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Rolls-Royce Reviews

Updated 18 March 2019
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  • "I think some professional trips are necessary but those ones in excess can bring trouble to the work/life balance" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Lack of transparency sometimes from senior management on why decisons are made" (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Working with RR"

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    Current Employee - IT Operations in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - IT Operations in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment. Company appreciation and good work ethics.

    Cons

    Large company sometimes processes can slow you down. But they are there to ensure safety and reliability!

    Advice to Management

    Christmas parties bring them back!


  2. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Derby, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Derby, England

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

    Pros

    Flex working, autonomy, cross-functional cooperation getting better.

    Cons

    Difficult to move teams and develop career due to constant resource shortages.

    Advice to Management

    Stop relying on contractors - develop in-house talent

  3. "Rolls-Royce is a good honest place to work"

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    Former Employee - Environmental Health and Safety Manager in Derby, England
    Former Employee - Environmental Health and Safety Manager in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is always plenty to do, and many opportunities to develop

    Cons

    Pace is really slow... reorganisation after reorganisation has failed to tackle the most basic things - if you need to deliver an improvement project, you are constantly bogged down in inadequate funding and resources. This is frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    If you decide to do it, then make it happen. Don't keep changing your mind. Take it to delivery, or don't start in the first place.


  4. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    prestigious brand, good work location

    Cons

    inflexible work hours and not many benefits


  5. "Early Career Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    - availability to broaden experience
    - highly technical (and intelligent workforce) makes it great for learning
    - work/life balance - flexi-time and relaxed hours
    - working atmosphere (large number of younger employees)

    Cons

    - business complexity
    - slow pace work due to large amount of processes to follow


  6. "great company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of good opportunities and benefits from working at RR. Study support, very good pension, good salaries, holiday entitlement... the list goes on.

    Cons

    Current restructuring is unsettling, uncertain about the future

    Advice to Management

    Communicate your plans for restructuring! Lower level staff have no idea what’s happening and whether their jobs are at risk. Clearer communication will help improve the mood and atmosphere at work.


  7. "Rolls Royce"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent environment and the Benefits are also good.

    Cons

    long hours, sometimes tiring and pay is less.

    Advice to Management

    good

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great technology but poor management... a behemoth on the way down"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Derby, England
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Derby, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The potential technology this company could tap into is amazing...

    Cons

    The company lacks the ability to tap into the technological potential... it is top heavy (too many managers), management doesn't know what they are doing, poor pay, no appreciation. The CEO wants to turn the company around, generate more cash flow but he is let down by his senior management team who only have their own personal interests at heart and lack the ability to be the true leaders the company needs to stop the behemoth from falling down.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people who have proven they can do the job rather than people you think may be able to do the job (who you promote as a 'development opportunity')


  9. "Amazing company"

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    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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexi time, considerate managers, fun place to work in

    Cons

    None, company is doing amazingly and nothing to change


  10. "Test - RR Digital"

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

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

    Pros

    75% great place to work

    Cons

    Bad Management equals unhappy staff

    Advice to Management

    Trust the thought leadership from your employees. Too eager to assume that the offshore suppliers know it all. Use both collaboratively