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"Experienced industry professionals abound, but it falls on you to seek them out"

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Former Intern - Finance Intern in Mount Vernon, OH
Former Intern - Finance Intern in Mount Vernon, OH
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Approves of CEO

I worked at Rolls-Royce as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

-People are generally helpful and knowledgeable
-Co-workers are friendly and love to interact with interns outside of work
-If you're interested in the industry, the Mt. Vernon site is a great intersection of industrial/engineering expertise and financial/accounting/project management knowledge
-Good experience for managerial accounting
-Plenty of opportunities to improve processes and distinguish your work

Cons

-Small intern class can make interns feel isolated during the day
-Projects could be more challenging; interns often have a hard time staying occupied
-Too much "busy" work

Advice to Management

Review how the interns interact with HR. The hiring process (especially during the third party housing and testing phases) is overly confusing. HR doesn't seem to understand what interns want to learn about and doesn't facilitate self-improvement outside of the Indianapolis facilities.

Provide interns with challenging projects. Similar to how engineering interns review old RB211 problems, maybe finance/accounting interns could review some old business cases. This could allow management to guage the interns' abilities and provide interns a foundation from which to knowledgeably ask about how they can contribute to the division.

Other Employee Reviews for Rolls-Royce

  1. "cozy work environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers. Cozy work environment.
    Given a private office if you are at senior level.
    Mid-level managers are willing to help.
    100% matched 401k up to 5% annual income and no vesting period.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive.
    Individual efforts are not recognized properly by upper-level management.
    bureaucracy process.
    Health plan's coverage is not good.


  2. "Great job security, low upward mobility."

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    Current Employee - Engineering Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Engineering Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time

    Pros

    The pay is reasonable (stateside, I can't speak for the UK) and if you're personable you will likely rise to the top of your skill level. Generally the company takes good care of its employees and, for the most part, operates with a low stress work place environment.

    Cons

    I can only speak for the engineering side of the business, but the upward mobility is incredibly limited (and rightly so) by experience. Without a large base of technical knowledge there are very few avenues for advancement. No matter how good you are at your job, you will have to just keep your nose to the grindstone for 5+ years without appreciable advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Raise your expectations of employees. People will only work as hard as they have to to not to get fired, and since almost no one gets fired/let-go, they're not working very hard. A strict "number of years of experience" for promotion does not build an efficient or effective company hierarchy. Middle management needs to do a better job of orienting people on career paths which fit their personality type and skill set, i.e. don't make someone a manager just because they have X number of years of experience and "want" to become one.

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