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Updated April 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Work Life Balance is great, its really a great place to work (in 77 reviews)

  • Stable work environment (lots of 25 year-ers) there (in 54 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. "Rolls-Royce review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Unternehmen im Wandel"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Gute Auftragslage, aufregende Produkte, internationale Teams, faire Arbeitsweisen

    Cons

    Veränderungen brauchen zu lange und die Strategie die IT extern zu verlagern könnte besser funktionieren

    Advice to Management

    Mehr Führen und weniger delegieren


  3. "RR Rep"

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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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rolls-Royce full-time

    Pros

    Good amount of employee flexibility.

    Cons

    Corporate Culture, British ownership meant crazy rules.


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  5. "Good paying job"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Pay
    Always Busy
    Learn a lot
    Hands on experience
    Yearly Merrit increase every year
    Chance to travel
    Customer Focused

    Cons

    Management makes decisions behind the backs of employees.
    Very hard to move up
    Very Busy
    Union ran shop makes it hard to find workers who do more than the just the minimum

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the Union.


  6. "Brilliant company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working
    Good pay
    Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Derby isn't the best place to live


  7. "The Worst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Component Design Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Component Design Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Starbucks in the cafe' is one of the better additions, to break up the routine. Nice working downtown in a fairly new building. Beats the trash hole that was plants 5 and 8.

    Cons

    Blatant favoritism by upper level management. It's weird. They talk behind peoples backs and act arrogant if they think you are not as smart as they are. Ridicule seems to be an accepted management tool. They promote completely unqualified people who know how to placate their managers rather than show they can do the work. As a result, they are at least ten years behind their competitors in terms of development and company infrastructure. The products Indy supports and sells were designed in the 1980s' that were then based on 1950's designs. Production is way down from even 5 years ago. Run away from this place if you can before it's too late.

    Advice to Management

    Lose the attitude and realize you are behind in the game. Don't be petrified and snobby when faced with a change.


  8. "Good First Job"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People with great domain knowledge can train you well

    Cons

    Slow career progression can discourage young engineers. Apart from that the learning experience is worthwhile

    Advice to Management

    Don't outsource all the work


  9. "Senior Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Rolls Royce Benefits are excellent - there are a lot of opportunities to move laterally - the technology is very interesting

    Cons

    It is a very old boys club. Underperformers get moved around, the culture is back biting and stressful

    Advice to Management

    Measure people on performance - not opinions of one disgruntled manager in a meeting. Train on the value of diversity, not just talk about it.


  10. "manufacturing engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good for fresh graduate to learn the technical skills and knowledge.

    Cons

    strong presence of office politics. The PLs are way higher ranked than ME although they work hand in hand


  11. "Performance Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Performance Engineer in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Performance Engineer in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Great colleagues with massive amounts of knowledge. If you want to learn a lot about gas turbines this is the company.

    Cons

    Aerospace industry is very process driven. Main offices and center of work is in Derby


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