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  • "Complex and frustrating decision making at times (although improving)" (in 26 reviews)

  • "Some of the senior management are not team players, nor people managers" (in 26 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family like environment. Willing to hire young engineers right out of school. Competitive pay for starting engineers.

    Cons

    Not much training. Expected to jump right in. Can take a little bit of time to get used to the job.

    Advice to Management

    Find a better way to help new engineers on their first week. This should be the supervisors job but they are often too busy for this


  2. Helpful (13)

    "Stay far away!!"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay starting out. They pay hourly for engineers which is apparently pretty uncommon in the industry. Can make some good money if overtime is applicable, but your work/life suffers.

    9/80 schedule for part of the year is nice in the summer.

    Cons

    There are "cliques" within the company, favorites within management, and it's pretty obvious. You know where you stand.

    Lunch is 45 minutes, just let people decide between 1/2 or 1 hour.

    Watch what you say and to whom you say it. Management favorites will throw you under the bus any chance they get to cover themselves.

    Management is also two faced, they will listen to your concerns and act like they care, they don't. They do what's best for them as they see fit.

    Same goes for HR, they are useless.

    Unethical work environment, you are expected to share or use someone else's VPN secure access tokens, this is plain wrong! Did I also mention unethical!

    This place is toxic.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees! If they have an issue, do something about it! Don't act like you care, lead people on, then punish them. They might actually do good for the company if you get them in the right position.

    Also, don't train employees to be ethical, then turn around and fire them for contesting unethical behavior on the job. You wonder why the turnover rate was so high before you leaned out the company.

    And hold your supervisors accountable for providing their teams with the tools they need to succeed at their job!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Small office"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Small office, intimidate work environment.

    Cons

    Small office, low pay, limited growth.


  4. "Electrical Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment and people

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Approach with caution."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are mostly friendly and relaxed, and social events are available. A position here can be an entrance to the nuclear industry. Daily start and end time is flexible. The office was, until recently, known as PKMJ, but the business was purchased by Rolls-Royce. The company is expanding, so job security is good. Overall, many seem satisfied, or have their complaints but may not have past experience with which to compare.

    Cons

    On-boarding and training in general are sparse to nonexistent. Thus, it is hard to know what you need to learn (what questions to ask) or what is expected of you. Roles are poorly defined. Pay is hourly, in order to pay overtime. Overtime with 6-7 day weeks may be required, particularly on-site, whether you need it to complete your own work or not. Projects are often abandoned, fade away, or are shifted to other teams with no explanation, so there is little sense of accomplishment. Work is micromanaged, and engineers are asked to complete tasks rather than projects, making most of it feel like busy work.

    Advice to Management

    Consider goals for the employees and their development. Evaluate whether teams and individuals are working effectively, so some subordinates aren't essentially idle while others take all the overtime, credit, and experience.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "All over the place."

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    Current Employee - Obsolescence Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Obsolescence Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are lots of possibilities to move up and there's always an opportunity for travel.

    Cons

    Where do I start? Benefits are not up to par with most other engineering companies. The work environment feels very strict and rigid. 40 hour weeks are mandatory with no chance for OT unless it's mandatory then you'll be doing 60 or 70 hour weeks. Unless you're willing to travel or become management, there's no upward mobility. Terrible training program, lousy benefits, work environment is not conducive to happy employees and raises are small if at all. That said, it's fine for your first job out of college so that you can get your foot in the door.

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees! Offer more flexible schedules and allow OT to an extent. More PTO. Technical and professional training are musts. Help me help you!


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