Workplace environment is mediocre at best. General apathy across the patch results in a relatively mundane/boring environment. It is the newcomers that want to generate 'excitement' - but become disappointed when the population remains complacent and happy with things the way they are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Performance reviews, followed by forced distribution, is an absolute insult to the workforce, the company and to any organization that professes to 'value its employees'. Stop it - other world class companies have so learn from them. Treat employees with the respect they deserve and allow managers to manage their teams without undue influence. Folks, in general, wake up each day wanting to do a good job - so help them in making that a reality. Regarding office culture - stop beating the 'employee comes first drum' unless you mean that to be the case. Just reflect back upon when you started to work and what your expectations/desires were and see if you now are a solution provider as opposed to a disappointer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Culture and attitude of the company is against its own values

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    Former Employee - Leadership Development Program
    Former Employee - Leadership Development Program

    I worked at Rolls-Royce full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong business model
    Global operations with great mobility options
    Good opportunities for graduates

    Cons

    Tired and slow moving organisation
    Strong and difficult barriers between functions/departments
    Very poor HR function, more interested in cost cutting than employee satisfaction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on improving the experience for your own employees to retain talent - don't leave RR employees off the stakeholder map!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Sr. Consultant Engineer in Turbine Thermals

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rolls-Royce

    Pros

    Best company to work with

    Cons

    Glass ceiling you may see

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open eyes bigger and think wider and deeper

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    State of the Art

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

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Fantastic quality of colleagues in all sectors
    - Modern facilities and gym available for all employees
    - Pinacle of modern engineering (new fan blade technology)
    - Variety across all engineering disciplines

    Cons

    - An ageing workforce that will soon leave a large knowledge gap behind
    - Majority of sites are in the north of the UK (problem if family and friends live in the south)
    - Hard to push ideas and funding through the corporate structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Rolls-Royce Indianapolis - Project Management

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

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

    Pros

    Location in Downtown Indianapolis.
    Competitive salary in aerospace market.

    Cons

    Agile / open work environment is quite distracting and not conducive to productive work.
    Foreign ownership influences on work procedures are cumbersome and slow down work efficiency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to flexible work conditions in the agile environment that RR created. Allow individuals the opportunity to work from home a couple of days per week. You would be surprised to see a boost in productivity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a good company to work, avoid

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rolls-Royce

    Pros

    Nothing good, no respect for workers

    Cons

    No work life balance, a lot of politics, mismanagement by british people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good British company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I worked at Rolls-Royce full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Its Graduate Programme is one of the best in the country.
    Lots of opportunities within the company, lots of training is provided if required.
    Being an employee, you will feel proud being part of a great British Global Brand

    Cons

    Like any other company, politics, people, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose sight of the Brand!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Good Company

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    • 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

    Pros

    Good benefits, company focuses on career advancements.

    Cons

    Leadership needs to be more in tune with day to day activities. Leadership tend to foster bad culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should not encourage "good old boys club"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company - changes afoot

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce

    Pros

    Good opportunities for development, in a wide range of specialties

    Cons

    Some deadwood in the company which wastes time & money trying to manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the deadwood

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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