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Rolls-Royce Overview

London, England (UK)
10000+ employees
Company - Public (RYCEY)
Aerospace & Defense
$10+ billion (USD) per year
We’re one of world’s leading industrial technology companies, providing highly-efficient integrated power and propulsion solutions.

We believe in the positive, transforming potential of technology and our power systems are predominantly ... Read more

Mission: Pioneering the power that matters - Rolls-Royce pioneers cutting-edge technologies that deliver the cleanest, safest and most competitive solutions to our planet’s vital power needs.

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Rolls-Royce – Why Work For Us?

What we do

At Rolls-Royce we impact the world by being free to innovate, explore and be brilliant.

We deliver products and services that solve some of the world’s most complex problems and that the world relies on to perform day after day.

We’ve designed the world’s most eco-friendly ships, powered nuclear submarines and enabled land-speed records. We’ve created the world’s most efficient large aero-engine, game-changing engineering solutions for supersonic jets and even supported NASA missions on the edge of space.

Our business

We’re split in to three Business Units (Civil Aerospace, Defence and Power Systems) which align with our strategic vision to pioneer cutting-edge technologies that deliver vital power.

We’re one of the world’s leading producers of aero engines for large civil aircraft and corporate jets, and the second largest provider of defence aero engines in the world. We design vessels and integrate power systems for the marine sector, and we have a growing presence in civil nuclear power, drawing on our skills and experience of over 50 years in powering nuclear submarines. Our MTU brand is world-renowned in high-speed diesel engines powering applications as diverse as rail locomotives and luxury yachts.

We support our customers through a worldwide network of offices, manufacturing and service facilities.

We employ over 6,000 people across the United States

We’ve been working in North America for over 100 years and today we employ over 6,000 people across 27 states. In the past five years, we’ve invested over $1 billion, enabling us to expand and develop a number of state-of-the-art facilities, including Crosspointe in Virginia and a $600 million modernization program in Indianapolis.

We’ve invested nearly $1 billion in research and development in the USA since 2013, partnering with several universities including Purdue University, University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. We’re an organizing member of the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Prince George, Virginia, as well as the first company to be located on Purdue University’s Aerospace Park in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Our customers include the US Department of Defense, commercial airlines, regional airlines, business jet and helicopter customers.

Our people are our power           

People owning the moment, being brilliant and changing the future. People creating amazing products and services that have a profound impact on the world and other people’s lives.

We cannot deliver our vision without the commitment, skills and ingenuity of our employees. Therefore, we’re committed to creating a working environment and culture where our people are able to be at their best.

An inclusive culture where there is respect and appreciation for diversity; one that empowers our people to be themselves, be curious, collaborative and bold enough to challenge convention; one that is open minded and unafraid of failure, enabling our people – and our business – to be agile and change with pace.

Join us and you’ll be proud to be part of an organisation with an enduring and pioneering history that invests hundreds of millions of pounds every year in people, technology and innovation: a company that encourages and fulfils ambitions, trusts you to deliver, and rewards you accordingly.


Be rewarded by us

We want you to be both inspired and rewarded by the work you do for us.

We offer a range of benefits and rewards that reflects our status as a leading global employer. These vary depending on your location and your role, but can include things like share plans, pensions and healthcare. We also work hard to create an environment where business objectives and job requirements are clear, so everyone is rewarded both for their personal contribution and the overall success of our business.

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    Everyone is super nice!
    All of the projects I was assigned to, big or small, were fun and engaging to work on!
    Able to get any help you need from supervisors and the like.


    Typically working alone, which is a pro for some and a con for others.

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    Continue loving your people and we'll love you back!

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    Performance Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Accepted Offer
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    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Rolls-Royce (Indianapolis, IN) in September 2012.


    Interview was definitely harder than I expected. The first question made me put all my cards on the table. The questions were geared toward academic life, so that can be good if you dont have any prior experience. 3 technical questions, but if you are a true aerospace engineer, they shouldnt cause a problem.

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Rolls-Royce Awards & Accolades

  • The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2013
  • Employer of the Year, Women in IT Awards, 2017
  • Most Attractive Large Employer in the UK, Randstad, 2016
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