Rolls-Royce Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Sr. Consultant Engineer in Turbine Thermals

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rolls-Royce

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best company to work with

    Cons

    Glass ceiling you may see

    Advice to Management

    Open eyes bigger and think wider and deeper


  2. Helpful (2)

    All over the place.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Obsolescence Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Obsolescence Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are lots of possibilities to move up and there's always an opportunity for travel.

    Cons

    Where do I start? Benefits are not up to par with most other engineering companies. The work environment feels very strict and rigid. 40 hour weeks are mandatory with no chance for OT unless it's mandatory then you'll be doing 60 or 70 hour weeks. Unless you're willing to travel or become management, there's no upward mobility. Terrible training program, lousy benefits, work environment is not conducive to happy employees and raises are small if at all. That said, it's fine for your first job out of college so that you can get your foot in the door.

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees! Offer more flexible schedules and allow OT to an extent. More PTO. Technical and professional training are musts. Help me help you!


  3. Helpful (3)

    Culture and attitude of the company is against its own values

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Leadership Development Program
    Former Employee - Leadership Development Program

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Rolls-Royce Indianapolis - Project Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good Company

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

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Should not encourage "good old boys club"


  7. Helpful (9)

    It's a job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer, Senior Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer, Senior Associate in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you have an English accent, you'll get promoted quickly.

    People recognize the name on the resume, but have no idea what you do

    Cons

    -2600 Layoffs announced this year
    -Lost 7 paid holidays last year
    -Tuition reimbursement was promised but doesn't actually exist, depending on department director
    -Constant management org changes, not exaggerating
    -No engines designed in Indy anymore
    -A dying site
    -Salary will drop to around 90-92% of industry average for "high performers", less for average people. Ask for your comp ratio


  8. Helpful (3)

    Generally good place to work, but they are starting to cut jobs in an attempt to outsource more.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - General Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary.
    Good benefits.
    (At least my job) good hours.
    Smart group of people (salary).
    Cool product.

    Cons

    Aging products, with nothing new really coming up.
    Hourly (union) workforce is disgruntled.
    Old school management in most places. If you have been there a long time, have a military past, and kiss up you will be a manager.

    Advice to Management

    Try to find ways to keep the work local. I am scared to death to see some of our "outsourcing" places.. the quality is poor and people will pay the price.


  9. A good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce

    Pros

    Great pay, adequate vacation, great medical, dental, vision insurance. Great work life balance and overtime is available although not required.

    Cons

    With a union environment, many employees are allowed to do nothing or the bare minimum. That is very discouraging for those of us with a strong work ethic. Out sourcing of work is increasing.


  10. MRPC

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - MRPC in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - MRPC in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Rolls-Royce full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large, global, much opportunity, lots of travel!

    Cons

    Seemed to be lots of bureaucracy - could be discouraging when trying to implement change - impedes progress by design...


  11. Helpful (6)

    Great people, salary and benefits good for the area, mired in process, horrid IT and HR, corporate imperialism

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    We have a lot of talent here and generally great co-workers. Good opportunities for co-ops and interns. Overall pay is good for the area. 401K benefits are good. Generous vacation if you stick around.

    Cons

    Like many companies, benefits are being reduced: more expensive health care plans, less holiday time, etc. Biggest issues are lack of on-site leadership; decision makers are slow to act or simply pass the buck; very UK centric so if an idea doesn't originate in Derby, good luck getting anywhere with it; mired in process to the extent that we make the US government look efficient; IT is laughable; HR is worse; workloads are immense for many; reluctance to fire inefficient workers or those who lack skill sets needed to do their current job; matching people to the skill sets needed for job is not HR's strong suit (come to think of it I'm not sure they have a strength); pay for certain areas of expertise is lower than industry standards.

    Advice to Management

    Derby: Listen to your off-site locations as they have good ideas too. Remember you did acquire these companies for a reason. The US is not the UK, our culture is different. Streamline processes and get rid of bottlenecks. One word: ACCOUNTABILITY. Require decision makers to actually make decisions. Enable decision makers to be able to make decisions without having to go through 42 process steps to get there. Each site requires leadership on-site, not in Derby or Reston. Stop reorganizing every year. It takes longer than a year to implement and reap any intended benefits. Don't try to spin cost costing measures as improvements to work life (i.e. agile work force) and then insist we are more productive. Read Dilbert (it is a near perfect representation of your worker existence).



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