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Rolls-Royce Reviews

Updated 24 May 2017
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Rolls-Royce CEO Warren East
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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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Featured Review

    "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company, highly recommended, fantastic support. Warren East is fantastic.

    Cons

    Very difficult to go from contractor to permanent


  2. "Performance Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Derby, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large variety of roles and projects across a multitude of functions. Flexible working hours and very diverse workforce.

    Cons

    Decisions can take too long to be effective


  3. "A major aerospace industry company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head of Quality in Derby, England
    Current Employee - Head of Quality in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dedicated and passionate employees
    Good opportunities to progress up the scale or move jobs in the company
    Worldwide footprint
    Good salary policy

    Cons

    Resources are really stretched since 2016 reorg
    Company is suffering from high level of complexity and lack of flexibility in its operations due to very complex processes structure

    Advice to Management

    Set a clear strategy for the coming years and recruit to support core business activities


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Development Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Development Engineer in Derby, England
    Former Employee - Development Engineer in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well paid, interesting, pretty chilled ambience

    Cons

    Clueless management, endless 'initiatives', continual heavy-handed and pointless objective setting

    Advice to Management

    Get better at managing!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Programme Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, challenging jobs, flexible working, good working environment, global opportunities,

    Cons

    Some management are living in the stone age with outdated views that goes against the challenges of change.
    A bit of a dinosaur company
    Rare to be a recipient of praise for job well done

    Advice to Management

    trust in the staff and don't be the problem


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Rolls-Royce review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Derby, England
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Derby, England
    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.


  8. "Performance Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Performance Engineer in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Performance Engineer in Bristol, England
    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


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Life at RR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Derby, England
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Derby, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great company with many opportunities for career development. Good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    In recent years the company has become more profit led and less quality focused.
    The management team never listen to their employees, and always follow the corporate line. Despite all the surveys and initiatives regulary employed, sadly the management team rufuse to act upon any of it.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and act on what your team suggests. They do the job, not you!


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Services Floundering"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Derby, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Derby, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time

    Pros

    Great infrastructure with global opportunities and reasonable benefits

    Cons

    Management is drifting back to being controlled by the public schoolboy, blue blazer and brass button brigade. Politics over substance. Services organisation crippled by yet another mindless re-organisation to shoehorn senior 'friends' into positions that they have no capability to fill.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of failed managers.....not find them homes where they can do even more harm....


  11. "Good, challenging working environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Clearly structured career progression
    Flexible working hours
    Good work load
    Accommodating Lead Engineers

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to change role
    Driven by process which is a pro and a con depending

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the solid work


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