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Updated February 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Take care of people and promote work-life balance for employees (in 71 reviews)

  • Stable work environment (lots of 25 year-ers) there (in 51 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)

  • Badly managed apprenticeship, aggressive company wide cost cutting by senior management making the workplace quite bitter with redundancies etc (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Very good environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Derby, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Derby, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Learning possibilities. Varied business exposure. Lots of different types of colleagues

    Cons

    Slightly antiquated management philosophy amongst mid-level management. Steep hierarchy. slow career progression.


  2. "Rolls-Royce Experiences"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Various in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Various in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Renowned name, huge organisation offering massive potential for career progression worldwide, rewards are perceived excellent in the industry.

    Cons

    workforce levels are falling below critical mass and staff are struggling to provide level of output to the excellence required.

    Advice to Management

    For many years pressure from seniors has been on the next 12-18 months rather than longer term,


  3. "Engineering internship"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Derby, England (UK)
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Derby, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity for work that adds real value to business. Opportunity for exposure across the business and leadership structure. Opportunity to work with passionate experts.

    Cons

    Reporting to department managers - not always available, difficult to secure clear and actionable objectives at times. Employees loaded to capacity at all times - very busy! Have had to drive personal development conversations with managers.

    Advice to Management

    Support personal development of interns in same way as full time employees.


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  5. "RR"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Self Employed in Doncaster, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Self Employed in Doncaster, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    working environment was nice and positive, co-workers were lovely to work with and the pay was suitable for the job role.

    Cons

    No cons to be discussed.

    Advice to Management

    No advice needed to be discussed.


  6. "Excellent People - Too much process"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Repair Engineer in Derby, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Repair Engineer in Derby, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people
    Exciting innovative work
    World renowned company
    Good pay
    Flexible hours
    Accommodating benifits

    Cons

    Over procedural
    Can be detached from personal development
    Uncertainty of vision from upper management
    Cultural change ongoing with some "old hands" not buying into it.

    Advice to Management

    Support the work force a allow decisions and improvements at all levels to be implemented quicker.


  7. "Traditional engineering company, treat you well"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Graduate Mechanical Engineer in Derby, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Graduate Mechanical Engineer in Derby, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Treat you well - reasonable pay, lots of days off, pension etc.

    Cons

    Work is pretty boring and is not impactful. It would be nice if they reduced their military production

    Advice to Management

    Become more agile - react quicker to changing markets. Invest further in renewable energy production and use.


  8. "Rolls-Royce Marine plc. Material Engineer Summer Intern"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rolls-Royce as an intern

    Pros

    - Good working hours
    - Lots of interns made it good fun
    - Derby is a cheap city to live in
    - The scheme is well organised so you can expect to be treated well and learn on the job.
    - Was given 'real' work

    Cons

    - Slow, felt like a small (insignificant) part of the large organisation
    - Average employees age is high - the office is not so exciting for young professionals.

    Advice to Management

    - Would have appreciated having a more varied collection of tasks. Some of the work became quite monotonous.
    - Tours and sigh visits are great, it is motivating to see what you are working toward. The more of these the better!


  9. "Excellent Company with Great Work Ethic"

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

    Pros

    Great People. Great Exposure. Great Team Work.

    Cons

    Long Hours Sometimes and hard to climb ladder

    Advice to Management

    Keep at it


  10. "Improvement Careers"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Master Black Belt in Derby, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Master Black Belt in Derby, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, bright people, exciting products.

    Cons

    Dreadful leadership culture amongst most senior people.

    Advice to Management

    Do yourselves what you tell others to do.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "An SME that has lost its way"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rolls-Royce full-time

    Pros

    Great people at the working level and a clear desire to innovate. Historic pension schemes keep people that would otherwise have left years ago.

    Cons

    Top of company wants to make business more profitable but majority of leaders do not know how to do this and the complexity of the organization means that many can hide from the leadership desire with little or no effect on what they have been doing for years.

    Advice to Management

    Warren East needs to look at those close to him and really ask if they are up to leading a world class company.



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