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Rolls-Royce Reviews

Updated 14 February 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)

  • Hidebound in some of its processes; some senior management slightly too in thrall to external consultants (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Buyer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Technical Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    FTSE100 Company, good wage, 1yr sickness benefit, 6 weeks leave, Role rewarding and varied,

    Cons

    Somewhat 'old' fashioned engineering comapny with mechcanical engineering bias

    Advice to Management

    Change culture to encourage those who want to to stay in a role for more than 2 years. Otherwise Specialist knowledge will disappear.


  3. "Great company to work for."

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

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

    Pros

    I work with amazingly talented people every day.

    Cons

    We sometimes make easy things more complicated than they need to be.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff more. They are the experts in their field.


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  5. "Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Derby, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fantastic culture and lovely people

    Cons

    Aged estate, not very inclusive

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your estate


  6. "Brilliant"

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    Current Employee - Plasma Operations & Control in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Plasma Operations & Control in Nottingham, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    What ever you want todo you can achieve it with this company , brilliant pay for shop floor lads .

    Cons

    Middle management slow and company has to many this man, that man .. things take to long to change and and be passed off even if it's for HSE
    They say safety first but that seems to end after the production leaders

    Advice to Management

    Use team leaders and bin production managers waste of money as They add no value , they don't know the process and need general training in people skills


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Changing organisation and too cautious and lacks innovation"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Mechanical Engineer in Derby, England
    Former Employee - Graduate Mechanical Engineer in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, working for a famous brand

    Cons

    It has been through a lot of re-organisation and is outsourcing it's technical knowledge for cheaper contract work. Too much bureaucracy and it's a company which is just a brand now and feels more like a shell.


  8. "Old Gaurd"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Derby, England
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, and a lot of opportunity for the right person

    Cons

    the old guard senior management, make progress and change hugely challenging

    Advice to Management

    Change needs to be part of life....


  9. "Supply chain operations manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Operations Manager in Derby, England
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Operations Manager in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. They really want to be the best company for people to work for in the UK.

    Lots of focus on being a high performing culture

    You can have a job for “life”, that is to say that you can easily move around and hey generally support and promote from within

    Cons

    Lots of restructuring last few years. So very frustrating working inside a company with so much turnover.

    You can become stuck and constantly move sideways for years due to restructuring that pushed a lot of senior people to lower roles or out the door


  10. "Manufacturing Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Manufacturing 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 reputation, lots of staff proud to work there, exciting products.

    Cons

    Easy to get stuck in one role, promotions mainly off the back of big, successful projects.


  11. "Lifecycle Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Engineer in Derby, England
    Former Employee - Service Engineer in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Good technical and challenging tasks especially in engineering
    Fantastic people culture. From senior management to technicians, people are willingly to help.
    High performance culture company which strive to get things done in the right way.
    Pay is good for the living standards in Derby.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic. Not good in decision making. Always reinventing the wheel. Knowledge management process is poor. Repeat the same mistakes in every project.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with HPC. Faster decision making and accountability.


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