Rolls-Royce Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
318 Reviews
3.4
318 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.  

    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
  2.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Great and talented people, terrible Senior management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Different Divisions = Completely Different Companies

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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    • Senior Management
    • 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 for less than a 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.  

    Excellent company with superb stability and location.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    I had a good career at Roll Royce

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Director in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Good management style at company.

    Cons

    Foreign ownership was a drawback

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote both onshore and offshore

  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    See "Rolls-Royce Takeover Target"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    The Rolls-Royce Takover Target submitter hit it right. Training is great - they basically have a university with great classes and instructors. The benefits are pretty good. Starting salaries are competitive. They have an interesting product - if you are "into" jet engines. They have a great library and a museum.

    Cons

    Forget about getting a raise. They are continuing to cut benefits ( the company is bleeding cash - it costs R-R more $$ to make a jet engine than what they sell for). Their suppliers tell R-R what to do. They tell R-R to change their quality specifications (in the supplier's favor) or the supplier will raise their prices. Management beats the heck out of their "underlings" come performance review time (management sets expectations that can't be met - therefore, they have a reason to fire you - in case they want). And the owners, R-R U K, is just look only at the numbers R-R N/A is producing and not the whole picture of what is going on. Very difficult to advance or transfer positions. Cumbersome systems to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back off your employees, if they are not producing what you want, help them.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Rolls-Royce Work Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Build Engineer  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Build Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Best reason to work a Rolls-Royce was the Free Coffee initially, but they shortly did away with that, seriously.

    Cons

    Working conditions - getting away with NOT paying time/half, double time. Being lied to about length of contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up, be professional. Treat employees like they should be treated, be honest. I was so excited to work for someone like RR, BUT after this experience have changed my mind 1000% very very very disappointed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Rolls-Royce takeover target

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Specialist in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Training, Tuition Reimbursement, Professional Development, Flex-Hours & remote access (not everyone gets this), Great Location Downtown, Free parking in a private/public garage, Discounts with Dell, Health Plans, Clean and Open Workplace

    Cons

    Non-Competitive salary (driving salaries down), Little to no possibilities for advancement, Undervalued and overwhelmed with two peoples worth of work, To many processes that are built around CYA, No accountability for management, Parent Company doesn't trust anything it's US entities do, Every year reduction of work force, massive re-orgs every year, Company's IT systems are the worst

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need whole new product line, Diversify into other products like our competitors, PAY YOUR EMPOLYEES WHAT THEIR WORTH AND FOR THE WORK THEY DO.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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