Rolls-Royce Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
310 Reviews

3.5
310 Reviews
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Rolls-Royce CEO John Rishton
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Internship Experience

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Rolls-Royce as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great working environment, tons of opportunity for young employees. Good benefits and compensation. Only reason I didn't return there full time upon graduation was family related and couldn't stay in Indianapolis.

    Cons

    For some people, it seems like there may be a lot of travel involved at times. Some people may look at this as a pro, but it's inconvenient for my home life. Compounding this is the potential for a lot of this travel to be international. Rolls has an open work environment which may rub some people the wrong way, but I think it creates a great team environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Global company, performing great and good focus on people

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    Current Employee - IT Strategist  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - IT Strategist in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    - Global exposure
    - Challenging environment
    - Great products

    Cons

    - work-life balance
    - IT infrastructure
    - bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If we manage to use the same lean process philosophy applied to manufacturing to other functions cost will no longer be a concern.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work.

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    Former Employee - NDT Inspector  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - NDT Inspector in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Great money great benefits.retired 2013.

    Cons

    Communication with managment needs some work.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Greener pastures

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rolls-Royce

    Pros

    Love it. Missing it. Great people, great company who really cares about its people.

    Cons

    Competitive advantage in the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to grow and retake market share. Invest more in irad.

  6.  

    Pretty good

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    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 for 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
  7.  

    Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rolls-Royce

    Pros

    Positive and friendly work environment.

    Cons

    Trainings may be lacking at times.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Circling the drain in Indy

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    Former Employee - Tool Maker/Machinist  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Tool Maker/Machinist in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    It is no longer GM

    Cons

    Inept management. Many of the front line managers/supervisors had their start in the rancid U.A.W. local and are incapable of differentiating crap from apple butter. Nepotism runs rampant and the true mission of these morons has degenerated from providing a quality product to merely presenting a facade of concern for productivity and quality. It is all about appearances, and playing out the string. Senior management's continual assault upon employee benefits coupled with broken promises of new work has convinced most that management is incapable of ever telling the truth to its employees. The facilities in Indy are both dirty and antiquated but they make up for this by housing the largest colony of cockroaches known to exist in the northern hemisphere on site. Third world countries have better IT and the majority of the machinery looks like junk found abandoned at curb side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reputation only goes so far.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great and talented people, terrible Senior management

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    Current Employee - Global Buyer
    Current Employee - Global Buyer

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time

    Pros

    Salary, Colleagues, Experience in making good decisions

    Cons

    Lack of Accountability, Senior Leadership, lack of mentorship opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider developing a strong core rather than recruiting talent skilled in the latest business fad

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Stable, flexible schedule, good benefits

    Cons

    Bureaucratic culture, hard to grow,

    Recommends
  11.  

    Excellent company with superb stability and location.

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Intern  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Intern in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Rolls-Royce as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    People at this company care for your success and happiness as an employee. Great pay from my experience.

    Cons

    Sometimes HR disregards suggestions for placement in the group that would be a best fit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with training opportunities and listening to your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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