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Rolls-Royce Reviews

Updated 24 April 2017
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Rolls-Royce CEO Warren East
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62 Ratings

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Pros
  • Work Life Balance is great, its really a great place to work (in 77 reviews)

  • Stable work environment (lots of 25 year-ers) there (in 54 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)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Life at RR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Services Floundering"

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    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....


  6. "Good, challenging working environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  7. "Good overall experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Derby, England
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, everyone leaves work by five

    Cons

    Not very exciting location - Derby
    A lot of old people


  8. "About the company in general"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - CI in Derby, England
    Former Employee - CI in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of job opportunity and fantastic graduate programme
    The company really look after you
    In the midlands so easy access to the rest of the country

    Cons

    Location not ideal-Derby with limited facilities and its not a big city so not such options when it comes to shopping or entertainment


  9. "Great Employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer Manager in Derby, England
    Former Employee - Programmer Manager in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good bonus scheme, very positive working atmosphere. Great people making a great product.

    Cons

    Hidebound in some of its processes; some senior management slightly too in thrall to external consultants.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the internal team more.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Always interesting work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Bristol, England
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technology programs to keep people interested, good individual development programs, ability to switch jobs within Company. Global company with opportunities to change base

    Cons

    Pressure to deliver, a lot of unpaid overtime, management from poor to excellent, great focus on cost cutting so no great bonuses or salaries for anyone other the ones at the top. You have to push a lot yourself to get somewhere. Management told to give low marks to staff even if great performers so that they can't ask for promotion or more money

    Advice to Management

    Performance reviews overkill and demotivating, becoming too American, focus on personal performances actually leads less time for actual work.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Summary of my experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Technology,
    Very professional, very good engineers working there.
    Lots of people there who just love what they do and are very passionate about it.

    Cons

    Very large company with overly complex management structure so easy to get lost.
    Complex business processes and lots of politics.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs to simplify itself again, the last re-organisation doesn't appear to have done anything.


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