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Rolls-Royce Reviews

Updated May 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Work Life Balance is great, its really a great place to work (in 80 reviews)

  • Stable work environment (lots of 25 year-ers) there (in 55 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 (1)

    "Disappointed"

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

    I worked at Rolls-Royce (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Worked with very nice people
    -I got to learn a lot about Rolls-Royce, their products, aviation, and all the manufacturing and testing involved

    Cons

    -I really wanted to like Rolls, but I left disappointed and I don't think I'd come back. I've done multiple internships, and this was the most disappointing.

    -The description of the role given to me during my interview was nothing at all like the actual role. Even allowing for some glossing over to make the position sound good, it was way off.

    -Rolls seems to staff a lot of positions, both internships and full time engineering roles, with engineers - but the roles aren't very technical and leave you wondering why they don't hire less technical majors. For example, the finance intern I talked to was a mechanical engineering student. Hard not to feel like they are more concerned with filling roles than making sure the role is a good fit.


  2. "Learned a lot from the employees."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  3. "Design Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, Good benefits package, and no layoffs.

    Cons

    No room for advancement,No diversity , and process heavy.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Good company / frustrating company"

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

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good people, the company has really good perks and family flexibility. It is a family feel. PTO time is better than most companies.

    Cons

    Inefficient processes, frustrations dealing with headquarters in UK, management decisions are not data based, strategy is lacking, lots of corporate waste


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Not a place for Women"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The women support each other in the business

    Cons

    Accounting dept pays everything months late, upper management is all men and feel that men are more qualified then women.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to pay attention to the little guys who actually do the labor work which brings in the money.


  7. "Production Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Performance Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Performance Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    State of the art technology
    Advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Change effect slow to come to fruition.

    Advice to Management

    More cooperation between union & non union employees


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Aerospace Defense Systems Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Aerospace & Defense products, good salary, travel opportunities

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, slow to adapt new technology


  9. "Design Engineer"

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rolls-Royce full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to work on cool projects, international travel, and co-workers were great.

    The company is not afraid to spend money on training, which is nice.

    Cons

    Risk adverse and unwillingness to embrace new processes. The company is very slow moving, which is frustrating when trying to move forward and feel as though you accomplished something.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Rolls-Royce medical benefits."

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

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

    Pros

    Good network of providers. Anthem does a nice job with EOB. Mental health coverage is less than ideal. Prescription coverage is good.

    Cons

    HSA contribution from company has decreased in recent years. They penalize you if you smoke or if your sponsor has medical benefits as their job.

    Advice to Management

    Continue efforts to be a lean organization, it is the path to success.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Assembly and Test Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walpole, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walpole, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and environment to work with.

    Cons

    Slow career advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more personnel from within company.


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