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Rolls-Royce Derby Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Work Life Balance is great, its really a great place to work (in 80 reviews)

  • Stable work environment (lots of 25 year-ers) there (in 55 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance was a joke as I was on travel for as much as 8 months at a time with only a few trips allowed back home (in 15 reviews)

  • Hidebound in some of its processes; some senior management slightly too in thrall to external consultants (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Derby, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Derby, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rolls-Royce full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Big company. A lot of things to do. Can move around as what interests you.

    Cons

    Company waste so much money. Cost management is poor. A lot of people got promoted are good at networking but not so good about their job. Career development is mostly relying on networking.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on doing something well not just rush into things. Have a clear career development system, not just rely on networking and politics.


  2. "Good salary,perfect atmosphere and work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Methods & Software Engineer in Derby, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Methods & Software Engineer in Derby, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Perfect atmosphere to work in. No stress at all. Help provided to progress professionally and develop towards your career goals. Support from colleagues and managers.

    Cons

    Sometimes too slow-paced and difficult to progress more when you reah a point. Every piece of work needs too many reviews and approvals.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more heed to specialists and experienced people. Review processes to reduce time-waste. Make more realistic assumptions when planning projects, and involve all necessary parties.

  3. "Performance Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Derby, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Derby, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large variety of roles and projects across a multitude of functions. Flexible working hours and very diverse workforce.

    Cons

    Decisions can take too long to be effective


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Development Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Development Engineer in Derby, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Development Engineer in Derby, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rolls-Royce full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Well paid, interesting, pretty chilled ambience

    Cons

    Clueless management, endless 'initiatives', continual heavy-handed and pointless objective setting

    Advice to Management

    Get better at managing!


  5. "A major aerospace industry company"

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    Current Employee - Head of Quality in Derby, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Head of Quality in Derby, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dedicated and passionate employees
    Good opportunities to progress up the scale or move jobs in the company
    Worldwide footprint
    Good salary policy

    Cons

    Resources are really stretched since 2016 reorg
    Company is suffering from high level of complexity and lack of flexibility in its operations due to very complex processes structure

    Advice to Management

    Set a clear strategy for the coming years and recruit to support core business activities


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Rolls-Royce review"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Derby, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Derby, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best work-life balance. The products we make are amazing. You actually help the world be a better place.

    Cons

    Pay is not brilliant given the calibre of the staff.

    Advice to Management

    Allow people to grow faster.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Life at RR"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Derby, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Derby, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great company with many opportunities for career development. Good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    In recent years the company has become more profit led and less quality focused.
    The management team never listen to their employees, and always follow the corporate line. Despite all the surveys and initiatives regulary employed, sadly the management team rufuse to act upon any of it.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and act on what your team suggests. They do the job, not you!

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Services Floundering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Derby, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Derby, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time

    Pros

    Great infrastructure with global opportunities and reasonable benefits

    Cons

    Management is drifting back to being controlled by the public schoolboy, blue blazer and brass button brigade. Politics over substance. Services organisation crippled by yet another mindless re-organisation to shoehorn senior 'friends' into positions that they have no capability to fill.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of failed managers.....not find them homes where they can do even more harm....


  9. "Good overall experience"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Derby, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Derby, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, everyone leaves work by five

    Cons

    Not very exciting location - Derby
    A lot of old people


  10. "About the company in general"

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    Former Employee - CI in Derby, England (UK)
    Former Employee - CI in Derby, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of job opportunity and fantastic graduate programme
    The company really look after you
    In the midlands so easy access to the rest of the country

    Cons

    Location not ideal-Derby with limited facilities and its not a big city so not such options when it comes to shopping or entertainment


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