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Rolls-Royce Reviews

Updated 20 September 2017
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Pros
  • Work Life Balance is great, its really a great place to work (in 88 reviews)

  • Stable work environment (lots of 25 year-ers) there (in 58 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 23 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Company"

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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. "Company With a Great Heritage but Could be Much Better in Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Derby, England
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Value skillful and highly competent people;
    Always put engineering judgement in the first place;
    Good graduate program.

    Cons

    Clumsy management;
    Some old, bad habit in operations (not in engineering aspect)

    Advice to Management

    Improvement of management involves more than slogans, thinking from first-principle is required.


  3. "great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Derby, England
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    potential for personal growth, great modern facility to work in, benefits and financial options are very good, flexible hours to suit everyone

    Cons

    sometimes they don't listen to ideas to solutions from a lower grade person


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not well organised for new employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Derby, England
    Current Employee - Engineer in Derby, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very knowledgable and supportive engineers.

    Cons

    IT is holding everyone back.

    Advice to Management

    You are paying new graduates to play games with IT support for many weeks. When a new employee arrives, the following needs to be ready:
    1 Laptop with log in details and full access
    2 Log-in details to access the timesheet system.
    3 Log-in details to access IT support system
    4 RSA token. Do not make the employee request and wait weeks for something that is necessary.
    5 There are more IT issues not listed here.

    New graduates are struggling to obtain places on oversubscribed yet mandatory training courses. These should be assigned automatically. Lastly, the company should formally welcome all the graduates together on the first day rather than delegating this task to individual managers.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great blue-chip company to start and build your career"

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

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

    Pros

    Broad exposure of business sectors, plenty of opportunity to move around the company if you are willing to try and very nice colleagues to work with.

    Cons

    The majority of the "good" jobs in the UK are in Derby. Once settled, you might not want to move away as there are not many other big companies in the region that offer similar job opportunities...

    Advice to Management

    Try retain young talents that the company has spent resources to train!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very reasonable working hours
    Good pay (outside of London)
    International opportunities from year one

    Cons

    Very large corporations make anonymity possible


  8. "Programme Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Manager in Derby, England
    Current Employee - Programmer Manager in Derby, England

    I have been working at Rolls-Royce full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Salary, opportunities, variety, flexibility, technology

    Cons

    Lack of agility, senior leadership sometimes lacking, lack of diversity


  9. "Good Company, Poor Retention rates"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Derby, England
    Former Employee - Engineer in Derby, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rolls-Royce full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Work Life Balance
    Collaborative environment
    Extensive training opportunities

    Cons

    Slow decision making.
    Don't react well to anything "outside the process"
    International offices function very separately.

    Advice to Management

    Cut process down, teach flexibility in management and recruiting to realise that standard process don't fit everyone. increase responsibility, remove need for numerous approvals before change is implemented.


  10. "Great Flexibility and Career Progression"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Derby, England
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility- No need to check in and out
    Work-life balance
    Career progression is clear and visible to move up

    Cons

    Salary, Locations, Burocracy, Layers, no child care onsite

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier to board at Staff grade


  11. "Definitely a place to consider working"

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

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

    Pros

    High calibre people. Exciting technology. Global presence. Plenty of scope to develop. Company is supportive in developing its people.

    Cons

    Management works in access of 20% overtime on average. Discipline to follow process is poor due to the number of high intellects and therefore highly opinionated.

    Advice to Management

    The employees and middle management are not feeling valued.


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