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Rolls-Royce Reviews

Updated 15 de Oct 2019

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  • "Lack of transparency sometimes from senior management on why decisons are made(in 29 reviews)

  • "Overly complex processes and slow decision making(in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Intern Engineer in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Rolls-Royce full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, Industry leader, Good work culture

    Cons

    Small cog in a big machine

    Rolls-Royce2019-09-14
  2. "Great engineering firm, glacial progression and poor pay over time"

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

    I worked at Rolls-Royce full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great exposure to engineering and hands on work

    Cons

    Poor progression and pay doesn't keep up over time

    Rolls-Royce2019-10-15
  3. "Interesting projects, a lot of opportunity to make a difference"

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

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are great opportunities to make a significant difference at the company.

    Cons

    Stressful time to work due to the number of jobs being cut and increased workload o remaining g teams

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop your people

    Rolls-Royce2019-10-14
  4. "Good work life balance and interesting project"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rolls-Royce full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great work-life balance, very interesting project

    Cons

    location of the company could have been better

    Rolls-Royce2019-10-12
  5. "The rolls Royce of companies"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pays very well. Lot of opportunity to progress.

    Cons

    Design engineering has become a very degraded job

    Rolls-Royce2019-10-15
  6. "Good company, but too bureaucratic"

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

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Nice place to work, with excellent work life balance. I’m lucky enough to create my own job and set strategies in a technical niche field I love working in.

    Cons

    Very hard to change processes. You can’t make decisions by yourself, multiple stakeholders need engagement.

    Advice to Management

    Empower and trust your managers more. If they fail too often, sack them.

    Rolls-Royce2019-09-19
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Nice work life balance, good colleagues, old mindset"

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    Current Employee - Advanced Manufacturing Engineer in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance, colleagues, flexibility, state of arts technologies, advanced manufacturing

    Cons

    Weak early carreer progression, old mindset, slow reactivity, politic inhibit agile working

    Advice to Management

    Reduce top down decision making, improve bottom up initiative and flexible IT policy

    Rolls-Royce2019-09-10
  8. "Probably one of the best engineering company"

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

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salary, flexible hours, career opportunities

    Cons

    Management career path is clearer than technical specialist

    Rolls-Royce2019-09-09
  9. Helpful (1)

    "A company struggling to keep up with the times"

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    Current Employee - Optimization Engineer in Derby, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time

    Pros

    Rolls-Royce is a world-renowned engineering company for a reason: it does world-class engineering much of the time. There are a lot of great people dealing with interesting engineering challenges on a regular basis.

    Cons

    Engineering rules the company, which has been trying and failing to recast itself as a technology company for years. As a result, much of the management and leadership have come from engineering and, all-too-often, those who rise towards the top do so not on the basis of their leadership qualities but on a mixture of luck, ambition and exploitation. Whilst staff grades and senior leadership positions are generally... awarded meritocratically, middle management is often self-interested and sparingly honest. Staff grades who are not nakedly ambitious and blessed with some combination of excellence and bravado tend to be taken advantage of, rather than recognised and developed. As engineers are natural problem solvers, there is also a tendency to get engineers to solve any problems, regardless of whether it's something they're actually skilled, experienced or even trained in. Because of the calibre of the people, this is often successful but the result is many projects under-perform because they've been undertaken by inadequately-skilled people. Depressingly, the Dunning-Kruger effect seems to have prevented this situation from improving in at least the last ten years. Warren East has stated the company will have £1bn in free cash flow by 2020 but the company continues to struggle to meet that target, despite thousands of redundancies as part of a restructuring programme which will have an impact for many months yet. In some ways, culturally the company is a victim of its own success. There are many long-serving managers who cut their teeth in the 90s and 00s. Consequently Management 4.0 is a long, long way off – most areas are just getting Management 2.0 Beta rolled out.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop using staff purely as a means to furthering your own careers and start realising that you will succeed by enabling those below you to succeed. Give credit where credit is due. Look outside the business more often.

    Rolls-Royce2019-09-17
  10. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Global Capability Lead in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rolls-Royce full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Generally people are supportive and the environment is safe - i.e. from a HS&E perspective and from any form of discrimination

    Cons

    Going through a transformation, a lot of change, insecure future

    Rolls-Royce2019-09-05
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