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Rolls-Royce Reviews

Updated 17 October 2017
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  • 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 23 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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. "Great Employer with so many opportunities and future prospects"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Apprentice Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Apprentice Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rolls Royce pay for my training in college to receive my Engineering Qualifications. Next year I have to move to Derby, but the company are helping me out massively. There is a great sense of care and time given to employees, especially apprentices where we are helped every step of the way. I can not wait to qualify and start my career with Rolls...This is definitely a company or life. If you're young and looking for an Engineering apprenticeship, don't hesitate to apply. By far one of, if not the best apprenticeship in the country.

    Cons

    low starting pay (But many pay rises depending on performance of apprenticeship), as i'm based in London its hard to meet my apprentice leader as he is based in Derby


  3. "Good opportunity to learn"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer (Intern) in Bristol, England
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer (Intern) in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Given real responsibility
    - Lots of opportunity for community involvement
    - Great intern and grad support network

    Cons

    - Business is cost-cutting so less opportunity for paid training courses etc.

    Advice to Management

    Try to push interns and grads to make the most of the opportunities available. Many do not see the wonderful work going on across their own site, let alone the business.


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  5. "Excellent start to my career"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Derby, England
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A world-class engineering organisation who develop and invest in their people

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can be a little frustrating at times

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Company With a Great Heritage but Could be Much Better in Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Derby, England
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Value skillful and highly competent people;
    Always put engineering judgement in the first place;
    Good graduate program.

    Cons

    Clumsy management;
    Some old, bad habit in operations (not in engineering aspect)

    Advice to Management

    Improvement of management involves more than slogans, thinking from first-principle is required.


  7. "great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Derby, England
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    potential for personal growth, great modern facility to work in, benefits and financial options are very good, flexible hours to suit everyone

    Cons

    sometimes they don't listen to ideas to solutions from a lower grade person


  8. "Difficult culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Derby, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Derby, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great organisation to have on your CV.
    Some good people to work with.

    Cons

    Difficult culture to get things done.
    Very hierarchical
    Slow to change.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Not well organised for new employees"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Derby, England
    Current Employee - Engineer in Derby, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very knowledgable and supportive engineers.

    Cons

    IT is holding everyone back.

    Advice to Management

    You are paying new graduates to play games with IT support for many weeks. When a new employee arrives, the following needs to be ready:
    1 Laptop with log in details and full access
    2 Log-in details to access the timesheet system.
    3 Log-in details to access IT support system
    4 RSA token. Do not make the employee request and wait weeks for something that is necessary.
    5 There are more IT issues not listed here.

    New graduates are struggling to obtain places on oversubscribed yet mandatory training courses. These should be assigned automatically. Lastly, the company should formally welcome all the graduates together on the first day rather than delegating this task to individual managers.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great blue-chip company to start and build your career"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Derby, England
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Broad exposure of business sectors, plenty of opportunity to move around the company if you are willing to try and very nice colleagues to work with.

    Cons

    The majority of the "good" jobs in the UK are in Derby. Once settled, you might not want to move away as there are not many other big companies in the region that offer similar job opportunities...

    Advice to Management

    Try retain young talents that the company has spent resources to train!


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing Opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate in Derby, England
    Current Employee - Graduate in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very reasonable working hours
    Good pay (outside of London)
    International opportunities from year one

    Cons

    Very large corporations make anonymity possible


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