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Rolls-Royce Reviews

Updated 17 January 2019
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  • "Work life balance for kids and families" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Some of the senior management are not team players, nor people managers" (in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Rolls-Royce"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Suppler Quality Engineer in Derby, England
    Current Employee - Suppler Quality Engineer in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits competitive salaries plenty of scope to progress globally

    Cons

    Challenging re .org currently ongoing but would not let that put people off applying


  2. "Great opportunites and interesting work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Development Program in Bristol, England
    Former Employee - Graduate Development Program in Bristol, England

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with some of the world’s best engineers on really interesting projects.

    Cons

    Can sometimes be difficult to instigate change due to the size of the company and nature of work.

  3. "Love it here"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Derby, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team and a really flexible place to work.

    Cons

    None that come to mind


  4. "Complex engineering with lots of analysis and reports"

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

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

    Pros

    If you like big projects with lots of design, analysis, manufacturing, assembly and sourcing decisions then you'll find something for you here.

    Cons

    You'll be a small part of any project so it is often hard to identify something as "I did that". Progress can often feel very slow with lots of meetings and paperwork. Making real changes or improvements will be an uphill struggle and often becomes very political. A lot of work is more about doing increasingly complex calculations to get the best "on paper" result than about actually optimising or improving designs.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time optimising designs in the early stages. This would make more work meaningful, both commercially and personally. It would also avoid the need for last minute analysis and alterations.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Underachieving"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Derby, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Derby, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great heritage, products and brand

    Cons

    Lost its way, too complicated, too many middle managers following processes instead of using their brains and making decisions.


  6. "Great company, great history and great future"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Thermal Engineer in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Thermal Engineer in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Heritage, People, Salary, Great engineering products

    Cons

    HR, IT, Processes, can be stressful


  7. "Good first few months"

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    Current Employee - Apprentice Engineer in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Apprentice Engineer in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun and challenging college work for first year

    Cons

    Not the best pay around but still good for an apprentice.

    Advice to Management

    Know who is coming to visit and when

  8. "Interim Buyer"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours
    Varied experiences and workload

    Cons

    Very systematic and restrictive working practices
    Security clearance is extremely slow process and takes forever.
    Pleasant working environment


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Just don't work here"

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager in Derby, England
    Current Employee - Purchasing Manager 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

    Well paid and lots of areas to gain knowledge in

    Cons

    Poor management who micro manage you and if your face doesn't fit you are going nowhere in the company plus challenge that and you will be subject to bullying which seems to be an accepted practice in the Derby facilities.
    The people who get promoted don't actually have to be good at their job just talk alot about themselves.
    The processes are ridiculous and over complicated. If something that should take 10 mins takes 40 mins now a new process will be put in place to make it take an hour! And people get recognised for those kind of silly ideas.
    If you're just good at the job you do you will get a poor review because you're not making your manager look good by keeping quiet about it.
    Ultimately its why I'm looking to get out and work somewhere where my experience is respected.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of complex processes and look at your managers to make sure they are really leaders for the company


  10. "Great Place to learn and develop"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn from the some of the cleverest Engineers in the world and to work on cutting edge technology. Lots of scope to pursue the work you enjoy.

    Cons

    Generally work isn't as fast moving as smaller company's