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Rolls-Royce Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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  • 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. "Engineering Co-op"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great culture and great people

    Cons

    Do downsides at all. The company is great


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company really cares about employees and their development. Always had good managers

    Cons

    Sometimes its difficult in the matrix environment to get a lot done. A lot of direction and decision making taking place in the UK

  3. "Application engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rolls-Royce full-time

    Pros

    Culture was very good at RR

    Cons

    Pay was below par to competition


  4. "Big and Slow"

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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

    Pros

    Complex product means there are very interesting technical challenges

    Cons

    A lot of functional politics and bureaucracy. There is always a reason why something can't be done

    Advice to Management

    The command and control approach to running a company might have worked in the past, but finding a way to enhance collaboration and engage the next generation is vital if you want to survive in the long run.


  5. "Receptionist/Admin Asst. III"

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

    I worked at Rolls-Royce full-time

    Pros

    Great staff, fun, room to grow. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Unexpected layoffs related to ability to reach and maintain service quality kn. certain contracts.


  6. "The Rolls-Royce way"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay once you have been there several years.

    Cons

    Management doesn't listen to employees and work to rigid processes that aren't always functional.

    Advice to Management

    Put your employees first as what works in the UK isn't always what works in the US.


  7. "Under performing"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Can at times be interesting products to work on.

    Cons

    A thin skinned management that plays favorites, especially in project engineering. Engineers who are the bosses favorite get promoted despite not having the track record to show they deserve it. Talented people are held back simply because they are not popular. An unfortunate level of emotional immaturity.

    Advice to Management

    Some of the mid- level managers are under performing. Talk to their subordinates and you will find out who they are.

  8. "Units Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rolls-Royce full-time

    Pros

    Manager was a good guy

    Cons

    IT was terrible at Rolls.


  9. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prince George, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prince George, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Technical challenge. Team work. New infrastructure.

    Cons

    Lot of pressure. Very limited ressource available. Organisation structure. Management not transparent.

    Advice to Management

    Get more resource. Recognition to people effort $$. Be transparent.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Culture"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good pay, decent benefits (vacation OK, used to be better, good 401k match)

    Cons

    lacking career progression, lacking guidance, poor training, poor communication from management, lacking vision, slow processes, process valued over progress, highly risk-averse environment, focus on low cost outsourcing, little accountability, highly political

    Advice to Management

    The culture needs a reboot, and expectations need to be practiced as well as flow from the top down. The current culture rewards those who maintain the status quo and avoid recommending improvements.


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