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Rolls-Royce Mount Vernon Reviews

Updated July 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Work Life Balance is great, its really a great place to work (in 88 reviews)

  • Stable work environment (lots of 25 year-ers) there (in 58 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 23 reviews)

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  1. "Allot of improvement needed"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Power Systems Design Specialist in Mount Vernon, OH
    Former Employee - Power Systems Design Specialist in Mount Vernon, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people to work with and you get to learn allot

    Cons

    Allot of stress and heavy work load


  2. "Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Vernon, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Vernon, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Challenging and interesting product line at Rolls-Royce Energy Systems

    Cons

    Management too top heavy with unqualified people.

    Advice to Management

    Irrelevant now since they were bought out by Siemens.

  3. "Electrical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Electrical & Instrumentation Engineer in Mount Vernon, OH
    Former Employee - Electrical & Instrumentation Engineer in Mount Vernon, OH

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

    Pros

    For the four years at RR I have had good experience of turbine packages. There were flexibly hours.

    Cons

    There were a lot of bureaucracy. RR energy system was purchased by Siemens.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice as RR energy system was purchased by Siemens. I believe should be used RR standards called GERs.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Worked here instead of MacDonalds"

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    Former Employee - Commodity Buyer in Mount Vernon, OH
    Former Employee - Commodity Buyer in Mount Vernon, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of processes to learn about, so you can use elsewhere. The U.K. Based processes are really interest, including balanced score cards and performance analysis. It is basically a free class of management and control.

    Cons

    Everything else is poor.... Salary is low - just enough to pay for a low middle class home and lifestyle. Executives get a little better - maybe middle middle class. Do not expect to get rich here. It is a blue collar job.

    Advice to Management

    Sell it.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Vernon, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Vernon, OH
    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"


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Work culture and management style straight out of Deliverance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Vernon, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Vernon, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    A paycheck, such as it is

    Cons

    Middle school politics and work culture. Clueless, inept management with no sense of right and wrong. Shipping department and time keeping system completely non-functional. Women and minorities blatantly harassed and demeaned. Employees not valued. Horrible, backwater town.

    Advice to Management

    Hold management accountable for quality control of the processes under their authority, as well as for their behavior and treatment of their employees. Return to the high standards and morals that built this company and made Rolls Royce a household name.


  7. "Work place environment"

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    Former Employee - Project Document Manager in Mount Vernon, OH
    Former Employee - Project Document Manager in Mount Vernon, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the people that you work with are friendly and easy to work with. My boss was one of the best bosses I have ever had, he tried to help out when he could.

    Cons

    There are some co-workers that act very unprofessional and rude. Some of the leads were very unhelpful and just wanted to not do any work at all. Some people would slip out and go to a different town without the boss knowing and get paid for it. It was at time like being in high school again. Stress of the job was not worth the pay.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be more on top of things and stop handing their responsibilities off to people below them.

  8. "Pretty good"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer, Senior Associate in Mount Vernon, OH
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer, Senior Associate in Mount Vernon, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Period of rapid change, good growth opportunities.

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucracy and fascination with rules and tools. Management is a mixed bag, some great/some not. Location is in a small town.

    Advice to Management

    Deploy new tools with the goal of determining their value instead of assuming they will work.


  9. "Different Divisions = Completely Different Companies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Vernon, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Vernon, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time

    Pros

    Great Brand, serious about ethics

    Cons

    Depending on the division the leadership and culture ranges from excellent to horrible. If you are on a rotation, make sure the music doesn't stop when you are in the wrong chair.

    Advice to Management

    Go Fix.


  10. "Its a stable job but doesn't allow much room for new ideas or actual engineering"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Mount Vernon, OH
    Current Employee - Engineer in Mount Vernon, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pros of the job are being part of such a big global corporation. The customers are located all over the world and there's plenty of opportunity to get familiar with other cultures in different areas of the world.

    Cons

    The company is so pre-occupied with their processes, it makes the efficiency and productivity suffer severely. I've been there almost a year now, and I haven't actually done any real engineering yet. Majority of the work consists of pushing papers and getting trained on all the processes they use.

    Advice to Management

    Management is very open to hearing the employees and trying to make things better. The turn over rate is somewhat high so a lot of good ideas are started but aren't really followed through with. My advice to management would be to focus less on processes to improve things and give more authority to engineers to allow them to follow through with their tasks.


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