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Updated February 23, 2018
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Rolls-Royce CEO Warren East
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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 24 reviews)

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  1. "Rolls-Royce"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rolls-Royce has flexible hours, opportunities to travel globally, and a culture of innovation.

    Cons

    Salary could be more competitive.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Several Companies Inside One Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Buyer in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dependent on location, good wages and benefits.

    Dependent on country, business unit or department, a good work life balance, work from home opportunities, 9/80 schedule, promotional opportunities, etc..

    Cons

    Regarding benefits, if you work outside the US, then your benefits are better for holidays, PTO, etc. The US has had a reduction in paid time off in the last few years which makes the discrepancy of time off even larger. I believe all locations except for the US receive the week off between Christmas and New Years. Some locations have 20+paid holidays, but the US does not. 2 floater holidays were given when the US Christmas holiday week was taken away, but those are at the discretion of the company every year and not paid out if you discontinue employment.

    This company is still very much old school aviation "good ole boys network". Comments said to me as a female "You only got your job because you wear a skirt" by the person (male) that was training me in my new job.

    As listed in the Pros, if you are in the right country, business unit or department, you can have a great career at Rolls-Royce especially if you are male.

    Advice to Management

    Warren East needs to continue to clean house and make process changes and simplifications. The program that he started has stalled. Management has grown while the number of workers to accomplish the mission is not enough. There is problem with distribution of work with some areas having not enough to do and other areas having too much work for the number of employees

  3. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rolls-Royce full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and opportunities are great.

    Cons

    Long hours can be tiresome.

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been at Rolls-Royce for almost 12 years, and it is a good place to work. Employees are encouraged to speak freely and are listened to by management. Really enjoy the people, culture, and work that I do. There are opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Rolls-Royce is not perfect, but no company is. However, the cons are quite minor when compared with the cons of the other companies where I have worked.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to break down silos between functions and at the 'C-Suite' level.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time

    Pros

    Great company to build a network

    Cons

    Not great at offering competitive salaries


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Scared"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QE Engineer and Program Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - QE Engineer and Program Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not bad pay for one title but horribnle for two

    Cons

    Been at company less than 30 days and have been assigned a Program Manager Role with no extra compensation. This role came from my managers next level manager and I feel trapped into it.

    Advice to Management

    Help your management team learn to unburden new employee's and not over stress them.


  7. "Global Grade 11 Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Grade 11 Manager in Stennis Space Center, MS
    Former Employee - Global Grade 11 Manager in Stennis Space Center, MS
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with cutting edge technologies

    Cons

    Global time zone variations and holidays can be a challenge for communications

    Advice to Management

    Review employee retention for managers

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Intense technical work environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Control Systems Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Control Systems Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technically challenging
    Excellent co-workers who are technically sharp
    A place to really sharpen your skills
    Make a difference and see your work delivered product

    Cons

    Employee expectations are not well communicated by supervisory management
    Do not take action on employee surveys
    Not invented here mentality

    Advice to Management

    Management is not leadership
    Place emphasis on employee development


  9. "Employee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work and fantastic people.

    Cons

    Need to work on strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good company, varying experiences"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time

    Pros

    - There is a lot of opportunity to change positions and gain experience in various areas of the business.
    - Flexible work schedule (some groups have work-from-home policy which is nice)

    Cons

    - Management tries to be receptive, but sometimes still does not act with employee feedback consideration
    - Lack of resources can make workload extremely high

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, if you want them to be empowered you need to treat them as such.


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