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Rolls-Royce Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Work Life Balance is great, its really a great place to work (in 87 reviews)

  • Stable work environment (lots of 25 year-ers) there (in 57 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. Helpful (2)

    "One of the best companies in Indianapolis to work for."

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    Current Employee - Customer Support Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Customer Support Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends

    Pros

    If you like Aerospace related work, this is the place. Aircraft engines are an exciting profession. Pleanty of travel opportunities if you want with the right job. Generally work with professional people in the office and shop environment. Upper management seems genuinely concerned about quality of work life and is working hard to improve the working environment. We have the backing of a great parent company (Rolls-Royce-plc). Since the sale from GM / Allison 15 years ago, there has been steady and consistent forward progress and improvements. The benefits are pretty good considering what others in the same industry are offering. The 401K plan is excellent and the matching program is about as good as it can get.

    Cons

    It is a big company and unfortunately a Union shop. I believe that most shop employees want to do a good job, but they are way too protected by the Union and it tends to poison their work efficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "family"

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    Current Employee - Materials Engineer Senior Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Materials Engineer Senior Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    big research department, flexible schedule, good working conditions, relaxed atmosphere, group outings, good name and reputation, free education if you qualify

    Cons

    corporate world the way it is. Sometimes you have to the work for everybody else, especially HR.
    But over all is a great company to work for

    Advice to Management

    It would be great if they could promote more often and pay higher salaries. Because some great people leave, unfortunately. (

  3. Helpful (1)

    "it is rewarding"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great exposure to the technicalities of a specialized product

    Cons

    No direction; poor leadership at the time i was there

    Advice to Management

    listen to the concerns of you Human resources


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Where else do you as an intern have the opportunity to walk around the factory, meet with executives, and make meaningful contributions to projects that are on the leading edge of technology in their field.

    Cons

    Some managers do not provide enough direction and work at the start, however this ends up being a good thing as it causes you to grow your confidence and seek your own tasks and to do the work that you feel is necessary.

    Advice to Management

    Have specific assignments you want interns to do.


  5. "great"

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    Current Employee - Purchasing in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Purchasing in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Processes are very rigid and set. Detail oriented organization, some people like that there is no ambiguity, others may see it as stifling.

    Cons

    egos can get in the way
    too many hurdles too make improvements


  6. "Amazing company"

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

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

    Pros

    Highly ethical. Brilliant colleagues, Quality work is recognized,

    Cons

    Change does not happen quickly, even when need is urgent.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "good company performance good work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time

    Pros

    good benefit, salary, bonus, flex hours

    Cons

    tiny raise, not much growth

  8. "A Grea Place to stat"

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    Current Employee - Material Handler in Mount Vernon, OH
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Mount Vernon, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary,Benefits, Workload, This is a great place to start.. work hard and stay out of the employee BS and you will do fine

    Cons

    It is very hard to get into this company


  9. Helpful (2)

    "A company that cares for its workers"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As an engineer at Rolls-Royce, your job role may range from a highly technical role (fluid systems analyst) to report writing. In any role, however, you are guaranteed to be constantly learning. The Indianapolis campus produces several of its own engines, designed by the former Allison Engine Company (bought out by Rolls-Royce in the mid 90's). However, the Indianapolis team is in the process of becoming more globally-oriented. Therefore, depending on your role, you may work, to varying degrees, using the British, American, or German design process. This provides good opportunities for not just technical learning but also process and intercultural learning. The company invests a large amount in R&D, making it

    Cons

    The company is slow to adopt change in software and functions quite bureaucratically. These factors are understandable and typical of large corporations, but can have a significant effect on work efficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Consider ways to act more efficiently with respect to development work


  10. "Great place to work."

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    Former Employee - NDT Inspector in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - NDT Inspector in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great money great benefits.retired 2013.

    Cons

    Communication with managment needs some work.


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