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Rolls-Royce Reviews

Updated April 17, 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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Marine Division Whoas"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marine Service Engineer in Galveston, TX
    Former Employee - Marine Service Engineer in Galveston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As an addendum to my review.

    Cons

    Laying off revenue producing employees and the jobs listed on here are for 75% management/overhead positions.
    You're gonna manage yourselfs out of business.

    Advice to Management

    They wouldn't listen if I drew them a picture to explain it.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great people and products, run poorly"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain/Purchasing Operations in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Supply Chain/Purchasing Operations in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you work with are good people.
    The products are amazing and something to be proud of.
    Work hard and you'll have job stability.
    Plenty of opportunities to move around geographically and in different fields.

    Cons

    You can have a good manager and that can make all of the difference but people are not a top priority to the overall company. People are not trusted, decisions are micro-managed, changes come slow due to multiple approvals needed.
    The company does not care about individual employees. At times it feels like there is an overall desire to hold folks back.
    Hard workers are overloaded with work and have disproportionate hours to low workers who often skate by to avoid conflict.
    Seems 'good ol' boy' and length of service trump (loyalty) experience and potential.
    HR outsourced and NOT human at times. They have a job to do (keep costs low) and they do it well.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your people. Show them you care. Take an interest. You have good people who work there that have long ago grown tired of they way they are treated. Your company is far too great in people and products to have the culture they do. TRUST your people.


  3. "Intern Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    Pros

    Indianapolis interning was a blast, there with 40+ likeminded individuals made the social life awesome. In 3 months it is challenging to make a major impact, but the daily job did seem impactful most of the time.

    Cons

    No major cons, the company treats the itnerns well. Absolutely glad to add this experience to my college experience


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  5. "Lots of organizational change"

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

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

    Pros

    Global mobility, travel and overall a safe, reliable job. Remote working is allowed and a good culture for work life balance

    Cons

    Overwhelming processes. Hard to get stuff done due to the number of reviewers and approvers. Most Senior management in England.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify


  6. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Purchasing in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Purchasing in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company Training available good work schedule

    Cons

    Travel multi national disconnect between systems


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Rolls-Royce Corp. Indianapolis, IN"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Lady Lake, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Lady Lake, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    World-wide name brand recognition.
    Nice downtown Indy location and office buildings.

    Cons

    Senior management obsessed with repeated job cutting and how Wall Street/The City perceive this.
    Experienced professionals being let go when they concurrently announce they need those skills in a next transformation step--right hand does not know what the left hand is doing.
    Good ol' boy network exists.
    Experience not appreciated or recognized.
    Performance management system manipulates ratings to suit the few. Use of a forced distribution ("bell curve") impacts morale. Too little emphasis on goals; too much on behaviors.
    "Agile workplace" means you have no home desk so you are always searching for a place to work from. Very unusual to many.
    Promise 10% management bonus but always have excuse not to pay it. This gets old fast and impacts morale too.
    Very low raises, cannot be competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck with current CEO.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Small office"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Small office, intimidate work environment.

    Cons

    Small office, low pay, limited growth.


  9. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Avon, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Avon, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for including benefits, co workers, location. Management was very supportive and reliable. Would go back there to work in a heartbeat.

    Cons

    No cons other than the condition of the building.


  10. "Direction is Key"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Move to Downtown was good - after Plant 5.

    Cons

    Need better quality and direction from managers.

    Advice to Management

    Get away from Boy's Club.


  11. "Learned a lot from the employees."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, good experience for anyone getting into engineering. Not much help from management as they typically are not experience on the product.

    Cons

    Lots of management, not much help from. Seems they only promote young inexperience employees for management. My experience is with one devision of the company. May follow through with the rest.

    Advice to Management

    Learn the product and be prepared when employees are asking questions for help.



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