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Rolls-Royce Reviews

Updated 22 June 2018
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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)

  • "Lower senior management being the worst, shame as the senior guys seem quite switched on" (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Working at Rolls-Royce"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Pioneering Technology, Many Opportunities

    Cons

    Complexity, Ambiguity, Accountability, Current Uncertainty


  2. "Amazing for training and development"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    challenge, opportunities, ethical, training, team work, non competative

    Cons

    slow pace, processes, policies, admin, systems, IT

  3. "Been working there for 7 years"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in Matlock, England
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in Matlock, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salaries and chances of progression

    Cons

    Constant change, IT issues, ambiguity

    Advice to Management

    Respect your people


  4. "Research engineer"

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    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Derby, England
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology
    Brilliant colleagues
    Lot of exciting projects

    Cons

    Sometime slow and process driven culture
    Current financial climate means very reliant on external funding


  5. "Good but could be much, much better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Derby, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work / life balance
    Good collegiate atmosphere
    Very capable staff
    Market leader in some of its products

    Cons

    Silo mentality that is not adapted to the 21st century

    Advice to Management

    Far too many senior managers still making poor decisions and not made accountable for them
    Too much work is still done is silos with insufficient understanding across programme teams of what is required to meet customer expectations


  6. "Great until you end up with a bigoted head of department with few people skills."

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Bristol, England
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn and move around various skills without changing company.

    The company will support your training and with the right boss also support your development within the group.
    Hi

    Cons

    Some of the senior management are not team players, nor people managers. Lower senior management being the worst, shame as the senior guys seem quite switched on.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the fear factor and those who use it, this has no place in today’s management systems.


  7. "Production Manager"

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    Current Employee - Production Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is excellent, salary is competitive for industry, time off for funerals, doctors etc. as standard. Pension contributions are okay and increase with age.

    Rolls is a company looking to the future so it's really inspiring to be a part of. Working in so many locations means that there's huge scope for personal growth.

    Big investment in training and development of people

    Cons

    The company could achieve a lot more if all employees were to give their 100%

  8. "Fitter"

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    Current Employee - Fitter in Derby, England
    Current Employee - Fitter in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for

    Cons

    Working afternoons can be hard for my children.


  9. "Buyer"

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Derby, England
    Current Employee - Buyer in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, good environment, global opportunities, good reputation.
    Ability to network and find the right job internally if you want to switch careers down the line. Good pay structure and boarding process.

    Cons

    Everything is already so mandated, most decisions are already decided for you if you are not at the executive level.

    Advice to Management

    Increase procurement wage structures to pay more in line with other functions, this will help retain and attract the best procurement people to work in your supply chain.


  10. "Graduate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Derby, England
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Derby, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible and a great atmosphere to learn.

    Cons

    Very restrictive when you need to lead

    Advice to Management

    Let the young lead if Rolls-Royce wishes to transform its business.


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