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"Worked there 35 years on machines and Shipping/Packing"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good pay and benefits except for new workers who get screwed.

Cons

Retirees not allowed in any plant for any reason. Management shows no appreciation to any worker who gives more than 100% effort on their job. Need to cross train employees.

Advice to Management

Show appreciation for their workers

Other Employee Reviews for Rolls-Royce

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Name game"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, family friendly, good opportunity to travel international, great exposure to complex systems, a lot of job security, overall nice offices (meridian center is awesome), people are nice, most of the people are bright. The hours are reasonable. Management is very understanding if something happens. If you have a family work here because it's great for your demographic.

    Cons

    Put the brand name aside, this company relies too much on their name. Majority of the employees have been working there since Allison/GM years (20-40 years), therefore, you have a large amount of people who are complacent with their job and have no desire to climb. The company is lacking a real "hunger", e.g. Hunger to improve the system/push the envelope/ put more into the job then just the 9 to 5 mentality. Everyone looks at the job as just a job and are not passionate about the company. Recent hires come to work for rolls and get married within a year and get comfortable and lose the drive to improve like everyone else. I'm amazed the amount of people working at this "top innovative" company who actually do NOTHING every day. The old dinosaurs most of the time do nothing and are okay with doing nothing and the company continues to pay for their 8hrs!!! Also the politics to get something done is comical. Meetings to have meetings. The Brits hate making a decision and taking risk but hey they love arguing moot points. No wonder GE is the best because they are not afraid to take risk!!

    Advice to Management

    Please closely look at your employees and measure if they are contributing to the company. Look at the PDRs!!! Also, improve communication, I'm always astounded about the poor communication between different departments. Also, process excellence and cost reduction for design does not excite anyone. Invest in making the next engine at North America branch. If we do not start investing in the new engine now to replace the AE, Pratt & Whitney's turbogear engine will replace all of the AEs and we will all be out of a job!


  2. "Focused on customers, can be arrogant with employees"

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    Former Employee - Commercial Officer
    Former Employee - Commercial Officer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good, bright people working on large scale projects. Decent work life balance. Many people have worked at the company for decades and have grown up together, so you find great people who care about each other. I found that when customers had issues, the company genuinely focused on finding the right answer, not just the easiest answer for themselves.

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic and opportunities for advancement are limited outside of the UK. At least in Aerospace, Derby is the center of the Universe. The company is sometimes a bit fumbling in its responses to issues.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on pushing responsibility down. There are a lot of capable people at all levels.

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