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Rolls-Royce Reviews

Updated 16 November 2018
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  • "This infringes on work-life balance because the important work needs to be done in your own time" (in 17 reviews)

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

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  1. "Working at Rolls-Royce"

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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. "engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    A great place to work

    Cons

    The travelling is tuff in traffic

  3. "Product definition engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Derby, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding training and development from graduate level.

    Cons

    Long projects and hard to infucance change.


  4. "Manufacturing Engineering Graduate"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Derby, England
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work in various business units, great product

    Cons

    No choice of where to be placed during graduate scheme


  5. "Rolls-Royce Employment"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging place to work, provide good levels of empowerment to young individuals

    Cons

    Still old fashioned management/promotion styles requiring experience over ability to do the job.

    Advice to Management

    Grade peoples performance rather than how long the have been in the company


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Not what it used to be"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay is good if you live in Derby
    Nothing else really

    Cons

    Work life balance is very poor compared with competition
    Tremendous pressure to deliver
    Almost no perks for employees
    Very little development opportunities
    Most of the jobs based are based in Derby, UK
    No appreciation nor recognition for your success
    Strong micromanagement

    Advice to Management

    This company used to be a great company to work for. Now (since 2016), with all the cost cutting and transformations, this place has become a micromanagment heaven and behaviours have quickly deteriorated given the tremendous pressure to deliver. Management please treat your employees with respect and spare a minute or two to truly recognise their efforts.


  7. "Inspector"

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    Current Employee - Inspector in Filton, England
    Current Employee - Inspector in Filton, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good company to work for.

    Cons

    Waiting parts, supply chain issues

  8. "Good for your work life balance"

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

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

    Pros

    Big structured environment
    Good work life balance 9-5
    Competitive Salary

    Cons

    Often Slow
    Process driven
    Timely progression through management


  9. "Awful place to work"

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

    I worked at Rolls-Royce (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I don't believe there are any

    Cons

    Useless management who try to make up for it by bullying their teams and then are supported by HR and anyone else in management

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of those GG12 /13/14 levels they shouldn't be management and the people there currently shouldn't be allowed to look after people when they manage them like they're just a number


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Mixed Bag"

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    Current Employee - Senior Category Manager in Derby, England
    Current Employee - Senior Category Manager in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - good benefits and relatively good salary for the region. Strong union support.
    - some interesting projects to get involved in. Rolls-Royce is undergoing a huge re-structure and is removing its legacy ways of working.
    - intelligent and capable peers to work with
    - strong reputation and brand for your CV
    - diverse workforce

    Cons

    - In contrast to its peers, Rolls-Royce has a poor view of learning and development of its employees. In 2 years, my colleagues and I have been rebuffed for every training request on non-business grounds.
    - Low morale and disengaged employees due to major company restructure and 4500 job cuts in 2018
    - top-heavy management structure and heavily process driven, mean you spend 70-90% of your time dealing with tactical work and bureaucracy, not what you were employed to do. This infringes on work-life balance because the important work needs to be done in your own time!
    - Many dysfunctional departments, such as IT , Finance and Procurement where there is a lack of transparency and accountability. It is easy to hide in this large organisation - hopefully the restructure will change this.
    - I would question the reality of ethical practices. The yearly published 'Code of Conduct' is quickly becoming lip service. I have seen 3 people in my department bullied and forced out of their jobs by a toxic manager. The ethics line, HR and senior management have purposefully ignored pleas for help.
    - Slow career progression. If you are looking for a quiet job where you will not be challenged. aren't interested in growth and want a regular pay-cheque, this is a good place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Rolls-Royce still has a way to go to restore its reputation following charges of fraud and bribery in recent years. The culture needs to support workers and not defend poor managers, regardless of their history. This will encourage the transparent, accountable and supportive culture we need.
    The restructure, which could last 2-3 years, is demotivating employees. It needs to be done faster and workers given certainty.
    If Rolls-Royce is serious about employing the best and showing it cares about its people, it needs to invest in upskilling. Providing basic e-courses yearly is not sufficient engagement. The world is rapidly changing but management seem to take no interest in up-skilling their teams. Many of my best colleagues have left as a result.


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